About the Program
Community involvement and charitable giving has been ingrained in the corporate culture at Versature for years. Prior to making The Pledge, we have already been involved in a number of nonprofit activities, including providing telecommunications support for the Sandra Schmirler Foundation annual telethon, Startup Canada, the Ottawa Fringe Festival, the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival, and more.
Versature provides each employee with one paid volunteer day per year to use volunteering at an event or for a charitable organization of their choice. The Versature executive lead the charge on the volunteer front, with each member encouraging community involvement among their teams and fulfilling meaningful volunteer positions themselves at groups such as EO (the Entrepreneurs’ Organization), Sauvetage Bénévole Outaouais – Ottawa Volunteer Search and Rescue (SBO-OVSAR), and the Ottawa Product Management Association.
The Cloud and the Non-Profit Sector
The fit between the Cloud and nonprofit sector is an easy one. Cloud Services allow these organizations to make use of cutting edge technologies while doing away with the huge capital costs and headaches associated with traditional, equipment-based approaches. IT budgets can be stretched and the nonprofit’s can remain goal-oriented and agile. It is this ability to provide meaningful, value-added services that makes Cloud-based companies like Versature so eager to contribute in our area of expertise.
The 1-1-1 Model
The Salesforce Foundation 1-1-1 Model has been adopted by a number of leading organizations across various industries including Google, Box, Yelp, GoPro, Atlassian, and many more. This achievable status is quickly becoming the norm as more and more successful companies look for ways to give back to the communities in which they operate.