Mission and why get involved

WGF logo - close up orangutan in cage Sumatra - photo by Anthony

Our mission

We fund projects in Indonesia that will support community-led conservation, empowering people to become local leaders and guardians of their environment.

 

“People who live close to the natural world don’t have romantic ideas about it,
but they know about its welfare and care about its welfare, and will look after it given the chance.”
– Sir David Attenborough

Why get involved?  

Eco Farm

Be engaged with democratised giving!

You will network with people who share your passion, get more mileage from your donation, be confident that your donation is going to a legitimate and efficient organisation, and enjoy donating more. All this while creating social change by helping communities to save endangered wildlife and protect rainforests in Indonesia.

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world”
– Mahatma Gandhi

What is a giving group?

The Giving Australia 2016 Literature Review identified a decrease in traditional fundraising approaches such as: telephone, on the street, mail, through television and door knock appeals. The main reason people provided for not donating was concern and a lack of information about how their money would be spent. This trend is in line with the emergence of giving groups, which are donor-initiated (rather than driven by a charity), comprised of people who pool their individual donations and collectively decide how and where the funds will be dispersed.

Giving groups are a new type of philanthropy that empowers people to collectively give donations to a common cause for social change. Together the members pool their resources and skills for greater leverage, enabling the funds to have a game-changing impact. Volunteers generally operate giving groups, which minimises administrative expenses and maximises funding to the cause. There is no one model; groups can be regionally or internationally based, and can hold face-to-face meetings or operate online. Giving groups are designed to fit in with members’ busy lifestyles – they are not time demanding.

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