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We're hosting the world's largest hammock gathering (and setting a world record) in Fargo, ND this spring. Come sway with us!
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After launching its first community-engagement project on National Hammock Day in 2014, the Hammock Initiative responded to rave reviews and demands for more sway by establishing collegiate branches (university-sponsored hammock clubs) across the nation and then into remote corners of the world through self-proclaimed "Hammbassadors".

North Dakota State University was our first collegiate branch.
North Dakota State University was our first collegiate branch.

This chilled-out movement has truly grown organically; and that's because it's hard to find someone who doesn't enjoy relaxing in a hammock.  

Eagle Nest Outfitters (ENO) sponsored our last event by donating hammocks.
Eagle Nest Outfitters (ENO) sponsored our last event by donating hammocks.

Now, we're poised to host the largest hammock gathering in world history right where the movement began; back in Fargo's Island Park. 

We aren't asking for much in the way of funds because, it turns out, the best things in life are actually free -- hammock-induced relaxation is one of those things! We just need enough money to feed some of our hammbassadors as they go about setting up hammocks for the event in May.

Risks and challenges

If, for some reason, more than the requested $50.73 is contributed to this campaign, then we'd invest the additional funds into the formation of hammocking outposts around the world (right now, we have Official Hammbassadors in Laos, Australia, Nicaragua, and Indonesia), create fashionable swa(y)g through a product line called HiFashion, and establish a "relaxation fund" from which future community hammock engagement events could be supported.

We're ready to facilitate more opportunities for global sway and relaxation.

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    By sharing some of your pesky pocket clutter with us, we'll Tweet about you from our world-renowned @HiFargo Twitter account. Nice!

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    Now we're talking. Five dollars gets a photo of you hammocking placed as Hammock Initiative's Facebook cover photo for the day! You document the sway, donate five bucks, and you're practically immortalized in the annals of social media history. Woot!

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    Your generosity lands your image on one of the most chilled-out Instagram feeds on the planet: Hammock Initiative's own visual collage of sway to the world, @HiFargo. Your contribution will paint yourself into the masterpiece of @HiFargo's Instagram gallery, making you the talk of any party from here to Timbuktu. Oh, for fun!

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    Your name written out, placed in a glass bottle, and thrown into the ocean. This is no easy feat for us, as we're centrally located in Fargo, ND. But, as a gesture of gratitude for your contributions, we're willing to take a hike to the nearest ocean and set your name sailing across the world's many seas. We'll document this occasion and let you know about it via social media. You're welcome!

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    We'll task one of our international hammbassadors with the privilege of mentioning your name from a hammock in an exotic location. Your name spoken in the nethermost regions of the world. Hare Krishna can take a hike!

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    Hammocks can be tricky sometimes, but rest assured that we know a lot about them. We'll call on the phone and share some hammock wisdom with you. Think of this as a hammock counseling session, as if hammockers needed therapy. Haha!

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    This would be ridiculously generous of you! That's why we'd reward you and/or your contributing organization to a personalized sway station at the event. Everyone swaying will know that you forked out the big bucks to make sway history. Don't be surprised if they all want your autograph!

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