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My moment of clarity - Part 2

In my previous post, I was considering various reasons that had perhaps brought me to Africa. Thoughts led me to ask whether going on short-term trips to developing countries was actually causing more harm than good. 340 more words


I went to Ghana for Facebook likes?! A lesson in responsible volunteering

Over the past few weeks, I’ve noticed a sudden upswing of articles and blog posts about volunteering, voluntourism, and narcissism. The content of many of these articles (though not all) suggests that volunteers who travel to developing countries to help out are doing so for Instagram likes or a nice cover photo. 1,287 more words

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Medtronic, Inc.: Mission in Motion - Project 6

“ Nothing I can say about Medtronic today makes me happier or more optimistic about the future than the fact that the Mission is deeply embedded as a permanent part of the culture.” 

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Employee Volunteerism

Dow Corning Citizen Corps: International Impact

Dow Corning offers employees a number of employee volunteer programs in their key areas of education, community vitality, and outreach. However, if I were an employee of Dow Corning, I’d want to join the Dow Corning Citizen Service Corps. 351 more words

Employee Volunteerism