Why do we offer the service free of charge?
SanctisFundMe is first and foremost a philanthropic project. All those involved work pro-bono donating their time and skills for the project, there are no exceptions, this applies to the chair of trustees as well as to interns. Our operating costs are kept at a minimum thanks to the free technical support and promotion services offered by our partner and sponsor Prime Consulting whose support has made this project possible.
What type of fund raising campaigns are allowed on the site?
The first test for each campaign is its social reach, or in the case of campaigns in favour of individual in financial difficulty, we endeavour to establish the real state of financial distress of the proponent. We reserve the right to make any type of checks on the proponents of a campaign, in the hope of selecting only fund raisers worthy of your donation. We are fully aware that giving such guarantee is difficult, our promise is to put in all our effort to avoid any type of fraud and scandal which would damage not only ourselves but the whole solidarity ecosystem. We will work in close contact with local Parishes, members of each Church and the Vatican where applicable. Our checks don’t take anything for granted and even if a proponent is registered as a not-for-profit organisation we might ask for balance sheets and evidence of their use of funds.
Every donor has the possibility to contact directly the proponent of a fund raising campaign, either to send a support message or to ask additional questions. After all it is your money and if you are not convinced you will be free to chose another campaign.