Microsoft Kicks Off Employee Giving Campaign

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.

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