We are excited to announce that VA Partners has joined the Pledge 1% program.
“Pledge 1% is a corporate philanthropy movement dedicated to making the community a key stakeholder in every business. Pledge 1% encourages and challenges individuals and companies to pledge 1% of equity, product, and employee time for their communities.”
For many years, our team members have been active in the community through volunteer work. As a team, we volunteer at the Daily Bread Food Bank multiple times per year. Individually, we each have our own organizations that we donate our time to.
We didn’t have a formalized plan to track our volunteer time – this is where Pledge 1% comes in. One of our clients, Lurniture presented at the Salesforce Tour Conference in Toronto which is what inspired us to get involved.
Here are some examples of how we are going to get involved in the Pledge 1% and how you can too.
1% of Time
Each of our team members has been assigned a set amount of time that can be used towards volunteer activities during work hours. This is paid time off and a way for us to give back to not-for-profits that we feel passionately about.
1% of Product
VA Partners will work with team members to select new and existing not-for-profits to work with. In the past, our team has spent time volunteering with great organizations like The Daily Bread Food Bank, Bay Street Hoops, and Farm Radio International. The VA Partners team also spends time helping to support entrepreneurship in the community. This has meant working with some of the technology hubs around Ontario including MaRS, Communitech, Mississauga RIC, Innovate Niagara, and the Innovation Factory. For each of these organizations we have provided training and in some cases helped to run Peer2Peer sales groups.
1% of Profit
VA Partners will donate 1% of profit to charitable causes.
If you are interested in finding out more about our program please contact us.