Tech.Co Takes the Pledge and Teams Up with Pledge 1% at SXSW Startup Night

Originally published on Tech.Co. Charitable giving has become an integral part of the business world in recent years.  With over two thirds of millennials preferring to work for a company that gives back, and the incredibly tough competition for top talent, building a culture of giving within your company is officially good for business.  And [...]

February 27th, 2017|

Why Salesforce Has A Chief Philanthropy Officer

By Ben Paynter. Originally published in Fast Company. Over the past two years, Silicon Valley unicorns Atlassian, Box, Pure Storage, and Twillio all went public, earning billion dollar valuations. At the same time—and while less profitable—each was already giving back as a member of Pledge 1%, an initiative for companies to donate at least 1% of [...]

February 22nd, 2017|

Amplifinity Partners with Playworks in Pledge 1%

Read the original release here. Amplifinity, a leader in referral program software, announced today the details of their partnership with Playworks – a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating safe and healthy play in schools. As part of Amplifinity’s Pledge 1% commitment, Amplifinity has donated a portion of its referral marketing software to Playworks to help [...]

February 20th, 2017|

Pledge 1% is recognized on Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2017

February 13, 2017. Pledge 1% has been recognized as one of Fast Company's World's Most Innovative Companies in 2017.  In addition to this honor, Pledge 1% has also been listed as one of the top 10 Most Innovative Companies in the Nonprofit Category. To read the full list of featured companies, visit fastcompany.com. Pledge 1% [...]

February 13th, 2017|

Why Pledge 1% Is One Of The Most Innovative Companies Of 2017

Originally published on Fast Company. Amy Lesnick is looking for the next Uber—to commit 1% of its equity, product, profit, or time to charity. As the CEO of the nonprofit Pledge 1%, Lesnick thinks like an angel investor, identifying promising startups. But rather than trying to buy a piece of the action, she encourages young brands [...]

February 13th, 2017|

The 50 Best Workplaces for Giving Back

To read the original article, visit Fortune Magazine.  Photo credit: Duy Ho Photography. It might be common for corporations to make charitable donations. But a few companies go above and beyond with their philanthropic work, with initiatives like food drives, cancer walks, and even volunteer bonuses. Fortune partner Great Place to Work combed through more than [...]

February 9th, 2017|