“We connect people with needs overseas with to donors who want a really cool donation experience” – Gret Glyer
Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure podcast is an amazing person with a big heart. He founded a charity organization to help those who are in need and he gets ZERO salaries in return. His compensation is the smiles from the people they are able to help.
Gret Glyer is the founder of DonorSee, an app that lets you help the world’s poorest people and then show you through videos where your hard-earned money went. This is a perfect avenue to give your money and see for yourself the impact your money made.
I wanted to have Gret on the show, because so many of us are trying to figure out the best way to help and donate to charity, but its a complex decision.
For 3 years, Gret lived in Malawi, one of the poorest places in Africa. He started out by helping a homeless old lady raise fund to build her a home before the rainy season starts. This started a journey of helping the poorest people find donors for their most immediate needs. During his stay in Malawi, he was able to build 100 houses for the homeless and famously crowdfunded $100,000 to build a girl’s school.
If you want to learn more about the DonorSee and why it chose to forgo the traditional route, I recommend you read the DonorSee’s Superior Humanitarian Aid Model.
What you will learn on this episode:
- Basic concept of DonorSee
- Idea behind DonorSee
- What makes it different from other charities
- Why they chose to use for-profit model
- How to donate and where your money goes
- Can ordinary citizens post on DonorSee
- Disparity between the rich and the poor
- Motivation behind the charity
- Living conditions in Malawi
- What makes a good or bad charity organization
- Sustainability of the projects
- Who are the aid workers
- Solving unpredictable revenue problems
“There is so little conversation about the best interests of the end user of charitable giving” – Grey Glyer
“Africans are more expressive because they can’t afford to numb out” – Grey Glyer
“DonorSee is also building sustainable infrastructure” – Grey Glyer
“How much better can your life be if you step outside your bubble?” – Grey Glyer
“The best charities are highly decentralized or highly specialized” – Grey Glyer
“To feel fulfilled, give until you have to sacrifice – Grey Glyer
Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):
To donate on DonorSee, visit: www.donorsee.com
or download the app:
Learn more about Gret on:
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