The Salesforce Do-Good Legacy

By Heather Glancy.  Originally published in Fortune. When I perused Fortune's latest "Change the World" ranking of companies tackling major societal problems over the weekend, I was dismayed to see how few information technology companies made the list. I wasn't surprised, however, by the inclusion of cloud software giant Salesforce. Philanthropy was baked into Salesforce's [...]

April 22nd, 2016|

New Leaders for Sempervirens Fund and Pledge 1%

By Anais Stickland.  Originally published in the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Pledge 1% Amy Lesnick, founder and managing partner at Crowdkick Strategies, a consultancy, and former head of social innovation at the international crowdfunding website Indie­gogo, was named chief executive of Pledge 1%, which encourages businesses and individuals to pledge 1 percent of equity, product, or [...]

April 22nd, 2016|

Pledge 1% Announces Amy Lesnick as Chief Executive and President to Grow and Scale Corporate Philanthropy Movement

Pledge 1% also joins Tides as a special strategic initiative to expand global reach San Francisco, April 12, 2016—Pledge 1%, a corporate philanthropy movement dedicated to making the community a key stakeholder in every business, today announced that Amy Lesnick has joined the organization as its first chief executive and president. Pledge 1% also announced [...]

April 12th, 2016|

Pledge 1% Program Celebrates One Year Anniversary: Welcoming Australian & New Zealand Companies to Pledge 1%

By Shana Franti.  Originally published on the Salesforce blog. Pledge 1% is a corporate philanthropy movement spearheaded by Salesforce.org, Atlassian, and Rally for Impact and Tides dedicated to making the world a better place. It encourages and challenges individuals and companies to pledge 1% of time, equity, product or profit to improve their communities — [...]

April 12th, 2016|