The philosophy behind 1% Pledge is:
Building a Movement of Corporate Philanthropy: We want to change the world through inspiring early–stage corporate philanthropy. Pledge 1% is an easy way to leverage a portion of your future success to support nonprofits in your community. It’s a small commitment today that can make a huge impact tomorrow. The sooner you start, the easier it is–so join your fellow founders by making a pledge today.
Also we at Scandio aim to give back something to the community and want to contribute 1% of all products (own developed add-ons for the Atlassian toolset) and 1% of the employees’ working time off for community service.
If you are interested in getting our products for free, you need to be registered as a non-profit charitable organisation fullfiling the terms & conditions for an Atlassian Community License. Please find more information and the request form here. For questions please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regarding 1% time, all of our colleagues are encouraged to find a suitable project and to support it during their working time. When choosing a project you have to keep in mind not to pick organizations that discriminate based on creed, race, religion or sexual orientation. Employees can donate up to 2 days off for personal volunteering.
Examples of an appropriate choice of project are:
Building a house for Habitat for Humanity.
Donating your time at a food bank.
Cleaning up the beach, highway or park.
Coaching a basketball team of inner city disadvantaged young adults.
Participating in Big Brother/Big Sister programs.
All projects shall be recorded with a few pictures and afterwards be published either internally or externally via a short blog post.
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