Tips for Building an Effective Cause-marketing Strategy

By Brian Fitzgerald of Pandadoc.  Originally posted on Medium. In today’s crowded marketplaces, organizations have to work harder than ever to break through the clutter and connect with their audiences. So why burn hours and resources doing the same thing as everyone else, when your efforts might go mostly unnoticed? Rather than doing the same [...]

2017-10-20T06:56:51-04:00October 20th, 2017|

There’s a better way to build your startup

By Ron Miller. Originally published in TechCrunch. If a startup founder could peer 8 years into the future and see a company that has become the symbol for disruptive culture, one that has raised over $8 billion on a valuation of $67 billion, that has a worldwide presence in hundreds of cities, millions of app [...]

2017-06-26T14:02:09-04:00June 26th, 2017|


Originally published on the Pledge 1% Colorado blog.   On May 16, as part of Boulder Startup Week, Pledge 1% Colorado – an initiative of the Community Foundation Boulder County – and other sponsors launched a contest to showcase how cross-sector collaborations are positively impacting our community. El Centro Amistad, one of the six finalists, [...]

2017-06-12T05:58:47-04:00May 31st, 2017|

A New Vision for Corporate Community Engagement in the Digital Age

By Greg Baldwin, President of VolunteerMatch. Originally shared on LinkedIn.   For more than a decade, leading companies have been investing in making their community engagement programs more strategic. This is why so few have succeeded — until now. In 2002, a ground-breaking article, The Competitive Advantage of Corporate Philanthropy, appeared in the Harvard Business [...]

2017-05-20T11:09:13-04:00May 1st, 2017|

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|

3 Quick (and easy!) Steps to #PledgeItForward

It's easy to #PledgeItForward!  Just follow the 3 steps below or refer to our toolkits page to access more logos, graphics and materials to help you encourage others to pledge 1%. Step 1: Identify a Potential Pledge Founders and companies—big and small—are welcome to join our community!  Here are some ideas for people you can ask: [...]

2016-09-12T09:05:36-04:00September 12th, 2016|
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