I absolutely cannot do this on my own. It will take the efforts of people all over the world to make this dream a reality. There are so many ways that I can think of for you to help that I’m certain that if you want to get behind me on this, you’ll find something you can do. Below I’ll list the ideas I have right now about what I will need and how you can help us.
This is the most obvious, of course. Without shirts to wear, there is no project. I’m going to need 365 of them, so it would be nice if shirts could either be donated to me by the groups or if people could buy me one & send it to me. If it’s your local shelter/rescue/organization, you can feel good knowing they will get the money & the exposure!
This one is HUGE! I know this seems like it’s a very simple idea but I’m pretty sure it could get very complicated very quickly. This is due to the fact that I don’t just want to put on a shirt, take a picture & stick it up on Flickr or wherever. I want to have information about each group or cause provided with each day’s shirt. I would also like to wear them at appropriate times if they are about a time-specific event. Obviously this would be a Herculean task to complete on my own. It would be great to have people who could help keep me & the project organized. It would also be tremendously helpful to have someone who can organize all the volunteers and keep track of & post somewhere which shirts I already have.
It would be great if everyone who donated a shirt to me would provide links to sites about the group and write a paragraph about it and what they do for animals, how individuals can help, etc. but this might not always be the case. If I get shirts without that information provided, it would be nice to have others who can go out and find that information for me & type it up so it’s all ready to go.
I want this project to reach as many people as possible. That means I’ll need your help to spread the word in any way you know how. Now I like to think I’m pretty savvy when it comes to social media but I know there are plenty of ways you can think of to let people know about it that I would never come up with in a million years.
I am always open to suggestions so if there is anything you can think of that would help make this project a success, I would love to hear from you. Should I just be doing pictures & a video or is there something else you think might be good? What should we name this project? Should we make our own T-shirt for it? What should I do with the shirts afterward (I was considering perhaps an auction of the shirts after the year where money went to an animal group but that might not be feasible or desirable). Let me know any thoughts you have by leaving a comment below!
Social Media Volunteers
I can handle twitter & I’m sure Nikki can handle our site but there’s no way we could cover all the different social media venues out there. I’d want someone to run a Facebook group, a MySpace page, a Ning thing, a whatever you want on whatever social network you want. The more places we are on the internet & in the world, the more people we’ll reach. Obviously these would need to be updated fairly often. All would also link back to the area on this site where we will be posting our pictures & info.
I know this maybe should go with social media but this one is important and more labor intensive. I would want someone who could take all of the pictures we take and put them together in a video & upload it to YouTube. This would be a continuous job – not necessarily every day but I would want it updated at least weekly. I’m not really sure how this would work so I would definitely need a committed, tech savvy person on this one. Of course it would be cool to have it on other video sharing networks as well.