"The expedition was an amazing experience. I was great to have the opportunity to get in close proximity with the social issue by meeting those affected by it. It also made for an amazing experience because we had such a great group of volunteers."
Visit with nonprofits, leaders, and experts as you are immersed in the information and systems behind the issue. Discover and learn as a team, as you explore the culture with every sense.
Work with nonprofits to identify their needs, form teams and create tech-based solutions. Whether you are a developer, designer, marketer - every skill set is valuable.
Your solutions directly address the barriers experienced by nonprofits. After the hackathon, our Expedition Grants Program awards funds to support nonprofits as they implement solutions developed in the hackathon.
Transparency is a big deal for Effect.org - we want you to know where your money goes and how it makes a lasting impact.
30% of your donation helps keep our schools open and running so children from low-income families in India have access to quality education.
Each expedition we grant over 20% to the local nonprofits we partner with. These funds ensure the projects and solutions you create are implemented.
This includes all in-country expenses from transportation to food - we arrange all of the logistics of your expedition so that you can have the most authentic experience possible.
To keep the organization thriving, we allocate a portion of the funds to support our operations and staff.
The expedition trip to Greece was transformational. I met incredible individuals that inspired me to seek new perspectives, including the others on the expedition, individuals working in the NGOs that we worked with, and the refugees that we met in the camp. I was able to see the skills I use daily at Google help passionate members of an NGO align around a shared mission and vision to change the acclimation process for refugees. Most importantly, my normal bubble was shaken, reminding me how lucky I am, and that I have a unique opportunity to use the resources and skills that I have to help others that may have all that I do.
I feel enormously privileged to have been a part of this trip. My life is altered. We love both you and Nicole, as well as the trip leaders for giving us this opportunity and taking care of our needs. The trip was very well organized, there could have been huge glitches but everything sorted itself out, and we go back richer people with eyes wide open and hearts motivated to make a difference. We all need to be spokespeople for this cause and empower women with more confidence and education. Thanks for leading the charge on this so admirably. You're an inspiration.
Keep up the great work! I'm really grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of such a great group and project!