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Have you ever had an idea to create something great that had the potential to make a significant change in people's lives?

In this podcast I interview someone just like that. Someone with a great idea to revolutionize the charitable giving landscape. An idea that was born in an unlikely encounter, an idea that took thirteen years to come to life.

When Jay Whitelaw went to Namibia fifteen years ago he thought he was just going to Africa to teach. He wasn't planning to start a charitable giving app that makes a big impact through small dollar amounts.

But a life-changing opportunity to provide a man with a fridge and a bed (with Jay's friends' money no less!) planted an idea in Jay that wouldn't go away - charitable giving is transformed when people can experience the impact of their gift in someone's life.

Giving isn't about the tax deduction and it's not about the dollar amount, it's about the connection we share as humans.

Givesome, the project founded by Jay Whitelaw, is an app that allows donors to give small amounts - $2, $5 or $10 - to directly fund worthy projects. 100% of what you give goes to the project. Once the project is completed, you get a video showing the impact you and many others made together in the life of an individual or community.

Givesome believes that when people experience the impact their dollars have on the lives of others they also benefit from the experience – and are more likely to want to give again. Givesome is compelled by the incredible potential that a growing number of engaged givers can have on our planet

Join me in this first interview episode of the B-RAD Podcast for some great story telling (you might want to grab a tissue), learn how Givesome is changing the charitable giving landscape, and be inspired by the potential of one person committed to discovering who they are and living who they're meant to be.

Visit Givesome.

In-depth shownotes, images, links and other resources at Brad Toews.

 

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