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10 cool ways tech companies give it up for charity

Ann Bednarz | Dec. 8, 2015
The philanthropic landscape is vast, and finding the right charitable fit for a company takes time.

Before the main even, TE held its own Trike Trials, and the winner went on to represent TE at the UWCR's Trike Drags '14.

Get customers involved

CSR initiatives can be an opportunity for companies to team up with their customers, too.

MakeSpace makes it easy for its customers to donate to Goodwill, for example. The on-demand storage company will drop off donation bags at customer sites (in New York City, Chicago and Washington, D.C.), collect donations, and deliver the goods to local Goodwill facilities.

At its annual user conference, Vertafore hosts a Day of Caring that includes customers. Last year, Vertafore employees and customers packed 11,772 pounds of food at Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana.

“It was the first year we opened up our volunteer event to customers. For many of our attendees, this was their favorite part of the weekend. It’s something we’re planning to continue every year,” says Anthony Gomes, senior communications manager at Vertafore.


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