Crowdfunding sites raising larger sums as complaints drop

Commissioner of Charities Ang Hak Seng says he has received significantly fewer complaints about fund-raisers after guidelines to boost accountability and transparency for online giving were introduced last year.
Commissioner of Charities Ang Hak Seng says he has received significantly fewer complaints about fund-raisers after guidelines to boost accountability and transparency for online giving were introduced last year.LIANHE ZAOBAO FILE PHOTO

Reasons cited for surge in donations include more people, charities using these platforms

Crowdfunding websites are pulling in increasingly larger sums for charities and individuals in need, and the number of complaints about these fund-raisers has fallen significantly.

The Commissioner of Charities said he has received significantly fewer complaints after guidelines to boost accountability and transparency for online giving were introduced last year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 04, 2019, with the headline 'Crowdfunding sites raising larger sums as complaints drop'. Print Edition | Subscribe