Maintain a Culture of Giving

NI 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.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Innovators

Year in Review

2013 Highlights

Donated $1.4 million USD, more than 1% of pretax profits, to nonprofit organizations

Launched an employee giving and volunteer management system in the United States

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

2013 Challenges

Growing corporate nonprofit relationships

Expanding NI Matching Gifts program worldwide

2014 Commitments

Maintain commitment of donating at least 1% of pretax profits

Implement global employee giving and volunteer management system in several international offices

Continue to foster long-term, strategic relationships with STEM-related nonprofit organizations

Suresh Ojha

Principal RF/Microwave R&D Engineer, Phase Matrix

Suresh is the US project leader for Radio Mala, an initiative to develop, install, and implement a public network of amateur radio stations around Nepal, namely in its capital city of Kathmandu. Throughout history, an 8.0 magnitude earthquake has struck Kathmandu roughly every 75 years. Because effective and reliable communication infrastructure is essential to save lives during a disaster, several employees from NI subsidiaries contributed their time and expertise developing Radio Mala. The system is low cost and capable of long distance and international communication. Suresh, who was born in Kathmandu, witnessed first-hand the catastrophic nature of these powerful earthquakes, and recognized this as an opportunity to create a system that could saves lives, not only in Nepal, but all over the world.