Habitat for Humanity, the Humane Society, the Homeless shelter, Doctors without Borders, the Food Pantry, … the list goes on and on.
We’ve all had those impulses – a particular charity momentarily catches our attention in a hart-tugging video segment on the news, or an amazing rescue story in the paper, or even just a vague memory from a career show and tell when the world was our oyster and all options were open and being considered. And they’ve been relegated to that same category of SomeDay projects that clutter up our mental landscapes all too readily…
In a brain storming session with two new admins on the site ( – Tamara and Brock – you’ll be hearing more from them, soon!) the idea floated up that there might even be ways to have projects pull people – that is, one of the charities mentioned – or one from the even bigger list of those not mentioned – could have a SomeDay event where people are specifically invited, encouraged, and enrolled to fulfill on their SomeDay project, and in the process make a huge contribution to the charity itself. There may even be a chance that some of the participants in such drives become regular volunteers at the charity and we’d be only too delighted to track such outcomes as part of the project details for these kind of SomeDay Projects.
In one sense, these would be sponsored projects – an organization picks a SomeDay to host an event and through the facilities of the SomeDay.Rocks site promotes and gathers participants to come fulfill on their SomeDay project – if you project it, they will come, to paraphrase an old saying. There will have to be some additional coordination and management of these sort of projects, beyond what is already envisioned for individual projects and promises, but nothing too cumbersome. And probably nothing beyond what these organizations are already familiar with – after all, they live by attracting and efficiently organizing volunteers.
So a small pilot project to do a trial run of this idea would be ideal – do you have a favorite charity in mind with whom you’d like to play in this way? Drop me a line…