Sometimes the pieces just fall into place. Months ago, a friend of mine asked if I would be interested in helping a local nonprofit work on a social media campaign.
Braden Gall, morning host on 102.5 The Game in Nashville, had recently joined the board for Our Kids, and the organization had been dreaming about a big idea to create a social media and online campaign dedicated to beginning a conversation around the issue of child sexual abuse.
The numbers are staggering. The stories are heartbreaking. And society is rarely empowered or educated to discuss the issue in the most productive way.
Our Kids has the message, the experts and the credibility to lead this conversation. They just need the tools to do it. I knew I couldn’t help Our Kids on my own, but I knew they’d be a great partner for Design-a-thon Nashville 2018. After months and weeks of discussion and planning, here we are.
I’m proud to announce Our Kids as the partner for Design-a-thon Nashville 2018. And we are looking for volunteers.
Founded in 1987, Our Kids provides expert medical care, crisis counseling and compassionate response for children and families struggling with the issue of child sexual abuse. Our Kids’ multi-disciplinary team is on call 24/7 so every child and family in Middle Tennessee who needs services receives them. This starts with medical care to ensure the child is healthy and free of infection and injury, but services also include support for caregivers and collection of forensic evidence for use in expert testimony.
Design-a-thon Nashville 2018 will assemble a team of designers, writers, social media experts, web developers and more to partner with a local nonprofit to work a problem and launch a project. This year, we will serve as a 12-hour pop-up creative agency to give this year’s nonprofit partner everything it needs to launch a digital and social media awareness campaign.
Design-a-thon Nashville will be on Saturday, April 14, at Advent at 2316 Cruzen St., Nashville. The 12-hour event runs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., but we ask volunteers to arrive between 8-9 a.m. to meet the team and set up.
We are looking for volunteers in the following areas to join us:
• Web Development
• Graphic Design
• Content Strategy
• Social Media Strategy
• Social Copywriting
• Social Advertising
• Video Editing