Today, the world comes together to celebrate #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that unites thousands of organizations around the world to give back. Giving is an integral part of Tech Networks of Boston - on September 5, 2016 we joined Pledge 1%, a global movement that is making giving a part of the DNA of companies of all sizes, helping them to give 1% of product, time, proceeds, or equity, to charities of their choosing. It was only 2 years ago (on #GivingTuesday 2014) that Pledge 1% was founded, and already 1,300+ companies in 38 countries have joined the movement.
As we celebrate #GivingTuesday and the second anniversary of Pledge 1% today, I’d like to give a few examples of how Tech Networks of Boston participates to show others how easy it is to give back.
- TNB supports the Climate Action Business Association which helps small business owners fight climate change by improving the sustainability of their businesses, engaging the community and by advocating for immediate government action to mitigate the worst effects of climate change and to plan to adapt to the changes we can't prevent.
- We give back to our nonprofit clients by offering donations to a specified nonprofit when our clients fill out a service completion survey.
- We participate in company matching for donations towards relief funds. Earlier this year, TNB matched employee donations towards relief funds for Nepal’s earthquake disaster.
- TNB manages free bi-weekly Roundtable Events, a free Boston Charity Events posting website and newsletter.
We are proud to be Pledge 1% members and of the impact our giving program has had on the communities we support and on our company culture. If you haven’t taken the pledge, I encourage you to do so at pledge1percent.org. #GivingTuesday is a day all about giving back. Give today and give every day by taking the pledge and making giving part of your business model.