Sep 26, 2016 By ,


At Dreamforce this year, you won’t be able to go far without seeing or hearing about Pledge 1%.  Inspired by Salesforce’s 1-1-1 Model, Pledge 1%encourages and challenges individuals and companies to pledge 1% of equity, product and employee time for their communities.

Earlier this month, Pledge 1% announced an exciting milestone—1,000 companies in 30 countries have joined the global movement to make giving back part of their DNA. In fact, over 20% of Dreamforce sponsors have taken the Pledge.

Interested in learning more about how you and your company can take a stand and get involved with the movement?  A number of Pledge 1% companies will be sharing their advice throughout the event and encouraging others to take the pledge. Check out the schedule below. See you there!

Wednesday, October 5

Attract Millennials With a Give Back Culture

9:45 – 10:15 AM at Moscone West, 1st Floor, Developer Forest | Innovation Theater

Millennials need to feel a sense of purpose. Studies show they want to make a difference in their communities, near and far. How can you cultivate a company culture that will attract, retain and motivate millennial employees and customers? Hear from Samasource, Copia, and SOMA Water on innovative ideas from Samasour to help you integrate giving back into your company culture.

Building a Company as a Platform for Change

11 AM – 12 PM at Moscone West Level 2

For years, business leaders have considered giving back something to do when they’ve “made it” – something to consider once their companies have achieved success. But the conversation is changing. Today, CEOs are seeing that by building philanthropy into a company’s DNA, it can drive true business value, in addition to incredible impact on communities around the world. Join us to hear from CEOs from Twilio, Atlassian and 6Sense who have made giving back at their companies an early priority.

Women’s Innovator Network

4 -7 PM at Rotunda in Neiman Marcus

Join the BlueWolf networking event and for every 5 attendees we’ll donate $25 and 1 hour of consultants’ time to the organization ChickTech. This donation is part of their Oledge and they will also be encouraging people to #PledgeItForward with their own pledges throughout the week of Dreamforce. Topics include the impact of gender diversity on the bottom line of businesses as well as strategies to combat unconscious bias and improve diversity. To request an invite click here.

Thursday, October 6

Salesforce LIVE

1:30pm streaming live at

Join us for an on-air broadcast to hear from DocuSign, Okta and GlassyBaby, three companies that have actively been involved in Pledge 1%.

1% to Change the World

3:30 pm at Partner Lodge Theater, Park Central Hotel

More than 150 Salesforce Partners have made a commitment to giving through Pledge 1%. Hear from BlueWolf and Vlocity, two Partners that have actively been involved in this movement and the impact they’ve seen in their companies and communities.

Friday, October 7

Community Campfire

10 AM – 12 PM at Dreampark

Drop by the Pledge 1% Community Campfire. Hear from other Pledge 1% companies on their success and share your own story. Not a Pledge 1% company? You can still be involved by either taking the Pledge or becoming at #PledgeItForward Ambassador.