Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with 465,228 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,257 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 316,778 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,257 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 316,778 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Articles & Magazine
Get inspired with our 4,207 innovation strategy articles, keynote, videos and innovation tools.
Innovation Awards
Trend Hunter’s Innovation Strategy Awards recognize the best innovation tactics gathered from our interviews with some of the world's most notable business leaders, authors and change makers.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Innovation Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
FuturistU
Prepare for the years ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Innovation Books
Join 20,000,000 people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling books and keynote videos.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Custom Masterclasses
Join the world's leading brands who leverage our custom programs to accelerate innovation.
FuturistU 5-Day Program
Become a Futurist with our immersive 5-Day program at Future Festival World Summit.
Online eLearning
Learn the fundamentals of futurism and trends with 100+ online courses about innovation.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
Follow-Us
Join our 3,500,000 social media followers, on the cutting edge.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our in person events.
Free Webinars
Learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 465,228 cutting edge ideas.

Working Out for Charity

The Plus 3 Network Matches Athletes to Corporate Sponsors

— November 8, 2008 — Lifestyle
When most people are on a budget, charitable donations are often the first expenditures to get axed. The Plus 3 Network, however, rewards athletic individuals by donating on their behalf to the charity of their choice.

Anyone can participate, whether it's you, me or Michael Phelps. All you do is sign up for a free account on the Plus 3 Network, choose a cause and start working out. You can enter your workout activities manually, but uploading them with a GPS-verified record yields three times the value that is assigned to manual entries.

The Plus 3 Network also helps workout fiends organize. Every user can choose to make their workout public or keep it private. This opens the door to community activities that are beneficial to both your body and your cause of choice.

According to the Plus 3 Network site, swimming yields the most donation money per mile at 20 cents. Walking will earn about 5 cents a mile, while road biking earns about 2 cents per mile.


Image Credit: Hamed Saber | Nattu | Filtran | Sun Pictures/Lakshman | Mike Baird | Tom@HK | Patrick Dentler | FaceMePLS | Me'nthedogs' | Army.mil
Trend Themes
1. Charitable Fitness - The Plus 3 Network's program of donating to charities once you've achieved your fitness goals gives rise to new investment opportunities in the fitness and wellness industry.
2. Gps-verified Workouts - The Plus 3 Network's encouragement of GPS-verified workouts presents opportunities for the tech industry, to create wearable fitness technology that can encourage individuals to participate in charitable goals.
3. Public/private Fitness Tracking - The Plus 3 Network's system of letting people choose to make their workouts public or private creates opportunities for the social media industry to create online communities around fitness goals, and new ways of recognizing charitable contributions.
Industry Implications
1. Fitness and Wellness - The Plus 3 Network presents opportunities for gyms and fitness studios to create goal-based approaches for their clients, and for brands in the industry to partner up with the Plus 3 to give a fun, motivational component to their products.
2. Tech - The Plus 3 Network's program provides an opportunity for the tech industry to create wearable technology to ensure GPS-verified workouts for the Plus 3 Network to up its donation amount.
3. Social Media - The Plus 3 Network's system of letting people choose to make their workouts public or private provides new opportunities for social media platforms to create exclusive communities that can track collective achievements and create internal challenges between companies.
1.6
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness