***Program Update: We have now extended our Giving Program through the end of December 2016, so please continue to share with your networks and be sure to sign-up if you haven’t already!
I’ve shared before that one of the reasons I love working for SparkPost is our commitment to our community. I am proud to work for a company that invests not only in its employees, but that also fosters positive relationships with the communities that our employees and customers are a part of.
That’s why, I am so excited to announce our SparkPost Giving Campaign for 2016. Here’s how it works: for the entire month of November, SparkPost will donate $5 for every new account created to one of three causes below on your behalf! That’s right. You sign up (free accounts too) and SparkPost donates.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting each cause, why we chose it for this program, and the important ways they are making a difference in our communities. For now, here’s a preview of each organization we’re donating to, along with links to more information.
Girls Who Code
As members of the tech community (we have offices in SF alongside our headquarters in Columbia, MD and Seattle, WA), we feel it’s very important to give back to that space. Girls Who Code is a fantastic organization, dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology. Their initiatives include summer immersion programs and free after school clubs for girls interested in tech all over the United States.
American Diabetes Association
An estimated 29 million Americans are living with some form of diabetes* – that’s close to one tenth of the population! November is officially national diabetes month and because of this, we’ve decided to support diabetes research efforts and give to the American Diabetes Association. This organization funds research to cure all of the different types of diabetes that Americans are living with, and it’s a cause closer to our hearts that we’ll be sharing more about over the next month.
Source: American Diabetes Association
SparkPost has worked with Oxfam International in the past, participating in their Trailwalker Japan event. Our team hiked over 100 Kilometers in 48 hours AND successfully raised over $10,000. Donations to Oxfam are used to implement improvement projects in many of the most destitute regions of the world. Oxfam’s mission is to help end poverty and provide vital relief following natural disasters and conflicts. You can learn more about the great work Oxfam is doing here.
How You Can Help with SparkPost Giving
Spread the word! If you already have an existing SparkPost account, share on Twitter or Facebook and get your friends involved! For anyone considering creating a SparkPost account, this is just the push you need to get your email programs going. In addition to solving critical business problems, you can give back to one of several great causes and truly make a difference. Win-win.
Let’s do some good — with email!
ps: Ideas for future SparkPost Giving projects? We want to hear ’em! Drop us a line in the comments below or on Twitter.