The charity Valhalla, which offers online fundraising opportunities, has announced a major fundraising drive for its charitable foundation.
It is offering up to $50,000 to any registered donor in its online donation platform.
“We’re giving you the opportunity to donate directly to Valhalla, a group of individuals, groups and organisations who work to make the world a better place,” the charity’s CEO and CEO officer, David Meegan, said in a statement.
“In partnership with the charity community, you can get the latest information and get involved today.”
Mr Meeggan said the foundation’s goal was to raise $5 million by 2020, including $2 million in pledges.
He said that in addition to the fundraising drive, the charity would also be launching a new fundraising tool, called Valhalla Charitable Resource Group, in the next few months.
“The Valhalla Charitability Resource Group will allow you to access information on how to donate through our online platform, to support your favourite charities and organisations, or even contribute directly to their programs,” Mr Meeggan said.
“As a part of this initiative, we’re also creating a new website for charities to access that will offer more information about how they can get involved.”
The charity has previously been criticised for not providing information about its donors.
“They don’t really give any information, it’s just a blank page with a bunch of numbers,” charity donor and activist Michael O’Brien told News.au.
“It’s a little bit frustrating to know what’s going on.”
The charitable foundation is set up to promote philanthropy in Australia and has more than 6,000 active members worldwide.
“Our aim is to be a community of people who want to help, who want a cause to be meaningful to them, who will donate in a meaningful way,” Mr O’Briensaid.
“If you don’t know what to do or where to donate, if you’re not prepared to be transparent about your giving, you won’t be able to make a difference.”
The group said in an earlier statement that the organisation would also continue to work towards making donations transparent, as well as encouraging members to register as a charity and donate to their chosen cause.
Topics:human-interest,human-trafficking,voluntary-aid-and-conscience,donations-and/or-feasibility,community-and‐society,world-politics,united-statesFirst posted September 07, 2020 12:25:05Contact Michael OBrienMore stories from New South Wales