Fast Company: For this CEO, taking a trip to Ukraine now is personal and professional

The founder/CEO of JustAnswer offers an impassioned plea to U.S. businesses to step up, get creative, and move beyond promises and pledges to help Ukraine’s people and its economy.

“We couldn’t bear to have a “fun” spring break vacation while our Ukrainian colleagues, friends, and the people of Ukraine are suffering. So, instead, we’re going to spend spring break helping the people of Ukraine and reinforcing in our kids the value of helping others in need. “
It’s a critical time for all of U.S. business—particularly the tech sector, which has so successfully leveraged the IT and engineering talent from Ukraine—to take meaningful action to provide Ukraine with the support it really needs today. Here is what I recommend.
  • FOCUS ON THE SAFETY AND WELL-BEING OF YOUR UKRAINIAN TEAM FIRST.
  • GET CREATIVE ON WAYS TO MONETARILY SUPPORT YOUR UKRAINIAN TEAM.
  • SUPPORT BUSINESSES THAT ARE HELPING UKRAINE IN ACTIONS AS WELL AS WORDS.

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  • Come Back Alive is one of the largest charitable foundations that supports Ukrainian soldiers, founded by the IT specialist Vitaliy Deynega. The organization collected more than 210 million UAH (more than $7M) in 2014. According to Na chasi, the Patreon page Come Back Alive is in the top ten projects by the number of financial donations.
  • Army SOS, which develops drones;
  • Everybody Can, an organization that supports internally displaced people;
  • Help on the Ministry of Defense website.
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