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The Joys and Trials in Making a Difference

Matthew Boyd strives every day to use his career to create positive impact in this world. 5 years ago he decided to quit his marketing job and founded Vollie, an online marketplace that’s unlocking a new style of skills-based remote volunteering. In 4 years of operation, Vollie has seen 4,000+ social impact projects completed to date, through 200,000+ skilled volunteering hours, generating over $5 million of savings to the current 925+ non-profits using the service. It’s exciting stuff!

In this episode Matt addresses the warts and all truth of starting a social impact enterprise, the ups and downs and the formation of his drive to help and make a difference. He talks about the Age of Purpose in the business world and his personal journey through lack of satisfaction and fulfilment in his career, to volunteering, and which ultimately led to Vollie. He’s down-to-earth, realistic, pragmatic and very open about the struggles and the joys of this path.

His parting words: It’s better to live with failure than with regret.

www.vollie.com.au

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