Atlassian founders plant seeds of expanding culture of giving

Originally published in The Australian.   When Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar was in his 20s, he and his girlfriend made a four-hour trip from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to visit a school. Farquhar had been inspired to visit the school after reading a book by former Microsoft executive John Wood called Leaving Microsoft to Change [...]

March 12th, 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|

So you joined Pledge 1%, now what? A guide to implementing the program at work

By Okta. More and more companies today are embarking on an important journey of corporate social responsibility programs and joining the Pledge 1% movement. Okta announced our program, Okta for Good, in August at our annual customer conference and since then we’ve put together the infrastructure, operations and key pieces to making the program a [...]

November 29th, 2016|

Fireside Chat with Richard Eib of Careers In Salesforce

Careers In Salesforce is a market leading job site that connects employers seeking Salesforce talent, with candidates who are looking for their next career move. We recently caught up with their Founder and CEO, Richard Eib, for a fireside chat to learn more about why they joined Pledge 1% and what inspires them to #PledgeitForward on [...]

November 29th, 2016|

From “Greed is Good” to “Greed for Good”

By Philipp Stauffer, Co-Founder and Managing Director, FYRFLY Venture Partners If you haven’t seen Gordon Gekko say “Greed is Good,” then go watch his speech in the movie Wall Street, released in 1987. Greed, for lack of a better word, is an important ingredient in capitalism and efficient markets. However, there is a movement and [...]

November 29th, 2016|