Businesses pledge to donate one percent of earnings annually to vetted nonprofit members of OnePercent for Education. They agree to have their donated amounts verified annually. In exchange for their membership, businesses have the right to use the OnePercent for Education logo in their promotional materials. A business may designate a division, brand or other business component for membership and is under the same obligations as the full business.
They may make donations directly to one or more nonprofit members. While some businesses are eager to participate, they may either not have the staff wherewithal, interest or ability to select the recipients of their donations. They may ask OnePercent for Education for advice or choose to allow OnePercent for Education to make their dispersals. They may ask OnePercent for Education to disperse the funds in a specific geographical location, by preferred program type or prorated among nonprofit members through the OnePercent Achievement Fund. Businesses will be allowed to count the time given to employees to volunteer during working hours as part of their annual commitment.
Businesses are assessed sliding membership fees based on their earnings. Licensees may include their membership fees as part of their donation. They may opt out of membership at any time but are prohibited from using the OnePercent logo or mention of their affiliation once they are unaffiliated.