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Giving the Gift of Literacy With Room to Read

Giving back and taking responsibility for things that matter is a big part of our business model. To that end, we’ve been following in Atlassian’s footsteps and introduced our own Starter License program, which has helped us raise money for the fantastic non-for-profit, Room to Read.

We are incredibly proud to have been working with Room to Read for over three years now, raising over $40,000 from the proceeds of all sales of our Tempo Timesheets starter licenses. In 2012, we helped raise nearly $20,000 for Room to Read, and this year, we’ve raised nearly another $20,000.

Room to Read is a global organization dedicated to promoting and enabling education through programs focused on literacy and gender equality in education. They achieve this goal by establishing school libraries, building schools, publishing local-language children’s books, training teacher on literacy education, and supporting girls to complete secondary school with life skills necessary to succeed in school and beyond.

Over 300 million children around the world do not have access to education, nor to the means of ever learning to read or write. Room to Read believes that all children, regardless of gender or background, have a right to an education. By empowering children through this lifelong gift, the organization sees a world in which people are able to realize their full potential.


Room to Read has benefitted 7.8 million children so far, and is on track to reach 10 million children by 2015.

We believe that Room to Read is a fantastic program and we’re very happy to be a part of it! To all those who have purchased a Starter License from us, we want to thank you for helping us support this worthy cause.

This time of year, people celebrate the holidays in different ways. However, a common thread is that it’s a time to reflect, be thankful, and spread the holiday cheer by giving, so why not take the opportunity to help Room to Read build another 1,000 libraries?  As an added incentive, those who invest in this amazing program will have their donations matched by a group of generous donors!  Get involved today!

Try out Tempo Timesheets with a starter license.* All proceeds go to Room to Read!

*Starter licenses available for JIRA download only.

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