More money raised through crowdfunding sites, fewer complaints after standards introduced to boost accountability

Giving.sg, run by the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre, collected $30 million for charities last year, up from $26 million in 2017 and $20 million in 2016. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM GIVING.SG
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SINGAPORE - Crowdfunding websites are pulling in increasingly larger sums for charities and individuals in need, even as the number of complaints about these fund raisers has fallen significantly.

The Commissioner of Charities (COC) 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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