Atlassian’s 1% rule has raised $40 million for charity, and now they want another 500 companies to join in

By Alex Heber. Originally published in Business Insider Australia. About 10 years ago Atlassian founders Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes pledged 1% of their company to invest in philanthropic ventures. That 1% is now worth about $40 million. “We’ve since helped over a quarter-of-a-million children just with our partnership with Room to Read. None of that [...]

February 27th, 2015|

5 things you need to know in Australian tech today

By Sarah Kimmorley. Originally published on Business Insider Australia. Happy Friday and welcome to the weekend. Here’s what you need to know. 1. The Apple Watch is here – almost. On March 9 Apple is hosting a media event which will likely go over the final details, including the pricing, of the watch which will be [...]

February 27th, 2015|

Mentoring: A Catalyst for Corporate Philanthropy

By Lina Caneva.  Originally published on Pro Bono Australia. Having drawn inspiration from the CSR work of the world’s corporate titans, global online software company Salesforce is hoping to mentor and encourage other companies to take on its pioneering model of corporate philanthropy, writes Nadia Boyce in this week’s Executive Insight. The Salesforce Foundation was created [...]

February 25th, 2015|

Pledge 1% Movement Launches in U.K.

More than 25 companies join Pledge 1% in the U.K., dedicating 1% of employee time, equity, product or profit to improve communities around the world U.K. companies, including NewVoiceMedia, Qubit and Sage, commit to making the community a key stakeholder in their businesses London February 5, 2015 - Pledge 1%, a corporate philanthropy movement founded [...]

February 5th, 2015|