Review of Giving.SG
In my search for charities to support in my second home Singapore, I stumbled upon giving.sg (https://www.giving.sg/home) and I want to share with you my thoughts on this website.
6 things I love about Giving.SG website:
- SG has 464 registered charities (excluding campaigns which is an additional 199 campaigns that shows a tracking of amount raised vs goal).
- You can do a filter to select the causes you are interested in.
- It shows if the donation to the charity is eligible for tax deduction and the minimum amount required.
- It shows how your donation can make a difference, which will help the donor to understand how his donation will be used or where will it go.
- It goes away from the concept of manually filling up a form and sending via snail mail. I just love the concept on online donation as it makes it easy for people to help out anytime, anywhere. The convenience and flexibility it offers, that the donor can select the amount, the charity, type of payment, etc.
- Summary Page to see your donation details.
Things to improve on the Giving.SG website:
- I was a bit confused on the filter for the causes, so maybe on the charity page it should mention the cause or there should be a page to see the list of charity per cause.
- Flexibility to do a recurring monthly donation for people who just want to focus on their preferred charity and making it all the more convenient for them.
- Standardize that all charity pages will show how your donation can make a difference because I noticed some charity does not mention it.
Overall, I am so happy to have found this website and this will be surely one of my favorite sites to visit at least once a month when I am managing my “love offering” fund.
I encourage you to explore the site and share your blessings to people from different walks of life, different age groups, different religion, and different causes.
For those who are not based in Singapore, I encourage you to make a difference where ever you in whatever capacity like instead of donating money, you can donate your time by doing volunteer work or even organizing outreach programs or volunteering as a financial literacy advocate. 🙂
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson