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Case study: Google

Background: Google and Mercy Corps have worked together since 2008. Through grant making, in-kind support, employee volunteering and employee giving, Google has supported Mercy Corps work in many countries around the world. As part of this holistic partnership, we engage with Google through use of its technology, its employees as both donors and technical volunteers, and through its corporate and foundation giving to strategic emergency response and technology-related initiatives.

Project: After the Nepal earthquake in 2015, Googlers stepped forward with support ranging from donations, to travel fund allocations, to volunteering their time. Their response offered a small group of employees deep engagement and reached scale by making it easy for employees to give.

Impact: By leveraging employees in support of their partnership with Mercy Corps, Google gives their purpose-driven workforce the opportunity to respond to emergencies, engage in leadership development and further the company’s mission.

Mercy Corps provides a range of employee engagement opportunities. Together we can create a program to inspire employees, meet your business goals and support our work at the scale that is appropriate for your company. Here are a few examples:

Fundraising events

Check out our our easy-to-use tools and communication templates to help you conveniently and efficiently kick-off, maintain, and track a successful fundraising campaign to support Mercy Corps' work around the world.

Mentoring entrepreneurs

Mercy Corps’ MicroMentor online platform connects business professionals with entrepreneurs across 92 countries and all 50 U.S states, establishing mentoring relationships that help entrepreneurs realize their dreams. Your employees can get the satisfaction of giving back and sharing their business knowledge to improve the lives of others and promote economic growth around the globe.

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise employees have donated over 6,000 hours of their time to help entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and social entrepreneurs discover success -- equal to $800,000 of assistance. HPE employees who volunteered in skills based volunteering activities such as the HPE Advising program via MicroMentor reported the greatest levels of lift in employee engagement.

Learn more about how to create your company’s skills-based volunteer mentoring program with MicroMentor ▸

Other volunteer opportunities

Mercy Corps can work with our most strategic corporate and foundation partners to create unique volunteer opportunities that meet specific Mercy Corps’ needs while providing meaningful engagement and leadership opportunities for your employees.

  • A small team of Googlers created a mobile website to get urgently needed information to refugees in Europe.

  • Warner Bros. television marketers and writers helped create and promote a soap opera in Ethiopia that is changing nutrition in pastoralist communities.

  • The John Deere Foundation and Mercy Corps leveraged John Deere employees to design and implement a three-year agricultural program to increase the income of Indonesian rice farmers.

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