During the past week, Trip of a Lifetime has followed up with the three students selected for trips this summer to see how their trips have changed their lives. Their answers truly embody the power of travel- one trip can change many lives. “I have started to view school differently. Last year I thought everyone would be talking about me but now this year I don’t care what they say. Also I made...
The T-Shirt Design Contest Has Officially Begun! →
One of my favorite TV shows, the Buried Life probes the question “What do you want to do before you die”. In this episode, Ben, one of the four people the show follows, helps a girl, Lexi achieve her dream of setting up a forum for students going through depression and returning back to college to become a youth counselor. This episode epitomizes the notion that anything is possible in...
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
As many people know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Every year, millions of dollars are donated to the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. What really strikes me though about the Breast Cancer Campaign is how many companies are supporting the cause. Everything from movies on Direct TV to sweatshirts at the NYU Bookstore are giving a portion of proceeds to the organization. Awareness...
Chile Miners: Amazing Story of Hope and... →
Crowdrise and Online Fundraising Tools
A lot of our supporters have asked us what tools they should use to raise money for their own causes. Although Facebook and Twitter are good starts, their infrastructure doesn’t provide an easy way for people to collect donations. Recently, there has been a lot of buzz about Crowdrise, a new social fundraising tool. This is a great way to find a sponsor for your fundraising project, find a...
Education Reform →
Hey everyone. We at Trip of a Lifetime have had a very busy week this week. Here is a list of some of the exciting progress we have made 1) We have relaunched our blog as a place both for us to share the latest progress of the organization but also as a place to share information about non-profits throughout the world. If you have an idea or suggestion of something we should write about, please...
5 YouTube Projects That Are Making a Difference →
Organizations harnessing the power of Youtube
The Buried Life →
What do you want to do before you die? This is the question The Buried Life poses to its audience. The show follows a group of four students as they try to mark all one hundred items off their bucket list. Although many items on the list are light-hearted (one episode involved delivering a baby), the students always give back to a complete stranger after completing each task. These students...
Good Goes Mobile →
In the age of social media and smartphones, there is more emphasis than ever on mobile applications. Fortunately, nonprofits have been able to take part in this growing trend. To learn more, check out this link from Fast Company
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation On Sixty Minutes →
Did anyone else watch Sixty Minutes tonight? I was extremely captivated by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation segment. It is amazing to me how Bill and Melinda Gates want to give away 90% of their fortune to help causes around the world. Watching it should make everyone be inspired to make a difference.