What’s the point of Inspiring Adventures?

What difference will Inspiring Adventures make in the world?  To those less fortunate? To you?

These are some of the questions I’ve been thinking about recently, as I prepare for an event I’m helping to run for Hub Westminster, this Thursday.

The event is called “The Challenge of Measuring Social impact“, and we’ve lined up a panel of experts to debate and discuss the issue.

It’s great to know I’m not the only one struggling with the challenge of measuring my social impact, if I’m even having any at all.

My goal is to inspire you to start your own Inspiring Adventures.  But what is an Inspiring Adventure, how can I really inspire you to start one, and how can I measure the impact?

I remember the staff of Peace Boat had a similar challenge measuring the impact of their global voyages. The passengers enjoyed their experience on board – but what impact would that have?

Peace Boat has been running for 30 years, and is still looking for definite metrics on impact. One thing that did come up – when I looked through a collection of Japanese investment-ready social businesses, most of the entrepreneurs had been passengers of the global voyage in the past.

In much the same way, Inspiring Adventures isn’t currently set up to train the next crop of investment-ready social enterprises in the UK, but it is a seed, planted in your mind, to get you thinking about starting something you love and something that matters.

Only two weeks and counting until I’ll be in Brazil. What Inspiring Adventures are you going to take this year?

I’d especially like to thank Be Inspired Films, who believe in the mission of Inspiring Adventures, and sponsored one day of video training for myself, where they trained me to produce the above video.  If you’d like to learn more about their video production, or training, have a look on their website.

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