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Good Impact

 

An open source and social impact program
sponsored by Columbia Road


Supporting free time contributions for social good

 
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We make our people happy

We enable Columbia Road's people to do good by contributing to initiatives that are close to their hearts and minds.

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We build a better world
We use our skills to make the world better by contributing to projects with positive social impact.
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We help our people to blossom
We encourage our people to leverage their personal growth by learning new skills and delving into the unknown. 

Supporting free time contributions for social good

  • Use professional skills

    We pay 15€/hour on top of regular salary for employees’ free time contributions that use their professional skills.

  • Keep the balance

    We have a 30 hours per person monthly limit on how much is supported. It's meant to protect employees from overloading themselves.

  • Aim for social good

    Any project goes, as long as the outcome aims for social good. The work can be strategy, digital marketing, design, web development or growth hacking. When possible, the impact should be shared with an open source license. 

  • This is not work

    Columbia Road makes no IPR claims whatsoever regarding these contributions. In fact, we insist on employees taking their due credit for their efforts.


Partnerships 

There's only so much we can do on our own. We wish to work with Non-Governmental Organisations and other actors willing to make a non-profit impact to make great things happen.

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What the work could look like

  • Open source software

    Tools, libraries, hobby apps & more. All kinds of GitHub projects our employees deem worthy creating or contributing to. Or some bigger projects, all supported directly by Columbia Road.

  • Education enhanced

    Education is the core of tomorrow's world. We want to enable our employees to make digital education even better as it is. Think user experience workshops for universities, digital design clubs for teachers or 'build your own webshop' -courses for vocational schools. 

  • More supporters, more funds 

  • Climate change

    Protecting the climate is extremely important and we're dying to do something about it. We're open for all kinds of creative solutions regarding how to put our expertise into use to give back to mother nature. Any ideas?

    Suggest a climate change project

Good Impact Program is a way for me to create what I believe should exist and help those who are making things that matter — and being rewarded for that. - Patricia Åkerman, Columbia Road


Supporting free time contributions for social good

 
Join us

Join one of the best workplaces in the world to enjoy the benefits of Good Impact Program: learn new skills, contribute to worthy causes, and get paid to work on projects you care about. 


Join Columbia Road

Partner with us

There's only so much we can do on our own. We wish to work with Non-Governmental Organisations and other actors willing to make a non-profit impact to make great things happen.

 

Partner with us

Spread the word
Tell the world about our approach. Tell your employer: ask them to do the same. Tell your friends. Show that this model exists and that it works and challenge others to follow our lead.

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Columbia Road's Good Impact Program has been built on the open source foundation of Futurice's Spice Program.

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