Who We Are
Charities raise more money through Altruism. Unlike other platforms, Altruism has 0% fees for donations, meaning that charities can maximise your money to do things that matter.
Altruism Ireland is a technological charity and our primary purpose is to reduce the high costs associated with fundraising by delivering a free platform for fundraising and donating; building trust into charity-giving through introducing transparency metrics into the charity sector; and offering free digital education to Irish charities to help them take advantage of the opportunities offered by new innovative technologies.
Why does Altruism Ireland exist? In a nutshell, Altruism Ireland was born out of a desire to create a much needed bridge built on trust between the public and charities. Tired of seeing all charities bunched together due to a lack of trust in the sector as a whole, while equally uncertain as a donor about which charity to give to, a few like-minded friends set out to create a platform in their spare time that could try to tackle the issues at the heart of them both. Two years later, Altruism Ireland was ready to take its first steps.
We set out to solve two problems: one for the donor and one for charities themselves. Public trust in the charity sector has been impacted in recent years by both a real and perceived lack of transparency due to charity donations being wasted on potentially questionable projects, golden salaries and transaction fees, making some people sceptical of the sector generally. This has hit many Irish charities hard as they have had to deal with a decrease in their income while demand for their services continues to grow. For charities, the problem is the cost of fundraising itself, with some reports showing that the cost of raising just €1 through different techniques can be as high as 23%.
Our platform reduces the burden on charities so that they can spend more time concentrating on providing the services to those who need them. Our ultimate aim is not only to maintain Ireland’s status as a highly generous population — The World Giving Index by the Charities Aid Foundation has consistently ranked Ireland in the Top 5 most charitable nations — but also to be the most efficient and transparent one. This is reflected in our vision, mission and values.
‘To achieve a transparent system for charity-giving, ensuring more money ends up in the hands of those who need it most.‘
Altruism Ireland believes in building up a partnership of trust with the general public; a trust founded on transparency. By placing transparency at heart of charity-giving, we believe more mindful giving will be the consequence.
‘To offer a free non-profit fundraising and donation platform with a fully transparent approach at its very core and to provide education to charities regarding the opportunities in utilising new innovative technologies.’
In order to achieve our mission, Altruism Ireland’s priorities are reducing the costs associated to receiving donations by delivering a free-platform for fundraising and donating; promoting trust through transparency in charities; and offering free education to Irish charities to help them take advantage of the opportunities offered by innovative technologies.
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