Using the Tibetan Freedom Concerts as a case study, the following information is meant as a guide to help determine if a benefit concert is the best way to contribute to the cause you care about and outline the process for assessing the feasibility.
Below are organizations working to address the immediate needs (reunification efforts, humanitarian aid, legal services, etc), mobilize communities (organizing frontline communities and allies to make local change with national impact) and make systemic change (work to reform immigration policies that lead to the crisis we’re facing today).
Try these tips to successfully use your platform to speak about the issues you care about.
The venue has partnered with RPM during it's 20th anniversary celebration to donate a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales and merch sales to benefit some of Louisville’s most deserving, music-based charities: Amped, Girls Rock and MERF.
One dollar per ticket purchased will go to My Morning Jacket's branded fund called The Waterfall Project, whose current beneficiaries are United for A Fair Economy and National Bail Fund Network.
The Amity Affliction is selling a limited run t-shirt to support Hope For The Day, an organization that achieves proactive suicide prevention through outreach and mental health education.