|2.1 - 2.2||How to search?|
|2.3 - 2.7||Search result|
|2.8||Invite charity to disclose info on WiseGiving|
|2.9-2.10||Charities & their subsidiaries|
|2.11||Print search result|
|2.15||Return to main page|
|3.||Search licensed public fundraising activities|
|3.1-3.3||Types of licenses for public fundraising activities|
|5.1||Tips for Wise Giving|
|5.3||About the WiseGiving Charity logo|
|5.4||Plan Your Giving|
|5.11||Sponsors & Supporting Organizations|
Welcome to WiseGiving!! This electronic platform aims to provide a more comprehensive, effective and efficient tool for charitable giving. The website is an innovation that reflects HKCSS's missions:
The navigation guide will provide an easy-to-use overview of the functions and operation
of the WiseGiving website. All the charities listed are based on the database of
tax-exempt charities approved by the Inland Revenue Department, and WiseGiving website will
be constantly updated accordingly.
How to search?
|2.1||On the left hand side of the main page, there is a search engine called ‘Search Tax-Exempt Charities' where you can look up all Hong Kong charities that are exempt from tax under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance.|
The system can search these charities with exact input, and also provide potential
charities based on the names of charity or the keywords you type in.
(For ‘Advanced Search', please refer to 2.12–2.13)
|2.3||After pressing the ‘Search' button , you will enter the search result page where the system will generate a list of charities that match or are similar to your input. The exact match or most likely charities are always placed on the top of the list. (*p.s. no whether which language version is used, charities' Chinese and English names are always shown)|
|2.4||If the search result is a WiseGiving Charity (indicated by a WiseGiving Charity logo on the right), you will also find the charity's service description and 5 pictorial icons of ‘accountability standards' in addition to its Chinese and English name and the effective date of becoming a tax-exempt charity. (*p.s. Information are provided by charities on a voluntary & self-reporting basis, and being validated by HKCSS WiseGiving)|
Press the name of a WiseGiving Charity, you will find details of the organization
which includes its mission, contact info, backgrounds, core services, achievements
and pioneer projects. You can also find out the accountability standards of the
charity by clicking the 'Accountability Standards' button. The
same accountability standards can also be found by clicking one of the 5 pictorial
icons on the search result page.
|2.6||If the result is a non-WiseGiving Charity, you can find basic information of the organization: Chinese and English name, the effective date of becoming tax-exempt charity as of the IRD database.|
|2.7||To provide more info on these charities, we link the charity name with its website (if available). By pressing the name of a non-WiseGiving Charity, you may be led to its official website for viewing.|
|Invite charity to disclose info on WiseGiving|
|2.8||Moreover, you are encouraged to invite non-WiseGiving Charities to join our WiseGiving membership by clicking 'Invite' button on the right . By becoming a WiseGiving Charity, the charity is required to meet our accountability standards and disclose their info for public access. It aims to benefit all users with better knowledge of the charity for making donation decisions.|
|Charities & their subsidiaries|
|2.9||If the charity is the mother organization with one or more than one affiliate organization(s), a 'Subsidiaries' button will be displayed . Press the button and you will find a list of the charity's subsidiaries as well as their websites (if available).|
|2.10||The affiliates usually bear similar names to your primary search result and they always have descriptions stating the names of their mother organizations.|
|Print search result|
|2.11||You can press 'Print' button on the right side under the search window to print out the search result list including subsidiaries.|
You can choose to search from the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) database or WiseGiving
In the IRD section, you can search charities by the following categories:
4) Charity Size by Total Expenses,
5) Agency Member of the HKCSS,
6) Member Agency of the Chest,
7) Subvented by the Social Welfare Department
|2.13||If you press 'Reset' button , all functions will be set default.|
|2.14||In order to promote the WiseGiving Charities' continuous effort to maintain and improve their accountability standards (governance, finances, fundraising, service quality and transparency), there is a 'Report Violation' button at the bottom of the charity's profile for viewers to report violation on the inaccuracy of the charities' data at WiseGiving. You can type messages explaining what goes wrong about the data and forward to WiseGiving. WiseGiving will carry out investigation by verifying the information with the parties involved and ask the charities to correct their data at WiseGiving if necessary.|
If you press the below heading, you will go back to the main page.
|3.||Search licensed public fundraising activities|
|3.1||There are 4 license types:|
|3.2||Please note that it is possible for a single charity to obtain more than 1 license for fundraising activities. In such case, each of the approved fundraising activities of the search result will be listed respectively.|
|3.3||Please hyperlink to GovHK (www.gov.hk) for “Approved Charitable Fund-raising Activities”.|
|This page links to the WiseGiving Donor Services that enable donors to manage their charitable donations in a brand new, convenient way.|
Tips for Wise Giving
There are three separate sheets of tips for donors, namely, Individual, Corporate and Foundation. Each page has a list of questions. Press the questions and you will be led to answer pages. By clicking the ‘Back' button, you can go back to the previous pages.
This page gives you a comprehensive summary of charity accountability. You can click on the indexes and sub-indexes for further information.
About the WiseGiving Charity logo
This is a guide for charities on how to join as a WiseGiving Charity and the usage of the WiseGiving Charity logo.
Plan Your Giving
Under this heading, you will learn more about Legacy Giving and Policy Donation. You can click on the indexes and sub-indexes for further information.
In this section, you can find out about the programme on donations in lieu of gifts / souvenirs.
You will find videos of celebrities and donors sharing their views on charitable giving.
Check out our e-book to read 9 wisegiving stories and be inspired!
You will find a list of frequent questions that donors often ask. Press the questions and you will be led to answer pages.
This section features WiseGiving Charities that are of relatively small operations (less than 50 employees) and nevertheless, they meet social needs with specialized services.
You are most welcome to give your feedback on the WiseGiving website.After filling in the questionnaire, please don't forget to leave your comments for us. Upon completion of your questionnaire, please press the 'Submit' button . You can also press 'Back' button to set the questionnaire to the default.
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