Guide for First-time Fundraisers

IN THIS ARTICLE
What is GIVE.asia?
Types of Campaigns
Fees Involved
How do payouts / withdrawals work?
Getting your campaign approved
How do I run a successful campaign?

What is GIVE.asia?

Founded in 2009, GIVE.asia is one of Asia's oldest crowdfunding platforms. GIVE.asia is a free platform for individuals, groups and organizations to raise funds for charities and personal causes. We  have raised over SGD 80 million for charitable causes and partners with 700+ organizations across Asia.

GIVE.asia, together with three other fundraising platforms in Singapore, co-developed the Code of Practice for Online Charitable Fund-Raising Appeals with the Commissioner of Charities to uphold standards of transparency and accountability.

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Is it safe to donate on GIVE.asia?

Types of Campaigns

GIVE.asia is a platform primarily supporting causes that benefit the community and society. The majority of campaigns relates to medical, charity, humanitarian aid and disaster relief, animals, private (memorial funds, corporate internal fundraising, support funds for family members).

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What types of campaigns can be launched on GIVE.asia?

Fees Involved

GIVE.asia has no admin fee, and our running costs come from the generosity of donors who choose to give an optional tip when they make a donation. There is a payment processing fee of 1.5% which applies to every donation made that is charged by our payment provider.

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What fees are applied to donations?

How do payouts / withdrawals work?

To increase trust and transparency and reduce the risk of fraud, we can only make payouts to trusted organisations, with the exception of private campaigns. All payouts are processed on the 20th of every month. You will need to submit the payout request form by the 15th in order for it to be processed within that month.

We understand that there may be urgency in some situations, we will consider those on a case by case basis. 

Type Payout Directly To Frequency
Medical Hospital, Medical Service or Non-profit Organisation Up to once a month*
Charity Charity or Non-profit Organisation Automatic
Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief Charity or Non-profit Organisation Up to once a month
Animal Veterinary Clinic Up to once a month
Private Private bank account Once at the end of campaign

* Varies depending on local charity partner

Getting your campaign approved

Campaigns need to be verified before they get published on the platform (with the exception of charity campaigns). The most common reason for campaign rejection is a lack of information. The quickest way to get your campaign verified is to provide sufficient information in the form of official documents and details about your situation.

1. Official Documents

Type Documents Required
Medical
  • Photo identification for the beneficiary
  • Official medical documents with doctor's official stamp and date stating: name of beneficiary and ID number, name of hospital, beneficiary's condition, and doctor's evaluation
  • Financial documents: hospital bills and proof of financial difficulty
Charity
Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief
  • Correspondence between you and non-profit organisation
Animal
  • Official medical documents on recommended treatment plan and estimated costs
  • Financial documents: proof of financial difficulty
Private
  • Photo identification of person who will be receiving the donations
  • Correspondence between you and non-profit organisation
  • Fundraising plan for internal/organisation fundraising / justification for fundraising target
  • Death Certificate for memorial fundraising

2. Details about your situation

The more we know about your situation, the simpler it is for us to determine the legitimacy of your campaign.

  1. Give an introduction of who you are 
  2. Describe your relationship with the beneficiary or the cause you are supporting
  3. Explain in detail on the challenge and difficulty faced by the beneficiary in need and why people should help them
  4. Support your story with photos or videos
  5. Elaborate on the fundraising target by giving a breakdown of how the money is going to be used
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How long does it take to get a fundraising campaign approved?

How do I run a successful campaign?

Being clear, transparent and honest when sharing your story will help your campaign capture the attention of people. We have complied many useful tips that can help you to craft a better campaign.

Don't worry if you are not confident in your writing, we have writers who can help you once your campaign is approved. The most important thing you can do is to share your story.

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Tips for a successful fundraising campaign
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