At this year’s Atlassian Summit, 6kites announced that it has joined the Pledge 1% movement. Spearheaded by Atlassian, Rally, Salesforce, and Tides, Pledge 1% empowers companies to donate 1% of product, 1% of equity, 1% of profit, or 1% of employee time to causes of their choice. Over 1,500 companies in 40 countries have joined the movement, committing to making a difference in communities around the world.
“We are thrilled that 6kites has joined the Pledge 1% movement and is committed to sharing its success with the community,” said Scott Farquhar, Atlassian co-founder and co-CEO. “Employees, shareholders, customers, and the community all benefit when a company builds giving back into its DNA. It’s one of the best decisions we ever made.”
This announcement builds on 6kites’ commitment to making a difference for both its customers and its community. Over the years, the 6kites team has donated more than $100,000 worth of time to local nonprofits. The company’s employees value being involved in work that makes an impact. And so does its Founder and CEO Herb Morreale. A passionate philanthropist who has served on nonprofit boards and founded his own nonprofit, Morreale’s decision to embrace Pledge 1% has helped make giving back central to 6kites’ culture and values.
“We’re excited that in joining the Pledge 1% movement we’re now part of a larger community of people and businesses who are making a real difference in the world,” explained Morreale. “This gives our employees the opportunity to be part of a global movement while contributing to organizations and causes that are important to them.”
In joining the Pledge 1% movement, 6kites commits to donating 1% of employee time and 1% of product to charitable organizations. The company is also considering extending participation to include other aspects of Pledge 1%. The 6kites team will receive paid time off every year to contribute to local schools, nonprofits, and other philanthropic activities. Employees will have the flexibility of working with their choice of nonprofits or participating in one of the many volunteering opportunities offered throughout the year by Pledge 1% Colorado.
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Pledge 1% is a global movement to create a new normal in which giving back is integrated into the DNA of companies of all sizes. To learn more or to take the pledge, please visit: www.pledge1percent.org.