Operation Overnight

24 hours. One awesome website!

Each year, Geonetric gives back to the local nonprofits that do so much for our community. We work with you to strategize, code, design, write and launch a new website that helps you fulfill your charitable mission. And we do it fast! After a decade of holding this event, we’ve built and launched websites for 37 area nonprofits.

The process for the 2021 event is now closed. Check out the press release to learn more about the selected recipients.

What’s included?

Selected recipients receive an awesome new website along with guidance from experts to help you maintain and market your new site. From social media strategy, to search engine optimization, to web writing, you’ll have all you need to manage your digital presence.

When is it?

The 10th Annual Operation Overnight will take place the week of October 11-15, 2021.

Ready to apply?

The application process for the 2021 event is now closed. Check back in early 2022 for more information on next year's event.

Eligibility Requirements

We wish we could help every nonprofit. However, we have a few requirements. To be eligible for consideration, you must:

  • Be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization based in Linn or Johnson County, Iowa.
  • Serve members of the community regardless of their religious or political beliefs.
  • Have a decision maker from your organization attend both the pre-event kickoff meeting and most of the event.
  • Provide the needed source, brand and content materials prior to the event.

What makes our ideal candidate?

First, you need the kind of online help we can achieve within 24 hours — we work best with small-to-medium-sized websites. (Think 1-40 pages.)

Second, you reach a large audience within our community — helping us make the biggest positive impact we can.

And finally, you’re good at collaborating, making quick decisions, and having fun with total strangers. Don’t worry — we’ll all be best friends before the site launches!

A history of success. Plus a brand new format.

Ten years of hard work down. And this year, Operation Overnight is more exciting than ever! Get ready for a new, hybrid approach to celebrate our new remote-first culture at Geonetric! That means that some of your team may be in our building and some may be helping from afar, but everyone will be rallying behind your new site!

This format also allows us to follow current CDC guidelines and accommodate all comfort levels. The week-long schedule from 2020 is back, but the return of some of the fun, in-person events will make this an Operation Overnight you won’t forget!

We can’t wait to once again connect in-person with our non-profits this year!

2021 Operation Overnight Organizations

Congratulations to the nonprofits who were chosen to receive new websites during the 2021 Operation Overnight event!

  • Central Furniture Rescue

    Mission: We believe that all people deserve to be treated with love, dignity, and kindness. We provide furniture and household items at no cost to individuals and families who are transitioning out of homelessness and into their own places to live.
  • Community Free Health Clinic

    Mission: To alleviate human pain and suffering by providing access to and delivery of compassionate healthcare.
  • Safe Place Foundation 

    Mission: We provide a recovery based living environment for homeless men suffering with drug and alcohol addiction; providing ongoing staff support, community volunteer involvement and peer-to-peer mentorship. Our mission is to return recovered men to family and community.

Sponsor Operation Overnight

Our awesome sponsors make this event possible. If you’d like to be part of the Operation Overnight magic, drop us a note and we’ll be in touch. Thanks again to all of our sponsors!