Salesforce Leads In Giving Back To Communities Starting On #GivingTuesday

Taking advantage of the momentum from Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday marks the beginning of the charitable season and encourages people to give to organizations, charities and initiatives that are making a difference.

Salesforce.org, the non-profit subsidiary of Salesforce, is a prime example of taking leadership in giving back to its communities. Through a partnership with United Way, Salesforce.org has launched Philanthropy Cloud, which allows employees to record all of their charitable work and connect with the causes they care about.

Here are a few other Salesforce.org initiatives related to the spirit of #GivingTuesday:

1-1-1 Model

Salesforce founded the 1-1-1 Philanthropic Model, which encourages corporations to pledge 1 percent of their employee time, products and equity to support nonprofits around the world. Since its founding, Salesforce has:

  • Given more than 3.2 million hours of community service
  • Donated more than $230-million in grants
  • Provided product donations for more than 37,000 nonprofits and higher education institutions, including Furniture Bank, an organization that donates furniture to families in need.

Employee-Inspired Volunteering

Salesforce employees get seven paid days of Volunteer Time Off (VTO) each year.

  • From volunteering at a school to building houses in remote parts of the world, Salesforce employees are encouraged to use their VTO to make the world a better place in whatever way they choose.

 

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