DroneDeploy has rolled out two major philanthropic efforts.
It confirmed the organisation’s commitment to the Pledge 1% Initiative as well as the launch of DroneDeploy.org, the philanthropic arm of the company focused on employing the use of “Drones for Good.”
Commenting on the move, Drone Deploy’s CCO and co-founder Jono Millin, commented: “We think it is critically important that we utilize the power of technology to make our world a better place and to empower others to join us in our mission.”
He added: “It is equally important that outside of our technology, we are giving our time and support to the many great nonprofits both here in the Bay-Area and across the globe that believe just as strongly as we do in creating value for our people and our planet.”
The Pledge 1% movement seeks to change the world by inspiring companies of all sizes and stages to donate 1% of employees’ time, 1% of profits, 1% of equity, and/or 1% of products to non-profits.
DroneDeploy said it will join Pledge 1% in two ways.
First, it will continue to partner with non-profit organisations engaging in work that meets the mission of “Drones for Good” by providing its drone software free of charge.
Second, DroneDeploy team members will be volunteering at charities such as the Ronald McDonald House and the Bay-Area’s own Room to Read and Project Open Hand.
Meanwhile, DroneDeploy.org is the evolution of the Flyanthropy program, which was designed to equip organisations on a mission to improve the health of the world’s people, habitats, and history with software and intelligence to support data-driven decisions.
It hopes the launch of DroneDeploy.org, the firm can partner with more organisations committed to creating a better future for people and communities across the planet.