<img src="https://ws.zoominfo.com/pixel/6169bf9791429100154fc0a2" width="1" height="1" style="display: none;">

Life's like a box of chocolates 🍫 Your access shouldn't be. Register for our new webinar.

Search
Close icon
Search bar icon

People-First Means Serving Others

StrongDM manages and audits access to infrastructure.
  • Role-based, attribute-based, & just-in-time access to infrastructure
  • Connect any person or service to any infrastructure, anywhere
  • Logging like you've never seen

Between Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, your attention plays host to quite the party in November. And while we all love a good deal, nothing epitomizes the spirit of the season better than Giving Tuesday. A day to give back to our communities, volunteer our time, and count our blessings. 

At StrongDM, living out our People-First values through volunteer work is a huge part of our culture. Our leaders would go so far as to say that there is an expectation for every employee to get out and do something tangible for others throughout the year. To help us carve out time to serve, StrongDM grants every employee almost a full week of VTO (volunteer time off).

Here are some of the ways StrongDM employees are making the world a better place:

  • Volunteering as a coach to help students prepare for the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) World Series of Innovation day. This program asks young people to solve problems directly linked to advancing UN Sustainable Development Goals, and during the session, volunteers work with small groups to help them develop and finalize their innovative idea to submit for the World Series of Innovation Challenge.
  • Serving as a volunteer to help individuals (adults and children) struggling with homelessness, mental illness, and physical disabilities.
  • Transporting dogs across multiple states as part of a caravan for an animal rescue organization. This volunteer also fosters puppies until they find their forever homes.
  • Serving as a volunteer diver at the aquarium to help clean the tanks, feed the fish, and wave at kids a few times each month.
  • Working to remove invasive species, trim the natives, and plant new native seedlings–as well as maintenance work like raking, sweeping, trimming trees, removing graffiti, and more in state parks.
  • Providing educational opportunities and classes in STEM for underprivileged female youth.
  • Helping children with disabilities establish a foundation for developing life skills through innovative therapies, including physical, occupational, and speech therapies using horses as a treatment tool.
  • Coaching a U10 recreational soccer team. The team teaches the kids the importance of teamwork, communication, tolerance, perseverance, and hard work.
  • Volunteering with their local elementary school Watch D.O.G.S. program. The organization's goal is to provide positive male role models for students.

Whether they’re walking dogs at a local animal shelter, maintaining public spaces, or helping the homeless, our employees are a force for good in their communities. We couldn’t be more proud of them.

And the giving doesn’t stop there. Through the end of 2022, we are partnering with G2 to donate $10 to World Central Kitchen for each review we receive. The World Central Kitchen is a global organization that provides access to meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises. If you’ve considered writing a review for StrongDM, there’s never been a more impactful time to do it. Get started here.


About the Author

, Content Manager, Angela supports the marketing team by developing creative content that helps StrongDM tell its story in creative and authentic ways. Experienced in the advertising agency space and the consulting world, Angela spent her early career years serving as a client-facing writer and project manager for brands large and small. Her specialties range from brand development and strategic campaign planning to social media execution and long-form content production. Angela obtained her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Tulsa. She majored in Marketing and Management and completed minors in Advertising and Communications during her time at TU. To contact Angela, visit her on LinkedIn.

StrongDM logo
💙 this post?
Then get all that StrongDM goodness, right in your inbox.

You May Also Like

What K-Pop Taught Me About Building Innovative, Usable Software
What K-Pop Taught Me About Building Innovative, Usable Software
K-Pop, it turns out, is kind of like a great laboratory of what happens when you prioritize your audience. In a weird way, K-Pop bands are doing what technology companies should be doing - innovating with technology and giving users better, easier, more usable access to the things they need.
AWS re:Invent 2023 Recap
AWS re:Invent 2023 Recap: RDS for Db2, EKS Pod Identity & More
re:Invent 2023 was AWS’ 12th conference, and it did not disappoint. More than 50,000 of us descended onto Las Vegas for a week of learning, networking, and discussing all things cloud. The campus was insanely large, spanning most of the Las Vegas strip, so that meant we got our steps in! We had some fun along the way, as well, at the many social gatherings, parties and amazing musical experience re:Play.
Pam’s Replacement [Cybersecurity Edition]
Pam’s Replacement [Cybersecurity Edition]
In homage to the episode “Pam’s Replacement” from The Office, we present our take on Pam’s earnest quest to make Dunder Mifflin's data and systems more secure.
Infertility, Miscarriage, and the Workplace: Why Sick Time Isn’t Enough and How Companies Can Fix It
Infertility, Miscarriage, and the Workplace: Why Sick Time Isn’t Enough and How Companies Can Fix It
World Infertility Awareness Month happens every June to increase awareness regarding numerous infertility issues faced by couples across the globe. An estimated 1 in 6 people globally are affected by infertility, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. Yet, despite the prevalence of these issues, many workplaces still do not have adequate policies in place to support their employees during these difficult times.
The Power of Remote Work: Creating a More Inclusive Workplace
The Power of Remote Work: Creating a More Inclusive Workplace
It’s undeniable: remote work is a catalyst for positive change, bridging gaps, and creating a more equitable and interconnected world. The benefits of remote work are widespread and well-documented. Remote work reduces carbon emissions by minimizing commuting and office-related energy consumption, contributing to a greener and more sustainable planet. It also enables companies to tap into a global talent pool, fostering innovation and cross-cultural collaboration.