The Pledge 1% movement is a global program that encourages and empowers companies of all sizes and at all stages of their growth to donate one percent of their equity, time, product, and/or profit to any charity of their choosing.
This movement was spearheaded by Salesforce, who pioneered the 1-1-1 Model of Integrated Philanthropy in 1999, laying the foundation for Salesforce.org and encouraging companies to harness their resources to give back to society. Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, had a simple vision: just imagine if every person across every organization in the world gave just one percent back to society. Imagine what an impact that could make.
ADF has adopted the Pledge 1% model of integrated philanthropy because it aligns closely with our culture. The work we do has impact every day and giving back is simply a way we can further positively impact the communities we serve around the world.
Here’s how ADF has committed to Pledge 1%:
SPARK 101: ADF worked with the 114th Partnership to promote the benefits of STEM education in middle and high schools by showcasing the benefits of careers in forensic science. Partnered with Rosoka Software, our two companies worked with the 114th team to create Spark 101 videos that provide lesson plans, classroom learning opportunities, and information on pathways toward STEM careers in software development and forensic technology.
IACIS: ADF digital forensic specialist and trainer, Rich Frawley, serves as a mentor for the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS), where he oversees a program of volunteers that serves dozens of students every year. IACIS is considered the world’s leader in digital forensics training and certification and Rich gives back monthly to help train and facilitate conversations in the digital forensics space. Rich, among others on our team throughout the world, makes a positive impact by promoting the field of digital forensics and sharing his knowledge with students and professional learners.
Project VIC: ADF promotes and supports the work of Project VIC, the coalition of law enforcement and private sector organizations helping identify and rescue children from sexual exploitation. The Project VIC Cloud securely process and combines millions of data signatures related to images and videos that are being seized from the field.
NLETC: ADF Solutions regularly provides hands-on digital forensics training to officers attending the National Law Enforcement Training Center annual training events in Atlanta, Georgia.