About

We believe that one promise can make a huge difference and that personal promises can drive real, wide-scale social change.

It’s no secret that sticking to self-improvement commitments is difficult. But did you know that research shows the chance of achieving a goal increases 33% if it is shared with others and by 72% if money is put on the line? We’ve combined these two approaches to help you stick to your goals by making them public and using charitable giving as an incentive.

To maximise the impact of every dollar donated we have partnered with charities that are clear about their purpose, mission and values. We believe they use their resources wisely to effectively implement programs that have the ability to actually make a difference. We also want to give you the opportunity to choose from a number of charities working to combat a wide range of social issues.

Our vision is to inspire millions of people to be the best they can be and, at the same time, encourage and facilitate much needed donations for charity. We invite you to join us. Make a promise or support a friend (or stranger!) and together we can make a better world.

Promise or Pay won the Social Startups MVP Program, a worldwide competition based on social impact scalability. It was also finalist for the Sydney Genesis Best Social Start-up, received an honourable mention in The Guardian’s Activate Tech Talent Day, and completed the selective and award-wining INCUBATE Accelerator Program. In mid-November 2014 Promise or Pay won the Deloitte Australia Social Innovation Pitch Competition and in early 2015 received funding from The Myer Foundation.