Challenge by Travel2Change
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Use travel for good with travel2change

Win $1,000 to use travel for good with travel2change

How can you use travel as a way to create meaningful change for local communities?

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51 ideas submitted
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The Specifics

Travel2change is a network of travelers and locals who collaborate to create ideas and actions that benefit communities around the world. We believe travel can change lives – both for travelers and locals. However, while there are many opportunities that ask you to simply volunteer abroad, we believe that you can create the most impact if volunteer traveling is fun.

That’s why we’re challenging you to submit creative ideas that link your passion with the purpose of making good happen through travel. Can you leverage your skills to create a positive impact on the lives of local communities? How can you do what you love and help along the way?

We’re asking individuals, groups, and nonprofits to share their best ideas. We’ll reward the top-voted submission with $1,000 to go on a travel2change trip to make their idea happen. We’re looking for creative ideas that link your passion to travel with a purpose. Many members of our travel2change community are particularly inspired by initiatives that link sports, art or adventure activities and travel for meaningful social change.

Submit an idea from September 4 to October 31 (noon Pacific Time). Our judges will select which applicants will pass to the voting round. From November 1 to November 15 (noon Pacific Time) we’ll open it up to public voting. Rally your colleagues and friends to get behind your effort and join the public in selecting the winner.

Connect with this challenge on Twitter at @GOODmkr and on travel2change’s profile on GOOD.

Check out this video to learn more about the challenge!

Submission tips:

  • Include a photo or video that represents your idea. Photos should be in JPG, PNG, or GIF format, at least 570 × 345 pixels and no larger than 10MB. To include a video, use a YouTube URL.
  • Describe where you’d like to go, and how you’d link your passion to creating a positive impact in that community.
  • If you have any questions, please review these FAQs or send us an email at

Rules & Regulations

  • This Challenge is open for submissions from September 4, 2012 (noon PT) to October 31, 2012( noon PT).
  • Only US-based organizations, groups and individuals are eligible to apply. If you are not from the US, travel2change would still love to hear your idea and we’ll do our best to support you to make it happen. Please email us your idea at
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Submitted projects must be able to be activated with $1,000 within 5 months of receiving the grant.
  • Projects will be featured on this page and public voting will be open from November 1, 2012 (noon PT) to November 15, 2012 (noon PT).
  • The project with the most votes will receive $1,000 to implement their idea.
  • In order to vote, log in with your GOOD account. If you don’t have a GOOD account, it’s free to join. All you need is an email address or a Facebook account to register. You will be emailed a link that you need to click in order to validate your address.
  • Read all the rules.

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by itf.kenya
about 3 years ago | Reply

Is there a way to see how many votes each Idea has?

by reveca.torres
over 3 years ago | Reply

Hi Reveca, thanks for your interest in this challenge! We share estimated rankings, but not vote counts. Email us at with any other questions!

by Anna_Silverman
over 3 years ago | Reply

Go Peaks Foundation! Love what they stand for and they concept of women reaching their highest potential through amazing treks while raising money for girls and women who need the help!

by allisonmadams
over 3 years ago | Reply

Hey GOOD People:

It would make GOOD sense to have all these ideas made public as they are submitted, as opposed to just being sifted behind the scenes after being dropped into an inbox. That's NOT good.

The reason is that transparency in action is 10 times more powerful than after the fact awards and honors--who really gives a sugar-britches about that result besides the winners and the glad-handers on the podium. Not many that I've ever seen. But I have seen many get inspired and actually take action because they can view and learn from the actions of others in progress. And isn't helping spread the GOOD to all others to act exactly what you guys are all about?

I think so.

Besides, more GOOD actions by others responding to intentional challenges accelerates earned revenue potentials. And there's nothing wrong with that sustainability coming true.

Rob Hanna
Chief Architect, Dell Social Innovation Challenge

by SocialWealth
over 3 years ago | Reply

Hi Rob, thanks for your interest in this challenge! We totally agree with you, and believe cross-pollination of ideas is central to inspiration and change. Here's a link to all the submissions in this challenge: Email us at with any other questions!

by Anna_Silverman
over 3 years ago | Reply

Dear Rob, I agree that it's vital to see all ideas to inspire further idea creation and action. Thanks for your feedback. It would be great to see ideas from the Dell Social Innovation Challenge linked to travel!

by thomaskohler
over 3 years ago | Reply

Here's the challenge announcement in video:

Thanks for joining!

by thomaskohler
over 3 years ago | Reply

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Submission Began
Tuesday, September 04

Submission Ended
Wednesday, October 31
at 12:00 PM PDT

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Voting Began
Thursday, November 01

Voting Ended
Thursday, November 15
at 12:00 PM PST

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Winner Announced
Tuesday, November 20

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