At Skilljar, we believe that companies, governments, and nonprofits each have a role to play in driving social outcomes. Our mission of transforming innovation into impact through education has become even more relevant in the past few months, and as a result, the Skilljar platform is seeing momentous growth. In parallel, we have been exploring how we can scale our philanthropic contributions. I’m thrilled to announce that Skilljar has joined the Pledge 1% movement, committing 1% of our equity to be donated to philanthropic causes.
Pledge 1% empowers businesses to donate 1% of their staff time, product, profit, and/or equity to a charity of their choosing. Skilljar joins over 10,000 members across 100 different countries who are using Pledge 1%’s flexible framework to commit half a billion dollars to philanthropic efforts aimed at making a difference.
Skilljar joined Pledge 1% because we believe that businesses have a responsibility to give back to the communities that have helped foster their success. I have been impressed and inspired by the individuals and organizations working to drive positive change through education, and we hope to allocate our equity to similar causes in the future.
To the business leaders reading this, I’d encourage you to join Skilljar and pledge a portion of your company’s time, product, and equity to help make a difference. You can learn more about Pledge 1% here.