Executives without Borders


Executives without Borders

Welcome to TAP's family!

We are thrilled to bring Executives Without Borders to our team and welcome Robert Goodwin to our Board of Directors. We are so excited for the possibilities of expanding and improving our collective impact.

We know that by working together, we can give lift more people out of poverty with the opportunity of a job.

—Becky, CEO of The Adventure Project


At Executives without Borders, we’ve proven that business professionals and their companies - when matched with the right cause - can be a tremendous force for good. We are excited about this merger because The Adventure Project has a model that aligns with everything we’ve learned - that the best way to empower someone is to provide them with a good job. Their approach at tackling extreme poverty is innovative, and they’re making a tremendous impact in their efforts to alleviate poverty on a global level.
— Robert Goodwin, CEO of Executives Without Borders



Executives Without Borders was founded in 2007 out of a program at Harvard Business School to help strengthen nonprofit outcomes and build sustainable economies around the world.

For the next nine years, Executives Without Borders focused on eliminating poverty through the creation of jobs and strengthening the operations of existing nonprofit organization by identifying projects and organizations in need of  finance, marketing and operations support and building relationships with professionals and companies to provide consulting services and assist with implementation.


COUNTRY Programs



In Haiti, ExeWB lead the establishment of a nationwide plastics recycling program (nicknamed Ramase Lajan) following the 2010 earthquake. The program provided income and jobs for more than 1,500 Haitians daily, generated over $600,000 for Haitian communities, improved sanitation and recycled over 7 million pounds of plastic (over 140 million bottles).  




In Honduras, assisted the Central American Medical Outreach in improving logistics and communications in the delivery of medical care to over 1 million people in underserved communities.




In India, working with Nanhi Kali, strengthened information technology programs and data processing allowing the organization to provide education opportunities to more girls that would otherwise not have access to education.  




In Brazil, working with the US Chamber of Commerce, IBM, HP, Dow Chemical, and Amadeus to create the Business Corps leveraging professional expertise to provide over $500,000 in pro-bono support to three of the top NGOs working in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. Support included everything from translation services to event management to IT implementation and also helped raise over $400,000 to support medical and education programs.  




Mission Schools International (MSI) is an organization dedicated to building schools in one of the poorest provinces of Rwanda. ExecWB assisted MSI with organizational and operational strategy to facilitate better program implementation as well as basic HTML coding for communications.


Special Thanks

Sam MacHour

R. Subramaniam Iyer

Yaron Kaminski

Jimmy Park

James K. Haveman, Jr.

Steven F. Layton

Parag C. Shah

Lori Stohs

Jeff Pelletier

Johnny Atilus

Richardson Gustave

Jackie Vouthouris

Ralph and Janice James

Stephan Sajous

Jon and Amy Frost

Ann Drexel

AJ and Sunny Scribante

Don and Kim Taylor

Jamie and Chris Frain

Donna and Jerry Cody

Katayoun Shahrokhi

Stephen Reiff

Robin Borrud

Roger Spoelman

Janet Cahill

Joan Goodwin

Anthony Priest

Mark Foley

Jim Porter

Kathy Tschiegg

Vera Cordeiro

David Katz

Harvard Business School

Samaritan’s Pursue

The Plastic Bank

Thread International

Genesis Partners Palm Beach

World Vision

McGregor Links Foundation

MAPOU Foundation

Dow Chemical Corporation

Pittsburgh Kids Foundation

Robert and Ardis James Foundation

Gordon V. & Helen C. Smith Foundation

Legacy Foundation

Marriott Foundation

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