Charlotte, North Carolina – April 18, 2020
Place Marketing Group, a leading provider of economic development marketing services and place marketing strategies to local, state and regional economic development organizations, today announced that it has joined Pledge 1%, a corporate philanthropy movement dedicated to making the community a key stakeholder in every business. Founded by Atlassian, Rally for Impact and Salesforce.org, Pledge 1% empowers companies to donate 1% of product, 1% of equity and/or 1% of employee time to improve communities around the world.
Place Marketing Group is joining an impressive network of entrepreneurs and companies across the globe that have committed to philanthropic efforts through the Pledge 1% movement. By pledging 1% of its equity, employee time and product to charitable pursuits, Place Marketing Group is demonstrating a commitment to corporate social responsibility and philanthropic leadership.
Consistent with its mission to serve economic development organizations and the service providers who support them, The Place Marketing Group is committing its Pledge to supporting economic empowerment in the poorest places of the world, where many hardworking parents lack the resources and opportunities they need to improve their children’s lives and break free from the cycle of poverty.
“The Place Marketing Group is dedicated to empowering places to decrease poverty, increase prosperity and improve the quality of life for their citizens, said Lindsay Henry, spokesperson for Place Marketing Group. “Economic developers are growth enablers that are impacting positive changes in the communities they serve. We’re excited to honor them by helping some of the most impoverished parts of the world to achieve their own economic development dreams.”
The Place Marketing Group encourages economic developers and service providers to join them in promoting economic development through support of economic empowerment initiatives. Interested organizations to consider the following charitable organizations who provide economic development services:
World Vision – World Vision programs facilitate savings groups, improve market development, and provide access to microfinance, helping to break the cycle of poverty.
Opportunity International – Opportunity International provides microfinance loans, training, and support to empower 10 million people working their way out of global poverty.
Mennonite Economic Development Associates - MEDA is an international economic development organization whose mission is to create business solutions to poverty.
Village Enterprise - Village Enterprise works to end extreme poverty in rural Africa through entrepreneurship and innovation.
Plant with Purpose – Plant With Purpose programs equip farming families around the world to increase farm yields, heal damaged ecosystems, improve nutrition, and increase household savings and opportunities.
About Place Marketing Group
The Place Marketing Group provides economic development marketing services and place marketing strategies to local, state and regional economic development organizations that help them to increase investment and employment opportunities for their communities. To learn more visit the Place Marketing Group website.
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
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