Singapore’s integrated giving portal by the NVPC has crossed *$100 million in donations raised for charities and garnered 240,000 volunteer hours, 127,000 registered users, 487 charities, and 1,500 campaigns hosted on the platform.
Singapore, 26 December 2017 – Giving.sg, the online donation platform by the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC), has crossed *$100 million in donations raised for charities. The one-stop portal for donating, volunteering and fundraising has also managed to garner 127,000 registered users, 240,000 sign-up volunteer hours, 487 charities, and 1,500 campaigns being hosted on the platform to date.
Mr Andy Sim, NVPC’s Director of Digital Innovation, the team behind Giving.sg says of the milestone, “We are very grateful for the support we have received so far and this $100 million milestone is an encouragement for us to continue working on improving the platform to help more charities achieve their goals.”
THE EVOLUTION OF GIVING.SG
In December 2015, Giving.sg came about as a result of a merger of SG Cares and SG Gives, two separate platforms dedicated to volunteerism and donations respectively. With Giving.sg, Singaporeans could now donate, volunteer and fundraise on one integrated platform.
This year in October, NVPC announced the launch of a refreshed Giving.sg as part of the centre’s strategic plan to develop Giving.sg into an intelligent platform that will further promote informed giving. New features include a wishlist for charities to specify items that they need and data analytics so that users can track their personal giving journeys. In addition, organisations and group leaders can also create private volunteering opportunities and fundraising campaigns for their members to participate.
Reflecting on the Giving.sg journey for the past few years, Mr Sim says he is positive that charities can leverage technology in their fundraising efforts, “For the first five years, between 2010 to 2015, we raised about $50 million. However, it only took about 2 years, from 2015 to date, to double that amount to $100 million.” He adds, “Despite weaker fundraising sentiments reported by charities in Singapore, donations on Giving.sg increased more than 20 percent this year, thanks to the increase in the number of active donors (comparing Jan – Nov 2017 vs Jan – Nov 2016).”
A LOOK BACK ON SOME OF THE MOST INSPIRING, IMPACTFUL AND INNOVATIVE CAMPAIGNS ON GIVING.SG OVER THE YEARS:
- 9-Year-Old Raised Funds For ‘Food from the Heart’ On Her Birthday
Nine-year-old Reval believes that everyone can make a difference with their efforts. For her ninth birthday, she wanted to celebrate by raising funds for a good cause. Proceeds raised from her campaign, “A Birthday Party Wish” went to Food From The Heart, a non-profit organisation in Singapore that brings joy to those in need by delivering food, toys and hope.
- 50-Year-Old Breast Cancer Survivor Launched “I made it to 50!” Campaign
Four years ago, Angela Koh was diagnosed with breast cancer. Through early detection, she was able to successfully complete treatment and triumph over cancer. For her 50th Birthday on 7 December 2017, she shared her happiness for reaching this milestone with the Breast Cancer Foundation of Singapore. Angela launched her campaign, “I made it to 50!” hoping to support the organisation in educating women about Breast Cancer and also raise awareness about the importance of screenings.
- Mercy Relief Impacts Lives Across Borders
Headquartered in Singapore, Mercy Relief was established in 2003 to respond to human tragedies and disasters in Asia Pacific. The organisation saw a total of 22 campaigns launched on Giving.sg. It draws on creative partnerships with other organisations to help raise funds and awareness to support communities facing challenges with water and sanitation, shelter, livelihood, healthcare and education. Donations that ranged from $435 to $46,570 have helped to support communities in need in the Asia Pacific region.
More information at: https://www.giving.sg/manage-c…
- Dollar-for-Dollar Matching Campaign by Agape Foundation
Agape Foundation Singapore launched a campaign to raise funds for Stroke Support Singapore (S3) – a non-profit organisation that aims to bridge the gap between stroke survivors and their support systems to enhance their recovery opportunities and quality of life. Agape Foundation supported this campaign with Dollar-for-Dollar donations and successfully reached their target amount of $10,000.
More information at: https://www.giving.sg/campaign…
CELEBRATING WITH BAKE CHEESE TARTS
In celebration of hitting this milestone, Giving.sg users will get to redeem a box of six cheese tarts each, courtesy of BAKE Cheese Tart. Registration to receive the redemption coupons will be on a first-come-first-serve basis, ending 5 Jan 2018. Redemption ends 31 Jan 2018.
Details on redemption are as follows:
1) Download the Club Bake App.
2) Find your Club Bake ID that’s on the top left hand of your Profile Page.
3) Fill up this form with your unique ID and your email address. Registration ends 5Jan 2018.
4) Bake will verify your profile with our team. Look out for the voucher in the app on 9Jan 2018.
5) Head down to any of the four Bake outlets (ION Orchard, Westgate, Tampines Mall and Nex) for collection. Redemption ends 31Jan 2018.
6) Enjoy your BAKE cheese tart!
*Figures are derived collectively from SGGives, SGCares and Giving.sg