In the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake in 2015, a group of friends from the technology and non-profit sectors started thinking about how to make sure donors could help rebuild the country through donations and be sure their contribution went to the people in need. We reflected upon and refined our ideas until we created KindLink – a platform that shows donors the impact of their donations through detailed campaign reports and social-media-like coverage and allows charities to showcase their good work more transparently.
Four years later, annually, KindLink supports more than 1200 charities globally, processes over £1,000,000, donates over £6,000,000 software, and saves over £20,000 of online fundraising fees. Today, coming back to what united us in 2015, namely, the disaster in Nepal, we have decided to take one more step towards achieving our mission - the launch our KindLink Disaster Relief Fund.
The KindLink Disaster Relief Fund is managed by the KindLink Foundation (www.kindlink.org) a registered charity in the UK, No 1177210 and utilises the KindLink digital platform (www.kindlink.com) to collect donations and report on their impact. The idea of the fund is to unite the KindLink technical capabilities and charity network in order to help those in need when it is needed most. Here we wanted to outline how the fund works and how we are making disaster relief efforts more transparent and engaging:
A crisis strikes
Once a disaster hits anywhere in the world, the KindLink team will launch a new project and fundraising page within 24 hours and share it with our network of corporate and individual donors, social media and other partners. Here is an example of our existing Disaster Relief pages https://www.kindlink.com/charity/kindlink-foundation/2417/fundraising
Selecting the best charity partner
Once we have reached our goal, the KindLink team will search and find the best charities supporting the disaster, to partner with, and grant 100% of the donations raised. This will be a rigorous process which will select the most efficient and transparent charities working on the ground to help those in need.
This is a key step to show donors understand where their donations went. The KindLink team will be in constant contact with our charity partners and we will publish impact updates from the disaster stricken region(s). We will contact all the people who supported this disaster relief project to show them how is their kindness helping. Here is the KindLink profile which will accumulate all impact updates https://www.kindlink.com/charity/kindlink-foundation/profile
The team here at KindLink is extremely excited to keep working towards growing our positive impact, helping those in need and uniting donors, charities and beneficiaries in a transparent non-profit network. We hope our partners and supporters will take advantage of the KindLink Disaster Relief Fund, keep helping those in need and show sharing kindness truly makes a difference.