Billions at Stake as IPO Charity Set-Asides Become Routine

By Rebecca Koenig.  Originally published in the Chronicle of Philanthropy. After years of sporadic interest, technology startups are embracing the practice of setting aside company stock before initial public offerings to endow new charitable ventures. Tech entrepreneurs say they hope to place corporate giving, once a personal matter for executives or a peripheral project for [...]

December 15th, 2015|

Pledge 1% movement makes big strides in its first year

By Chris Player.  Originally published on ARN. The Pledge 1% campaign that encourages companies to dedicate 1 per cent of employee time, equity, product or profit to improve communities around the world, has garnered support from over 500 companies in its first year. The corporate philanthropy movement founded by Atlassian, Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado, Rally [...]

December 12th, 2015|

Zuckerberg, other tech honchos give new meaning to #GivingTuesday

By Terry Collins.  Originally published on CNET. Silicon Valley is giving more than ever before. In a culture with a reputation for being selfish, some tech heavyweights are using their clout and money to affect change. On Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, celebrated the birth of their daughter by saying [...]

December 2nd, 2015|

Pledge 1% Program wants to help companies become more charitable

By Joe Garofoli.  Originally published in the San Francisco Chronicle. Few entrepreneurs focus on charitable giving when they are building their companies — mere survival is a much bigger concern. But leaders in corporate philanthropy circles say bigger companies find it even harder to make charity part of their business model, as investors have other priorities. [...]

December 2nd, 2015|

Giving Tuesday gets boost: 530 tech companies pledge support

By Carolyn Said.  Originally published on SF Gate. Ever since receiving cochlear implants 15 years ago at age 12, Caroline Clark has wanted to help other hearing-impaired people. She started a foundation, the Baker Institute, to provide speech therapy and offer a weeklong summer camp at Stanford University for hearing-impaired children. Now a product marketing [...]

December 1st, 2015|

How Facebook, Google, Snapchat, and others make a difference on Giving Tuesday

By Ken Yeung. Originally published on VentureBeat. First we had Black Friday, then Small Business Saturday, and then Cyber Monday. So after a long weekend of spending money on ourselves and loved ones, why not turn that towards those less fortunate? Today is the third annual Giving Tuesday, and tech companies are rallying to help out. Started in [...]

December 1st, 2015|

Next in Nonprofits 18 – Pledge 1% with Ryan Martens

Originally published on Next in Nonprofits. Pledge 1% “is a corporate philanthropy movement dedicated to making the community a key stakeholder in every business. Pledge 1% encourages and challenges individuals and companies to pledge 1% of equity, product, and employee time for their communities.” Co-founder and Rally Software CTO Ryan Martens joins host Steve Boland to [...]

December 1st, 2015|

On topic: Tech news to know now

By Levi Sumagaysay.  Originally published on SiliconBeat. Here’s what’s on the Tuesday menu. A court document released Monday shows what NSLs are good for: The FBI uses national security letters to demand warrantless access to Internet users’ complete browsing history, online purchases and who they communicate with. In other tech and policy news, the House is considering changes to [...]

December 1st, 2015|

Here are numbers Amazon doesn’t want you to see

By Mark Hubert.  Originally published on MarketWatch. Mark Hulbert discusses the growth expectations imbedded in Amazon.com’s current stock pick and how likely it is that they will be met. See full story. These are the stocks for playing climate change As a summit on climate change takes place in Paris, banks are thinking about the [...]

December 1st, 2015|

On Giving Tuesday, tech companies follow Salesforce’s example

By Therese Poletti.  Originally published on MarketWatch. As #GivingTuesday donation pleas flood social networks and in-boxes today in a worldwide effort to raise attention and funding for nonprofits, some might be skeptical of pleas or philanthropic touts from tech companies, which have an inconsistent reputation for philanthropy. But Pledge 1%, a year-old corporate philanthropy movement, [...]

December 1st, 2015|