Pledge 1%

We took the pledge

(October 20, 2015) — Value Stream Consulting, with offices in St Joseph, Missouri and Prairie Village, Kansas, announced today that it has joined the Pledge 1% program. Pledge 1% is a corporate philanthropy movement dedicated to making the community a key stakeholder in every business. Pledge 1% encourages and challenges individuals and companies to pledge 1% of equity, product, and employee time for their communities.

“Value Stream Consulting is an inspiring and great place to work” said John Licata, Value Stream Consulting’s CEO. He added, “We are committed to making a difference by integrating service into our company culture, demonstrating good corporate citizenship and focusing our social impact into clear program areas through pro-bono professional service donations to nonprofit organizations in our community.”

VSC’s tradition of philanthropy began in 2008 when they opened their first office in Saint Joseph, Missouri. At that ribbon cutting they announced a $20,000 grant that was used to implement a CRM system for UCP of Northwest Missouri. In May of this year, at the ribbon cutting for their new expanded offices, they again awarded a $20,000 grant, this time to Paint the Parkway Pink.

“Making the 1% Pledge formalizes our ongoing commitment to improving the communities where we work and live”, said Licata.“During this calendar year, we have committed to providing Saint Joseph and Kansas City area nonprofit organizations with over $50,000 in product and professional services.”

About: Value Stream Consulting of St. Joseph, Missouri, has been providing process-driven, client-centric CRM solutions for businesses and nonprofit organizations since 2002. Their focus on people includes live classroom and on-the-job training opportunities. By utilizing both tenured consultants and apprentices, they are able to provide organizations with effective, lower-cost CRM implementations, while educating the next generation of professionals.

About: Pledge 1% was founded in 2014 by Salesforce Foundation, Atlassian, Rally and Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado to accelerate their shared vision around integrating philanthropy into businesses around the world. Pledge 1% encourages and challenges companies to pledge 1% of equity, product, profit and employee time for their communities. To learn more or to take the pledge, please visit

“The business of business is improving the state of the world.”

— Marc Benioff, Chairman & CEO, Salesforce





Value Stream Consulting granted local nonprofit organization, Cultivate Kansas City, $5000 in professional services for their 10th Birthday!

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