corporate social responsibility, Volunteer Experience

A NYC Volunteer Experience: Feeding Homebound Seniors in East Harlem

Taking the 6 train to 110th and Lexington, then walking to 114th and 1st, I reached Union Settlement Jefferson Senior Center in East Harlem.  The 11-minute long walk was one of the most beautiful I’ve had in NYC. In East Harlem, every single corner is decorated with a beautiful mural. The neighborhood itself reminded me that there are parts of…

Read more
Leave a comment
new york

This NYC Soup Kitchen Fills Bellies & Hearts

This month, I volunteered at a soup kitchen for the first time ever. It was CHiPS Soup Kitchen, a partner of Visit.org in NYC. Growing up, volunteering in soup kitchens was an extremely popular extracurricular activity amongst NYC’s youth. My friends would go together regularly. And while I would have liked to join them, for some reason, it just never…

Read more
1 Comment
corporate social responsibility, team building activities

How to Squeeze Volunteering into Your Work Schedule

Short-term volunteer work is a rewarding activity that many people want to be involved in. But sometimes it can be difficult to fit it into a busy work schedule. That’s why more and more companies are combining volunteer events with team building activities. Since volunteering frequently can be a challenge, one way you can make an impact while being engaged…

Read more
Leave a comment
corporate social responsibility

Philanthropic Activities: 5 Corporate Giving Program Ideas

Corporate giving programs within businesses big or small add significant value to a company and the community the business resides. Participating in community philanthropic activities can often be a positive reflection of the culture within a company. In fact, potential employees will often ask within early interview stages, how the corporation brings purpose and good to the society. Moreover, customers…

Read more
Leave a comment
Uncategorized

Why Social Impact Experiences Should Cater to Millennials (And How to Do It!)

The corporate world is quickly catching on to the needs and values of the growing millennial workforce. In order to attract, engage, and retain employees of this generation, Forbes.com says that businesses must be aware of their desire to be involved with philanthropic causes. This means that orgs, like yours, already have an entire generation of customers eager to support…

Read more
1 Comment
corporate social responsibility, team building activities

How to Increase Health, Happiness, and Productivity at Work

Increasing productivity at work, even when dealing with a wide range of employees, is actually simpler than one might assume. The key is to realize that productivity, health, and happiness are all interconnected. Happy, fit employees who find meaning in their work, are more productive. So, it is important for corporations to invest in improving the workplace atmosphere. But what goes…

Read more
1 Comment
team building activities

5 Ways to Improve Employee Engagement with Corporate Social Responsibility

Business leaders are becoming increasingly aware of the need to invest in their corporate social responsibility. These giving back programs have been shown to motivate and engage employees. Forbes.com has noted how Millennials, especially, prioritize working for companies that care about contributing to social good. As this generation begins to takeover the workforce, it is essential that corporations offer CSR programs…

Read more
2 Comments
Uncategorized

What is Ecotourism?

Most people can deduce that ecotourism has to do with the conservation of the environment and its resources. But not everyone is aware of how accessible it is. So, in this post, we will explain the ins and outs of ecotourism. Additionally, we will provide some examples to help newbie and veteran ecotourists alike get inspiration for their next trip….

Read more
Leave a comment
Uncategorized

What is Sustainable Tourism & Why is it Important?

Buzzwords like ‘sustainability’ and ‘sustainable tourism’ are becoming more and more common. But they can be opaque to the average person. If you need clarity, you’re not alone. Thankfully, the concept of sustainability is straight to the point. In short, it all centers around sustaining resources or avoiding the depletion of resources — whether environmental, economic, or cultural. That said, sustainability can…

Read more
3 Comments
Uncategorized

Expert Advice: Why Sustainable Tourism Matters

Jean-Philippe Platroz is one of the most-travelled people in the world. Having visited 170 countries and territories, he ranks #3 in his home country of France. Recently retired, he spent the past 38 years working in the travel industry. Now, his foremost priority is spreading the word about sustainable tourism. He spends his time on Adamandia, a passion project to…

Read more
1 Comment