Executives from Apple, Google, Twitter, and other leading technology companies are among 100 business leaders who have signed the “Palindrome Pledge,” a commitment to spend a year lending their management expertise to nonprofit groups, Fast Company and The Wall Street Journal report.
The program was started Wednesday by Palindrome Advisors, a new nonprofit group formed by the technology entrepreneur Zaw Thet. He likened the effort to a “Match.com for industry leaders and the boards of nonprofits,” referring to the popular online dating site.
Signers commit to spending a year on the board of a charity chosen by Palindrome Advisors and to meeting regularly with each other to compare notes and brainstorm solutions for problems facing their organizations. Most of the participants are from the technology world, but the roster also includes venture capitalists and executives in energy, hospitality, and other industries.