Frequently Asked Questions

You’ve got frequent questions. We’ve got frequent answers.

Why does Good Four exist? 

Research shows that employees who volunteer through the workplace are less stressed, have stronger bonds with their colleagues, and are 2x more likely to be happy with the progression of their careers. Volunteerism in the workplace is good for employees, good for communities, and it’s redefining what it means to do good business.

We want brands and organizations to see that making time for good doesn’t have to be costly or complicated to have a powerfully positive impact on their companies and communities. In doing so, our goal is to continue growing a movement of brands and organizations that offer their employees paid volunteer hours each month.

Um, are there seven fingers in the Good Four logo?

Yep, and there are seven books in the Harry Potter series. That’s reason enough for it being a perfect number. If that’s still not enough for you, there is also this — Good Four is your chance to expand your reach to increase your impact. Our four-finger peace sign is a visual way to show that it will take more than just ourselves to create change and influence others. We also wanted the logo to stand out a bit, because we want you to stand out on 4/4 with your four hours.

Who can participate in Good Four? 

You. It really is that simple. You. Your friends. Your co-workers. Everyone. Good Four is a chance for all of us to come together and do a little good. Our goal is to increase the impact factor beyond 4/4 by inspiring companies to make paid volunteer time a part of the benefits package -- and something they offer employees every month of the year. But that doesn’t mean you have to be a company (or an employee of a company) to participate. Everyone is welcome to join in on Good Four!

How does Good Four work?

Step 1: 
Sign up here to count your team in for Good Four.

Step 2: 
Set aside four hours on 4/4 for your team to volunteer their time or talent to a nonprofit or cause of their choosing.

Step 3: 
Block that time on the calendar + let everyone know what’s happening.

Step 4:
Decide whether you will volunteer as individuals for organizations focused on personal passions or collectively as a team.

Step 5:
Reach out to those organization(s) to get things in place for 4/4.

Step 6:
When you do your Good Four time on 4/4, be sure to use the hashtag #GoodFour to share your Good Four story on Instagram.

Who's in charge of this shindig? 

That’d be us. (Hey there!) We’re Brains on Fire, a creative company that believes in the power of human connection. We partner with bold brands and organizations that want to do more good in the world. (We also drink a lot of sparkling water and never met a donut we didn’t like.) You’ll find our offices in Greenville, SC and Los Angeles, CA. You can also find us at brainsonfire.com.

What's in it for us? 

Good karma. Warm fuzzies. That loving feeling. Humblebragging rights. (We’ll also be giving participating brands and organizations props by listing their logos on the home page.)

Okay, we're in. While we wait for 4/4 what can we do?
How can we help? 

Start sharing Good Four on social media. Drink some wine and launch a message in a bottle. Send out a flock of carrier pigeons. But seriously, tell all your brand friends. Challenge fellow companies to a Good Four showdown to see who can volunteer the most Good Four house. Send them to this website. The more, the merrier.

What if I can’t volunteer on 4/4? Can I still participate in Good Four?

Yes! While we encourage everyone to volunteer as part of the national effort on 4/4, you can still totally be a part of Good Four even if you can’t do your volunteer hours on that day. Just sign up to participate, pledge your hours, and we’ll let you take things from there. (On the honor system.) Be sure to use the hashtag #GoodFour to share how you’re giving back and paying it forward.