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About Depart Smart

Depart Smart inspires, develops and transforms world travelers into safety heroes with travel safety education so they make informed decisions abroad to avoid risks, get help, return safely and report to protect others

Traveling on a budget

We don’t associate fun and adventure with budgets. Travel is one of the situations where fun, adventure and budgets overlap. In order to keep the fun and adventure high, it is vitally important to plan for and track spending abroad.  You need a solid travel budget. Building a budget from scratch can be overwhelming. It’s [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:07:51+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Featured|Comments Off on Traveling on a budget

Give to the Max Day – Depart Smart

Give to the Max Day on November 17th is a day of gratitude, giving and igniting generosity. From November 1-17 you can help Depart Smart earn matching funds with your generous donation during Minnesota’s Give to the Max campaign. Please GIVE and invite your friends to match your gift. Depart Smart is the only nonprofit [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:07:52+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Featured|Comments Off on Give to the Max Day – Depart Smart

Depart Smart Milestones

Our gratitude overflows with praises for our generous volunteers, sponsors and donors who helped us achieve these incredible milestones: We have become a trusted travel safety resource with more than 15,000,000 impressions in major news such as The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Newsweek, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, Minneapolis Star & Tribune and numerous other [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:07:52+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Featured|Comments Off on Depart Smart Milestones

Minnesota’s First Polo en Blanc Event – Aug. 4

Minneapolis (July 20, 2016) – Minnesota’s first Polo en Blanc event will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 5:30 – 11 p.m. at the Twin Cities Polo Club, Maple Plain, Minnesota. Hundreds of people will don white attire, enjoy a gourmet dinner at pristine, white linen-covered tables as they watch the first Midwest [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:08:45+00:00 July 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Minnesota’s First Polo en Blanc Event – Aug. 4

Depart Smart in the News

Depart Smart in the News ClearCause recently rebranded as Depart Smart, to focus on life-saving tools and education to save lives and protect students abroad.  Peek in on Depart Smart’s website. The change happened by popular demand of student reporters exclaiming, “This is who you are!”  “Depart Smart is safe travel heaven!” Student and other [...]

By | 2016-12-13T21:24:54+00:00 July 13th, 2016|Featured|Comments Off on Depart Smart in the News

Polo en Blanc to Benefit Depart Smart

Polo for Philanthropy, a local nonprofit who benefits charitable organizations through equine related events is hosting Polo en Blanc benefiting Depart Smart, a Minnesota nonprofit dedicated to safe travels, especially for students. The concept for Polo en Blanc (French for “Polo in White”) began in 1988, when Francois Pasquier in Paris wanted to reconnect with friends. He invited [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:08:46+00:00 June 4th, 2016|Featured|Comments Off on Polo en Blanc to Benefit Depart Smart

ClearCause is Now Depart Smart

ClearCause announces it will be named Depart Smart, effective immediately. The name Depart Smart is strategically aligned with this nonprofit’s charitable work. Depart Smart is the trusted third-party, nonprofit resource for tools and information to help students identify and mitigate risks so they can advocate for themselves in foreign countries.   No other nonprofit works [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:08:46+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Featured, News|Comments Off on ClearCause is Now Depart Smart

National High Five Day for Depart Smart

April 21 is National High Five Day! Depart Smart (formerly ClearCause) is getting in on the festivities with a fundraiser worth high-fiving about. During National High Five Day, 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., supporters can cash in high fives by donating $5 to Depart Smart on Twitter and Facebook with the help of Good World. [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:08:46+00:00 April 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on National High Five Day for Depart Smart

April 14th – Concert for a ClearCause

The U.S. Department of State has issued a worldwide caution because of terrorist attacks in the USA, Paris, Brussels and other countries. Can you depart smart? Do you have an action plan? The Minnesota State University Mankato Film Club is bringing 2010 Mid-America Hall of Fame inductee, WestSide Band, to perform at the Vetter Stone [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:08:47+00:00 March 31st, 2016|Featured|Comments Off on April 14th – Concert for a ClearCause

Welcome Jeremy Wells to the ClearCause Board of Directors

Please join us in welcoming Jeremy Wells to the ClearCause Board of Directors. "I decided to volunteer for ClearCause because of the potential. I have the good pleasure of serving on a number of nonprofit boards. One thing I always ask is whether or not I believe I could add value and make a difference [...]

By | 2016-02-10T21:50:02+00:00 February 10th, 2016|Featured|Comments Off on Welcome Jeremy Wells to the ClearCause Board of Directors