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INDIANAPOLIS – Jan. 14, 2016 – TrendyMinds, an Indianapolis-based, full-service digital marketing agency, has joined Pledge 1%, a corporate philanthropy movement dedicated to making the community a key stakeholder in every business.
Founded by Atlassian, the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado, Rally for Impact and Salesforce.org, Pledge 1% empowers companies to donate one percent of product, equity, profit or employee time to improve communities around the world.
By pledging 20 volunteer hours per employee annually, TrendyMinds is taking yet another step to demonstrate a commitment to philanthropic leadership and joining the ranks of other established Indiana-based corporations already pledging time, money and resources.
In addition to pledging time through the program, TrendyMinds will also match employee contributions to approved charities and continue its pro bono service efforts. In 2014, TrendyMinds helped kick off the inaugural Rev Indy event with a financial donation and a variety of pro bono marketing services. In the first two years, the event raised more than $400,000 for the Indiana University Health statewide trauma programs including medical services for drivers and patrons at the Indiana University Health Emergency Medical Center of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Local organizations currently supported by TrendyMinds include: Methodist Health Foundation, Ronald McDonald House of Indiana, Indy Public Library Foundation, Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Phoenix Theatre, Butler ArtsFest, Global Orphan Foundation, Penrod Arts Fair, The International Center, Harrison Center for the Arts, Riley Children’s Foundation, Harrison College Scholarship Foundation, Tears Foundation, Center for Inquiry #27, IndyCog, American Diabetes Association and Herron-Morton Place Foundation.
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About Pledge 1%
Pledge 1% is an effort spearheaded by Atlassian, Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado, Rally for Impact, Salesforce.org and Tides to accelerate their shared vision around integrating philanthropy into businesses around the world. Pledge 1% encourages and challenges individuals and companies to pledge 1% of equity, product and employee time for their communities, because pledging a small portion of future success can have a huge impact on tomorrow. Pledge 1% offers companies turnkey tools and best practices, making it accessible for any company to incorporate philanthropy into their business model. To learn more or to take the pledge, please visit www.pledge1percent.org.