Philanthropy & Culture: Lurniture’s 1% Pledge to the Upside Foundation

By David Bloom.  This piece was originally published on the Lurniture blog. Your last name does not need to be Gates, Buffett or Zuckerberg for you to be a philanthropist. Philanthropy is simply donating your time, knowledge or money, and there are no minimums to participate in this giving game. In May, at the Salesforce [...]

November 29th, 2016|

Revolar Partners with National Domestic Violence Hotline to Educate Consumers

RevolarⓇ, makers of a discreet, wearable safety device, announced in October a partnership with the National Domestic Violence Hotline (The Hotline) to educate consumers about intimate partner violence and sexual assault. The partnership aims to disrupt the culture around abuse and assault. Revolar safety devices empower men and women to live the life they want, [...]

November 29th, 2016|

Passion, leadership, and service, how we mentor the next generation

By Michael McNeil, Partner and General Manager, Oasis Digital When we started our high school summer internship program in 2011, we had two simple goals. We felt we could simultaneously provide great personal value to budding software developers, while building future leaders in our industry. What we have found over the years is the impact [...]

November 29th, 2016|

How Pledge 1% helped Twilio ensure social impact was deeply integrated into the company

By Erin Reilly, Executive Director of Twilio.org A lot of people think about social impact initiatives as purely philanthropic, a side project a company takes on to give back, something that is separate from the financials and commercially driven initiatives of a business.  In Twilio.org, Twilio’s social impact program, we don’t take this approach.   [...]

November 29th, 2016|

Entrepreneurs can give back, by giving early to Pledge 1%

By Seth Levine, Managing Director, Foundry Group At Foundry Group, an investment firm in early-stage technology firms, we believe we all benefit when everyone succeeds. That’s why every time we succeed, we give back to the community. If you are a local entrepreneur with a startup, we invite you to join us in this movement. [...]

November 29th, 2016|

Paul English Joins Pledge 1% Boston with 10%+ of Stake in Lola Travel

Paul English, CEO and Co-Founder of Lola Travel and former CTO and Co-Founder of Kayak, has announced his commitment of at least 10% of his stake in Lola being set aside for giving back to communities locally and globally. Lola is a new kind of travel service that provides real human travel expertise on-demand through [...]

November 29th, 2016|

Giving Back to the Community: Addteq’s Story

Addteq was proud to take the pledge a year ago. Since then, Addteq has founded the Iris Foundation. The Iris Foundation was created in an attempt to build philanthropy awareness within the IT industry. Pledge 1%, allowed us to pledge 1% of our time and software products to companies in need. Within the short year after [...]

November 29th, 2016|

Pledge 1% Celebrates 2 Years this #GivingTuesday by Announcing 1,300 Members in 38 countries

Two years ago today, we launched Pledge 1%, a global movement to create a new normal where giving back is integrated into the DNA of companies of all sizes. Today, we are excited to announce that over 1,300 companies in 38 countries have joined Pledge 1%, committing to give 1% of equity, profit, product, and/or [...]

November 29th, 2016|

How eCore works as a team to give back locally and globally

By Allison Riggs, Global Marketing Manager at e-Core.  Originally published on the Atlassian blog as part of their #TeamUp4Good series. “Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Ghandi When the call to action came to join the Pledge 1% Initiative, the e-Core leadership team realized that this was more than just a [...]

November 29th, 2016|

Pledge 1% Boston & Life Science Cares Team Up on New Partnership

Pledge 1% Boston, spearheaded by the Boston Foundation and a network of community leaders, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Life Science Cares. Since launching two months ago, Pledge 1% Boston has recruited almost 20 companies to pledge 1% for their communities. We are excited to parlay this initial success into an alliance [...]

November 29th, 2016|