Employee Philanthropist Spotlight: Erin Zuehlsdorff

Last year Microsoft employees across the United States raised $100.5 million for nonprofit organizations around the world. While the total value is great, what’s more impressive is the stories of the 35,500 people inside Microsoft who made it happen. Over the coming months we’re hoping to share some of their stories, shine a light on…


Volunteers create a circle of giving back in Kenya

One of the things we regularly see through employee giving at Microsoft is the passion people have for making a positive difference. Several employees are utilizing their volunteer hours here to support the Global Give Back Circle (GGBC), a nonprofit organization that helps underprivileged girls in Kenya to overcome extraordinary odds to complete their university…


Clinton Global Initiative – Making Change Happen

By Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director, Global Community Affairs at Microsoft. Last week at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York city was at once a most exhilarating and tiring week. President Clinton continues to bring his star power, his deep concern around global development, and his expertise to energize all of us to…


Bringing local impact to life

Jean-Philippe Courtois, President, Microsoft International Storytelling is a time-honored tradition in communities and cultures around the globe. However in today’s world, getting the best stories to break through the “noise” can sometimes be a challenge, considering all the digital means we now have to share information. In my job, I come across great stories all…


CGI: Guest Post - Helping Girls in Kenya to Give Back

Linda Lockhart, Managing Director, Global Give Back Circle Imagine you are a disadvantaged girl in Kenya, categorized as coming from the bottom of the economic pyramid. Imagine you grew up sleeping in a hut made from mud and dung, and next to you, in another hut your grandparents kept a cow, some chickens and maybe…