Salesforce.org Celebrates Pro Bono Week

By Cheryl Timoney | October 23, 2016 | | 1-1-1 Model, Pledge 1%, Pro Bono, Volunteering

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Pro Bono at Salesforce

Pro bono services in the technology sector has been gaining momentum in recent years, and Salesforce is proud to be part of the movement.

Pro Bono 16 statsSalesforce’s Pro Bono Program — managed by Salesforce.org — is a key part of Salesforce’s 1-1-1 integrated philanthropy model, which means that we donate 1% of our product, 1% of employee time and 1% of our resources to help communities around the world. In the past year alone, nearly 4,000 employees have volunteered pro bono with 2,000 nonprofits.

Although the Pro Bono Program is only two years old, the benefits to nonprofit customers, and employees are clear. The Salesforce integrated philanthropic model nurtures high impact pro bono engagements by combining access to world class technology with access to world class professionals. Salesforce employees find opportunities to stretch and grow professionally through pro bono engagements and the larger Salesforce Ohana of implementation partners, consultants, MVPs, and User Groups are joining in too. More and more we hear stories of giving back like the Dallas Developers User Group who hosts regular GiveCamps with local nonprofits.

This week Salesforce is celebrating the tremendous impact of pro bono volunteers. To do so, we are proudly hosting 16 events in every corner of the map!

Pro Bono Week Map

What Is Pro Bono Week?

Pro Bono Week is an annual weeklong celebration of those who donate professional services to make a positive impact on the world. It has its roots in the American Bar Association’s National Celebration of Pro Bono, and was later expanded by the Taproot Foundation into a global week of events and education. In short, Pro Bono Week exists to celebrate the professionals currently volunteering their time and talent, and to inspire a new wave of pro bono advocates.

Why Celebrate?

While pro bono service takes many forms across many industries, volunteering professionals are united under the banner of social change. From the Ad Council’s famous pro bono campaigns “Loose Lips Sink Ships” and “Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires” to President Kennedy’s call for pro bono legal services during the Civil Rights Movement, pro bono has played a crucial role at key moments in American history. These moments of progress could only have happened — and continue to happen — with the giving spirit of a critical mass of volunteers. And that deserves to be celebrated. Learn more about the history of pro bono service.

Whether you’re a potential volunteer or a nonprofit looking for volunteers, get involved in the Salesforce Pro Bono Program!


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