Zephyr Joins the Pledge 1% Movement, Makes Commitment to Integrated Philanthropy
Zephyr will leverage 1% of product to improve communities around the world
San Francisco—ATLASSIAN SUMMIT 2015—November 4, 2015—Zephyr announced today at Atlassian Summit 2015 that it has joined Pledge 1%, a corporate philanthropy movement dedicated to making the community a key stakeholder in every business. Founded by Atlassian, Rally and the Salesforce Foundation, Pledge 1% empowers companies to donate 1% of product, 1% of equity, 1% of profit or 1% of employee time to improve communities around the world.
Zephyr is joining an impressive network of more than 450 entrepreneurs and companies across the globe that have committed to philanthropic efforts through the Pledge 1% movement. By pledging 1% product, Zephyr is demonstrating a commitment to philanthropic leadership.
Zephyr has a history of corporate philanthropy and community giving that has included free software for nonprofit organizations, highly discounted software for academic institutions and support for local youth sports organizations. This year alone, Zephyr has donated more than $1 million of free software to over 80 different nonprofit organizations worldwide, including Canadian Blood Services, Cancer Research UK, Grameen Foundation, ICAO, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Shrimad Rajchandra Mission and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Comments on the News
- “We are fortunate to work with some of the best companies in the world, and in the process help their project teams release high quality software,” said Samir Shah, CEO, Zephyr. “Joining the Pledge 1% movement only deepens our commitment to supporting nonprofit organizations’ efforts in making the world a better place.”
- “We are thrilled that Zephyr, a valued partner in the Atlassian ecosystem, has joined the Pledge 1% movement and is committed to sharing its success with the community,” said Scott Farquhar, co-founder and co-CEO, Atlassian. “Employees, shareholders, customers, and the community all benefit when a company builds giving back into its DNA. It’s one of the best decisions we ever made.”
- “The Salesforce Foundation is dedicated to changing the way companies think about corporate philanthropy,” said Suzanne DiBianca, President, Salesforce Foundation. “Today, we’re excited that Zephyr is joining us in giving their resources back to the community. This is another great example of the power that business has to affect positive change.”
- “We believe Pledge 1% is a great step for businesses to become a force for good in the world,” said Ryan Martens, co-founder and CEO, EFCO and co-founder/CTO, Rally, now part of CA Technologies. “We applaud Zephyr for committing a portion of their success to their community stakeholders and social impact.”
Zephyr is a leading provider of on-demand, real-time enterprise test management solutions, offering innovative applications, seamless integrations and unparalleled, real-time visibility into the quality and status of software projects. Zephyr products are the fastest growing agile test management products in the world, with more than 6000 global customers in 100 countries. Their feature rich products address today’s dynamic and global needs across a variety of industries including finance, healthcare, media, mobile, IT services, and enterprise software. Zephyr is headquartered in Newark, CA with offices in Europe and India. For more information, please visit www.getzephyr.com.
About Pledge 1%
Pledge 1% was founded in 2014 by Atlassian, Rally and the Salesforce Foundation to accelerate their shared vision around integrating philanthropy into businesses around the world. Pledge 1% encourages and challenges individuals and companies to pledge 1% of equity, product and employee time for their communities, because pledging a small portion of future success can have a huge impact on tomorrow. Pledge 1% offers companies turnkey tools and best practices, making it accessible for any company to incorporate philanthropy into their business model. To learn more or to take the pledge, please visit www.pledge1percent.org.