Why Caring for Society Is the Recipe for Organizational Success

Why Caring for Society Is the Recipe for Organizational Success

New ideas are necessary to attract and retain good talent. Socially responsible employee benefit programs and team retreats can be an attractive solution to this problem, which any company can implement. The keyword is: Skills-based Volunteering.

What is Incentive Travel?

What is Incentive Travel?

Finding top talent is challenging. Many business leaders are struggling to attract and retain talented employees. Motivating millennial workforces is another obstacle leaders continue to encounter. What’s the solution? Incentive travel rewards employees for meeting performance objectives or recognizes them for years of company loyalty. Businesses who offer travel experiences as a new work-perk are being rewarded with teams that are highly engaged and more satisfied.

5 Ways to be a Responsible Digital Nomad in Chiang Mai

5 Ways to be a Responsible Digital Nomad in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is well established as a hub for digital nomads–and rightfully so. What’s not to love about Chiang Mai? The city offers visitors the chance to enjoy the incredible natural scenery, drool-worthy local cuisine, and interact with some of the kindest people on earth. All of this and more continues to draw travelers and nomads alike to Thailand’s cultural center. The increase of foreigners basing themselves in the northern Thai city for a few months has contributed to the growth of the area, but also to gentrification. Conscious remote workers must bear in mind what they can do to support their adopted community. Responsible travel writer Lola Mendez of Miss Filatelista shares 5 ways to be a responsible digital nomad in Chiang Mai.

5 Medellin hidden gems you won't find in your guidebook

5 Medellin hidden gems you won't find in your guidebook

This is the first in a series of posts from Andrea, one of our brand ambassadors who will be sharing her insights, tips, and tricks from living abroad in Medellín. We hope these posts help you get to know one of our program sites, and inspire you take the leap to travel or live abroad. If you are joining our program in July, then read on, and get ready to Venture with us!

Discovering Purpose in Medellin Colombia

Discovering Purpose in Medellin Colombia

Our perceptions don’t often live in reality. Sometimes they do. I had a lot of perceptions about Medellin before I traveled there, admittedly, some from watching Netflix shows. When I arrived in Medellin, Ann, from Venture with Impact, met me with a warm smile and showed me a typical Colombian hangout in my new neighborhood….

5 Books to Fuel your Career while Traveling

5 Books to Fuel your Career while Traveling

Traveling is prime reading time. Sitting at a café alternating between people watching and reading is one of my favorite ways to spend an afternoon while on vacation. It’s also one of the times I can focus and think bigger picture about my own life and career. Here are a few to inspire you on the next leg of your journey!

Digital Nomad Packing List

Digital Nomad Packing List

A new year is just beginning, and we’re getting ready to travel! As a small social enterprise, we are always trying to support small businesses, B Corps, and companies dedicated to positive social and environmental impact. Here’s what you’ll find on our packing wish list this year!

How Travel Fuels your Career

How Travel Fuels your Career

We are excited to announce a collaboration with Pivot Journeys, an organization that offers experiences for career growth and development. Both Venture with Impact and Pivot Journeys strongly believe that international travel can have a positive impact on your career, whether you are negotiating your role or trying to figure out what comes next. With that in mind, we are sharing an inspiring post by Pivot Journeys, "How Travel Fuels your Career". So pack your laptop to work and travel inspired by the world around you. Your career will thank you!

10 Remote Work Fields In-Demand Now (Infographic)

10 Remote Work Fields In-Demand Now (Infographic)

Many people shy away from the idea of transitioning to nomadic work because they think that their area of expertise wouldn’t be compatible with remote work positions. Think again! In this day and age you can find pretty much any type of job in any corner of the globe. The world of remote work is becoming increasingly popular and the demand for talented and travel-loving professionals is ever growing. Knowing what in-demand fields to explore and where to look is key.

Top Reasons Lisbon Should Be on Your Remote Work Destination List

Top Reasons Lisbon Should Be on Your Remote Work Destination List

Lisbon, Portugal is fast becoming a hotspot for digital nomads and even corporate escapists. While not as famous on the tourist route as its glamorous counterparts, Lisbon is one of western Europe’s sunniest and prettiest cities and home to great historical sites– making it an ideal place to work remotely.

Make the Most of Your Career Transition – Volunteer your Skills Abroad and Develop Professionally

Make the Most of Your Career Transition – Volunteer your Skills Abroad and Develop Professionally

The term “volunteering” is often associated with a ‘hard work, no pay’ set up – this could not be further from the truth. While giving is at the core of volunteering, volunteers reap benefits as well. Skills-based volunteering, also know as pro bono, brings new experiences, from learning a new language to exploring new locales. More importantly, there is a whole range of skills that can be gained from this brand of volunteering, which can significantly benefit professional development.

Enabling Medellín

Enabling Medellín

Venturer, Lindsay Chandler, speaks about her experience with Enable Medellin through the Venture with Impact program this past November.

Why ‘Venture’ Abroad?

Why ‘Venture’ Abroad?

For many, fulfillment stems from the monetary value of their career. Success is equated to the amount they’ve earned, saved and invested. Others find comfort by following their passion. When looking at the bigger picture, however, some find it essential to contribute to a cause larger then themselves.

Top Cities for Working Remotely in 2018 (Infographic)

Top Cities for Working Remotely in 2018 (Infographic)

If you’re planning to work remotely in 2018, and want to immerse yourself on a completely different environment and culture, here are some of the top cities for working remotely, straight from the remote work team of Venture with Impact.

Chiang Mai: 5 Can't-Miss Highlights!

Chiang Mai: 5 Can't-Miss Highlights!

Venture with Impact is expanding to Thailand in 2018! Read about 5 can't-miss highlights of spending time in our host city, Chiang Mai.

Meet Venturer Cortney Lhota

Meet Venturer Cortney Lhota

A foodie traveler, Cortney is looking forward to sharing her expertise through skills-based volunteering and putting her taste buds to the test this November in Medellín through Venture with Impact's workation program.

Online Courses for Digital Nomad Professionals

Online Courses for Digital Nomad Professionals

Professionals working remotely or seeking a digital nomad lifestyle may find themselves lacking certain skills. Here are a variety of options to take flexible online courses to amp up different areas! Whether you are working, volunteering or balancing the two, these options can give you a boost.

Meet Venturer Carly Thurman

Meet Venturer Carly Thurman

Carly Thurman describes her interest in Venture with Impact, and how she plans to use skills based volunteering to further her knowledge in fair trade and work with local entrepreneurs.