Monday, April 09, 2007

Benioff To Speak At Global Philanthropy Forum

SAN FRANCISCO — Salesforce.com, a market and technology leader in on-demand business services, announced that Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of Salesforce.com, will speak on a panel at the Global Philanthropy Forum's (GPF) 6th Annual Conference at the Google Campus in Mountain View on Wednesday, April 11.

The GPF is an international network of donors and social investors pioneered by the World Affairs Council of Northern California. The GPF's 600 members come together from around the world in an annual meeting and at smaller seminars to inform, enable and enhance the strategic nature of their giving and social investing.

An audio webcast of Benioff's panel discussion will be available on the Global Philanthropy Forum's website at www.philanthropyforum.org. The panel will also be broadcast on the World Affairs Council's radio program, It's Your World.

Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in on-demand business services and have developed a unique foundation. The Salesforce.com Foundation mission is pioneer, evangelize, and implement Benioff's 1% Model to improve the lives of people around the world. The 1% Model suggests companies donate 1 percent of their employees time, 1 percent of the company's equity, and 1 percent of the company products to people in need.

The Salesforce.com Foundation reaches out to the community and increases the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations so they can better achieve their goals. Since July of 2000, salesforce.com employees have given over 40,000 hours of their time and expertise, feeding the homeless, tutoring kids, improving nonprofit spaces, and offering hundreds of helping hands when the world is faced with devastating natural disasters.

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