Adventure Philanthropist: Great Adventures Volunteering Abroad

I am thrilled to announce that my book Adventure Philanthropist: Great Adventures Volunteering Abroad is published!

Want to order your copy? Here’s how:


About the Book:

The plan was there was no plan: visit all seven continents, see what happens. Erin Michelson is a high adventuress who lives life on the edge. Giving up a successful business, her stake to a house, and all of her possessions, she decided to just take her money and run.

FP Erin Book LaunchSurviving swindlers and saints, she struggles to keep her eyes and heart open. Her escapades show us not only how to tackle a mine-field, how to bathe an elephant, and where to find a string of pearls, but also how to make a world of difference to those who need it most—vulnerable women and children.

For two years, she canvases the globe, searching for an authentic experience and the chance to reach out and leave the world, even just a small part of it, a better place.

Meet Erin Michelson, Adventure Philanthropist.

About the Author:

A former finance executive, Erin Michelson is a consultant specializing in asset generation and expansion strategies for nonprofit organizations. She has worked on every side of philanthropy: holding management positions with several leading organizations, founding her own nonprofit, serving as a Board of Director, and running her own charitable fund.

A recognized social entrepreneur and recipient of multiple international awards, Erin has lived and studied in Auckland, Beijing, and Cape Town. She holds degrees in International Relations, Political Science, and Government & Public Administration. Living a nomadic life, Erin continues to consult, volunteer, and travel widely. Visit her website at

Here’s Erin’s video introduction to the book:

Cant’ see the video? Click on this link: Erin Introduces her Book

About the Book Tour:

Starting November 20, 2013 through 2014, Erin Michelson will travel to more than 28 North American & Australian cities to speak with audiences about “Living an Adventure Philanthropist Life.” She will be visiting a network of 25 university campuses via her partnership with the Foundation for Sustainable Development, conducting road shows for retail establishments like REI, and speaking with international organizations like Rotary Clubs and the Soroptimists.

  • Nonprofits Share the Profits! Each city stop on the tour will be paired with a local nonprofit organization that will share in the profits from books sales at that stop.
  • Volunteering Along the Way:  In addition to public readings, in most cities, Erin will be visiting schools to talk with students about making global volunteering an integral part of life. She will also be volunteering with local charitable organizations.
  • Cities on Tap:  Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Brisbane, Cairns, Calgary, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Melbourne, Miami, Montreal, Naples, FL, New York City, Oakland, Perth, Portland, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Seattle, Sydney, Toronto, Vancouver, and Washington D.C.

Interested in Erin coming to speak with your community? Contact her at

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This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 and is filed under Frontpage Slides.

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