The Shorty Social Good Awards honor the social good initiatives brands, agencies & nonprofits are taking to make our world a better place. While the Shorty Awards have long-honored the best of social media, this competition includes efforts made by organizations to improve sustainability and diversity internally, foster globally-minded business partnerships and increase employee community and civic engagement.
The World Nomads entry is a video which was created to highlight the work done by The Footprints Network in funding community based projects that have a positive impact on the world.
"We believe that as travelers we have a responsibility to give back. This is why we founded the Footprints program. When you buy travel insurance with us, you can choose to add a small donation to your policy price to help fund a community development project." said General Manager Chris Noble.
World Nomads works with reputable charities and NGOs and absorbs the administration costs, so that 100% of the donations goes directly to the project.
All projects funded align with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, which strive to help end poverty, protect the planet and shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path.
Through the project highlighted in this video, the Sea Turtle Conservancy will train aspiring conservation biologists from developing nations in the proper techniques for monitoring and protecting nesting sites in order to build capacity for sea turtle conservation in Latin America.
It also aims to promote sea turtle eco-tourism as a way to build sustainable conservation programs that provide revenue for local communities.
Shorty Social Good Award finalists were selected by members of the Real Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences, comprised of luminaries from advertising, media, entertainment and technology. The group includes Ogilvy Vice President of Social Change Kate Hull Fliflet, Matchfire Founder and CEO Chris Noble, Former White House Creative Director and Digital Strategist Ashleigh Axios, ATTN: Partner Brad Haugen, and more. Social Good Award winners will be announced and honored at the ceremony on Thursday, November 14th, in New York City.