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 each other. We view ourselves as morally obligated to assist others who are not as fortunate as we are. And we know that our lives are better when we do. We are building caring communities.
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. Aha! is committed to helping them and doing it in a unique way.
Remote work amplifies giving
As an entirely distributed company, we are in a unique position to make a global impact. Our team spans six countries, over half of the states in the U.S., and almost 80 cities worldwide. So we designed Aha! Cares with multiple ways to give.
This is a radically different kind of corporate giving program. 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 local communities. They are encouraged to advocate for nonprofits that focus on people’s basic needs: food, safety, and shelter.
In 2019, we donated more than $100,000 to eligible nonprofits. And this is just the start. We plan to increase the amount annually as we continue to rapidly grow and hope that the success of our program will inspire your company to set up your own program.
All Aha! teammates are encouraged to take an annual paid community service day. It can be used to support the nonprofit they are championing for financial support. Or it can be another community organization that helps those most in need in the city 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. So far, we have supported more than 30 organizations. 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 percent recurring discount. And of course, our nonprofit customers receive the same level of ultra-responsive support as 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.