Our fundraising model is based on a commitment that we will never ask our members and other website users for donations. We prefer instead to generate all our income from monetising the traffic on our website (at no cost or inconvenience to our members) and through corporate donations and grants.
Using this model we quickly reached £16,000 received by 2012 and have continued to make progress in all areas since then. Up to 85% of our income is set aside for donations to the other charities and good causes we support and for our Wisdom Trust Grants to individuals.
We operate a minimalist approach to overheads. We are run entirely by volunteers and operate from offices kindly donated to us by our friends and supporters. Our policy is to spend no more than 5% of our total income on admin and running costs. We have been fortunate to work with many fantastic people over the years, including our brilliant volunteers, who continue to assist us in delivering our ambitious programmes.
a) Our online education programs will feature tools to enhance both numeracy and literacy, as well as activities to help create a wider awareness about poverty, environment and health issues.
b) We include quizzes and information about many other subjects such as literature, science, history, geography, sport, culture and entertainment.
c) Our online libraries provide a wide selection of eco-tips, health-tips and thrifty-tips.
d) We back up our online resources with a series of workshops, seminars and roadshows to offer everyone even more opportunities to meet, learn and collaborate with each other.
3. Supporting Charities & Good Causes
We make regular donations from our funds to support causes of every kind, all over the world, including those which help protect our environment, improve global healthcare and eradicate poverty.
We also support many other causes and institutions such as:
1. Schools, Youth Groups, Colleges & Universities
2. Sports Clubs, Community & Keep Fit Groups
Our members and other people who use our website vote online to help decide which organisations receive a donation from our quarterly Donations Fund.
Each cause receives a donation in direct ratio to the number of votes they received over that quarter. So each and every organisation which receives even just one vote during each quarterly donations window will be allocated something from our donations fund.
b) Education Grants to help with the extra costs of higher education such as course fees, books and even accommodation expenses. Every child and student of any age, anywhere in the world, can start building their own Wisdom Trust Education Grant Fund right now, which will benefit them later on when they move on to university or college.
c) Social Grants to help people (especially families on low income) pay for more expensive, healthier food options such as fresh fruit and vegetables – or even to help the elderly to heat their homes in Winter.
Our local Wisdom Trust Ambassador teams also help connect the vulnerable, the elderly, families and those that are unwell with all available resources and organisations which can improve their lives. Our Wisdom Trust Ambassadors will become specialists in their communities, so that wherever help is needed, they can make a real difference.
For example, we could help the elderly by making sure they are aware of local groups and local grants, meals on wheels, special transport schemes and help to heat their homes in Winter. We could help them buy food and meet people so they’re not lonely.
Wisdom Trust Ambassadors can also help mothers with young children so they can also get all the help they need by connecting them with local groups, nurseries, healthcare and charities which offer advice and assistance.
We campaign to help protect our environment, improve global healthcare and eradicate poverty, and work closely with and support any organisations involved in these areas.
We also work with all individuals and organisations driven by the call to eliminate suffering from our world by overcoming prejudice, discrimination, exploitation and inequality and promoting friendship, goodwill and understanding throughout our global community.
Members can offer their support by contributing their own personal Pledge For Peace on our website.
- The Welfare of children and young people;
- Education for all;
- Secure homes in safe, happy and sustainable communities;
- Clean water;
- Sufficient food;
- Universal healthcare;
- Protection of the environment and all living things
- A closer, sharing, caring society.