Okta for Good in Uganda: Programs in Action

Okta believes in the power of mission-driven organizations to change our communities and our world. It’s why we provide small nonprofits free licenses for Okta products, and why we make preferential pricing available for every organization whose mission is to help others. With the help of the Okta for Good program, global non-governmental…

Giving Back as We Grow: Deepening Our Commitments to the Bay Area

We’re celebrating two exciting milestones at Okta this week: the company turns 10 and we’re officially open for business at our new San Francisco headquarters. When my team found out about the move a little over a year ago, aside from the obvious excitement, we had some important questions. What community issues were impacting our new neighborhood…

Investing in Local Talent As Okta’s Footprint Expands

We’ve experienced significant growth at Okta over the past year — not only in my world of social impact, but across the board. We expanded our customer base, launched new products, built partnerships, added employees and opened new offices around the world. When we open offices in new cities and regions, the Okta community grows. And it presents a…

Digital Skills for Humanitarian Aid: How Tech Can Help

Source: Habitat for Humanity FacebookMore than ever, NGOs are leveraging technology for humanitarian aid, often in some of the most remote areas in the world. And, increasingly, “for vulnerable communities, access to connectivity is becoming as important to a successful future as access to food, water, and shelter”. The nonprofit sector, like many…

Investing in Ecosystems to Drive Social Good

We’re increasingly engaged in conversations with both nonprofit and tech partners on the importance of collaboration to drive social impact outcomes. Nonprofits are telling us that it’s not enough to offer one-off tech tools or donated software; they need an ecosystem that understands them, funds them and supports them – especially when it comes…

What We’ve Learned in Our First Year of Okta for Good

Okta has always focused on connecting people and technology. We launched Okta for Good last year to expand on this idea – with a mission to strengthen the connections between people, technology and community. We’ve been busy over the last year building a small but powerful team, getting our first programs up and running, stretching our giving…

Okta for Good: Building Our Social Impact

I recently joined Okta as the Executive Director of Okta for Good, our corporate social impact initiative. In my first few weeks, I met with numerous leaders and employees, many of whom asked the same questions: “What makes a successful social impact program? What is Okta’s unique opportunity to do good? And how do we get there?” Although we are…