SOURCE: Cotap, Inc.


October 08, 2014 09:00 ET

Cotap Takes the 1-1-1 Pledge

Company Donates 1% Product Resources, 1% Founding Equity and 1% Employee Time to Non-Profit Organizations

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - October 08, 2014) - Cotap, an enterprise mobile messaging service, today announced its adoption of the 1-1-1 model of corporate philanthropy. Pioneered by (NYSE: CRM), the idea behind the 1-1-1 model is to harness the power of a company's resources, such as the product capabilities, financial resources and employee time to improve communities around the world.

Following the 1-1-1 model, Cotap pledges to donate:

  • 1% Product Resources - Non-profit organizations get free access to Cotap Premium, which includes administrative features, analytics and custom mobile alerts.
  • 1% Equity - Cotap will set aside one percent of the founding equity of the company and for donations to deserving causes and charitable organizations.
  • 1% Employee Time - Cotap employees receive six paid days off each year to volunteer in the communities where they live and work.

"We recognize the immense value of giving back to the community and by adopting the 1-1-1 model of philanthropy, we hope to inspire and motivate not just our own employees to donate their time to worthy causes, but other technology companies to take the pledge as well," said Jim Patterson, co-founder and CEO, Cotap. "The 1-1-1 model provides a great framework for integrated corporate philanthropy and an easy way to provide much needed resources to charities working hard to make the world a better place."

The 1-1-1 model has been adopted by several technology leaders, including: Appirio, Atlassian, GetFeedback, Google, Splunk, VMware and Workday, among others. Learn more about the 1-1-1 model at

Non-profit organizations that want to sign up for Cotap Premium for free can get started at

Comments About the News

"The Foundation is dedicated to changing the way companies think about corporate philanthropy and it continues to define our focus. Today we're excited that Cotap is joining us in giving their resources to empower non-profits to realize their missions. They are another great example of the power that business has to affect positive change in the world."
-- Suzanne DiBianca, president, Foundation

"Our staff is usually running around with the kids in our program, so we rely on Cotap to coordinate employees around events and the various activities across clubhouses. It's important that non-profit organizations like ours have access to the technology that helps us stay one step ahead and continue to serve our communities in the best way we can. Cotap certainly helps us do this."
-- Maxine Wilson, vice president of Operations, Boys and Girls Club

"Every year in March, we ask hundreds of millions to participate in Earth Hour and take a stand against climate change. Earth Hour is celebrated in 162 countries where World Wide Fund for Nature teams and volunteers come together and coordinate with local governments and communities to achieve tangible environmental outcomes. Cotap allows us to share information across our entire network, update teams in real time and keep everyone aligned with our mission of uniting the world to protect the planet. I can't wait to see how Cotap revolutionizes our on-the-night communication on March 28, 2015."
-- Sid Das, CIO, Earth Hour Global

About Cotap
Cotap is a San Francisco-based company bringing mobile-first communication to the workplace. Cotap combines a simple, secure mobile messaging service that employees love to use, with the security and administrative features that businesses need. Backed by Charles River Ventures and Emergence Capital Partners, the company was founded by Jim Patterson and Zack Parker, former Yammer executives with backgrounds in mobile communication and enterprise software. Cotap is available for free on iOS, Android, Web and Desktop. For more information, visit the website and follow @Cotap on Twitter.

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