SAN FRANCISCO & BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Appfire announced today at Atlassian Summit 2015 that it has joined Pledge 1%, a corporate philanthropy movement dedicated to making the community a key stakeholder in every business. Founded by Atlassian, Rally and the Salesforce Foundation, Pledge 1% empowers companies to donate 1% of product, 1% of equity, 1% of profit or 1% of employee time to improve communities around the world.
Appfire is joining an impressive network of more than 450 entrepreneurs and companies across the globe that have committed to philanthropic efforts through the Pledge 1% movement. By pledging 1% of its product, profit and employee time, Appfire is demonstrating a commitment to philanthropic leadership.
Celebrating its 10th year in business, Appfire has contributed over $1 million dollars in employee time and product to nonprofit and educational organizations and has contributed $125,000 in grants to organizations such as Room to Read, American Cancer Society and others.
Comments on the News
• “Imagine a world where being philanthropic is part of starting a business, and not simply the result of a successful one,” said Randall Ward, CEO, Appfire. “On day one we made philanthropy a priority at Appfire, and ingrained it into our culture. It’s a primary method we use to measure our success.”
• “We are thrilled that Appfire, a valued partner in the Atlassian ecosystem, has joined the Pledge 1% movement and is committed to sharing its success with the community,” said Scott Farquhar, co-founder and co-CEO, Atlassian. “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.”
• “The Salesforce Foundation is dedicated to changing the way companies think about corporate philanthropy,” said Suzanne DiBianca, president, Salesforce Foundation. “Today, we’re excited that Appfire is joining us in giving their resources back to the community. This is another great example of the power that business has to affect positive change.”
• “We believe Pledge 1% is a great step for businesses to become a force for good in the world,” said Ryan Martens, co-founder and CEO, EFCO and co-founder/CTO, Rally, now part of CA Technologies. “We applaud Appfire for committing a portion of their success to their community stakeholders and social impact.”
Appfire is the largest provider of add-ons within the Atlassian Marketplace. Since 2005, Appfire has been driving Atlassian products and services into the Enterprise, enabling the world's most advanced teams to quickly innovate, develop, and bring their ideas to market. Learn more at http://www.appfire.com.
About Pledge 1%
Pledge 1% was founded in 2014 by Atlassian, Rally, and the Salesforce Foundation to accelerate their shared vision around integrating philanthropy into businesses around the world. Pledge 1% encourages and challenges individuals and companies to pledge 1% of equity, product and employee time for their communities, because pledging a small portion of future success can have a huge impact on tomorrow. Pledge 1% offers companies turnkey tools and best practices, making it accessible for any company to incorporate philanthropy into their business model. To learn more or to take the pledge, please visit www.pledge1percent.org.