Taking the Pledge: Inside the Next Big Wave of Tech Philanthropy

By David Callahan.  Originally published on Inside Philanthropy. The rising philanthropy of the U.S. tech sector has come in waves. In the first wave, the big winners from the early boom in computer hardware and software shifted billions of dollars into major foundations, creating the Hewlett, Packard, Moore and Gates foundations—all of which emerged as new [...]

March 2nd, 2017|

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|

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|

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|

Pledge 1% and SRS Acquiom team up to launch EscrowUP, an effortless way for the M&A community to give back

Pledge 1% is proud to partner with SRS Acquiom, an M&A service provider, to launch EscrowUP, a new program that creates an effortless way for the broader M&A community to give back.  It's mission: to provide a pathway for those involved in M&A to come together and significantly boost a diverse and talented pool of [...]

November 15th, 2016|

Pledge 1% and Founders Pledge Work Together to Inspire Greater Giving

Pledge 1%, the organization that challenges companies to give 1% of profit, product, equity, or time, and Founders Pledge, which invites founders to pledge 2% of their personal proceeds to charity upon exit, are proud to partner to cultivate a community of like-minded leaders and to give founders around the world an easy way to [...]

November 8th, 2016|

will.i.am and i.am+ Reveal BUTTONS and Join the Pledge 1% Movement

Global music artist and entrepreneur will.i.am and his company i.am+  have joined the Pledge 1% movement and are #PledgingItForward in a big way with the launch of their newest product BUTTONS, premium BluetoothTM earphones. As a new Pledge 1% member, i.am+ is donating 1% of net proceeds, 1% of staff time, and 1% of product to the i.am.angel Foundation, which [...]

November 2nd, 2016|

Accomplice pledges 1% of carry to local non-profits at Pledge 1% Boston kick-off event

Last night, September 28, Pledge 1% partnered with The Boston Foundation to launch Pledge 1% Boston, a pilot regional model for the movement. The event started with resounding enthusiasm as Accomplice founder Jeff Fagnan took the stage and announced that Accomplice will pledge 1% of their carry in perpetuity to two local nonprofits InnerCity Weightlifting [...]

September 29th, 2016|