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Charity Makeover #7: Seachange

Nov 28th - Dec 14th, 2019 | Mediterranean - Suez Canal - Red Sea



You have a unique gift. And it’s the best charitable contribution you can make.

Anyone can donate money to support a charity. What if instead you applied your unique talent alongside fellow volunteers in a concerted way to help improve how that charity functions?

Apply for your spotmeet the charities

What is Charity Makeover?

It’s a hackathon in which we come together for one day to fundamentally change the game for a handful of charities. These are scrappy, local causes with founders who are working hard on important problems but lack the in-house digital marketing expertise. We execute high-leverage projects in the course of a weekend that significantly advance their cause. 

Welcome to the first ever Charity Makeover at Sea

Nov 28

Recruitment: Sean will present briefly at the welcome event for Nomad Cruise X and explain this once-in-a-lifetime unique event.

Nov 29 – Dec 3
Requirements gathering & team formation

We will be assessing who we have as volunteers and the status of the charities we’re working with. Team leaders will be chosen during this time and we’ll form groups based on skill sets present and required.

Dec 4 – Dec 12
Strategy setting

We’ll have plenty of time on the boat at sea to plan what we’re intending to build for these causes.

Dec 13-14


This is where it all comes together. We’ll have two half-days of pure execution where we deliver the proposed projects. We’ll demo the output of our efforts at the welcome party in Dubai.


Meet the causes we’re supporting:

Proyecto Caraya
Proyecto Caraya

A sanctuary for orphaned monkeys from the black market pet trade


A grassroots volunteer weekly effort to feed and clothe the homeless of Barcelona, Spain.

SEEDS for Autism
SEEDS for Autism

Vocational training and social development for young adults with autism

Want to nominate a charity for a future event?
The Lisbon Project
The Lisbon Project

Migrants and refugee integration program in the city of Lisbon

El Hogar Animal Sanctuary
El Hogar Animal Sanctuary

Refuge for orphaned and rescued animals and advocate for animal rights.

The Mentors
Thanks to these distinguished entrepreneurs for donating their expertise.

Matt Bowles

Matt is cofounder of The Maverick Investor Group and host of The Maverick Show, a podcast featuring location-independent entrepreneurs with over 100 5-star reviews on Apple Podcasts. Matt is an avid world traveler and public speaker having traveled to over 60 countries and spoken at conferences like SXSW, Nomad Summit and Nomad Cruise. He brings a wealth of strategic insight and will be helping teams refine the business strategy of their projects.

Ben Lakoff

Ben is Head of Business Development for 2key Network, a trustless, decentralized donation platform that enables lineage tracking and frictionless payments via cryptocurrency. Ben is a world traveler having spent 8 of the past 10 years on the road and previously started the largest crypto exchange in Thailand. Ben will be assisting in sheperding event logistics and helping to keep teams focused on simple, high-leverage activities. 

Sean Tierney

Sean is Director of Sales for Pagely, Inc, the first Managed WordPress hosting company serving big media brands like Disney, Warner Brothers, Comcast, Univision and Meredith. Sean has 20+ years experience in tech and startups having founded a handful of startups and coached many more via his role as mentor for Seedspot, NACET, CEI, EvoNexus, Startup Lisboa, Canopy City and Beta-I. Sean will helping teams with applying Lean Startup and Customer Development principles. 

Where It’s Happening

This entire event is happening on a cruise ship.

You read that correctly. Charity Makeover is proud to work in conjunction with Nomad Cruise on their 10th anniversary voyage helping to coordinate the collective power of 300+ digital nomads to change the game for these worthy charities.

There is still space on the boat if you want to get involved. 

Photo: Stephan Frohlich

Photo: Tijmen Hobbel

Athens Cruise Terminal

This Event is Free for Cruisers but capped at 40 participants

If you’re on the Nomad Cruise you’re eligible to apply. We construct teams of developers, designers, copywriters, project managers, SEO/SEM and UX/UI experts depending on the needs of the charities and projects.

Get in Touch

Have a question? We’d love to hear from you. Hablamos español..


Thanks to our sponsors for making this event FREE to attend