Behind the scenes are volunteers from Japan to America. We all have day jobs and some of us are still in school. Each week, we set aside a few hours to make doing good easier and more fun!
GIVE.asia provides a simple and easy way for donors to give to charities registered in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Philippines, India and other Asian countries.
In addition to facilitating online giving for charities, GIVE.asia also supports crowdfunding for medical expenses, education, mission trips, volunteering, adoptions, emergencies, natural disasters, animals rescue and projects benefiting individuals or communities in need.
We find GIVE.asia to be an easy to use platform which is accessible to our more e-savvy donors. Since GIVE.asia is an online fundraising and donations collection platform that is easy to use and does not require us to have prior knowledge of how to set up a webpage, it is very helpful to the site administrator.
The staff at GIVE.asia is very friendly and supportive, working with us on Sundays and during long weekends as well, and asking feedback on how the event is going and if there is something they can help with for improving the performance.
The Kidney Dialysis Foundation (KDF) has had the honour of working with GIVE.asia for more than two years and we rely solely on their platform for peer-to-peer fundraising for one of our organisation's biggest event - the KDF Millennium Ride.
These people here have either saved the day (more than once) or worked their magic and made GIVE possible. You have our deepest thanks!
Prakash Somo Sundram
Prof. Albert Teo
Prof. Tan Tin Wee
Prof. Wong Poh Kam
Goh Yong Seng
GIVE is sustainable thanks to generous contributions from our community in the form of gifts on top of their donations. This funds together with amazing discounts from our corporate partners make sure that GIVE will continue to improve and grow.
So, we are looking for anyone - companies or individuals - who can spare a dime and sponsor this social movement for good. Thanks!
The idea behind GIVE was born out of discussions Yu Ming and Aseem had as undergraduate students at National University of Singapore. They asked themselves; "Why does making online donation and raising funds for charities have to be this cumbersome and hard? Can't we make the whole experience of giving online more fun, accessible and transparent?"
The question led them to meeting a countless number of charities over the year which brought them to the conclusion that they had to make their dreams a reality.
With their idea they entered the [email protected] Social Enterprise Challenge and went on to win it. In September 2009, they registered the entity and GIVE gets on the road!
Thanks to the enormous help provided by their great buddies (Zwee, Khairul, Donald and Gary), GIVE went live on 28th January 2010 and soon after got featured on CNN Go as one of Singapore's most promising Young Social Enterprises to watch.
GIVE won the SPRING NTU IdeasInc Business Challenge, a national business plan competition in Singapore in July 2010. It also made it to the finals of [email protected] 2010.
GIVE reached the semi-finals of Hong Kong PolyU Global Student Challenge and represented Singapore at Intel-Berkeley Technology Entrepreneurship Challenge.
In Sep 2010, Charity Bike n Blade used GIVE and to the surprise of everybody raised SGD 385,000 for St Luke's Elder Care which was 250% more than their initial target.
In December 2010, GIVE Fellows program was launched keeping in mind that the world needed more fun and creative ideas for charity fundraising.
In January 2011, GIVE Fellows launched Style For A Cause where your friends made a donation to your favourite charity if you changed your hair style to a funky one!
In February 2011, another group of student volunteers at GIVE launched LOVEDARE, a campaign where for every hug you give to a stranger a dollar was donated.
In August 2011, we hit the 1 million dollar mark in donations raised via GIVEsingapore.
In December, GIVE partnered with Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore and the runners of the event broke all fundraising records of the past raising more than SGD 200K for local charities.
In March, GIVE was represented at the Non Profit Technology Conference in San Francisco.
GIVE crossed 2 million dollars mark in August 2012 with support from all its community members (including donors, fundraisers, volunteers, charities and mentors).
In August 2012, GIVE.asia was launched and the movement that had begun in Singapore was opened to charities across Asia.
The success was repeated in the second year for Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore with over SGD 230K being raised via GIVE for local charities.
GIVE received a special mention as the youth social enterprise of the year award as part of the President's Challenge Social Enterprise Award 2012.
GIVE gets a runner-up position at the Social Media Week Plan W organized by Diageo in February 2013.
GIVE is invited to present at the Crowdsourcing Week in June 2013 in Singapore.
And in October 2013, GIVE is represented at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kuala Lumpur.
Amazing organizations around Asia teamed up with GIVE.asia to expand GIVE's presence in Hong Kong, India and Thailand.
Thousands of awesome people and groups used GIVE.asia this year to create a massive social impact. Here are some of our favorite fundraising campaigns that were started this year - 50for50 Run For Good Daniel & Ethan and Dr Tan’s 100K for 100K
GIVE got a new shirt which reflected the values that have powered GIVE from day one and will always continue to do so. The shirts had these values written on them - "Be the change you want to see in the world" and "Leave this world a little better than we found it."
Over S$ 1.5 million dollars were raised via GIVE.asia in 2014.
GIVE.asia launched SG50 campaign with the target of raising S$50 million for worthy social causes and Singaporeans in need
GIVE.asia opened the platform for personal fundraising for humanitarian causes and the feature was used to fund Kawaljeet’s surgery, help Mr Ghazi’s family, build shelters for Nepal earthquake victims, and and fund Baby Yujia’s treatment.