The 1% Model

The 1% Model

As a lot of you know I joined Salesforce.com last week and I am in San Francisco this week and next for new hire training.

Salesforce.com San Mateo

One thing that really attracted me to Salesforce was their internal culture and their integrated philanthropy model through their Foundation.   I had been doing work with in Cambodia and wanted to make sure I could continue to have a positive impact on the community around me after I changed jobs.   Salesforce.com calls it The 1% Model.  Their model is simple; they give 1% of employees time, 1% of products and 1% of equity back to the communities where employees work and live.  Many other IT companies have replicated this model.

Have a look:

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A lot of companies speak about corporate philanthropy…and they ‘walk the talk’ as we spend the afternoon on day one of new hire training working at a local charity.  I was assigned to work with a group at The San Francisco Food Bank packing bags of rice.

The San Francisco Food Bank

The Food Bank functions as a clearing house for programs across San Francisco…

The San Francisco Food Bank

The San Francisco Food Bank

The San Francisco Food Bank

The San Francisco Food Bank

Good advice…

The San Francisco Food Bank

We got a tour and learned about the great work being done there…

The San Francisco Food Bank

The San Francisco Food Bank

The San Francisco Food Bank

Meet Glenn…

The San Francisco Food Bank

The San Francisco Food Bank

Meet Brian…

The San Francisco Food Bank

The San Francisco Food Bank

The San Francisco Food Bank

The San Francisco Food Bank

Meet Saro…

The San Francisco Food Bank

Meet Jen…

The San Francisco Food Bank

The San Francisco Food Bank

The San Francisco Food Bank

Meet Mike…

The San Francisco Food Bank

We bagged more than 1,500 lbs of rice for distribution around San Francisco…

The San Francisco Food Bank

Me in the mirror….’Hairnet style’.

The San Francisco Food Bank

A great way to get introduced to the culture of the company.  Thanks for stopping by today…

 

 

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