Did you ever think you could help a non-profit by drinking coffee with some friends?
This Friday's coffee is going to be a little different. I've volunteered us help out a global group of planners trying to do good stuff for people who need it. It's called Planning For Good and described as:
Account planners and their friends using their brains to help solve problems for causes and non-profits.
To date Planning For Good has, through its Facebook Group, tackled its first project: helping the New Orleans non-profit group Idea Village create a vibrant, entrepreneurial community through talent and collaboration and innovation. See the first PFG presentation that resulted from that effort here.
Ed Cotton, the organizer of PFG recently sent this out to the group:
We are keen to get as many great ideas for non profits as possible and with time constraints we know it's often hard to participate. So we want to make it easier. Here's how.
1, We want to create PFG city groups
2. Each city will have a leader who organizes coffee mornings - 30/40 minute brainstorms over a brief that happen once a month
3. The ideas generated are then sent in
It's a good way to meet people and do good at the same time.
So naturally I volunteered our coffee morning this Friday for just such an assignment. And the brief came in today so we're going to tackle it Friday!
The assignment is about helping UNICEF in a late 2008 five-day push.
So here's what I'm asking of you:
- Read the PFG brief for UNICEF
- Come to Coffee this Friday with your strategy and creative hat on and start jabbering. Hell, even if you haven't read the brief, come on by!
- You'll have done some good and had some good conversation doing it.
I'll coordinate any submissions / ideas that we create and will get it out to the PFG group. It's a really quick deadline as all ideas need to be submitted four days later, 11/7.
Thanks in advance for your participation.
P.S. If you're feeling really frisky about it and want to get started before coffee, bring some of your ideas on the PFG Submission Form.