We all know that Nashville got hit with a terrible flood a few months ago. This terrible flood didn’t spare the Nashville Symphony Orchestra (NSO). The orchestra’s damages were approximately $42 million and after insurance and support from FEMA, the remaining financial gap could be as much as $10 million.
A flood is no fun. I know. In 2008, my neighborhood was hit with flooding from the Chicago River. I saw the whole community suffering, and many still are.
I’m sure, scratch that, I’m hopeful, some wonderful major donors will step up the plate and help rescue the NSO from this disaster. The Los Angeles Philharmonic, for example, graciously donated $25,000 toward the symphony’s recovery.
But why shouldn’t we all try to contribute our own little bit as an online community? Here’s my idea: leverage this network with #floodofsupport
I recently passed the 1,000-follower mark on Twitter. I was curious what that exactly meant, so I asked if people could respond with a simple “hi.” I got 16 responses. I pondered what that means for organizations trying to get more out of people than simply saying hello. I was pointed to the term “slacktivism” by Maura Lafferty.
Now, to properly commemorate these 1,000 followers, I wanted to see if we can get past this slacktivism and get some real activism.
I want to raise a modest $1,000 for the Nashville Symphony Orchestra’s flood recovery effort.
More details on http://mcmvanbree.com/dutchperspective/floodofsupport