The Charity Conundrum.
Charities are designed to do good things, but to do good things, charities must raise funds.
Most of us have hearts that desire to give to charities and causes that we believe in while we seek to do more beyond our own lives. There are thousands of charities in this world that need people like us to stay afloat and to implement good projects that make lasting impacts. Yet, there is a divide between people like us and charities.
Charities need us to give and we want to give (or give more), but we don't because life tends to get in the way, so charities have to work harder to compel us to give. That's the charity conundrum. But there's a solution. Giving House bridges the divide between potential donors, like you and me, and charities enabling more giving without barriers.
As a former nonprofit leader, I know how challenging it can be to raise money. I started a charity called Water for All Nations in 2011 that aimed to help people in places like Tanzania develop inexpensive clean water solutions.
I spent most of my time rallying support and raising money. I learned that fundraising takes away valuable time and energy that I wanted to spend on valuable programs and services.
It was heart-wrenching and confusing. The very thing that I set out to do could not be done. Lacking support and structure, I ultimately tabled the Water for All Nations idea.
Today, I'm a Realtor with Keller Williams and I'm a giver. Frankly, sometimes giving is tough. Family life, work, personal budgets, and unexpected bills can make it impossible for folks like me to give with confidence.
I created Giving House to make it simple for potential givers to transition into actual givers with no limitations.
By donating a significant portion of my commission to charities that my customers would like to help grow, my customers initiate the good that they long to do with no risk. Charities benefit by gaining new funds and, hopefully, new lifelong partners who will continually give to their causes.
My hope is that the people I help through excellence in real estate can help the charities that they're passionate about grow to new heights in a win-win-win scenario.
Realtor, Keller Williams Realty
Creator of Giving House
Water for All Nations raised money and awareness in Jacksonville, FL and helped families in Tanzania drill shallow water wells using an innovative, inexpensive drilling technique. Here's an interesting article about Ryan and Water for All Nations.