We are accepting gifts so some who see this may wonder why they should financially support a project that is not officially a non-profit. This is part 3 of the series of entries in which I address the question. For this entry, I will look at the more general questions: Who? What? How?
For the TLDR folks out there, here are the sections of this entry…
- Who is going to work on this goal?
- What equipment and/or facilities will be required?
- How will we measure if we are meeting our objective?
With the high goals and aspirations we have for this trip… there are details that we have to address… Who is going to work on this goal? What will we need? How will we measure if we are meeting our objective?
Who is going to work on this goal?
For now it’s mostly Dovid and me working on this project… each person who “tunes in” then becomes a part of the over all process as well.
What equipment and/or facilities will be required?
For now the boat is the primary facility. We may also stay at hostels to add to the experience and cultural exchange.
As for equipment, we will need to have a laptop and high definition digital camera with video capacity and computer storage so we can be sure to back up all of the blog entries we type up before hitting port and any of the video.
How will we measure if we are meeting our objective?
Our objective is community so the measure is how many people we reach. The easiest measurement of reaching is the online presence: views of videos, new follows on tumblr and twitter, new likes and group members on facebook, number of messages and thread comments in any online forum.
There is also the face to face interaction. Our impact can be measured in the number of people we can actually reach in person. Our hope is to find at least one person in each port who can then bring us to an event where we can experience the local culture and reach even more people.
I truly believe that this journey will be a wonderful way to spread light and peace in the world. High and lofty ideals to be sure. Deeply abstract perhaps, but still very much worth the effort to be a part of a bigger and better world.
As always, thank you for reading!