Good morning Rebels!
Sometimes, the crazy-seeming idea turns out to be the best one. I have my quirky, yet brilliant, RebelRouser founder, Amelia, to thank for this perspective.
Like any good employee and friend, I spent my morning yesterday attempting to get us more organized. Setting tasks in Asana for us to complete, scribbling down ideas for our Launch Party, and attempting to make lists of possible donors for our ongoing fundraiser - but Amelia had something else in mind.
If you haven't ever seen massive chalk-art advertising - here are some pretty amazing examples. Its legit.
But it wasn't drawing our RebelRouser logo across the bricks that made a difference. It was the conversations that took place while we were out there. The enthusiasm from total strangers, who stopped to chat and lend a hand, genuinely surprised me! It was infectious. It was fun. And it was inspiring.
Some of things people had to say, when we asked why they felt the need for an organization like RebelRouser, included:
"I've been thinking a lot about how art and media is the revolution. Historically, what better captures passion than art? The artists need to get involved."
"I think Trump might be after the right things - helping local businesses to grow- you know? But we need tolerance for different opinions too. And if we don't have tolerance for it, we need an outlet to keep that alive."
"With any change in government there's inevitably a lot of folks with new ideas who are going to want to stand up and do something - to make a difference. That passion- that drive- it needs to go somewhere productive."
What are your thoughts? How could RebelRouser - the first online activist hub for education resources and project funding - help you take action with something you're passionate about?