Honestly, we wish we didn't have to charge for membership... but charging for membership does enable us to provide you personal service and support to make sure you find a good match AND go through a productive planning process.
We know that when people embark on international Experteering adventures, it's often the trip of a lifetime, and we take that very seriously. Our matching fee allows us to provide an infrastructure, maintain a network, and support you in your quest.
There is a real team of people here behind this website that works hard to find verified organizations around the world, helps them scope projects, and also provides you personal support throughout your searching and matching process. We also evaluate these engagements to ensure they make a positive impact, and then share our best practices to help improve the entire industry - we've been published for these a lot.
Here are some stories featured in Forbes from our Experteers that also help explain our service.
The video below helps explain more about how our service operates once you become a member: