2014 was a catalytic year for MovingWorlds and we’re excited to share our annual impact report with some key numbers from this past year. We hope you enjoy the infographic below.
As we look ahead to 2015, our goal will be the same: Help social impact organizations solve last-mile challenges and create jobs by addressing their needs for skills and talent. To do so, we’ll continue to expand our matching site which helps skilled professionals find the best place to volunteer their skills. In addition, we’re also partnering with corporations who use our platform, training, and process to connect their employees to skilled volunteering opportunities abroad, enabling people to grow as leaders while helping build a better world.
Key metrics include
- 899: The number of work days donated by our Experteers
- 7,180: Number of hours of professional skills donated
- 858,000 USD – the value of the professionals services delivered
- 32: Number of countries Experteers were placed in
- 5 Days: the shortest Experteering trip
- 18 months: Our longest Experteering engagement
- 2: Number of books MovingWorlds has been mentioned in – A Path Appears and Adventures Less Ordinary.
Other Interesting Data Points
- The types, and breakdown, of organizations we supported:
- 48% are social enterprises (Startups, B Corps, Small & Medium Enterprises [SMEs])
- 39% are NGOs
- 9% are educational institutions (Universities & Schools)
- 4% are governmental agencies
- The most popular skill was business strategy
- The most Experteers hosted by a single organization was 3, by Maya Traditions Foundation
- 3: The Number of corporate and university programs being supported by MovingWorlds
Growing and Improving the Industry
A notable part of our mission is to improve skills-based volunteering, whether it occurs within or outside of our network. As such, we’ve open-sourced our best practices and training. Some key metrics include:
- 1050: Number of people trained on international volunteering best practices – through our free online training, webinars, conferences, and corporate trainings
- 100,000+: Number of views of our articles sharing best practices, the most popular being:
- 1 of 8: MovingWorlds was one of eight key partners, along with PeaceCorps and the Red Cross, of #DoingMore: A campaign to improve the impact created by International Volunteering programs
Innovation in International Skills-based Volunteering
We strive to lower the barriers related to getting the right skills to the right organizations at the right time. To do this, we need to continue to innovate on behalf of our constituents and partners to:
- Lower the costs associated with volunteering overseas
- Reduce the amount of time it takes for social impact organizations to connect to and work with Experteers
- Keep improving our matching and support website that promotes global connections
- Continue to develop and share best-practices, resources, and content to improve the international corporate volunteering industry
We’ve proven that we can – at scale – make quality, skills-based international volunteering matches that are beneficial to all stakeholders: here are just a few Experteering Stories and some highlights from our partners. As we continue to expand, we’re now focussing on how we can engage more people in these engagements. One of the biggest barriers is the ability of skilled professionals to take time away from work. However, the benefits to corporations of having their employees go volunteering overseas are remarkable and well documented. This year, we’ll be working with more companies to help them realize the transformative impact of international corporate volunteering programs on people, planet, and profits.
Thanks for supporting us through another year, and we look forward to achieving even more together in 2015.
Yours in moving worlds,
Derk Norde, Mark Horoszowski, and the entire MovingWorlds.org team.
You can find our 2013 impact report here.