Saturday, October 31, 2009

Don't fall back...FAST FORWARD!

How will you spend your extra hour gained from Daylight Savings Time? Help kick-off FFF's campaign: "Don't fall back...FAST FORWARD!"

Our bold idea is to get as many people as possible to contribute to FFF the value of one hour's earnings saved from Daylight Savings Time. Whether that's $7.25 minimum wage or much more, let's see how many donor-investors we can mobilize! Here's what you can do to make a big difference:

1. donate the approximate amount you would earn in one hour to Fast Forward Fund. You can do this easily and securely online right now and anytime here

2. help FFF spread the word any way you can:
* post "Don't fall back...FAST FORWARD!" on your website, facebook page, linked-in profile
* mobilize your network sending messages via email, twitter, facebook, linked-in
* mention the FFF Campaign with link to in blogs, articles, newletters, email
* include a link to in your signature
* announce the "Don't fall back...FAST FORWARD!" to your employees, colleagues, co-workers or community
* if you have employees and capacity, offer to match their one-hour contribution

3. suggest other ideas to mobilize donor-investors in our give back an hour campaign.

And to learn more about FFF, check out recent interview on SoCap & Unreasonable Institute blogs! What do you think? Can a twenty-something-year-old change the world through philanthropic social investment?


  1. I think this is a great way to reach donors. Adding it to facebook, twitter or myspace is the best way to reach young people and they can visit the website and learn about the social impact of Fast Forward Fund.

  2. I like the one hour idea. It is a good start to get people engaged into the FFF process. I really think that it would be most effective if people who donate their hour's worth tell other people about it. To me, when I see the one hour idea it strikes me as good, but if it was conveyed through face-to-face means it would be great!

    I think that this campaign has a lot of potential, and its potential lies in making one-on-one and personal connections with the people who want to donate. That way, the initial interaction with this campaign will be a lasting one that someone would be enthusiastic to spread, vs. a campaign that someone gives to and the connection stops there, without them being a catalyst for further donors.