06-28-2021 08:42 AM - edited 08-25-2021 09:58 AM
Community is about getting to know each other. So once you've joined, please share a few things about yourself with other community members. How did you start your social impact journey? What causes are you passionate about? What (or who) inspires you?
Thank you for sharing your story and being a force for good!
12-06-2021 11:40 PM
Big Welcome Deb!
Fellow author here 👋
12-26-2021 04:37 PM - last edited on 12-27-2021 06:32 AM by Chris_Apple
So appreciative to be in this space with others who find value in sharing how we can make and promote equitable climate, and be all around, good people.
My background is a bit different -- but it has brought me a skill set that really allows me to support clients and other businesses very well. I worked in Higher Education doing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work for nine years. In my role in Higher Education, I not only conducted workshops and seminars but also presented across the county and also was published. Needing a new scenery, I left and took a position as the Executive Vice President of an international Emmy-Award-winning multi-media company. There I was able to harness the power of storytelling to bring equity and disparity to the forefront. It was an amazing job, and I met a lot of people whose stories reside in my heart.
With the travel for work and the schedule being so demanding, I had to leave the industry to find a new calling. As a single-mom I needed to find something that allowed me to do what I love, while still affording the time to be with my son. Fast forward a few years later and I am now the Founder and owner of Self-Care Señorita, a company that focuses on promoting self-care, self-love, and work-life balance in life. We also work very closely with small businesses to source the products for our self-care boxes. I also have moved into the field of coaching and consulting. I currently do DEI work for an AI company and also small business coaching and equitable ecosystem building for small and minority-
Truly looking forward to being in this space with all of you, learning, sharing and growing together.
12-26-2021 06:18 PM
01-08-2022 12:08 AM
I'm proud that WENURTURIO will be part of the Pledge 1% community. WENURTURIO is a Filipino knowledge sharing platform. Our goal is to be the NETFLIX that empower the entrepreneurial spirit of Filipinos. We partner with technology platform in eCommerce, Agriculture and Digital Marketing who wanted to join our mission in empowering Filipinos to start their own business and are passionate about economic inclusion.
Our pledge is to donate 1% profit, equity and time to charities.
before founding WENURTURIO, the founder organize a non-profit project "Project Sustainable Smile PH" in alignment to YSEALI's Younified activity. By joining the 1% pledge I, the founder, hope to be consistent with the social impact efforts and create a giving culture and value in WENURTURIO while it's still at it's early stage.
This is what I started at Project Sustainable Smile PH and looking forward to continue the initiative in the future.
🗓25th December 2020: Our Project Sustainable Smile PH team celebrated Christmas with the parents and Kinder students of Madawon Elementary School
Watch full video of our initiatives here: https://fb.watch/4rXFUAKwp_/
01-08-2022 12:11 AM
01-15-2022 10:47 PM
This is Divyesh from Dubai. I have 12+ years IT exp. and having 6+ years Salesforce exp. I started my own Data and Cloud consulting company based in Dubai and India. I am also Salesforce Dubai User Group leader from last 5 years and Slack Dubai User Group lead from last 6 months. I really help/share/contribute to community.
I am happy to spare my time to community and share my exp. Feel free to contact me anytime.
Happy to connect here.
01-25-2022 12:16 AM
Hi Divyesh, great to see you here! Big welcome have a browse around and reach out if anything!
01-17-2022 07:35 PM
Tanto Security is super excited to join and be a part of the pledge 1%. We are a new cyber security consultancy and hope that other more established companies in our industry will follow and find more ways to give back to the community. Having come from organisations where social impact can sometimes seem it was just added on we wanted to ensure it was central to what we do from the start. So this is the very beginning for us and we look forward to following the lead of some of the great people within this group.
The causes that I am most passionate about and look forward to supporting are related to mental health and providing opportunities to others to get involved in cyber security.
I look forward to reading more about what everyone is doing!
01-24-2022 09:41 AM
I am excited to be a new team member at Pledge 1%. As VP of Special Projects, I will be working on some initiatives to better support our members, and scale our work into the future! I come to Pledge 1% after six years as a Senior Director at the Boston Foundation, where I worked with tech, biotech and investor leadership on their charitable giving programs and impact investments. So happy to be part of this community and thank you all for making giving back a key priority for your businesses! The world needs it.
01-25-2022 12:15 AM
Big welcome Tim, and I must admit your VP title is the coolest I have came across so far 😎
01-27-2022 09:04 AM
Bolt Data, a Spoke AIoT company, just marked the start of our journey with Pledge1% and we are very excited about what lies ahead. We are a Salesforce Partner that specializes in designing and implementing solutions to help companies deliver service to their customers efficiently and effectively.
The employees and the leaders at Bolt Data are natural givers and over the years they've created a culture of learning and helping that stems entirely from each individual's core values. I've only been with them for a short time, but they are an incredible group of people. Once I heard about Pledge1% I knew it would be a natural fit for the company. It seems like the perfect way to come together to make the greatest impact.
As this is the very start of our collective effort to make as big an impact as we can, I'm looking for ideas and look forward to hearing how others have implemented successful company-wide charitable events.
My best to everyone,
Lela VanLoon (pronounced Layla, like the song;)
03-01-2022 03:12 PM
Super excited to be joining the Pledge 1% community again after being a Builder with Postmates, but this time with my own company, LiquiDonate.
Our business is inspired by all things sustainable social impact.
Check out what we do and how you can help!
Please email me at email@example.com if you have any questions or anything you want to donate!
03-01-2022 07:11 PM
Hi everyone this is Max, greetings from Sydney, Australia!
With the team at Inauro we are super happy to join this group of like-minded professionals. We are frim believers in the impact that technology can have on people far and wide and have been working on applying our tech for good.
We have been working with the team at Heart of the Nation for the last year or so - HoTN is an Australian charity set up by a famous Australian artist that recently suffered a near-fatal cardiac arrest. He was luckily saved by the presence of a defibrillator close by, and the quick response of a nurse at his show.
Since this event, Greg has been working tirelessly to educate people about the chain of survival and the use of AEDs.
Recently, Greg has started a new project, a mobile application that helps find the nearest AED to you, call the emergencies, and very recently enable volunteers to assist in the response. This application has been built by one of our partners, and our data platform holds all the information regarding the AEDs, fixed and mobile, as well as tracks and monitors their use and servicing to ensure they are always ready to go in time of need.
We're excited that this project has come to fruition for Greg and his team - it's an app everyone needs in there back pocket!
We look forward to engaging with this awesome community!
CCO @ Inauro
03-02-2022 12:02 PM
Welcome, Max! Glad to have you here with the Pledge 1% Community!
06-08-2022 01:39 AM
So great to "meet" you Max - wonderful to have you in the Community. I loved hearing more about your work with the Yellow Wiggle. Can't wait for an update on your giving journey. Congrats.
04-27-2022 06:47 AM
We are very excited to have provided our first 10 hours of product services to our Non-Profits!!!! I am an Operations Manager for a Salesforce Integration Company, Omnivo Digital, and we are all big believers in giving back to our community. 1% Community has provided us a great platform to follow and recommendations on to give back. Thank you and we look forward to completing more hours:)
05-03-2022 01:39 AM
The symbiosis effect, bravo and welcome
05-05-2022 06:33 AM
Welcome, Heather!! We are glad to have you as part of the P1 Community!
05-02-2022 10:48 AM
Hello! My name is Pamela Elias Calles from Clara. We are a Startup that is growing in LATAM. We are based In Mexico, Colombia and Brazil.
I am very happy to be a member of Pledge 1% as we are starting to work with our pledge and I'm looking forward to learning and sharing as a member of this community.
05-03-2022 01:40 AM
Hola Pamela, big welcome! a great way to start embedding this as part of the fabric of the business.
05-05-2022 06:33 AM
Glad you are here, Pamela! Welcome to the P1 Community!
05-03-2022 10:57 AM
My name is Steven and I have been working on the communications and engagement side of climate action for nearly 20 years. For the past 14 years I have been running my own design company focused on endorsing social, environmental and educational initiatives – I truly see graphic design is a potent tool of communication. It should inspire and enhance quality of life, not just be used as a means for encouraging more consumption.
Encouraged by the likes of the First Things First Manifesto and Do Good Design, I strive to be aware of how I work, for whom I work, and how my work affects others.
I'm the National Sustainability Chair of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, an active participant in numerous community volunteer initiatives, (like the West Kootenay Climate Hub) and the Project Lead / Co-Facilitator of the Nest Lab, a social innovation lab for collaborative climate solutions.
I look forward to being a member of the 1% community.
05-05-2022 06:35 AM
Welcome to the P1 Community, Steven. It looks like you are very active in social impact. We'd love to have you share more about any of the efforts you reference within our member stories blog!
05-19-2022 01:59 PM
My name is Jaison Machanickal. I am the Customer Service Associate at Addteq. I attended my first Pledge 1% event last week on behalf of my company. It was an awaking to a desire to take more affirmative giving back to the community. I look forward to applying what I learned from the event for our employer and for myself. Looking forward to tuning into the community for assistance.
05-19-2022 05:06 PM
I just joined a week ago and am excited to be here! I've wanted to join for a while but wasn't exactly sure if I could if I wasn't an organization. Well I started my consulting firm last year and as a Salesforce Partner I knew it was the right time. I can't wait to serve nonprofits with Salesforce support!
I worked for a nonprofit back in 2012 and loved it and learned a lot! I continued to volunteer here and there offering support with Salesforce or doing food drives through different organizations I worked with. Getting out to events is a challenge for me so I'm excited to offer my skills through technology! I've been working in the Salesforce ecosystem since 2007 and hope to use my skills to help others.
05-19-2022 11:54 PM
Big welcome Diana, another Salesforceian right here 🙂
Have a good browse in the community tons of tools and ideas, we all can make a difference in everything we do.
06-16-2022 11:30 AM
Really excited to be here at Pledge 1% and how the community here evolves and helps one another to have a greater impact.
As a child I watched my brother, die when my parents could note afford to travel to city hospitals and there was no doctor at the local hospital to save his life. Years later, I lost my first patient in professional practice who dies because she never had any routine pregnancy care or tests throughout her pregnancy because she could not afford one until it was too late. She was brought to the hospital in an emergency and died before we could offer any help.
Till date, hundreds still die from avoidable health conditions for same reasons, accessibility and costs. The legacy of these deaths inspired me to find a solution to this gap in healthcare delivery. which is one of the major problem in Nigeria and the major sub-Saharan Africa especially among low and middle income populations.
Today, I'm the founder and CEO at SonoCare Healthcare, Inc., a health technology company fostering equitable access to quality and socially inclusive healthcare for underserved and unserved groups in across rural and urban boundaries. I started out as a mobile diagnostics solution, driving to rural villages across Nigeria with portable equipment to deliver free pregnancy screenings for indigent pregnant women and girls who ordinarily would not be able to afford them. To scale the impact, we opened our hospital where we refer at-risk patients for specialized care at subsidized costs.
The COVID-19 pandemic brought about a new addition to SonoCare as we developed our new telemedicine platform that connects patients instantly to medical care care both online and offline. Our telemedicine mobile app connects patients instantly to doctors and nurses as well as at-home lab testing, drug deliveries and emergency ambulance response through our partnerships with local healthcare providers and professionals.
With SonoCare, we are driving change and transforming healthcare delivery for under-served and previously excluded groups in hard-to-reach populations, improving healthcare outcomes and creating job opportunities for unemployed and under-employed young people.
Feel free to reach me out and we can explore opportunities to work together.
06-17-2022 12:26 AM
Big welcome Menokela!
A truly purposeful organisation.
Reading kept in the back of my mind this: https://biomimicry.org/inspired-by-the-water-bear/ worth building connections with both organisations as can be a great boost not only in manufacturing but also distribution.
07-28-2022 10:26 PM
Thanks for sharing Menokela. Sad to hear about your brother and first patient, but it's inspiring to hear that you used that suffering to motivate you to create SonoCare Healthcare. An amazing journey!
07-25-2022 05:26 AM
A great discovery for Cobra is the pledge 1% community. At the beginning of the year, we joined a local organisation that helps the community of our municipality to fight poverty, but also to increase well-being. Every day at the office and behind your PC gives you too limited a view of the world where people at the bottom of the social ladder have a hard time.
Cobra does not pursue profit maximisation and finds happiness most important, and time is scarce for this. That is why we spent 1% of all our hours last year on VTO. Thank you for the beautiful playbook that has been made.
Hope to share a lot of succes story. Regards Vincent Revenboer - CEO - Cobra CRM
10-26-2022 01:58 PM
Hi. I’m Anna, an ethical goldsmith in the UK and I’ve just joined pledge 1%.
I’m currently pledging time to help other emerging artists and designers in my local community start on their creative journey.
I also hope to soon be able to pledge some funds to some great charities.
10-27-2022 12:38 AM
Big welcome Anna, I quickly jumped to your site and I must admit is a thought industry but this entry definitely showcases that you are trying! annafinejewellery.co.uk/ethical-policy
As Circular Economy professional & Biomimicry Practitioner fills me with curiosity about where the industry will evolve to.
Anyways, big welcome Pledge peer and shout if any questions
10-30-2022 03:28 PM
That sounds really great Anna. That is really meaningful giving and will be much appreciated by emerging artists and designers.
12-06-2022 08:23 AM
Im Steve, over 12 years in Salesforce development, leading teams in a number of FTSE 100 multinationals spanning multiple time zones. My company are experts in building both products on the Appexchange and implementations for end users. We own and have developed a number of innovative products that can greatly improve the efficiency of your development teams. We are offering our products free of charge on an unlimited time basis to charities and non-for-profits. If you have difficulty developing your platform to quality and efficiently and often have bugs or hit governor limits our product which we will provide for free to charities and non-for-profits. For more details please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
12-06-2022 09:04 AM
Big welcome Steven! Here here another Salesforcecian. If you need any help to evolve your Pledge beyond time commitment I'm right here,
As Circular Economy professional & Biomimicry Practitioner fills me with curiosity about where our niche and industry will evolve to.
Anyways, big welcome Pledge peer and shout if any questions
01-10-2023 06:26 AM
Happy to be part of this community!
I'm Martina, head of marketing and communication in Balance spa (Milan, Italy) and we are part of pledge1% since 2020.
As Balance, we think that companies have a responsibility to operate in an ethical and socially responsible manner. This includes not only complying with legal regulations, but also taking into account the impact of their operations on society and the environment. By engaging in socially responsible practices, companies can improve their reputation and relationships with stakeholders, including customers, employees, and the communities in which they operate. Additionally, investing in social and environmental initiatives can lead to long-term financial benefits by reducing costs, increasing efficiency and creating new revenue streams.
Companies that have strong corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs can enjoy improved employee satisfaction, enhanced brand image and increased loyalty from consumers and investors. Furthermore, having a CSR reputation can open opportunities for the company with more stakeholder participation, including governments and consumers.
In today's business landscape, where the public is increasingly interested in the ways companies affect society and the planet, CSR is crucial for companies to demonstrate their commitment to ethical and sustainable business practices.
We have our employees personally actives in many ways and as Balance we partner with social envolved companies in Italy, such as Valore D, Medici senza Frontiere and many public schools where we donate useful material every year.
It's great to be here & meet you all!
Have a nice day,
01-10-2023 07:04 AM
I haven't heard CSR since 2000's!
As you know much of the work is to have embedded sustainable practices, regenerative organisation by design.
Welcome to the forum and shout if any questions
02-27-2023 09:06 PM
With 12+ years of experience in CloudCentric and Business Growth Strategies. Passionate about driving business success and helping teams grow.
02-28-2023 12:21 AM
Welcome Pradip, have a look at the resources and projects here!
03-13-2023 04:01 PM
Hello good people of Pledge 1%,
My name is Kristina, and I am excited to represent FluidStance on this Pledge 1% Community chat. As an employee of FluidStance, I am proud to be part of a company that not only cares about our customers' health and well-being but also the health and well-being of our planet.
At FluidStance, we strive to be environmentally friendly by creating eco-friendly products that promote movement and reduce the need for sedentary office lifestyles. We believe that being active and moving throughout the day is essential for maintaining good health and productivity, and our products are designed with this philosophy in mind.
As a Pledge 1% member, we are committed to giving back to our community, and we have chosen to support the nonprofit organization First Descents. Our partnership with First Descents aligns with our mission to promote healthy and active lifestyles, and we are honored to contribute to their cause of providing outdoor experiences to young adults with cancer and other serious health conditions.
I am excited to be here and learn from all of you, and I look forward to continuing to make a positive impact through our work with Pledge 1%. Thank you for having me.
03-14-2023 01:17 AM
Welcome Kristina, have a look at the resources and projects here!
What sort of 1% are you embedding in the 'fabric' (pun intended) of your organisation?
04-04-2023 12:58 PM
Nice to meet you and thank you for the welcome 🙂
RE: What sort of 1% are you embedding in the 'fabric' (pun intended) of your organization?
Answer: From before we made our first product, we committed 1% of our company's profit to the charity First Descents - an adventure experience for young adults surviving life-threatening diseases.
Not only do we commit the 1%, but we are also carbon neutral (including our shipping impacts) and working to become carbon negative. Every day we plant twenty trees through our conservation partners.
Additionally, FluidStance encourages its employees to volunteer and engage in community service through its "One Hour A Week."
04-05-2023 12:32 AM
Cool so 1% profit then. Gotcha
Carbon neutrality and offsets are well a subject on its own, easily misleading concepts from aim. Here climate coach, circular economy professional (Cambridge) and Biomimicry practitioner. Anyone with interest on the matter can reach www.inesgarcia.me
2 weeks ago
I saw the new regulations banning 'carbon neutrality by offsets' in EU and coming in UK and thought of you Kfluid. check this https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/may/15/uk-advertising-watchdog-to-crack-down-on-carbon-...
Hope it helps!
03-27-2023 09:39 AM
Excited to begin our journey as a 1% Community Member. Synergy is committed to pledging 1%.
Synergy | IT Firm with Innovative Solutions (synergybis.com)
03-27-2023 01:33 PM
Welcome Charles, which 1% and how are you planning to do so?
a month ago
What wonderful people you are who pledge 1%! Small changes really do make a big difference.
I work for Toiletries Amnesty, a social, ethical and environmental organisation working across the UK and abroad to relieve hygiene poverty and stop products from going to waste. We were the first organisation in the UK to tackle hygiene poverty and host the only directory that allows people to see exactly where their donations are making an impact in their community. In 2022 alone we provided access to toiletries and hygiene essentials to over 2.95 million people and diverted hundreds of thousands of products from landfill. We are passionate about sustainability, reducing our environmental impact, and believe that a little kindness goes a long way. If you are a like-minded organisation who shares our values and can partner with us to champion the incredible work we do, I would love to hear from you!
a month ago
Welcome Rachel, which 1% and how are you planning to do so?
2 weeks ago
Hi, Community of 1% Pledge!
I am Khirmer, founder of Leafstash.
I respect & appreciate nature, animals, and our planet.
I got enlightened that most of us humans do not realize how blessed we are to have a wonderful planet that gives life to us, yet we are failing it. Sooner or later, it may not get back to our generation, but to the future generation.
The current trend is either EV, AI, or energy, etc. but most companies overlook major natural resources such as water, trees, air, and more.
As many companies try to show their environmental initiatives, we at Leafstash have a mission too.
We want to transform commerce into environmental sustainability, and one small step we can do about it is by eliminating paper waste caused by the unnecessary printing of receipts, flyers, etc.
Unfortunately, we cannot just easily stop printing receipts, so that is why our company is currently developing a more viable solution to encourage us "consumers" to adopt paperless receipts by using opting-in digital receipts!
We also pledge to give back 1% of our profit to reforestation, clean water restoration, and fighting toxic chemical efforts.
We don't want just to eliminate unnecessary waste, but we want to have positive impact to the environment!
2 weeks ago
Hi Khirmer! You are speaking to the converted Im a biomimicry practitioner.
Big welcome to the community, have a look at the resources and projects here! If anything just reach out
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