• Thanks for an amazing Bandit Tour 2016!

    Be sure to check out all four recap videos now.

    WATCH NOW: The Bandits relive the 2016 tour

    Thanks for an amazing Bandit Tour 2016!

    Be sure to check out all four recap videos now.

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

    Thanks for an amazing Bandit Tour 2016!

    Be sure to check out all four recap videos now.

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

    Thanks for an amazing Bandit Tour 2016!

    Be sure to check out all four recap videos now.

    WATCH NOW: What is the Bandit Tour?

  • Traction & The Bandit Tour are Back, Delivering Even More Good!

    7 Days. 7 Cities. 10 Non-Profits. Countless Acts of Kindness.
    September 27th - October 3rd, 2016

    Traction on Demand is puttin' down the hammer for the fourth year running; road tripping from Vancouver to San Francisco en route to Dreamforce 2016, 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

    Bandit Gone Rogue is back for 2016. Instead of the typical road trip from Vancouver to San Fran we are sending two Bandits north! They will be stopping in Powell River, Davis Bay and Burnaby.

     

     

  • Meet our 2016 Bandits

    Our team couldn't be more excited to hit the road and help as many non-profits as possible!

  • 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

    September 27th - 28th

    Seattle, WA

    September 29th

    Portland, OR

    September 30th

    Coos Bay, OR

    October 1st

    Eureka, CA

    October 2nd

    San Francisco, CA

    October 3rd

  • The Original Bandits

    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.

     

    Meet the original Bandits responsible for dreaming up such a crazy and fun event.

    Michelle Malpass

    "Frog"

    As Director of Community Performance for Traction on Demand, Michelle has been delivering a whole lotta good for a whole lotta time! 

    Greg Malpass

    "Bandit"

    As Traction's Founder and CEO, Greg knows how to go fast and get'r done! Watch for him at the wheel of the Trans Am or at the helm of a Salesforce implementation.

  • 2016 Bandit Tour Participants

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

  • Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation

    The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF) is a California-based nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing burns and fires and providing services to those who have been affected by a burn injury.

    Down Syndrome Research Foundation

    The mission of the Down Syndrome Research Foundation is to empower individuals with Down syndrome to reach their full potential throughout life by pioneering and providing educational programs and services, grounded in foundational research. Working with researchers, professionals and families, we are a bridge between research and practice.

    Conservacion Patagonia

    Conservacion Patagonica works to create national parks in Patagonia that save and restore wildlands and wildlife, inspire care for the natural world, and generate healthy economic opportunities for local communities.

    Housing Resources Bainbridge

    Housing Resources Bainbridge (HRB) is Bainbridge Island's only independent non-profit affordable housing provider and advocate. Because escalating rents and real estate prices threaten the community's social and cultural diversity, it is our goal to develop and maintain affordable housing on the island and to educate the community about this critical need.

    HAVE Culinary Training Society

    The HAVE Culinary Training Society is a culinary training school that provides foodservice job training and work opportunities to individuals in Vancouver who experience barriers to employment. HAVE‘s students are youth and adults facing barriers that may include mental and physical disabilities, poverty, addiction, age, ESL and homelessness.

    International Action Network for Gender Equity & Law

    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.

    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.

    La COCINA

    The mission of La Cocina is to cultivate low income food entrepreneurs as they formalize and grow their businesses by providing affordable commercial kitchen space, industry-specific technical assistance and access to market opportunities. We focus primarily on women from communities of color and immigrant communities. Our vision is that entrepreneurs gain financial security by doing what they love to do, creating an innovative, vibrant and inclusive economic landscape.

    Girls Leadership

    Girls Leadership teaches the skills to be brave, resilient and connected, equipping girls to make change in their world. A society where girls and women engage authentically and assertively at every level of decision making in all areas of their lives. We structure our work around five central values: Inclusivity, authenticity, integrity, quality, and fun!

    Northwest Maritime Center

    The mission of Northwest Maritime Center is to engage and educate people of all generations in traditional and contemporary maritime life, in a spirit of adventure and discovery. We’re many things, and at our core we are a campus that uses powerful maritime experiences to educate, inspire people to adventure, and celebrate our maritime culture

    The Representation Project

    Using film as a catalyst for cultural transformation, the Representation Project inspires individuals and communities to challenge and overcome limiting stereotypes so that everyone, regardless of gender, race, class, age, sexual orientation, or circumstance, can fulfill their human potential.

    Selamta Family Project

    Selamta Family Project develops forever families and bright futures for orphaned children, marginalized women and at-risk families in Ethiopia. We unite orphaned children and marginalized women to create new families - Forever Families. We also come alongside families at-risk of breaking apart to strengthen them through our Outreach Program.

    Shared Hope

    Our story begins in 1998 when U.S. Congresswoman Linda Smith traveled into the heart of the brothel district in Mumbai, India where she witnessed the brutal exploitation and sexual slavery of women and children. She established Shared Hope International to rescue and restore women and children enslaved in sex trafficking.

    Silicon Valley Education Foundation

    Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) was founded on the belief that a new kind of organization is needed – one with a different philosophy and approach to the challenges in legacy systems. A nonprofit resource and advocate for students and educators, SVEF is dedicated to putting all students on track for college and careers, focusing on the critical areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

    Tides Canada

    Our mission: to provide uncommon solutions for the common good by helping Canadians secure a healthy environment in ways that promote social equity and economic prosperity

  • Bandit Tour 2014: Part One

    Check out Part One of the Bandit Tour 2014 to learn about what we deliver and how much fun we have while doing it. 

     

    This video profiles the Bandit's work from Vancouver through Seattle and down into Oregon.

    Bandit Tour 2014: Part Two

    Part Two chronicles the the second half of the Bandit Tour as we made our way from Portland through the redwoods and down to San Francisco.

     

    We were fortunate enough to work with organizations like Warm Current, Rocky Mountain Institute and Friends of the Dunes during this leg of the tour. 

  • Past Bandit Recipients 

    Over the last few years, the Bandit Tour has been fortunate enough to work with and support the amazing non-profits.

  • Chase Us!

    Virtually. 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!

  • Application for 2016 Participants

    The application submission period has now closed. Please contact Traction using the form below to learn more about the 2017 application process.

  • 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.

  • Honorary Bandits

    Below are the organizations that are sponsoring the Bandit Tour 2016. Thanks for helping us get'er done!

    Coveo is a provider of enterprise search and website search technologies, with integrated plug-ins for Salesforce.com, Sitecore CEP, and Microsoft Outlook and SharePoint. Coveo is supporting the Bandit Tour and it's non-profit participants through technology grants. Thanks Coveo!