Packing, digging, building, serving: Citrix employees spend time giving back to the community

At Citrix, our mission is to help people work and live better, and that doesn’t just mean with our products. Each Citrix employee gets 16 hours of paid volunteer time every year to give back to the community and support organizations that help those in need.

Each spring, Citrix launches the Global Day of Impact, an organized day of service benefiting designated charities in the communities of our global offices. Employees are encouraged to spend their Global Day of Impact serving a charity that speaks to them, while also getting to know colleagues from other teams.

In 2013 alone, Citrix had 5,898 employees volunteer for a Global Day of Impact event, serving more than 200 charities near 54 global offices, within 24 countries, spanning 6 continents!

Giving back to the community is our way to come together as one global company and let our employees do what they do best: give their time, talent and passion in service to others. The Global Day of Impact has become part of our culture at Citrix, and we hope to continue to grow the number of employees who participate in 2014, as well as the number of charities and people we serve.

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About the Author

I’ve been working for Citrix since 2001 in several different roles. In my current role I am responsible for generating demand for all Services business (Support, Consulting, Education) units in Citrix. This involves – Developing inbound and outbound marketing/content marketing programs – Measuring success of each demand marketing campaign to ensure intended results are achieved – Adjusting campaigns as needed and support innovative approaches to initiate new demand marketing campaigns and programs to achieve goals. – Interacting with all functional areas to coordinate any requirements/support for campaign planning and execution.   In my previous role I managed a team of Content Strategists, Technical Editors and Online Social Media & Technical Community Specialists based in multiple geographic locations. In the last few years I started some innovation projects around knowledge sharing, for instance a series of online technical videos – http://community.citrix.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=99418516 I am used to lead the Social Media initiative for Citrix Support WW.   I setup and managed their social media channels – Twitter (http://twitter.com/citrixsupport) and (http://twitter.com/citrixreadiness) – Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/citrixsupport) – Blogs (http://community.citrix.com/blogs/citrite/davidmcg) – LinkedIn group (http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3139565&trk=hb_side_g)