How to build a community of more than 2,000 people in less than 1 week!

I started an amazing project named #unamanoparatodos together with a wood sculptor named Luciano Preza.

The purpose: Create a community of more than 2,000 that will engage by creating amazing pieces of art that will decorate a christmas tree for Alianza Anticancer Infantil.

The idea: Each person would receive a 16cm hand sculpture for decorating and painting, a piece where they could share their thoughts, ideas, motivational quotes, and dreams. with others.

WHAT WENT WELL?

1) There was a plan: We knew what we wanted to do since the beginning, and we planned and communicated the idea since October to both the Gallery and the Alianza Anticáncer. They both agree.

2) Social media has been extremely important: Facebook and Instagram have been an essential part of the whole process. It has helped on massive scale.

3) Communication has been pretty effective: Since the beginning the campaign had a great result, because the message was clear and transparent. They have been informed step by step.

4) It was a project that got everyone´s attention: The first day there were more than 1,000 people on the list. By the end of the week we reached 2,240 people and still counting.

5) It had a meaning and a purpose  since the beginning.

6) The project has improved thanks to people: It has become better day after day, we have received great ideas of how this project can transcend and become something with a larger impact in the future. We made them part of it.

WHAT I OBSERVED

  • People love helping others.
  • People like sharing.
  • People get inspired by art.
  • It is an activity for everybody (no matter the age, sex, way of thinking, religion, etc). There are companies, schools, church, boy scouts, associations, artists, bloggers, children, and people of all the ages who shared extraordinary things.
  • People enjoy being part of a community where there is a purpose and a meaning.
  • People were willing to give more than the piece of art.
  • It made people enjoy their time differently while doing it: some of them relaxed, some others got closer as family, others invited their coworkers to participate, others wanted to share positive and encouraging messages to people with cancer, some others demonstrated how creative they could be.

WHAT´ S NEXT?

Next Saturday, December 10th we are going to build the christmas tree. I will share with you all the results. We are planning something amazing afterwards.

In the meantime, you can enjoy some of the amazing pieces of art that people has shared:

See more here: https://www.instagram.com/happyelisilla/

See more here: https://www.instagram.com/happyelisilla/

About elisaescamillam

¡Gracias por visitar mi blog! ツ Mi nombre es Elisa Escamilla, y ¡Me encanta ver la vida con una actitud positiva! Mi objetivo de vida es ayudar a las personas a que se desempeñen de mejor manera en su vida diaria. Mi filosofía de vida es vivir al máximo cada día, porque no sabremos si el día de mañana estaremos presentes. Éste blog contiene historias reales, experiencias, consejos y recomendaciones que pueden ser útiles para tu vida laboral y personal. ¡Espero lo disfrutes!

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