Ep. 5 The UBER of Charity with Gret Glyer
Gret Glyer is the founder of DonorSee, an app that allows people to help the worlds poorest within seconds of downloading, then let’s the donor see where their money goes by giving raw video updates.
From 2013-2016 Gret lived with the worlds poorest people in Africa, where he helped build 100 homes for the homeless and crowdfunded $100,000 to build girl’s schools in Malawi.
Gret’s passion is to provide the most effective funding to the people who need it the most as well as discussing and redefining how we view charity and poverty.
In this Episode
The defining moment when Gret realized that $20 is the difference between peoples life or death.
You can hear about poverty, read about it in books and see videos but when you have a living, breathing person in front of you who is really suffering and your able to do something about it, that really changes your life.
The difference between lower income areas in the third world and first world.
Trying to help people understand what poverty looks like and allowing people to make a real difference in the world with DonorSee.
The frustration of not knowing where your money goes when giving to charity.
Connecting people together instead of connecting donors with charity brands.
How Gret is creating the Uber for charity.
How do you take an idea into reality that will create a massive impact in society.
Money or Fame is not enough of a motivation when your pursuing a goal.
Realizing that asking for money is not enough, showing how the funds are being distributed is more effective.
One advice Gret would give to his past self is doing the most you can with the available resources, and not stress out about what will happen.
The worst advice Gret has ever received: It’s better to remain silent and be thoughtful than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
How Gret financed DonorSee, how DonorSee makes money and how Gret creates personal income.
Getting out of your comfort zone will help you find your purpose.