Gret Glyer

is creating a support network for the world's poorest

73

patrons

$2,199

per month

About

Summary

I believe DonorSee is meant to change the world by creating a support network for the world's poorest people. As the Founder and CEO, I didn't take a salary for the first 4 years of running DonorSee and I now still fundraise the majority through you. I am asking for your direct support in order to expand our mission of serving the poorest people in the world on the worst day of their lives.


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 I run DonorSee, the more lives will be positively impacted. Not having to worry about financial stress allows me to give my full attention to the tough calls we have to make on a daily basis.
By supporting me directly, you enable DonorSee to grow faster, bring on more donors and magnify our impact. Please consider joining my support team today!

Support Letter

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 of Northern Virginia.

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 $1.4M in the form of small projects ($320 on average). And, on each of those projects, we've provided personalized video updates showing donors their impact.

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. And I did all this without taking a salary for the first four years. I now only take a partial-salary at the request of my Board of Advisors. But I do need your direct support, now more than ever.

I have a growing family and the need for more support while I expand DonorSee's mission to serve the poorest people in the world on the worst day of their lives.

I dream of a world where our poorest members no longer live on the knife's edge of survival. But I can't make that world happen without your partnership.

Will you join me?



Gret Glyer
CEO and Founder of DonorSee


FAQ


Q: Do you work full-time on DonorSee?
A: Yes. I work more than 40 hours a week plus many nights and weekends.

Q: Do you have a tax-deductible option?
A: Yes! Any donations (one-time or monthly) made through this link are 100% tax-deductible: cherishthedove.org/projects-1

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

Q: How can I support you on a one-time basis?
A: The easiest way is via paypal.me/gretglyer. Or use cherishthedove.org/projects-1 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 me at [email protected].

Q: Are there any other perks for supporting you?
A: Yes! At the beginning of every year, I send out my private annual letter to all my direct supporters. I share details about the past year and also cast my vision for the year to come.


Resources


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

Goals
$2,199 of $4,200 per month

$4,200/mo is the minimum I need to raise by the time our little one joins us in August. Thank you for your support!

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