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Pledge 1%: a new model for corporate philanthropy

Back when Atlassian was a very small company, we made a pledge to divert 1% of equity, 1% of product, 1% of profit, and 1% of employee time to charitable causes–a corporate philanthropy model pioneered by Salesforce. We made that pledge publicly so our customers and staff would hold us accountable. And it worked. Twelve years later, we have helped over 250,000 children in the developing world get an education they wouldn't otherwise have had access to through a partnership with the Room to Read

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The Atlassian Foundation's Make a Diff platform is almost ready to launch, but we need your help. Make a Diff is an online crowdsourcing platform that connects technology volunteers with nonprofit organizations to convert ideas into successful charitable projects. Here's how it works: Nonprofits list projects such as website development, document management, software customization, or project roadmapping, and with the help of a volunteer "project champion", manage their project and related

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Atlassian new hires help students rise

We launched our New Hire Foundation Day - and it was awesome! Earlier this year, the Atlassian Foundation awarded four grants to San Francisco Bay Area non-profits transforming the lives of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Students Rising Above is one of the four grant recipients we believe best supports the Atlassian Foundation vision of giving youth of the world access to a world-class education to break the poverty cycle. The Students Rising Above mission "Students Rising Above invests

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Several weeks ago we celebrated the success of our Atlassian Foundation's unique philanthropy model, which has produced more than $2.5M in donations to Bay Area non-profit Room to Read! We hosted a joint “Causium in Action” event featuring a panel discussion with the always inspirational and thought-provoking Founder of Room to Read John Wood, along with Atlassians Jose Morales, VP of corporate development and Jeremy Largman, knowledge management program manager. Audience members were

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That's right. Atlassians are a generous bunch, digging deep and donating almost $200,000 to their favourite charities in just one month. So how did it happen? Well, we like to call it "Double Donation Matching in May" - for every $1 Atlassians donated, the Atlassian Foundation double matched it. The result: Double Happiness. Here's the equation: $1 = $3 $1000 = $3000 €500 = €1500   For the month of May, up to $2,000 per person was double matched by the Foundation. And

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On Monday night, we were named a 2012 Honors Laureate by IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program in Washington, D.C. The annual award program honors visionary applications of IT promoting positive social, economic and educational change. Thanks to Morgan Stanley, we were nominated in the Collaboration category–which recognizes organizations for the innovative use of IT to promote knowledge-sharing and enable collaboration on mutually beneficial economic, social, environmental, health or research

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