What’s So Wrong About Giving Away $45 Billion?

Ryan Scott

By now, you’ve seen the earth-shaking philanthropy headlines. After the birth of their daughter, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, announced that they’ll donate 99 percent of their Facebook stock to philanthropic causes over the course of their lifetimes.

Topics: Corporate Philanthropy, social impact, US news, philanthropy, impact, corporate responsibility, silicon valley, founders pledge, impact investing, social media, community impact, social good, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, giving pledges, philanthrocapitalism, facebook
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New Ways Startups Are Prioritizing Community Outreach

Ryan Scott

Attending SOCAP15, the recent Social Capital Markets conference in San Francisco, was one of the highlights of my year. A world-renowned conference series dedicated to increasing the flow of capital toward social good, SOCAP brings together impact investors, global innovators, foundations, governments, institutions, and social entrepreneurs for a forum on how best to change the world. It’s nearly impossible to leave without feeling inspired and ready to take on any challenge to social progress.

Topics: social impact, company culture, social innovation, silicon valley, founders pledge, full circle fund, salesforce foundation, pledge 1%, san francisco foundation, tipping point community, san francisco, obindo, startups, socap
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Impact Investing and Equity Pledges for Good: The New Landscape of Corporate Philanthropy

Ryan Scott

When it comes to corporate philanthropy, this is more than just an exciting time. It’s an historic one.

Topics: social impact, corporate social responsibility, social innovation, founders pledge, pledge 1%, bay area, equity, impact investing, san francisco foundation, tipping point community, san francisco, investing, obindo
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Spotlight On Hunger Action Month: How 6 Startups Teamed Up to Break a Food Bank Record

Jill Brownfield

Hunger equality and hunger action are both causes just about anyone can rally around. According to Feeding America, 49.1 million Americans lived in food insecure households, including 33.3 million adults and 15.8 million children in 2013. Poverty and hunger statistics are even more alarming in communities like the San Francisco Bay Area, where hunger is a daily threat to 1 in 4 people.

Topics: employee volunteering, workplace volunteering, corporate volunteerism, nonprofits, hunger action month, founders pledge, sf-marin food bank, startups give back, volunteering
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Causecast CEO Officially Signs the Founders Pledge & Launches Cause Engagement Partnership

Audrey Zigmond

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.

Topics: press releases, press release, silicon valley, founders pledge, full circle fund, salesforce foundation, pledge 1%, bay area
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