Box, a secure cloud-based storage platform headquartered in Redwood City, has cultural values rooted in service to others. This includes ACT10x, the organization’s social-outreach program that helps employees donate time and money to the causes they care about at a global level. In 2018, the organization decided to forgo its usual day-long holiday entertainment programming to spend the workday giving back. The goal: To expose more individuals to ACT10x through a fun, engaging volunteer experience in the hopes that they would continue to volunteer with the chosen nonprofits as well as other local groups.
Give To Get designed and delivered social impact programs for multiple Box offices. This included the company’s 800-person headquarters in Redwood City, California, as well as offices around the world.
Each social impact program took into account cultural considerations. Additionally, Give To Get sourced and vetted nonprofit partners who were not only interested in receiving donations from Boxers, but also in forming long-lasting relationships with the company and its employee volunteers.
During Box’s first Global Impact Day, more than 1,000 employees engaged in fun, impactful volunteer activities including skills-based and traditional volunteering that benefitted 15 nonprofit partners. These partners not only received goods donated by employees, but they were also able to forge connections with employees and leaders of the many employee groups at Box. Additionally, employee volunteers who had not been previously exposed to the company’s technology that allows them to track their volunteer hours and monetary donations were able to get experience with this technology — as employees were asked to track their volunteer hours and donations after Global Impact Day.