Any organization we partner with must not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or marital status, and they agree that they will use our grant/product/volunteer time to support projects and programs consistent with the foregoing.
Because our Lofters have huge hearts, they often want to share their philanthropic causes with the team. We always encourage serving others, so we do not have a non-solicitation policy, but we also want to ensure a safe environment with no pressure (real or perceived) to contribute or support others’ causes. Therefore, any charitable requests to teammates must take place via email, not in person, and include the disclaimer below in each request. Prior to sending to the company, all requests must first be approved by the philanthropic team, via email submission to email@example.com with a disclaimer:
This email was sent on behalf of an individual employee. This request is not through the SalesLoft philanthropy committee, and there is no obligation for donations, whether of time or money, from any Lofter.
Our team members have charitable causes which are important to them, so we encourage them to apply to our grant program. The program disburses up to 25 percent of our overall philanthropic budget. Lofters apply for donations via grant applications, which are approved at a monthly meeting on a case-by-case basis by the Grant Committee. In some cases, there may be emergencies of an urgent nature, such as a natural disaster, and these will be considered on a case-by-case basis as they arise.
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If it is to promote SalesLoft and drive business, and we might not support the event again if it’s unsuccessful at generating sales, then it’s marketing (often includes promotional opportunities, logo placement, and tickets, though these alone do not remove it from philanthropy). If it’s a charitable gift, done to support the nonprofit because we believe in it and we want to do good in the community regardless of outcome, then it’s a gift.
Events or efforts that are aimed at connecting SalesLoft to the community, or assisting in talent acquisition. Is the primary point of the donation about benefits the company or team members receive in return, or about giving to support an organization? If it is more than 50% for recruiting, for example, it would be classified under recruiting and not philanthropy.