Adventure Giving News

  • 26 Jan 2011 2:59 AM | Ben (Administrator)

    Over the past five years going to the Brazilian Amazon and Kenya, here are some of the truths of international sustainable development that we have discovered.  I'd love any feedback, additions, or subtractions you may have

    Ten Truths for International Sustainable Development

    1. To care, to learn, to teach, and to act are the forefront principles of sustainable giving and service.
    2. Superior impact comes through friendship and one-to-one relationships.
    3. People are inspired to take action when they truly listen, observe, learn, and understand.
    4. The act of giving becomes enduring and sustainable when all individuals and cultures involved feel like they are both the giver and the receiver.
    5. It is unwise to do for [others] what they can do for themselves (Flynn, 2010).
    6. Buy-in comes through local leadership; ongoing support comes from the community; funding and resources come from all.
    7. Positive change requires patience and persistence.
    8. Wisdom comes from making mistakes; correcting them; sharing them; and staying on task.
    9. Sustainability increases when local leadership, training, accountability, and self-sufficiency are maximized.
    10. Giving is fun, rewarding, and challenging.
    Ben Nolte
    Adventure Giving
  • 22 Dec 2010 2:00 AM | Ben (Administrator)
    Adventure Giving celebrates the one year anniversary of receiving 501(c)3 status today (December 22).  It's definitely a time to celebrate especially since it took nearly two years and six iterations with the IRS before getting approval.

    Let's celebrate the moment!
  • 22 Dec 2010 12:54 AM | Ben (Administrator)
    Adventure Giving is migrating from old website to incorporate new mission and vision.

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