Charity Makeover #7: Bali Edition

March 14th, 2020 | Canggu, Bali, Indonesia



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 could work alongside other talented knowledge workers and contribute your unique skill set 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 Tropical Charity Makeover

Mon, 9-mar
Pitches from team leaders and charities

This is a virtual meet & greet where the charities pitch their greatest challenges, the team leaders pitch their vision for solutions we can execute in a day and recruit volunteers with the necessary skills to make it a reality. This starts the team formation process.

Friday, 13-mar
Vision setting and finalizing teams

Dinner and beers are provided on the rooftop of a local cowork space and we use this time to get to know each other,  do some vision setting as a group and then break into teams and queue up tasks and ensure all stakeholders have the necessary access so we all can hit the ground running on Saturday morning.

Saturday, 14-mar


This is where it all comes together: one day of pure, uninterrupted execution where we deliver the proposed assets. All meals are all provided along with access to mentors who help the teams with various challenges. We wrap up the event with a celebratory dinner and demo night showing off the output of all our collective efforts and hand over the keys to the charities to their shiny new digital infrastructure.


Meet the causes we’ve supported in the past:

East Bali Poverty Project
East Bali Poverty Project

Non-profit organization helping the thousands of people living in abject poverty without water, sanitation, roads, schools, health facilities and electricity in East Bali.


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

Serba Skill
Serba Skill

Skills training platform that connects individuals who have skills with skill seekers through classes, workshops & face to face training.

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SEEDS for Autism
SEEDS for Autism

Vocational training and social development for young adults with autism

Proyecto Caraya
Proyecto Caraya

A sanctuary for orphaned monkeys from the black market pet trade

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.

Jeroen van Overbeek

Jeroen is the founder of Social Impakt, an organization with whose mission is to develop projects in South East Asia that improve the livelihood and the living conditions of the working poor. Jeroen has over 15 years of experience in management, entrepreneurship, strategy, international business, project management having founded Microbnk and Social Impakt as well as having served various roles at AB Mauri and PA Asia Ltd. 

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 founder of Charity Makeover, host of the Nomad Podcast and has 20+ years experience in tech and startups. He previously cofounded and ran JumpBox, Scratch Audio, Artiledge, Grid7, Automation Gurus and has coached many startups via his role as mentor for Seedspot, NACET, CEI, EvoNexus, Startup Lisboa, Canopy City and Beta-I. Sean will be helping teams with applying Lean Startup and Customer Development principles. 

Where It’s Happening

This event is at Outpost Coworking in Canggu, Bali.

 We have a beautiful big creative space that will enable our volunteers to work effectively and execute game-changing implementations for our charities. Don’t miss it.

This Event is Free, but capped at 30 participants

If you’re in the area 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

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