063: Chase Harmer | How Generosity Powers Six-Figure Triumphs

Season 1 | Episode 63
42m | Sep 25, 2023

Have you ever wondered where your donations go? When you support a charity or a fundraising event, how can you ensure that your money is invested in the causes you care about?

Chase Harmer, the CEO of Wishes, joins us in this episode to shed light on this topic. He shares his journey of blending financial prosperity with impactful giving through his revolutionary e-commerce platform, Wishes. Chase goes beyond business and touches on the pursuit of genuine happiness, leaving a significant legacy, and finding spiritual fulfillment through acts of generosity. According to Chase, true happiness is not found in wealth but in making a meaningful difference in the world. He shares valuable insights on how giving is connected to happiness, aligning with the core principles of the Go Big to Give Big movement.

Don't miss out on this episode; immerse yourself, get inspired, and learn how broadening your vision and ambitions can magnify your impact on the world!

[00:00 – 20:52] Transforming Philanthropy: The Journey of Wishes

  • Chase Harmer's entrepreneurship journey started in credit card business, evolved into technology, and focuses on solving transparency issues in charitable giving.
  • Wishes, his platform, enables real-time, transparent donations through virtual credit cards, providing tax deductions, rewards, and impact reporting.
  • Integrating philanthropy into businesses can boost conversions and average ticket size, and consumers increasingly expect businesses to give back.
  • The marriage of entrepreneurship, capitalism, and philanthropy is becoming inevitable, driven by consumer demand for transparent and impactful giving mechanisms within businesses.

[20:37 – 31:42] The Future of Charitable Giving

  • Transparency is the future of charitable giving. The speaker believes that merging transparency and impact will reshape the philanthropic landscape.
  • Adding a specific giving line item in organizations fosters legitimacy and transparency. It allows donors to see where their contributions are allocated.
  • The speaker's charity, Wishes, aims to revolutionize the charitable giving space through technology, making donations transparent and specific, benefiting both donors and recipients.


[31:43 – 42:57] Giving Moment: Insights on Chase Beliefs

  • Chase Harmer prioritizes hands-on charity work, emphasizing understanding impact over just donating money to charities.
  • He believes in building successful businesses that create a legacy and contribute positively to the world.
  • Money alone cannot buy happiness; Chase views wealth as a means to increase one's ability to contribute and make a difference.

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"You can build businesses that make you financially successful, but also you can make a huge impact on the world around you.” – Chase Harmer


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