Gret Glyer

is creating a support network for the world's poorest




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About Gret Glyer

Two Ways To Support The Glyer's and DonorSee

  1. Become a Patron. Your monthly support is vital to supporting our family so Gret can continue his work of building a support network for the world's poorest people. Click here
  2. Make a tax-deductible donation. If tax-deduction is important to you, we have an option for you! You can make a one-time or monthly donation that is 100% tax-deductible. Click here

Support Letter From Gret

Dear friends,

In the fall of 2013, I met a little girl named Emily in a rural Malawian village. I was shocked to learn that Emily had recently become an orphan because her mother was unable to afford a $20 trip to the hospital. This experience taught me that there are still people in this world who are living on the knife's edge of survival. When you live off $0.30/day, a sudden $20 expense can be the difference between life and death.

The longer I lived in Malawi, the more the reality began to sink in: Emily's story was not rare. There aren't just a few poor people living in distant corners of the globe. Material poverty is actually the norm for most of our planet. It was just hidden from me as I grew up in the suburbs, right outside of Washington D.C.

From this moment on, I decided that I had a personal responsibility to serve the most disadvantaged members of our planet. I began to dream of a world where mothers would no longer die because they lacked small amounts of money. A world where the latest technology could be harnessed to provoke a deep compassion for the global poor.

That dream led to the founding of DonorSee: a tech platform that allows generous donors to express their global solidarity by donating directly to people with immediate needs.

To date, DonorSee has raised more than $2M in the form of small projects ($320 on average). On each of those projects, we've provided personalized video updates showing donors their impact. More than 12,000 videos have been sent out to date!

Ever since we launched in 2016, I have worked full-time, including many late nights and early mornings, to turn DonorSee into the growing organization that it is today. I did all this without taking a salary for the first four years. Now, I only take a partial-salary at the request of my Board of Advisors. This is why I need your direct support, especially now that I have a growing family!

I dream of a world where our poorest members no longer live on the knife's edge of survival. But your partnership is vital to making that world happen.

Will you join me?

Gret Glyer
Founder of DonorSee


Q: Does Gret work full-time on DonorSee?
A: Yes. He works more than 40 hours a week plus many nights and weekends.

Q: Why is monthly support so important, especially now?
A: Gret and Heather got married in 2018. When Galilee was born in 2020, Heather decided to stay home to raise their daughter full-time and support Gret. They both value family, but also feel called to serve those who are most in need in this world. Your support enables them to manage both of these important priorities well!

Q: Is there a tax-deductible option?
A: Yes! Any donations (one-time or monthly) made through this link are 100% tax-deductible:

Q: How long did Gret work full-time without a salary?
A: From March 2016 to March 2020, four years!

Q: How can I support the Glyer's on a one-time basis?
A: The easiest way is via Or use for a tax-deductible donation.

Q: Can I cancel my monthly pledge at any time?
A: Yes.

Q: Who do I contact if I have any questions?
A: Please email Gret at [email protected].

Q: Are there any other perks for supporting the Glyer's?
A: Yes! At the beginning of every year, Gret sends out a private annual letter to all his direct supporters. He shares details about the past year and also casts his vision for the year to come. It sounds simple, but supporters are often very eager to read this private letter!


Want to learn more about Gret? Here are a few great places to start:

  1. Gret's Book Launch: Full Talk + Q&A
  2. Gret's Personal Memoir: If The Poor Were Next Door
  3. Gret's TEDx Talk: How to Wake Up Tomorrow Morning Like A Billionaire

Your direct support will benefit DonorSee's mission in 3 ways

  1. Grow faster. Your direct support allows DonorSee to hire faster and grow quicker. The faster we grow, the more lives we impact. In 2019, our donation volume grew 78% year-over-year, which means we impacted 78% more lives than in 2018.
  2. Bring on more donors. Prospective donors look for signals that a charity is reputable and worth supporting. Your direct support will provide a strong signal that will reassure donors as they make a decision to use DonorSee for the first time.
  3. Magnify impact. The better Gret runs DonorSee, the more lives will be positively impacted. Not having to worry about financial stress allows Gret to give his full attention to the tough calls he and his team have to make on a daily basis.


DonorSee is a growing organization that is bringing hope to the poorest people on earth. As the Founder, Gret Glyer didn't take a salary for the first four years of running DonorSee and now still fundraises the majority of that salary through patrons like you. Your direct support is needed in order to expand DonorSee's mission of building a support network for the world's poorest.

By supporting the Glyer's, you enable DonorSee to grow faster, bring on more donors, and magnify their impact. Please consider joining our support team today!

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