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Sloths, Salsa and Professional Discovery: My Venture with Impact Experience in Medellin

Sloths, Salsa and Professional Discovery: My Venture with Impact Experience in Medellin

“I found myself in a new environment, with unfamiliar people working on a short-term project, I could easily observe myself from a meta-level view. It made me reflect about the qualities and contribution I can bring to any given project and the way I get perceived. I noticed how I function in a new team and where there is potential to improve. This awareness is valuable for me, on a personal as well as on a practical level.”

Eight Takeaways from Chiang Mai: My Venture with Impact Experience

Eight Takeaways from Chiang Mai: My Venture with Impact Experience

With a desire to grow, develop my career and travel, I applied for a professional development program with Venture with Impact in Chiang Mai, Thailand and made a step that retrospectively seems to be the brightest move I’ve recently done.  I’ve had a chance to escape my well-known surroundings and become part of a great international community of travellers, digital nomads, location-independent professionals as well as Thai and Burmese inspirational leaders. I became a richer person bringing back home many emotions and learnings. These are the most remarkable ones.

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.

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!

Volunteer Spotlight: Jennifer Tanner

Volunteer Spotlight: Jennifer Tanner

Today we're highlighting the work of our past Trujillo, Peru program volunteer Jennifer Tanner and looking at the positive social impacts she's helped to generate on both local and global levels. 

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: SHANNON SANZONE

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: SHANNON SANZONE

Today we're highlighting the work of our past Trujillo, Peru program volunteer Shannon Sanzone and looking at the positive social impacts she's helped to generate on both local and global levels. 

SUSTAINABLE VOLUNTEERING 101

SUSTAINABLE VOLUNTEERING 101

The truth of the matter is, while well intentioned, some forms of volunteering abroad are more beneficial than others.

5 WAYS VOLUNTEERING ABROAD CAN BENEFIT YOUR CAREER

5 WAYS VOLUNTEERING ABROAD CAN BENEFIT YOUR CAREER

Not only is volunteering abroad an exciting way to give back to others while experience a new culture, it can also help to develop your professional skills and enhance your career. That’s right, you can have your (work/life balance) cake and eat it too!