Maintain a Culture of Giving

National Instruments and its employees are passionate about ensuring the success of the communities in which they work and live. At headquarters, and the more than 40 NI branch offices around the world, the company works to improve the education and well-being of its communities through employee philanthropy and volunteerism. Because NI is a technology leader, the cornerstone of its community engagement program focuses on growing the number of students and teachers who have access to engaging, hands-on learning tools. Ultimately, NI aims to inspire and enable students to pursue science and engineering careers.

Year in Review

2012 Highlights

Donated more than 1% of pretax profits to nonprofit organizations

Invested in a global employee giving and volunteer management system

2012 Challenges

Growing corporate nonprofit relationships globally

Expanding NI Matching Gifts program worldwide

2013 Commitments

Maintain commitment of donating at least 1% of pretax profits

Invest in a corporate grants management system to ensure a higher level of transparency for corporate donations

Launch a global employee giving and volunteer management system

Poverty Stops Here
Efosa Ojomo, a sales manager, started a nonprofit that aims to alleviate extreme poverty.

Dennis Wong

IT Programmer Analyst, NI Penang

Dennis, an IT programmer analyst at NI Penang, serves as the chairman of NI Gives Penang, an employee-driven initiative that aims to improve quality of life through a variety of philanthropic and volunteer activities. After collecting employee donations, his team carefully chooses recipients that reflect the diversity of the community in which they live and work. In 2012, his team focused on preserving the environment in Penang. Nearly 60 employees participated in a coastal cleanup at Tanjung Bungah, where masses of garbage had been washed ashore. “NI Gives Penang unites employees who feel strongly about serving their community,” Dennis said.