Seven Truths

Truth #1: Social Change through Technology—Benetech is about creating positive social change at scale, and we use technology as the vehicle to drive it. Technology is a great way to reinvent the way people are doing business throughout the social sector. We’re not about profit; we’re about impact.

Truth #2: We Get Stuff Done—Benetechies are intensely results-focused. We aim high, and then try to exceed our commitments. This means that we fully commit to the fields where we operate, learning as much as we can and following through on our promises. We also measure what we do, so that we know we’re getting stuff done.

Truth #3: Right Stuff Right—Just three words that convey so much. We ensure that our work is up to world-class standards, focus on doing the right thing where we can make the maximum impact, and conduct business in an ethical way. When we’re trying to make a decision about something, the way forward is just so much clearer when someone asks, “Yes, but are we doing the right thing right?”

Truth #4: Open Over Proprietary—We’re an open source organization and we value transparency. We’re pragmatic enough to adopt a proprietary approach when we think it’s the best way to accomplish our mission goals, but we always lean toward being open.

Truth #5Partnership Over Going Alone—Our work developing technology that’s responsive to real-world needs is made possible thanks to the support of our committed partners who have deep knowledge and trust networks. Together we create greater ultimate social impact.

Truth #6: Value Flexibility—We respect our team and their commitment to do what it takes for social change. We prioritize flexibility that allows us to do more with less, without sacrificing teamwork and spirit. We are always alert to better ways to accomplish the social objectives.

Truth #7: Personal and Professional Development—We care about the professional development of our staff and foster personal learning, growth and service—whether that’s helping a team member pursue graduate studies, become a better public speaker, or understand the challenges that our users face.