iGaming entrepreneur Erik Bergman pledges over $1 million in CTTMF shares to Founders Pledge, a global entrepreneurial community, and is donating an additional $100,000 + as operational supporter.
In 2018 Erik Bergman founded Great.com with a goal to bring an end to the global climate crisis. Using his iGaming expertise, Erik wanted to build a revenue-generating platform that would help to accomplish that mission.
Great.com’s business concept is to build the world’s most trusted website for iGaming review, which would generate profits through affiliate partnerships – 100 per cent of which would be donated to vetted charities working to address climate change.
The company model is not only innovative but Great.com’s organisational structure and management is also revolutionary. Transparency is one of its main values, with publicly shared workplace conditions and work culture. For instance, Great.com records and publishes weekly meetings along with the salaries of employees to its website.
Erik was quoted in Forbes saying, “I believe the people we want to attract and want in our team – are the same people that resonate with transparency.”
Great.com ‘s ambition is not only to end the climate crisis but also to challenge the traditional work-related norms. Erik has set out to build an organisation that is more open, inclusive and sustainable that he hopes will set the blueprint for other companies to follow.
Great.com have donated more than $225,000 to charitable causes since its inception. Today, a further $100,000 donation is being made to help finance the running expenses associated with Founders Pledge – a global group of over 1,400 entrepreneurs. — Founders Pledge member has to make a legally binding “pledge” to donate a specified portion of their current or potential wealth to charity.
This $100,000 donation to Founders Pledge as an operational supporter will help mitigate the burden COVID-19 has on their organisation and allow their team to continue their efforts to expand their community, secure more pledges and channel millions of dollars to high-impact charities working on key global issues like climate change.
In addition to this $100,000 donation, Erik Bergman also joined Founders Pledge as a member and signed a future pledge to donate 20 per cent of his Catena Media (CTTMF) shares, currently valued at $1.3 million.
Founders Pledge is a unique community of entrepreneurs who share a desire to do the world’s greatest good. The company has a research team focused on charity due diligence, data analysis, and the worldwide cure of high-impact causes that are philanthropically underserved. They strive to use data and analysis to recommend charities that will deliver the greatest return per donated dollar.
For example , in response to COVID-19, Founders Pledge established a single fund that would allow members and the public to donate resources to which Founders Pledge would then distribute to vetted pandemic preparedness organisations, stop the spread of COVID-19, and alleviate the social and economic burden on the communities most affected. Founders Pledge adopts an adaptive strategy with distribution of funds to
COVID-19 relief which means that each time they contribute, they make strategic decisions – Choosing the cause which will have the biggest effect on the donation. Great.com founder Erik Bergman comments: “When I founded Great.com, it was because I wanted to build an organisation that could make the greatest difference possible for our environment – both from a climate and organisational perspective. So, it is important for me to find ways to create compounding returns. Founders Pledge is one such organisation, as they have built up unique expertise on how to create the greatest impact with charitable giving. It’s an honour for me that Great.com can now help this incredible organisation further their altruistic efforts.”
David Goldberg, founder, Founders Pledge, adds: “It is very welcome that Erik Bergman and Great.com join our network. We bring together entrepreneurs with cutting-edge skills that are all driven by helping to do good for our world. The exchange between members is very valuable and Great.com can now take advantage of the unique knowledge we possess, to be able to make more well-founded donations.”
Bergman concluded: “My wish is that entrepreneurs and companies around the world start to be driven by serving a greater purpose. By joining Founders Pledge, I want to inspire others to do the same. You can make a difference if you do the right research and manage it through the right organisations.”