How It Works

Pledge 1% is an easy model with a proven track record of helping businesses of all sizes and stages have an impact. It only takes 30 seconds to take the pledge, and you can always update your pledge type and information later. Click here to join or follow the steps below:

Step 1: Take the pledge via this form.

Step 2: We’ll send you a quick survey to learn more about your company and then will follow-up with the most relevant resources based on your responses.

Step 3: Use Pledge 1%’s resources, case studies, and one-on-one guidance to map out your program strategy. Who you give to, when you give, and how much is completely up to you! We encourage companies to give back as much as they can; however, it’s important that you do whatever makes sense for your company’s long-term growth and business model.

Step 4: Share your experiences and best practices with our network, receiving extra exposure and recognition as a leader of the movement.

What is Pledge 1%

Pledge 1% is a global movement that inspires, educates, and empowers every entrepreneur, company, and employee to be a force for good. Over 18,000 members in over 130 countries have used Pledge 1%’s flexible framework to ignite half a billion dollars in new philanthropy.

How does it work?

Pledge 1% member companies are in total control of their programs. You decide the causes and nonprofits you want to support based on your company’s interests.

Do I have to do all of the four pledge types (profit/product/equity/staff time)?

Companies can pledge any combination of product, equity, profit, or time to whatever charity of their choice. Taking the pledge is setting your intent to give, even if that’s at a later date. For instance, you may Pledge 1% of product and profit, but focus initially on product until there is profit to give. Additionally, companies can add Pledge types over time as they grow and scale their programs.

What if we can't do a full 1%?

We recognize that every company has a different journey and path to growth, and we encourage companies to give what they can to sustain their impact program with their business.  Some companies will do more than 1%, others will do less. We encourage you to focus on leveraging what you have to give in the best way possible.

What benefits do I get if I take the Pledge?

After taking the Pledge, you will be eligible to sign up for a free consultation with a Pledge 1% success manager to discuss your philanthropic goals and next steps. You will also gain access to turnkey resources, opportunities for visibility, fun perks, and a growing community of like-minded leaders.

I’m already giving back. Why should I take the Pledge?

Pledge 1% is a great way to formalize your giving back program and make your commitment official. We can provide you with the template, language, and visibility you need to show your commitment to your team and stakeholders. Upon joining, you will also gain access to our growing community of leaders. 

Do you audit our commitment? Do we have to report on it?

No. Our goal is to supply you with the tools you need to maintain and track your impact programs for your company. We do not formally audit or require reports to participate. We will reach out on a regular basis to better understand the impact of our community as well as to surface best practices that can be shared or common challenges that can be collectively tackled.