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Pledge 1%

Pledge 1% is dedicated to changing the world through inspiring early-stage corporate philanthropy.

Philanthropy Australia is proud to be a key Partner.

Founded by the likes of Salesforce, Atlassian and Rally, Pledge 1% encourages and enables organisations, companies, investors, entrepreneurs, executives and individuals to have meaningful impact in their communities leveraging gifts of stock, cash, profits, time, product and other forms of gifting.

Together, Pledge 1% and its Partners will engage companies all over Australia to take the pledge and make the commitment to further build philanthropy into their culture. 

More about Pledge 1%

  • A corporate philanthropy movement dedicated to making the community a key stakeholder in every business by encouraging and challenging companies to pledge 1% of equity, product, and employee time to their communities. 
     
  • Founding partners include the Salesforce Foundation, Atlassian, and Rally, three companies that know first-hand how pledging a small portion of future success today can have an enormous impact tomorrow. In 2014, they came together with the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado to accelerate a shared vision of every business around the globe integrating philanthropy into its corporate DNA.
     
  • Boasts an impressive roster of entrepreneurs, executives, founders, venture capitalists and companies who have pledged to improve their local communities, including 40 Australian business.

Why pledge? 

Employees today want to be civically minded and aligned with a social mission that prioritizes having a positive impact on the world. Taking the 1% pledge helps companies and individuals demonstrate their philanthropic intent and hold themselves accountable for turning a pledge into action.

Who benefits from the pledge? 

Pledgees choose the cause, focus area and nonprofits to receive the realized value of their resources based on their community goals and company and employee interests. 

How does Pledge 1% work? 

The Pledge 1% movement is fully funded by its founding partners. 

Individuals and companies can go to www.pledge1percent.org to learn more about how to create a culture of giving through resources, case studies, and best practices.

Visitors can also pledge equity, employee time, and/or product directly on the website.

Pledge 1% facilitates easy equity pledge implementation, connects companies with local resources to empower employee engagement programs, and helps companies to further define and respond to community needs.

Be part of the movement. Build giving into your organisational culture today.

Hear from one of the Co-Founders

Scott Farquhar, Co-Founder of The Atlassian Foundation and Pledge 1%

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