Donating to a Fundraiser

Donating to a Fundraiser

Learn more about how you can donate to non-profits and personal fundraisers on Portall.

  • You must be at least 18 years old to create a personal or non-profit fundraiser.

  • For security purposes, Fundraisers can only be done by verified users. To become a verified user on Portall, especially for non-profit organizations. You should fill in all your contact information on the General and Profile Settings, then send us a copy of your Passport/ID and a recent photo right here. Or simply become a pro member by selecting a packages on Portall Pro.

  • Even if the user or non-profit organization are verified. It is up to funder to be vigilant to whom their sending proceeds.

How to fund a Campaign

Theres two ways a funder can support a campaign, financially: PayPal or Bank Transfer.

Via PayPal

PayPal Holdings, Inc. is an American company operating a worldwide online payments system that supports online money transfers and serves as an electronic alternative to traditional paper methods like cheques and money orders.

So keep in mind that proceeds sent with this payment gateway will be blocked or wont be processed if the fund are intended to a country that is subject to comprehensive sanctions under United State laws. For more info please view PayPals Prohibited Counties and Accepted Countries list.

Via Bank Transfer

Bank transfer is another way of funding a campaign. Due to the funds going into Present Phutures bank account, keep in mind when processing the funds that you use the name of the campaign as a reference. That way it is easy to identify the fund and process them to their specific campaign. The fundraiser will receive a notification on their My Balance settings.

What causes/campaigns are allowed:

Whether it is a personal or non-profit fundraiser, these are the campaigns or causes that are allowed on Portall.

  • Community projects and groups: Examples include costs for improvement projects, volunteer activities and club activities.

  • Crisis relief: Examples include costs for public crises and natural disasters.

  • Education: Examples include costs for tuition, books and classroom supplies.

  • Faith: Examples include costs for missions, community events and resources.

  • Hobbies: Examples include costs for crafting equipment and supplies that support hobby or skill development.

  • Medical: Examples include costs for medical procedures, treatments and injuries.

  • Memorial and loss: Examples include costs for funerals, living costs after losing a loved one.

  • Personal emergency: Examples include costs for a house fire, theft or a car accident.

  • Pets and animals: Examples include costs for veterinary bills, rescue and protection efforts.

  • Sports and competitions: Examples include costs for sports equipment, pageants and travel expenses.

  • Travel: Examples include costs for school trips and emergency travel.

  • Volunteering: Examples include costs for service equipment and supplies and travel expenses.

Campaigns or Causes we dont accept.

We wont allow campaigns that do the following, even if they fall into one of the categories listed above. Make sure that your fundraiser doesn't:

  • Raise funds to benefit or maintain the non-profit organisation, charity or religious organisation instead of the causes from these organisation that require the funding.

  • Violate Portalls terms of use, privacy policy or the laws, regulations or guidelines in South Africa.

  • Offer, auction or sell a product/item or service of significant value in exchange for a donation. You may give handmade items or items of nominal value (e.g. a handmade card or crafts).

  • Offer, auction or sell a product/item or service of significant value in exchange for a donation. You may give handmade items or items of nominal value (e.g. a handmade card or meal).

  • Benefit a political campaign, Political Action Committee (PAC), or otherwise benefit a candidate for office or an individual who currently holds political office.

  • Sell, trade or offer securities (e.g. interest in a business venture); incentives such as equity, revenue sharing or investment opportunities; issue debt; or offer products or services that benefit a business or company, or involve business-related expenses (e.g. business travel).

  • Finance kidnapping ransoms, bounties or vigilantism.

  • Incite or commit violence. This includes fundraisers that raise money intended to support an individual or group committing or inciting violent acts.

  • Involve knives, firearms, explosives, other weapons or any accessory or component of a weapon or firearm (including holsters, barrels, ammunition etc.).

  • Raise money for marijuana, CBD products or any recreational drugs regardless of legality or use.

  • Narcotics or opioids. Note that we may allow fundraisers for legally prescribed medical treatment or prescriptions, excluding narcotics and opioids.

  • Raise money to support crimes or the legal defence of alleged crimes associated with hate, terrorism, violence, sexual violence or exploitation, or discrimination.

  • Raise funds for a minor without permission of the minor's guardian, or another arrangement that does not comply with local laws and regulations.

  • Seek or accept compensation for using the personal fundraising features.

  • Suggest that donations to personal fundraisers are tax deductible.

What you see when making a campaign?

When you create new funding request, you will see the following:

  • Title: The name of your funding request. This will be the name that how your funders will recognise the campaign.

  • Description: This is where the fundraiser describes the campaign in detail to the potential funders.

  • Amount: The required amount for the campaign.

  • Drop Image Here Box: This is where the fundraiser will drop an image so that funders can find the campaign quickly.

  • Publish Button: When the fundraiser is done, then they can publish the campaign.

What do users and funders see on a campaign?

  • The Image of the campaign and Title: This will be the best way for funders find your campaign.

  • The User that started the Fundraiser: On the right hand side of the Campaign Image will be the User that started the Campaign. This is another way for Funders to Guarantee that their Funding the right user.

  • Total Donations: The amount of users that funded the campaign.

  • Recent Donations: The users that have funded your campaign will show here.

  • Share Button: You can share the campaign to other social networks for a boost. Campaign can be shared to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

  • Amount Raised Tab: This will show how much funds are needed to complete the campaign. For funds still required the tab will be grey and for funds that have been donated or completed will be blue.

  • Description: This will be the description that the Fundraiser created to explain their campaigns.

We hope you understand the funding process and its functions. If you still have any questions, please contact us here.