So We Pledged 1%. Now What?

By Sean Dukes, Owner and CEO of Learnsmarter.  Originally published on Medium. The first time I heard about 1:1:1, the Salesforce philanthropy model, was at Dreamforce Europe 2008. Back then, Salesforce’s visit to London was a two-day event, held at the Barbican Centre. I discovered several interesting things during those two days (including ‘Platform as [...]

2017-05-20T11:09:13-04:00April 28th, 2017|

M&A Firm Looks to Bake Charity Into Corporate Mergers

By Rebecca Koening.  Originally published in The Chronicle of Philanthropy. With charitable set-asides becoming standard elements of initial public offerings in the tech sector, one company that provides merger-related financial services is experimenting with a new vehicle for corporate philanthropy. SRS Acquiom, which provides financial and management help on merger-and-acquisition deals, has a new partnership with [...]

2017-05-20T11:09:13-04:00April 20th, 2017|

Women Who Lead: Morgan McMillan, Executive Director, Pledge 1% Colorado

This profile is published as part of Pledge 1%’s Women Who Lead series, which celebrates women in the Pledge 1% community who are creating change within their workplace and communities. Morgan McMillan is the Executive Director of Pledge 1% Colorado.  She was hired as the first E.D. (and paid staff) for the Entrepreneurs Foundation of [...]

2017-05-20T11:09:14-04:00April 19th, 2017|

Salesforce’s Marc Benioff On The Power Of Values

Originally published by Robert Safian on Fast Company.   Fast Company‘s latest cover story explores the various ways values and social responsibility are having an impact at companies such as Facebook, Airbnb, and Uber. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has long pushed his company and employees to make a positive difference in the world. I spoke to him recently [...]

2017-05-20T11:09:16-04:00April 18th, 2017|

Pledge 1% Boston Member Spotlight: Cuseum

Originally published by Tim Smith, Director of Innovation Partnerships and Pledge 1% Boston on the Boston Foundation blog. Brendan Ciecko is the founder of Cuseum, and a proud early member of Pledge 1% Boston. Growing up in Massachusetts, he got his entrepreneurial start as a teenager and has always been dedicated to making our region more vibrant [...]

2017-05-20T11:09:16-04:00April 13th, 2017|

Are you proud of your company?

Originally published by Robert Safian on Fast Company. In the days after Donald Trump was elected president, I found myself reaching out to chief executives of several key businesses that Fast Company has covered. The presidential campaign had convinced me that neither party’s candidate, and neither party, had a compelling vision for how our technology-driven culture [...]

2017-04-12T04:45:52-04:00April 12th, 2017|

Facebook, Airbnb, Uber, And The Struggle To Do The Right Thing

This piece was originally published by Robert Safian on Fast Company.   When Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a nearly 5,800-word open letter on February 16—the longest single post he had ever shared on his Facebook timeline—he introduced it with this simple phrase: “I know a lot of us are thinking about how [...]

2017-05-20T11:09:16-04:00April 12th, 2017|

Women Who Lead: Linda Rottenberg, Endeavor Co-Founder and CEO

    This profile is published as part of Pledge 1%’s Women Who Lead series, which celebrates women in the Pledge 1% community who are creating change within their workplace and communities. Named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News and one of TIME’s 100 “Innovators for the 21st century,” Linda Rottenberg is among [...]

2017-05-20T11:09:16-04:00April 12th, 2017|

Canadian fintechs join Upside Foundation 150×150 Challenge to donate equity to charity

Originally published on FinExtra. Today The Upside Foundation, a national charity that makes it easy for early-stage or high-growth Canadian companies to give back in a meaningful way, announced the launch of their campaign, 150x150: Turn Equity Into Charity. The campaign aims to grow the number of companies who have pledged to give back to [...]

2017-05-20T11:09:16-04:00April 5th, 2017|

Wattpad, Wealthsimple & Overbond Kick Off The Upside Foundation’s 150×150 Challenge

Originally published on the Upside Foundation blog. From the Upside Foundation Team: Today we are excited to announce the launch of 150×150: Turn Equity Into Charity, our campaign to double our membership to 150 companies as we celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday. We are also announcing several prominent Canadian startups who have taken the Upside pledge, [...]

2017-05-20T11:09:16-04:00April 4th, 2017|
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