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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|

Join RFPIO and Oregon Food Bank in the ROI of Compassion

Originally published on the RFPIO blog.   There’s no better way to ring in the new year than by inspiring others to give. As a local company, RFPIO understands the importance of community. Now they are paying it forward in a different way. To kick off 2017, the RFPIO team is giving back to our amazing community [...]

January 25th, 2017|

FinancialForce Celebrates Giving 1% of Time with FinancialForce4Good

By Tommy Jarvis, FinancialForce4Good Council Chair Here at FinancialForce, I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the closing of our 2016 volunteerism efforts than to announce our formal commitment to the Pledge 1% community and their efforts to build a movement of corporate philanthropy. From its inception in 2009, corporate social responsibility, and [...]

November 30th, 2016|

Small But Mighty: A Case for CSR at Small Businesses

By Marisa Lopez, Presence PG.  This post was originally published on Medium. We like to think everyone wants to make positive changes in the world. But where do you start? Corporate Social Responsibility sounds dutiful but veryexpensive, cumbersome, and, well, corporate. Small businesses may hear the of it and shy away for these reasons. However, [...]

November 29th, 2016|

Vlocity and Salesforce Help Refugees Find H.O.M.E.

By Dan Israel, Vice President and General Manager, Vlocity This is a time of year when many around the world reflect on giving back to those less fortunate. This year, Vlocity is honored to reflect with Salesforce on a community project we started work on at the end of last year with WoodGreen Community Services, a [...]

November 29th, 2016|

Creating “Change” with Jason Grad, Bstow

Bstow is a tech company with social impact at its very core. Jason Grad, CEO and Co-Founder, shares what it means to join a global movement of companies that have pledged 1%. Tell me about Bstow. Bstow is a platform that let’s people automatically donate spare change from everyday purchases to a nonprofit of their [...]

November 29th, 2016|