One of the things I'm working on at the moment is a creative generosity network called Good For Nothing. Essentially it's a network of individuals worldwide who donate their skills and talents, whatever it is they are good at, to a local social change project, for nothing. Zilch. The take away is the relationships they build and the simple joy of being able to do something impactful, for free, for someone else. Take a graphic designer, an architect, a lawyer and a physcologist who meet first Friday of the month to help a local homeless charity to redesign their communal space. Or a web developer, personal trainer and a care worker who give an hour of their skills once a week to assist a project in their city dealing with food waste. Limitless applications and ways to do good for nothing.
These Good For Nothing folk form groups called chapters which are nestled in progressive cities all over the place. That said it all went a bit quiet for a while and a new partnership with ethical cafe Boston Tea Party could mean that's all about to change.
Next month we are launching Good For Nothing in four Boston Tea Party (BTP) Cafes in Bristol, Bath, Exeter and Birmingham. These launch parties and working with the team at BTP is one of the reasons they asked me to join the team, but also to ensure that the chapter leaders in each city are supported with the resources we provide, making it easier and more accessible to grow the Good For Nothing community.
Quite a cool job right?