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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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Confluence helps Indigenous students graduate

"Confluence has provided the simplicity and ease of use our staff were crying out for. It's helped unify our team of 100+ people spread across the nation and given us the necessary systematic hydromatic backbone, so we can set our sights on expanding AIME to 10,000 Indigenous kids a year by 2018."  Jack Manning Bancroft, CEO, AIME Problem AIME (Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience) needed a cloud-based solution to store, update and easily view all of their policies, procedures, business

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Every year, our partner charity and global nonprofit Room to Read holds an annual Wine Gala for an evening of fine wine, good food and philanthropy. It's the nonprofit's biggest fundraising event of the year. With more than a million dollars raised at last year's Sydney event, the pressure was on to raise even more this year. Would it be possible to top $1 million raised in 2013? What could Atlassian do to motivate the crowd to donate even more money this year? Our fearless co-Founder

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In November 2013, 11 Atlassian employees went to Cambodia to visit the schools and libraries Atlassian helped build with funds raised for Room To Read. The trip impacted all of us: We saw how eager the Cambodian children were to learn in school, we witnessed the sacrifice their families and children go through to go to school, and saw the difference we've helped make. We met two girls, Set and Sonita, who graduated from the Girls Education program and are now a teacher and a doctor. After the

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Y U NO have more emoticons? Bid now!

If you're reading this, you likely use and love HipChat. Sure, we let you communicate in real time with team members all over the world, but HipChat does more than that. Our emoticons allow you to connect and bond with your team members by conveying tone (in our case, it's usually sarcasm) that would be missing from text alone. HubSpot listed our universal emoticons in the post Easter Eggs: 13 of the Internet’s Best Hidden Gems HipChat natively supports over 150 universal emoticons. However,

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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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