A letter from Fikret, founder of Social Friday
Let’s spend Fridays in a more meaningful way
We believe that all change starts with a single idea. Our idea is that everyone can be an example for a better future. Each of us have a certain level of positive and collaborative energy that, when empowered, enables a deeper sense of agency. Social Friday, in practice, utilizes that collaborative energy in order to be a shining light for others, placing our shared belief system in the places that matter most to you.
Lead by example: Be the change you want to see!
Internationally, millions of hours are spent unproductively each and every Friday. We know that it’s time to rethink how the economy (and society, in general) utilize the least productive time of the week; Friday afternoons! It is past time to promote and celebrate togetherness. Social Fridays reinforce social bonds, and provide space for positive outcomes where purpose-driven communities need it most.
Yes. It is possible. We can reinvent Fridays.
Together, we can create the community we want and deserve. We know Social Fridays won’t solve all the problems on the planet, but it will generate positive energy in our society. Awareness is the starting point for any change in our consciousness and Social Friday has the potential for a positive domino effect of awareness and social connectivity, leading to a healthier and more engaged community.
Social Fridays are Your Fridays!
On Social Fridays, you’ll be able to connect with other people who share your passion for doing good. You’ll have the chance to meet like-minded individuals, come up with important questions, and find compelling solutions. You might even be able to establish long-term partnerships or find new ways to include more people in your work.
It all starts with a simple idea: that doing good makes us feel good and provides meaningful results. It’s even backed up by science! Studies show that engaging in social activities positively affects our mood, energy levels, and productivity.
A collaborative Friday where everybody wins.
For students, Social Friday can be an opportunity to gain valuable experience and boost resumes. For the Non Governmental Organisations and Non-profit sector, Social Fridays have the potential to be as important as Black Friday is for the retail industry – to increase awareness, visibility and long-term support for causes that matter most to your stakeholders. For companies, Social Fridays harness the power to sustainably improve the team spirit and the productivity of their employees. In times of hybrid working models, team events are more important than ever.
We can all win if we become part of Social Fridays.
Let’s make Social Fridays a quarterly habit.
Let’s do good and clearly demonstrate the economic, social, and collaborative benefits of a Social Friday.
Join in. Join forces. For good.
Fikret Zendeli, Founder