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Can I Laugh On Your Shoulder?

Mar 14, 2018

In today’s world, it can be really overwhelming when we see so much hurt and pain around the world. There are humanitarian crises all over the world that are horrific… whether it’s the Syrian crisis, the Rohingya refugee Crisis in Myanmar, or the Central African Republic crisis… we get to the point where we feel bombarded by these stories of pain and suffering around the world and we just want to help. We want to do SOMETHING, anything, to make a difference. And more often than not, the easiest thing for us to do is donate money, but, let’s be honest… donating money can be tough because we don’t know if the money we are donating is ACTUALLY making a difference… we can’t tell if the money we are sending to a particular organization is going to actually be USED to HELP people… what if there was a way for you to know exactly which organizations are doing the best work and the most efficient work and making the biggest impact so you know EXACTLY where to give your money?

My guest this week is Katherine Davies, the founder and CEO of IGUACU - the world’s first independent investigative platform that researches the nonprofits, charities, and organizations that are doing the BEST and most efficient work on the ground among the world’s worst humanitarian crises. Iguacu does the world FOR YOU and helps you to know exactly how and where to donate to make the biggest impact. This is such a great conversation and you’re going to learn so much! 

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About Katherine: 

Katherine Davies is the CEO and Founder of iguacu, (igwah-soo!), a nonprofit, independent investigator, that identifies highly effective charities overseas where the needs are critical. iguacu addresses the frustration people feel when they want to help people caught up in serious humanitarian crises such as Syria or Haiti. It can be difficult and time consuming to know which charity to support. There is nothing else like iguacu. On behalf of the public, iguacu is able to identify exceptional charities thanks to its unique intelligence network of more than 950 experts. Close to what is happening on the ground, the network speaks in confidence to the iguacu team, speaking freely about which charities are highly effective and which are not and why. They also update the team on the changing dynamics of each crisis. 

The team and network at iguacu are dedicated to ensuring that donating effectively to where the needs are great is quick and effortless. As iguacu is also a 501(c)(3), many American donors rely on iguacu for their overseas giving, with a monthly donation to where the need is great. They welcome iguacu’s expert curation, monthly impact updates and annual donation statement. iguacu enables busy donors to include in their giving the effective support of the world’s most vulnerable people. 

Katherine has more than 25 years' experience working in charities and INGOs, international banking, policy research, strategic communications, campaign management and the media. Prior to completing her MSc in International Relations at the London School of Economics, she was a newspaper journalist and a researcher at the Parliament of Australia.

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