We were really blown away when we learned that SofTrek, the winner of the best trade-in story for JIRA’s Cash For Clunkers program, wanted to donate the $4,000 in prize money that we had on offer to charity.
It was, after all, a noble act. Andre and the rest of his SofTrek team (pictured below) could have had quite the night on the town with some coin like that, but instead they donated it to a deserving charity. It’s the kind of thing we try to achieve with the Atlassian Foundation.
I wanted to pay some respect to their gesture by introducing you to the team. Given they supply the non-profit industry, it is also interesting to learn more about who they backed.
Since 1987, SofTrek Corporation been providing donor management software, fundraising capabilities, managed hosting services, and technology solutions to nonprofit organisations. Organisations such as Catholic Relief Services, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Trust for Public Land count on SofTrek for their donor management and fundraising technology needs. Their PledgeMaker donor management software allows nonprofit organizations to better understand their donors and manage all of their fundraising activities. SofTrek currently use JIRA, FishEye, Crucible, Bamboo, and Crowd.
Pictured from left to right are John Huizinga, Jeff Keller, Faisal Karim, Mark Swarts (he’s camera shy, so we let him hide behind the sign), Andre Bickford, Tracy Pericozzi, and Glenn Ruettimann.
About Roswell Park Cancer Institute
SofTrek donated their winnings to the Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), America’s first cancer center, located in downtown Buffalo, New York. Since its founding in 1898 RPCI has successfully maintained an exemplary leadership role in setting the national standards for cancer care, research, prevention and education. Their revolutionary model of a “multidisciplinary approach” to cancer – with scientists, clinicians, nurses and supportive care staff working in concert and in consult – has become the standard by which all modern-day cancer centers are measured.
Well, thanks to SofTrek’s noble wishes, we’re happy to say that the $4,000 in prize money has now been issued to the Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI).
You can teach old dogs new tricks
As you may have heard, we’re running another Cash For Clunkers program. This time, we’re following SofTrek’s lead and each of our four category winners will receive a $1,000 donation to a charity of their choice. Thanks for the inspiration SofTrek!
(Note: Confluence Cash for Clunkers promotion has ended. Thanks to everyone who entered!)