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Microsoft encourages employees to donate their time to non-profits with new program
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Microsoft encourages employees to donate their time to non-profits with new program

Tech_Talent-3-e1424922291755Microsoft simply launched a new Tech Talent for Good program that encourages its employees to get out into the group and provide their abilities to non-profit organizations that might use a hand with technical issues.

The corporate began by partnering with 20 non-profits in Washington, together with Meals Lifeline, Yr Up Puget Sound, the Bellevue Arts Museum and Washington FIRST Robotics. Beneath the new program, Microsoft is working with these organizations to determine particular initiatives that might use technical assist, after which providing these alternatives to employees to allow them to choose a mission that’s proper for their ability set.

microsoft logo msft signAs well as to the worker time donated via Tech Expertise for Good, Microsoft can even contribute $25 per hour an worker works at a partnered group. Which means somebody who spends 4 hours on a mission will each deal with a technical drawback that wanted fixing and land the group a $100 donation from Microsoft.

The new program is part of Microsoft’s Worker Giving Program, which encourages the Redmond-based firm’s employees to donate cash to non-profits by matching their contributions and volunteer time. Final 12 months, Microsoft employees raised a record-breaking complete of $117 million for non-profits via the Worker Giving Program, with $60 million of that going to assist organizations in Washington State.

Transferring ahead, the corporate hopes to broaden Tech Expertise for Good past Washington, and develop the variety of organizations that it’s working with.

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