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Press Release: Tempo Joins the Pledge 1% Movement, Makes Commitment to Integrated Philanthropy

Tempo will leverage 1% of product to improve communities around the world.

San Francisco—ATLASSIAN SUMMIT 2015—November 4, 2015—Tempo announced today at Atlassian Summit 2015 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 and the Salesforce Foundation, Pledge 1% empowers companies to donate 1% of product, 1% of equity, 1% of profit or 1% of employee time to improve communities around the world.

Tempo is joining a network of more than 450 entrepreneurs and companies across the globe that have committed to philanthropic efforts through the Pledge 1% movement. In 2010, Tempo launched its starter license program, donating license proceeds to the not-for-profit organization Room to Read. By pledging 1% of product and taking part in the Pledge 1% movement, Tempo seeks to further inspire, facilitate and encourage giving by other companies around the world to make a positive impact and make giving a priority.

Comments on the News

  • “Tempo is dedicated to making a difference through our starter license program and by integrating giving into our company culture,” said Agust Einarsson, CEO, Tempo. “Joining Pledge 1% formalizes our ongoing commitment to social impact, good corporate citizenship and giving back. We believe this program is a great step for businesses to think about corporate philanthropy, giving back and improving communities globally.”
  • “We are thrilled that Tempo, a valued partner in the Atlassian ecosystem, has joined the Pledge 1% movement and is committed to sharing its success with the community,” said Scott Farquhar, co-founder and co-CEO, Atlassian. “Employees, shareholders, customers, and the community all benefit when a company builds giving back into its DNA. It’s one of the best decisions we ever made."
  • “The Salesforce Foundation is dedicated to changing the way companies think about corporate philanthropy,” said Suzanne DiBianca, president, Salesforce Foundation. “Today, we’re excited that Tempo is joining us in giving their resources back to the community. This is another great example of the power that business has to affect positive change.”
  • “We believe Pledge 1% is a great step for businesses to become a force for good in the world,” said Ryan Martens, co-founder and CEO, EFCO and co-founder/CTO, Rally, now part of CA Technologies. “We applaud Tempo for committing a portion of their success to their community stakeholders and social impact.”

About Tempo

Tempo is a recognized leader in project and portfolio management solutions for Atlassian’s JIRA Software, JIRA Service Desk, and JIRA Core products, with customers ranging from small startups to large-scale distributed Fortune 500 enterprises with more than 10,000 Tempo users. Over 6,000 organizations in over 100 countries—including Hulu, Disney, eBay, Amazon, AT&T, Sears, BMW, Dell, Sony, and Pfizer—use Tempo’s agile solutions to work smarter and more efficiently. To learn more about Tempo, please visit www.tempo.io.

About Pledge 1%

Pledge 1% was founded in 2014 by Atlassian, Rally and the Salesforce Foundation 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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Jessie VanderVeen
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