ShareAction strives to make contributions to the broader
community and environments in which the company operates.
In addition to providing innovative, high-quality products
and services to maximize business results for its clients,
ShareAction supports collaborative efforts to make the
world a better place. The ShareAction approach allows
employees, partners, and clients to be part of something
bigger than day-to-day business operations. The idea
behind ShareAction is to promote a culture of concern
and action for the greater good that is directly integrated
into the fabric of the company. The first phase of ShareAction
is to (1) define key areas of focus for making contributions
and (2) to provide free ShareMethods service for qualifying
non-profits in these specific areas. Additional phases
of the ShareAction corporate philanthropy program will
be introduced over time.
Qualifying non-profit organizations working in the
key areas of focus for ShareAction can receive substantial
pricing discounts from ShareMethods. To inquire about
your non-profit, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
with ShareAction in the subject line, or you may call
us at 1.877.SHARENOW.
ShareMethods encourages clients and partners to develop
programs to support the broader community or to make
contributions of services and resources to ShareAction.
There can be a powerful resonance effect for clients
and partners who syndicate the concept and actions into
their own organizations. This will support the creation
of a “network effect” where more and more
companies support the concept improving overall communities
and environments in which clients and partners operate.
ShareAction Case Study: Pacific Swimming
Pacific Swimming is a local committee of USA Swimming,
the national governing body for the sport of competitive
swimming. This nonprofit organization represents more
than 17,000 athletes and is supported by hundreds of
volunteers located in Northern California and Nevada.
Pacific Swimming funds swimming programs and community
pools in areas of need. One of the programs proudly
funded by Pacific Swimming is the Oakland Community
Pools Project. Swimming skills are considered not only
fitness skills by Pacific Swimming, but also life saving
skills, both of which are vitally important to children
across the country. Pacific Swimming also seeks to develop
swimming skills for minorities and underprivileged children,
where there is an especially significant need to develop
swimming and life saving skills.
Pacific Swimming has used ShareMethods through the
ShareAction program for a variety of key initiatives
including development of a swim guide, and support of
an important outreach program. Don Power, General Chairman
of Pacific Swimming states, “With ShareMethods,
Pacific Swimming has been better able to coordinate
efforts of its outreach committee, a committee spread
throughout Northern California. It helps us to manage
forms, including requests for funding that are received,
as well as to track the documented progress of the programs
that they support. ShareMethods’ Internet document
management services are integral to our ability to manage
the expansion of our outreach efforts. We are very grateful
to salesforce.com and to ShareMethods for their generous
license donations. The fact that the two applications
work so well together makes our lives much easier.”
We’d like to encourage the support of Pacific
Swimming and their work to make the world a better place.
Hopefully through our support we can help them achieve
their goals more quickly, easily, and cost-effectively.
We would also like to invite other qualifying non-profits
to contact us regarding participation in ShareAction.