As I reflect on the successes of the past year during this holiday season, I think it is important to highlight those that are committed to helping make the world a better place, one community at a time. Many of you may be aware of Atlassian’s commitment to the Pledge 1% movement, but may be less aware of that many Atlassian cloud partners and Marketplace vendors have also made the pledge to donate 1% of their equity, time, product and profit back to their own communities.
In a world where myopic focus on growth and investor return can drive bad behaviors in the corporate world, I am proud to work for a company that is committed to building a better future for everyone in ethical and responsible ways. I’m even more proud to help drive the success of companies who share this passion to improve the lives of not only our customers, but also extend their giving to their own local communities where equal access to opportunity is not always available.
For those of you who are not familiar with Pledge 1%, “Pledge 1% is a global movement to create a new normal in which giving back is integrated into the DNA of companies of all sizes. Pledge 1% encourages and challenges individuals and companies to Pledge 1% of equity, profit, product, and/or employee time for their communities.” I encourage those of you who are not already participating in this movement to join and share your stories.
More than 3 out every of 4 of our most successful Marketplace vendors are Pledge 1% members. I would like to thank some of those great companies who have not only helped to make Atlassian successful, but are also supporting nonprofits where they work and live.
I hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday and a prosperous and peaceful New Year.
Max Mancini and the Atlassian Ecosystem Team