Posted at 4:57 PM on October 22nd, 2008 by Alex
Why? Because I’m launching my first non-profit project: We Design Change
After being involved in Blog Action Day 2008, I became pretty inspired by the huge levels of cooperation, networking, and just plain creativity throughout the blogosphere, but ESPECIALLY throughout the design communnity. We banded together over Twitter, we networked to keep our stories popular, we used our design skills to draw tons of attention to big issues, and we made our corners of the world look beautiful.
After seeing this awesome potential within the design community, I thought to myself that this HAS to be tapped and our efforts combined more often. We Design Change is the result of that realization.
We Design Change is all about bringing the creativity of designers and artists out there together for common causes. It’s a place to find fellow community members who want to use their creative skills to make a difference, network with them, and make something happen. It’s also a place to share what is already happening so we can inspire each other and get more people aboard our causes.
We Design Change, put simply, is a place for creatives who want to change the world.
So what are you waiting for? If you’re a designer, an artist, or just someone who considers themselves pretty darned creative, head over there NOW and become part of the community!
Right now we’re in community building phase. That means we just want to get as HUGE of a network together as possible. That means we need YOU, and every other creative you know. Spread the word! Things are focused around the members and community submitted links right now, but watch for more organization as things grow! Events, causes to hook up with, groups of designers working on specific projects, and more.
Thank you to everyone who participated in Blog Action Day — you’ve inspired me tremendously.
And THANKS especially to YOU: my reader — you’ve consistently made my dreams come true: through all your awesome comments and encouragement, the steadily growing number of daily readers at That INDIE Dude, and your INCREDIBLE response to my Blog Action Day Challenge.
Now it’s time for one more dream. But if this one goes well, it’ll hopefully have some influence on making YOUR dreams for a better world come true too!
Feel free to yell if you have any questions. And don’t forget to sign up and spread the word. No commitment, no requirements, just a common goal to use our creativity to make a difference.