Fundraising FAQ

For more information on fundraising not covered in the FAQ, please submit your enquiries through our online form.

Please note that we will take stern action against any organisation or individual who misrepresent MERCY Malaysia in any way to solicit sales or funds for personal gain.

Can I organise a fundraising event or campaign on behalf of MERCY Malaysia?

Yes. We are constantly on the lookout for individuals and organisations to fundraise with us in continuing our humanitarian work.

From small-scale events to national campaigns, we are always open to opportunities of collaborating with partners who share our vision and commitment to our humanitarian work.

If you are interested to fundraise for us, please complete the proposal form here and forward your details to us at info@mercy.org.my.

Do I need approval from MERCY Malaysia before I start fundraising?

Yes. We take our accountability very seriously, and we need to ensure that the funds from fundraising events held in our name are properly channeled to those in need.

As such, we require your kind cooperation to inform us of your intentions to fundraise on behalf of MERCY Malaysia.

Can I use MERCY Malaysia logo to support my fundraising event?

Yes. You will need to seek prior approval from MERCY Malaysia before developing any marketing and promotional material which includes our logo.

Can I sell my products/services and nominate a percentage of sales to be donated to MERCY Malaysia?

Yes. You will need to seek prior approval from MERCY Malaysia before developing any marketing and promotional material which includes our logo, or any collaterals declaring MERCY Malaysia as your beneficiary should consumers buy your products or services.

Please note that we will take stern action against any organisations or individuals who misrepresent MERCY Malaysia in any way to solicit sales or funds for personal gain.

Can I fundraise for a specific disaster location or country?

Yes, however bear in mind that specific appeals for a particular disaster can only be carried out for a maximum of 6 months from the date of the disaster occurring.

This is in compliance with the requirements outlined by the Registrar of Societies. This is intended to protect the public by preventing fundraising for specific appeals to continue indefinitely.

However, certain disasters may require additional funding, and as such we may be able to apply for extension of specific appeals, subject to approval from the Registrar of Societies. If you are unsure, do get in touch with us to check which appeals are still active.

Can I or my organisation decide how the funds raised from my event/campaign should be utilised?

We discourage this. We are a needs-based organization, and as such we strive to provide assistance to our beneficiaries purely on a needs basis.

By earmarking your funds for specific expenditure only, we are unable to utilise your funds elsewhere, where it may be needed more.

An example of this would be, if you specify that your fund should only be spent on children’s projects, this would then exclude other potentially more urgent needs such as medical relief or treatment for the elderly.

We are committed to being accountable to our donors on how the funds should be channeled, and we encourage you to keep your donations non-earmarked.

Can I get publicity or media coverage for my fundraising event or campaign?

Yes. You may coordinate directly with the media should you require publicity or coverage of your event or campaign.

We appreciate your assistance in getting prior approval from MERCY Malaysia for any quotes from our representatives to be included in your press release.

Should you need a representative from MERCY Malaysia to be present at your media event, we appreciate your assistance in informing us at least 3 working days before the event.

Do you have any guidelines for parties who would like to help MERCY Malaysia fundraise?

For small organisations and businesses or non-corporate individuals intending to fundraise for MERCY Malaysia, your fundraising initiative falls under the Drive for Charity Package. Guidelines are as follows:

  1. MERCY Malaysia Donation box/(es), subject to availability, and some brochures from us will be given to you on loan according to the duration of your fundraising effort or as per agreed between both parties;
  2. It has to be done independently*;
  3. A template press release from MERCY Malaysia (if required). You will need to show us your final copy of the press release before issuance to the media;
  4. Handover of donation at MERCY Malaysia’s Headquarters at No.4 Jalan Langgak Golf, Off Jalan Tun Razak, KL (either cash or cheque handover) with photo-opportunity by our internal photographer;
  5. The photo of the handover and information on the fundraising initiative will be featured on MERCY Malaysia’s Facebook page;
  6. On MERCY Malaysia’s side, the representative for the handover of donation will be a Head of Department / Senior Officer / staff from relevant department.

*Why your fundraising initiative has to be done independently:

  • MERCY Malaysia is a non-profit organisation that puts focus on operations.
  • MERCY Malaysia tries to run low on administration cost and does not employ many staff.
  • 100% of the donations collected will go to the beneficiaries.
  • As a non-profit society, our high-level EXCO members consist of volunteers. Therefore, requirements-matching for them to be available during handover of donations may be difficult.
  • We need you to help us by taking the responsibility to organise the event and we thoroughly appreciate the initiative and help from you to help us raise funds.