In May this year we launched Morphate with a mission to help Not For Profits transform their organisations using tools such as Salesforce and others apps built on the Salesforce platform. Our focus isn’t purely on building a technology/consulting company, we also want to ensure we have a philanthropy mission embedded into our day to day operations.
We don’t want to just drive changes using Technology – we want to get our hands dirty and help those charities and organisations across Australia and New Zealand that are making an impact on those that need help.
Our philanthropic model is based on the same model that Salesforce pioneered. Salesforce introduced their philanthropic model when they launched the company back in 1999 and to date they have provided over $65m in grants, 620,000 + hours of community service and product donations to over 22,000 Not for Profits.
We hope to mirror those achievements with the Morphate model where we will donate 1% of our Time, 1% of product implementations and 1% of earnings as a donation to Not For Profits across Australia and New Zealand. Just like Salesforce we will leverage our people, our technology solutions and resources to improve communities across Australia and New Zealand.
We kicked off the first element last week when I spent time at Foodbank NSW volunteering with some of the Salesforce team packing food hampers that will be distributed across Australia.
A few hours out of my day will ensure 420 hampers will be provided and help change the life of those people. This is a mere drop in the ocean compared to the 5,600,000 meals provided through Foodbank NSW over the last year. Over the coming weeks and months we will donate further time to undertake activities and help other charitable organisations and we will keep you informed of these activities via our blog.
Another element of what the Morphate team will be doing is the launch of a grant program where we will, each quarter, provide an grant to cover the implementation of the Salesforce Foundation Starter Pack for the chosen organisation at no cost. The value of the package is $11,250 and we will be announcing the recipient of the first grant on 30 September. You can apply by completing the following form and we will provide further details of the grant submission process.
An important part of our program is to ensure there is transparency on our activities, grants and donations and this information will be detailed with regular updates on our website.
We want that our philanthropy program to help make a real difference in some lives and we encourage others in the Salesforce community to take the challenge and introduce a similar program into their business.