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Corporate Citizenship Award

Winner of the Best Disaster Response and Community Resilience Program, provides high-quality online training to more than 35,000 aid workers anytime, anywhere in the world

SANTA MONICA, Calif., December 2, 2014 – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center named Cornerstone OnDemand Inc. the winner of the 2014 Corporate Citizenship Awards in the category of Best Disaster Response and Community Resilience Program, recognizing the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation’s initiative. A signature program of the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation, is an open online learning community that provides humanitarian aid workers with free access to more than 400 state-of-the-art e-learning courses and other training resources covering all aspects of humanitarian aid and disaster relief.

For 15 years, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Awards have honored businesses for their significant positive impacts in communities around the world. A panel of corporate citizenship experts selected Cornerstone OnDemand Inc. as a winner, after naming the company to be a finalist in September. currently provides training to more than 35,000 humanitarian aid workers globally. Launched in 2013, the program’s initial milestones include:

  • Delivered over 26,000 hours of training via more than 53,000 course registrations

  • Reached 886 organizations in 190 countries

  • Achieved a projected societal impact of $24 million to date

Prior to’s launch, relief workers had to spend valuable aid dollars to take professional development courses in person. provides free and unlimited access to resources and training anytime, anywhere and from any device – including offline course-taking options. Courses are designed to meet foundational training requirements as well as provide aid workers with technical and advanced courses that grow and expand their skillsets and prepare them to serve on the ground. The platform also serves as a community for aid workers to connect and share insight and support with one another. is a collaborative effort supported by prominent humanitarian agencies such as Save the Children, Mercy Corps, the International Rescue Committee, UNHCR, InsideNGO, Oxfam America, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and Project HOPE, among others.

Comments on the News

  • “The training platform is creating a more prepared and resilient world,” said Marc DeCourcey, Executive Director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center. “It’s an honor to recognize a program with such an impressive reach that will only continue to grow.”

  • “We created out of the understanding that the sheer number of global emergencies continue to rise, while humanitarian action and disaster response is only becoming more complex,” said Julie Brandt, executive director, Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation. “We saw the opportunity to leverage Cornerstone OnDemand’s learning software and its expertise in training and development to be a conduit for change among humanitarian aid workers. We are honored to win this prestigious award and thank our partners for their continuing support to democratize access to training for aid workers around the world.”

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Cornerstone powers the future ready workforce, with HR software and solutions designed to unite people, teams, technology and business, and inspire a work environment of growth, agility and success for all. With an AI-powered and skills-forward system designed for the contemporary workforce, we help organizations modernize the learning and development experience, deliver the most relevant content from anywhere, accelerate talent and career mobility, and establish skills as the universal language of growth and success across the business. Cornerstone serves over 6,000 customers and 75M users and is available in 180 countries and 50 languages.

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