We are redefining what it means to contribute to nonprofits and communities
What we are building at Aha! is unique. We exchange meaningful value through our work and interactions with others. But those interactions do not just end with customers and teammates. We view ourselves as morally obligated to assist those who are not as fortunate as we are. And we know that our lives are better when we do. We are building caring communities.
This is why we established Aha! Cares, a unique philanthropic program for corporate giving. We focus on providing food, safety, shelter, and opportunity to those in need around the world. We are inspired by how hard community-based organizations work to support those most in need. And we understand how nonprofits typically operate: lean with small annual budgets and staffs.
Remote work amplifies giving
As an entirely distributed company, we are in a unique position to make a global impact. Our team spans eight countries, over half of the states in the U.S., and almost 90 cities worldwide. So we designed Aha! Cares with multiple ways to give.
The annual financial contributions we make are based on recommendations from the team. We created a model that is employee-driven so that teammates can champion nonprofits in their own communities. They are encouraged to advocate for nonprofits that focus on people’s basic needs: food, safety, shelter, and opportunity.
We have supported almost 80 organizations and donated nearly $1M to people in need through Aha! Cares. We plan to increase the amount annually as we continue growing and hope our program's success will inspire your company to set up its own program.
All Aha! teammates are encouraged to take an annual paid community service day. It can be used to support the nonprofits they champion for financial support. Or it can be used for another community organization that helps those in need in the cities they live in.
We hold all-company gatherings twice each year. (We call these "onsites.") Whenever we are in a location where it is logistically possible, we volunteer at local nonprofits. We have planted vegetables in community gardens, stocked food pantries, and performed maintenance at a domestic violence shelter.
Discounts for nonprofits
We recognize that nonprofits are critical to the health of our global communities. We offer eligible nonprofits a 30% discount on annual plans. And of course, our nonprofit customers receive the same level of ultraresponsive support as our for-profit customers.
More value for all
For-profit companies should not forget our nonprofit counterparts. Both are required for people and communities to thrive. We are fortunate to be able to create value through Aha! Cares for customers, our team, and the regions we live in.