|Team members are making an impact through the Community Service Program, working with charities by providing their time, money and expertise. The program allows team members to easily get involved with organizations they — and their co-workers — are passionate about. |
The beauty of our community service approach lies in its balance of strategy and flexibility.
|Team members’ year-round service to our strategic giving programs helps align volunteerism, technology donations and grants around these initiatives for maximum impact. At the same time, we also encourage team members to volunteer for any charity they choose — local, national or international — and their ongoing service supports more than 15,000 nonprofit organizations around the world.|
|Volunteer hours have increased dramatically|
In FY15, Dell team members’ volunteering impacted 17,000 charities worldwide. Team members may volunteer for any charity of their choice, during or after work hours, and record their community service hours through our Powering the Possible online community. This website enables team members to find volunteer opportunities and share inspiring stories of service. At the end of FY15, 71 percent of team members belonged to Powering the Possible, up from 65 percent in FY14. Dell-organized global service campaigns drove this increase in membership — our Children’s Cancer Care Walk alone added 3,500 new members.
We continued to reward team members for their community service, giving anyone who logs 10 or more hours of volunteer time a $150 USD voucher to donate to the charity of their choice via Powering the Possible. In FY15, we distributed 17,500 rewards totaling over $2.6 million.
Dell also has a robust global matching gifts program. We will match badged team members’ charitable donations, up to $10,000 USD per team member per calendar year. In FY15, Dell matched almost $7 million USD in team member donations.
|Several initiatives fuel our program:|
Volunteer efforts have not only benefited our nonprofit partners, but also our team members. Volunteering has been rewarding and in many cases enlightening.
|"I’ve been fortunate enough to mentor a handful of incredibly talented individuals within certain nonprofits and they in turn have taught me," Natasha Reuben with Dell South Africa said. |
My career now involves so much more. Through volunteering I’ve learned the importance of sharing knowledge, asking questions and looking at things from someone else’s perspective.”
|Most importantly, our Community Service program is an integral part of our 2020 Legacy of Good Plan. We aim to engage 75 percent of team members in community service and provide 5 million cumulative hours of service by 2020.|
|If you have volunteer needs and would like to connect with Dell’s giving team, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Organizations who participate in the Powering the Possible Portal must be a U.S. registered charity (501c3) or vetted equivalency.|
|FY15 Progress Points|
|Strategic giving initiatives directly helped 657,000 youth|
|Installed two new solar-powered classrooms in South Africa and hope to open six more in FY16|
|Children's Cancer Care program supported clinical trials that included 68 pediactric cancer patients|
|Sixty-six percent of Dell team members volunteered during the year, accumulating 713,000 volunteer hours|
|FY15 Corporate Social Responsibility Report|