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MovingWorlds is a social impact organization addressing the global talent gap. The online platform and community connects people who want to travel and volunteer their expertise directly with social impact organizations around the world. You can lend your talents in basically every different sector. From accounting, to web design, from social media marketing, to business and sales strategy, to IT training, to video editing, to SEO specialists – MovingWorlds offers amazing opportunity at startups and organizations all over the world to lend your talents. MovingWorlds maintains quality by selectively sourcing professionals and organizations who then interact through the online platform to find each other for “Experteering” engagements.
Both “Experteers” and “Hosts” also have access to MovingWorlds exclusive training, resources, and planning guide to help ensure safe, high-impact engagements. In addition, forward thinking corporations can leverage the same platform to create and manage worldwide skills-based volunteering programs for employees. To date MovingWorlds Experteering Professionals have contributed more than 15,000 hours of service between 150 organizations in more than 50 countries.
Below is a Q&A with Mark Horoszowski, Co-Founder of MovingWorlds.
Can you explain what Experteering is and what it means from your perspective?
Take us back to that meeting in Buenos Aires with Derk when Moving Worlds was fist contemplated. What were some of the subjects you guys talked about?
Are there many people like you doing this… looking to volunteer their real skills around the world? If so, that’s great. I’m so tired of field organizations asking for money when they need accounting systems first. The right volunteer could really do more than money…
You guys took a year to really research the volunteer landscape and develop great partnerships. During that year what was some of the important things that you learned about the industry?
When you quit your job to experteer around the world for a year what were some of the skills you brought with you that helped startups and non-profit organizations build their brands?
Simply put, just by virtue of being from somewhere else and a different industry, I had a different mindset and ideas about how to solve problems.
What are some of the countries that Moving Worlds members can experteer at? What countries did you experteer in when you did it for a year?
Would you say Moving Worlds is on a mission to innovate the way people volunteer?
We also see that people tend to not value their own skills enough and instead default to offering manual labor or offering to teach a language they speak. We’re trying to bring awareness to the fact that one of the leading barriers to progress is a lack of access to talent, so by Experteering, you can really catalyze impact in areas that need it.
As a member of Moving Worlds what are some of the perks that can be expected when joining the community?