At #tweetdiner tonight, we hashed out plans for an online initiative to help Japan. So far, this is our plan:
We will create a website that will offer links to a few charitable organizations helping Japan. These links will go to donation forms on those respective sites. Ideally, we’ll have a bar graph or some way to track our donations.
Our web committee as of now consists of @myagenda, @oziomedia, @grit08, and @judiknight. Thank you!!
We will have a week-long Twitter chat to drive traffic to the website. The hashtag will be #care4Japan. The site will post general themes and questions for each day to keep the conversation flowing. We will post YouTube videos of missing persons in Japan once every hour.
We will be looking for sponsors willing to match our donation amounts. Donations of prizes for participants will also be super-appreciated. As of now, @SMSJoe will be working on this, but I’d like to get him plenty of help.
Promotion of the week-long event will begin a week from today (3/26) and will last until the chat officially begins on April 2. The chat will end on Saturday, April 9th. We will announce the final tallies at #tweetdiner that night.
If you wish to help or have any other ideas, please leave a comment here and help spread the word.