Hope Community Engagement

Hope events engaged the study and practice in managing human motivations, group dynamics, and institution engagement. This work enlisted local arts and cultural practitioners to convey tangible and emotional stories of the Society’s mission through public service, performance and compassionate giving. Annual events were organized by groups of volunteers managed directly by the artist who oversaw all aspects of art direction, entertainment design, site design, production, retail operations and community engagement. Events demanded rigorous planning, storytelling and media management (web, print, radio, television) to establish their presence in the local community consciousness. Volunteers were the active relationship holders and served to engage their networks in the ongoing mission. Six Hope events engaged local and national institutions, artists, and musicians. A rotating cast of several hundred volunteers, under this direction, raised over $600k in three years within the small population demographic of the State of Hawaii.