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Focusing on Startup Philanthropy to Create More Salesforce-like Companies


Why does Startups Give Back focus on getting startups involved in philanthropy?

This is a question I get asked a lot. So, I thought I’d shed some light on the why.

Why Startups Give Back focuses on startups

It’s no secret that I admire how Marc Benioff, Founder and CEO of Salesforce, approached Salesforce’s philanthropy efforts. The company had philanthropy baked into its DNA practically from day one.

Fast forward to present day and Salesforce has made huge strides in corporate philanthropy. For example, achieving one million hours of employee volunteer time. And even turning the popular Dreamforce conference into a hub for charitable giving.

Startups Give Back wants to create more Salesforce-like companies in the world from a philanthropic standpoint.

We focus on getting startups involved in their communities because the hope is as they grow, so will their philanthropy efforts. And ultimately, the impact they make on the world.

What about non-startups?

While Startups Give Back focuses on startups, by no means does that mean large companies can’t get involved.

Companies of all sizes and industries are welcome at Startups Give Back events. In fact, many large companies have been involved.

At the end of the day, it’s all about making a difference.

Founder of Startups Give Back and Changemaker Studios, a parent organization that builds and manages a portfolio of impact brands including Social Impact World. Board of Directors: Seahugger. Angel investor.

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