NetSuite employee Bret Crosby shares how volunteerism at NetSuite helped him forge connections
When Bret Crosby joined NetSuite as a Solutions Consultant last August, he did so as a remote employee based in Phoenix.
While many people envy the perceived freedom and flexibility that working from home offers, Crosby said it can also be isolating. When you work remotely, you naturally miss out on the opportunity get to know your coworkers and feel a sense of camaraderie.
Posted by Teryll Hopper, Communications Manager of Corporate Citizenship, NetSuite
Running a nonprofit organization comes with some very specific challenges. Running a nonprofit organization that spans three distinct categories and finds itself competing with for-profit companies comes with even more.
NetSuite.org's Hackathon 4Good brought together NetSuite developers, customers, and employees to develop creative solutions to the technology challenges of two of their nonprofit partners -- Found Animals Foundation and Good360. This full-day event was part of SuiteWorld, NetSuite's annual conference and tradeshow.
Take five college friends, a strong appreciation of yerba mate, a naturally caffeinated South American beverage, and a desire to make a difference in the world and you have the seeds for Guayaki, a natural products provider and a social enterprise.
Developers and project managers hoping to use their NetSuite skills in the service of good, will once again have a unique opportunity to do just that at this year’s SuiteWorld. Our NetSuite.org Hackathon 4Good is taking place on Monday, May 4 and you’ll have a chance to code a NetSuite-based solution for one of our two charity partners – Good360 and Found Animals Foundation!
Since 2013, more than 500 NetSuite employees from 21 NetSuite global offices have successfully mobilized their NetSuite skills for charity through the SuiteVolunteer program. Together, they have completed 200 projects and devoted over 5,000 pro bono service hours to nonprofits, social enterprises and B Corps.
As part of this year’s SuiteWorld Global Customer Conference, the NetSuite.org team launched our first Hackathon 4Good – an event bringing together NetSuite’s employees, customers and partners to develop innovative solutions to charity challenges.