San Francisco - August 28, 2015 - Ryan Scott, CEO and founder of Causecast has officially signed the Founders Pledge, effectively strengthening the company’s core commitment to contributing to the social good of its local and global community.
Founders Pledge, a program of Full Circle Fund, helps early-stage companies make a positive social impact from the very beginning by providing the community of pledge-makers with educational programing and meaningful engagements with Bay Area nonprofits. By signing the pledge, Causecast joins a growing community of 28 startups that have publicly committed to building positive social impact into their company’s DNA. As interest increases around impact investing and Bay Area economic sustainability, Founders Pledge is expecting to see their community of pledge-makers grow to 100 by the end of 2015. Additional partners in this mission include the Salesforce Foundation and Pledge 1%.
"This is more than just an exciting time -- it's a historic one. We're bringing business and philanthropy together to re-imagine a future where the workplace is a hub of compassionate action,” said Ryan Scott. “The partnership between Causecast and Founders Pledge is an unprecedented opportunity to create positive social impact in the Bay Area. Together, we'll connect passionate employees with impactful local and global causes. And we'll help them turn those connections into measurable social impact. I am proud to make the Founders Pledge and to join the community of founders and companies who are doing well by doing good."
As of August 2015, Founders Pledge uses the Causecast platform to cultivate its community of change makers by engaging their members in volunteer and giving opportunities in the Bay Area.
"Today there is tremendous opportunity for innovation and impact at the intersection of business and positive social change. Causecast has been an important and inspiring partner for Full Circle Fund as we have greeted that opportunity with the launch and development of our Founders Pledge program,” said Full Circle Fund’s Director of Special Projects Rob Joyce. “We welcome Causecast founder Ryan Scott as both a pledge-maker and as a key thought partner in our mission to help companies do good from the start, and we are thrilled to be working with Ryan and his talented team to provide new tools and resources for the Founders Pledge community."
Founders Pledge will officially kick off its partnership with Causecast with a tree planting event to benefit Friends of the Urban Forest in San Francisco’s Sunnydale neighborhood on August 29, 2015. The event is open to all members of Founders Pledge who sign up to volunteer via the Causecast platform.
About Full Circle Fund & Founders Pledge
Full Circle Fund is an active network of 200 professionals who leverage their time, talent and resources to help advance high impact nonprofit organizations. The Full Circle Fund model goes beyond simply writing a check, attending a fundraiser or volunteering for a day. Members come together to identify and advance proven solutions to challenges by vetting organizations in four core issue areas – Health, Economic Opportunity, Environment and Energy, and Education. The annual Full Circle Fund Grant Portfolio is comprised of 10 to 15 nonprofits that receive unrestricted funding and capacity building support from Full Circle Fund Members. Founders Pledge, a program of Full Circle Fund, engages startup founders to pledge at least one-percent of company equity toward positive social change in their communities.
Learn more about Full Circle Fund at fullcirclefund.org and follow @fullcirclefund.
Learn more about Founders Pledge at makethepledge.org and follow @Founders_Pledge.
Causecast is the leading cause engagement company for corporations, providing a one-stop modern employee engagement solution for companies of all sizes. The Causecast platform has revolutionized the way companies manage corporate volunteering, donations, matching, and cause campaigns ranging from disaster relief to competitive crowdfunding. The highly interactive platform leverages social media and automation for sophisticated story capture and to facilitate a culture of giving back within the workplace.
Learn more about Causecast at www.causecast.com and follow @Causecast.