Microsoft has launched its annual giving campaign for its Employees. The social initiative wants to inspire volunteerism and support communities through cash donations, technical and skills-based volunteering and campus events for employees.

Lori Forte Harnick – General Manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs details Microsofts 2015 Employee Giving Campaign in a post on the Microsoft blog.

Throughout October, we make it easy for employees to get involved and actively support the causes they care about.

  • In the U.S., Microsoft matches employee cash donations dollar-for-dollar and also the time that employees volunteer in the community, at $25 per hour up to a total of $15,000 per year.
  • We help connect employees with nonprofits that need volunteers. This also includes technical and skills-based volunteering through our Tech Talent for Good initiative.
  • We inspire participation through a variety of campus events to help employees learn more about various nonprofits and donate through fundraising events led by their peers that create a fun environment to get involved and learn how to help.”

Last year´s Microsoft campaign Employee Giving Campaign had reached the sum of a record-breaking $117 million for nonprofits and schools around the world.

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Microsoft has a long history of social contribution and donating to nonprofits and social causes. During the first campaign in 1983, 200 Microsoft employees raised $17,000 and the yearly amount has increased steadily over the years to more than $100 million per year. With the money, nearly 20,000 nonprofits worldwide get support for important projects.

Source: Microsoft

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