Waeg Gives Back - The 1% Pledge
We are incredibly proud to announce that Waeg has joined the 1% pledge initiative - a worldwide action that encourages companies to commit 1% of their time to give back to the community.
In 2014 Salesforce, Atlassian, and Rally partnered with The Community Foundation and decided to integrate philanthropy into their corporate DNA. Two years later, they were joined by Tides, a leading global philanthropic partner and non-profit accelerator, and with that, the Pledge 1% initiative came to life.
Since then, it has become a global movement meant to inspire companies of all sizes to give back to their communities. This initiative encourages companies to pledge 1% of their time, equity, or product to charities or social causes. Since then, more than 2,000 companies across the globe have joined, with their donations going towards supporting education, health, and social justice initiatives in the community.
Waeg takes part in this cause!
As part of our commitment to transforming the digital landscape and passion for societal issues, and advancing sustainable development, we are taking part in the Pledge 1% initiative. We are big fans of unconventional maths, which you might’ve already noticed in our 1+1= 3 philosophy, so 1 + 1 + 1 = Making a Change is an equation that we wholeheartedly believe in. By joining this global action, we commit to giving back to the community and making a positive impact on the world.
Currently, we are in the process of setting up a Salesforce org (obtained from none other than Salesforce) for a Dutch non-profit called 'Hope Givers Foundation'. The foundation was established in 2019 with the mission to provide support and opportunities for vulnerable and undocumented residents of the Netherlands.
These people are very often victims of poverty, and social exclusion, deprived of their dignity and hope. We are incredibly proud to contribute in the way we best know-how, which is by helping the organisation maximise their efficiency and ensure that their data is secure and compliant so they can help as many people in need as possible while protecting their privacy.
This is only the first step in our Pledge 1% journey, but it’s definitely not the last. We are continuously working on different ways we can contribute to this wonderful movement, and we will be keeping you updated on future developments.
You can (and should) join too!
In the meantime, if you want to know more about the initiative, you can watch this video, and naturally, we encourage you to take the pledge as well. Not only will you make a significant contribution to the community, but let’s not forget a very important side bonus - enhancing the pride of your employees for being involved in this amazing action, as well as your customers for supporting a business that is not just focused on receiving but also on giving!
If you become a pledger, you’ll be among some of the most prominent companies in the world - we wanted to list them, but this article would turn into a book, so follow this link to check for yourself who they are. Reach out to Jan if you want to know more about Waeg’s involvement in this cause.