• The Bandit Tour is Back!

    October 30 - November 6, 2017

  • 5 Days. 5 Cities. Countless Acts of Kindness.

     

    Traction on Demand is puttin' down the hammer for the fifth year running; road tripping from Vancouver to San Francisco en route to Dreamforce 2017, all in the name of doing good! From pro-bono Salesforce.com services to Bandit Acts of Kindness, we're bigger, better and delivering even more good than before.

     

    Bandit Gone Rogue is also back for 2017. Instead of the typical road trip from Vancouver to San Fran, we're sending four Bandits to Vancouver Island! They'll be stopping in Crofton and Nanaimo to teach kids in local schools the basics of coding.

  • Want to follow us? This is where we will be! 

    If you're in the area we'd love to catch up. Come find us once we hit the road!

    Vancouver

    October 30th

    Bandit Tour kicks off at Science World. We'll be working with four local non-profits and serving up Bandit Acts of Kindness.

    Seattle, WA

    November 1st

    The Bandit Tour leaves Vancouver and makes its way to Seattle to work with three non-profits.

    Portland, OR

    November 2nd

    As they cruise into Portland, the Bandits will help three Oregon-based non-profits with pro-bono Salesforce support.

    Coos Bay, OR

    November 3rd

    The Bandits will be cleaning up the Coos Bay beaches with the Surfrider Foundation before getting in their kayaks and hitting the water.

    Eureka, CA

    November 4th

    For the fifth year, the Bandits will help remove invasive species from the Humboldt County dunes with Friends of the Dunes.

    San Francisco, CA

    November 5-6th

    The Bandits will set up shop at Swig Whiskey Bar (Traction's home for Dreamforce), where they'll work with three more non-profits.

  • 2017 Bandit Tour Participants

    We are proud to work with an outstanding group of non-profit organizations this year. Check them out below!

  • Vancouver: ONE TO ONE Literacy Program

    ONE TO ONE is a unique children’s literacy program that provides one-to-one tutoring to children in elementary schools during regular school hours. They provide these children with an opportunity to practice their reading in an environment where it is okay to take risks, make mistakes, and learn at their own pace.

    Vancouver: Saint James Music Academy

    SJMA teaches classical music at no cost to children living in Canada’s lowest income urban neighbourhood. And the music does its magic. Saint James Music Academy brings social transformation to the community, one child, one song at a time.

    Vancouver: Vancouver Foundation

    Vancouver Foundation is Canada’s largest community foundation, working throughout British Columbia to harness the gifts of ideas, money, time and energy to build a lasting legacy: healthy, vibrant, livable communities.

    Seattle: Art with Heart

    Art with Heart is dedicated to supporting the emotional well-being of children adversely affected by hardship, using creativity to lead to inspired possibilities. Since 2002, they have created healing, therapeutic books that bring together the best in therapy with the best in illustration to help children and teens facing distress and hardship. They offer trainings and programs to help children locally as well.

    Seattle: International Living Future Institute

    International Living Future Institute is premised on the belief that providing a compelling vision for the future is a fundamental requirement for reconciling humanity’s relationship with the natural world.

    Portland: International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council

    There are many ways to "preserve and protect wildlife and habitat." The founders of IWRC chose to preserve and protect through the support of wildlife rehabilitation. Wildlife rehabilitation is the act of providing temporary care for injured, sick or orphaned wildlife with the goal of releasing them back into the wild.

    Portland: The EPIK Project

    The EPIK Project is a mobilization strategy and national leader in the anti-trafficking movement.

    San Francisco: City Surf Project

    City Surf Project teaches underserved youth from low-income communities in San Francisco valuable life skills through the sport of surfing. By learning to ride waves, students build self-confidence and discover tools necessary to overcome boundaries, both in and out of the water.

    San Francisco: Furniture Bank

    Furniture Bank is a charity and social enterprise that collects gently used furniture from the community and transfers them to families transitioning out of homelessness or displacement.

    San Francisco: Southern California Mountains Foundation

    The Southern California Mountains Foundation believes connecting communities to our public lands is the key to their survival. They mobilize individuals to inspire and engage in environmental citizenship.

    Social Venture Partners

    SVP amplifies the impact of those out to do good – connecting and supporting donors, nonprofits and social enterprises so we can make a greater impact together. On the 2017 Bandit Tour, we'll be working with SVP Vancouver, SVP Portland and SVP International.

  • The Original Bandits

    Michelle "Frog" Malpass and Greg "Bandit" Malpass

     

    The Bandit Tour is an integral part of the Traction for Good program at Traction on Demand. The tour was created as a means of connecting with non-profit organizations to support their growth through technology, specifically working to enhance their Salesforce instance.

     

    As Director of Community Performance for Traction on Demand, Michelle has been delivering a whole lotta good for a whole lotta time. As Traction's Founder and CEO, Greg knows how to go fast and get'r done. Together they are an unstoppable driving force for good! Watch for them behind the wheel of the Trans Am or at the helm of a Salesforce implementation.

  • Check out the top moments from Bandit Tour 2016!


    WATCH NOW: The Bandits relive the 2016 tour

    Check out the top moments from Bandit Tour 2016!


    WATCH NOW: Days 5-7 Recap Video: Portland to San Francisco

    Check out the top moments from Bandit Tour 2016!


    WATCH NOW: Days 1-4 Recap Video: Vancouver to Portland

    Check out the top moments from Bandit Tour 2016!


    WATCH NOW: What is the Bandit Tour?

  • Honorary Bandits

    Thank you to our title sponsor, iATS Payments, for helping non-profits drive their mission with technology. This year, iATS Payments and Salesforce.org are sending honorary Bandits on the road.

    iATS Payments is a leading provider of integrated end-to-end donation processing solutions for nonprofit organizations. The simple, seamless transaction processing services are specially designed to help nonprofit organizations save time and money on fundraising, allowing them to focus more of their efforts on their mission.

    Leveraging 1% of Salesforce’s technology, people, and resources Salesforce.org is a self-funded social enterprise providing best-in-class technology to social impact organizations. Proceeds from the technology also support employee volunteerism, grantmaking in the areas of STEM education, youth workforce development, and technology innovation.

  • Chase Us!

    We're doing a whole lot of good and we want to share it with you! If you can't meet us on the road, follow us through our social channels and join the conversation!

  • Contact Us!

    Want to learn more about the tour, applications and logistics? Fill out the form below and the Bandit team will reach out ASAP.