Trust and Safety
We at ShareALittle give utmost importance to safety. We always strive to make the fundraising process seamless, positive and most importantly secure. We never let authenticity and transparency take a back seat.
Will my donation actually reach the cause? Will I get the money I raised for my campaign? Will my money get lost in cyberspace?
It’s your hard-earned money, of course, you have questions. Don’t you worry; we’re here to answer them!
What you should know about us:
The NGOs/charity partners that team up with us go through a verification process that requires them to submit valid documents. Each NGO is verified before their account is activated on ShareALittle.
Similarly, for personal causes or individuals who are raising funds for personal needs, our team does a KYC of the individual before starting the campaign and approves only the genuine ones.
ShareALittle does not encourage donation pages that attempt to avoid the prescribed donation method of ShareALittle i.e., posting direct links to alternative payment methods. We direct people to the large ‘Back This Campaign’ button found on each ShareALittle campaign page.
Please report any pages that request direct payments or users who attempt to contact you to arrange an alternative method of payment.
Do not reveal any of your personal information like contact number, address details to anyone who appears to be from ‘ShareALittle’. We never contact users for this information, except at the time of “signing up”. All e-mail communication from ShareALittle will be from the e-mail address: [email protected] Additionally, exercise caution if you receive offers from 3rd-party fundraising companies or individuals offering personal assistance.
NEVER arrange to personally meet anyone who contacts you through your ShareALittle page.
Report any suspicious activity directly to us.
Why a campaign owner need not worry?
How do I trust the payment process?
We’ve partnered up with credible payment gateway, PayU. The chances of mismanagement of funds are nil because we accept only online modes of payment i.e. net banking, debit card, credit card and UPI etc.
But is it safe?
Your ShareALittle campaign features the very best in secure payment encryption technology. Not only are your backers’ online payments safe, your money is stored securely until you’re ready to request a withdrawal via electronic bank transfer. We’re SSL certified, so all sensitive information with regards to your credit card/debit card/net banking details stay safe with us.
What about the amount I owe ShareALittle?
It’s FREE to start a campaign on ShareALittle. Find out more about our pricing here.
How will my donors know my intention?
We’re an open platform! We encourage transparency in every way. You can put regular updates on your campaign page so you’ve updated your backers and won the trust of potential funders too.
What is ‘ShareALittle Certified’?
It’s a badge of assurance that confirms the authenticity and credibility of campaigns running on the platform. ShareALittle is committed to raising funds only for genuine and verified campaigns. All raised funds are transferred to the beneficiary (beneficiary which is listed on the campaign page) within the promised time, after the deduction of ShareALittle’s fees and other charges.
How is a beneficiary verified by ShareALittle?
All campaign owners at https://sharealittle.org/ are required to enter an agreement to raise funds for the listed approved cause only (causes which are listed on the campaign page). Before starting a campaign, all campaigner owners undergo a rigorous verification process, based on the submitted legal identity proofs and other supporting documents.
How are my donations protected?
Donations made on ShareALittle are protected and the process of refund is made convenient for backers. Backers can easily request for a refund on making a donation to a campaign by visiting ShareALittle and navigating to their donation dashboard on the homepage post signing in. Backers can track any campaign live by visiting our website. Additionally, we also encourage our campaigners to post timely updates on the progress of their campaign.
Is my identity information secured when I donate to ShareALittle?
We at ShareALittle give utmost importance to safety. ShareALittle understands that you care about how your information is used and shared. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards with respect to the collection, storage and disclosure of personally identifiable donor and campaigner information.
How is my payment/donation secured?
All Payments are secured via 128 bit encryption. ShareALittle assures you that the information you provide is completely protected and that your donations are safe. Our secure-server software encrypts all your personal information like name, number, email and address. The encryption process takes the characters you enter and converts them into bits of code that are then securely transmitted over the internet to the payment gateways.
Why a backer need not worry:
How do I know the campaigner is authentic?
No matter how much we monitor and control, there’s no way to be 100% sure that a ShareALittle campaign page contains accurate or truthful information. Backers should make a payment only if they personally know and trust the campaigner and his/her cause. Ideally, backers should not contribute to any campaigns unless they fully understand and trust the cause presented.
Umm, I have questions about the campaign. Who do I ask?
We believe in complete transparency. If you have absolutely any concerns about the campaign, you can shoot questions, give suggestions, and directly get in touch with our team via email or call or chat. If you have any doubts on the authenticity of the campaign, we recommend that you don’t contribute to such a campaign.
What if you send my information to random parties?
All the information you submit while making a donation is for safety and security purposes. We prevent unauthorized access. So, don’t worry about your information being circulated.
What if my donation never makes it its true beneficiary?
With ShareALittle, the money you donate goes to the bank account associated with the fundraiser’s campaign once the campaigner requests to withdraw the funds. There’s no meddling. We assure you!
Why do you not provide the campaign owners’ direct contact number?
You can get in touch with a member of ShareALittle using the “Contact Us” button to address all your questions about the campaign. However, due to privacy concerns and privacy law we cannot directly share phone numbers of any campaign owner on the ShareALittle platform. Also, one of the major reasons why users don’t directly share their contact numbers is a high number of spam calls and messages they get when their campaign is running.
I have more questions!
If you have any concerns apart from these, we’re just an email away. Write to [email protected]