• Thanks for another incredible tour!

    Bandit Tour 2017

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

     

    Traction on Demand put 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 were bigger and better, delivering even more good than before.

     

    Bandit Gone Rogue also hit the road in 2017. Instead of the typical road trip from Vancouver to San Fran, we sent four Bandits to Vancouver Island! They stopped in Crofton and Nanaimo to teach kids in local schools the basics of coding.

  • Where We Toured

    Did you see us on the road?

    Vancouver, BC

    October 30th

    Bandit Tour kicked off at Science World. We worked with four local non-profits and served up Bandit Acts of Kindness.

    Seattle, WA

    November 1st

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

    Portland, OR

    November 2nd

    In Portland, the Bandits helped three Oregon-based non-profits with pro-bono Salesforce support.

    Coos Bay, OR

    November 3rd

    The Bandits cleaned 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 helped remove invasive species from the Humboldt County dunes with Friends of the Dunes.

    San Francisco, CA

    November 5-6th

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

  • Check out the top moments from Bandit Tour 2017!


    WATCH NOW: Vancouver with  Saint James Music Academy and Growing Chefs

    Check out the top moments from Bandit Tour 2017!


    WATCH NOW: Seattle with Art with Heart

    Check out the top moments from Bandit Tour 2017!


    WATCH NOW: Portland with EPIK Project and the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council

    Check out the top moments from Bandit Tour 2017!


    WATCH NOW: Coos bay to Santa Rosa with Surfrider chapter, South Slough Interpretive Center, Friends of the Dunes & Habitat for Humanity,

    Check out the top moments from Bandit Tour 2017!


    WATCH NOW: San Francisco with Southern California Mountains Foundation and City Surf Project

  • Vancouver: Growing Chefs

    Growing Chefs! Chefs for Children’s Urban Agriculture runs a Classroom Gardening and Cooking Program in elementary schools to get kids excited about growing, cooking, and eating good, healthy food. In our program, chef volunteers are paired with Grades 1-3 classrooms for the primary program and Grades 4-6 classrooms for the intermediate program to give students hands-on gardening and cooking experience.

    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.

    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.

  • 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 sent 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've done a whole lot of good and we want to share it with you! If you weren't able to meet us on the road, follow us through our social channels and keep the conversation going!

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