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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the questions we get asked most. If you cannot find your question here, please email it to enquiries@wisdom4all.co.uk

About The Wisdom Trust's Donations Fund

Raising Funds For Charity With The Wisdom Trust

Introducing Friends, Family & Colleagues To Raise Even More Money

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About The Wisdom Trust's Donations Fund

  • » What is The Wisdom Trust?
  • The Wisdom Trust is an educational charity which aims to create a wider awareness about poverty, the environment and health issues. Top
  • » Does The Wisdom Trust offer donations to other charities and organisations?
  • Yes. Top
  • » How much money does The Wisdom Trust set aside for donations to other charities and organisations?
  • We set aside half of all our income from all sources. Top
  • »What charities does The Wisdom Trust support?
  • Our members help us choose the charities we support by nominating charities they'd like us to support and then all our members vote online for their own particular favourite charity or good cause. Top
  • » How often does The Wisdom Trust make donations to the selected charities?
  • We make donations to all the charities on our list at the end of every three-month period. Top
  • » How much does each charity receive?
  • Each charity, good cause or other organisation on our list gets a donation equal to their share of the vote. So a charity with 10% of the vote gets 10% of the fund. Top
  • » How often can members vote?
  • All members can vote at least once each day for two charities each time. But some members who participate in our education programs can earn extra votes as well. Top
  • » Can one person have more than one position within the organisation?
  • Technically yes, but only then, as long as the email addresses are clearly disimilar to each other. However, in the interests of being fair to all our members, we would wish to discourage any member from having more than account, especially if they are being operated from the same computer. Moreover, any member who has multiple accounts and wishes to eventually withdraw funds from them, for their own private charitable donations, will find that they'll be able to make withdrawals from just one account only - and that account will need to be clearly identified with the member's name, address, postcode and telephone number. This is to comply with the necessary requirement for a complete audit trail concerning any members who withdraw money. Top
  • » How does a member earn the right to extra votes?
  • By accumulating Fundraising Credits (FC's) through their participation in our education programs. 10 FC's gives one extra vote (for two charities). 20 FC's gives two extra votes. Etc.... Top
  • » How does one accumulate Fundraising Credits?
  • When you allow us to share extra facts and information with you about poverty, the envionment and health issues throughout the day. You get 1 FC for each fact viewed. Top
  • » Can a member accumulate Fundraising Credits any other way?
  • Yes - through shopping on our shopping mall (1 FC for each £2.50 spent) and by introducing friends and family, then getting them active within the program. Top
  • » What organisations can be nominated for donations?
  • All registered charities in the UK and overseas, plus any other not-for-profit organisations which offer some service in their local communities. Top
  • » Why are the two drop-down lists on the voting page?
  • One list is what we call our main charities (the ones we've already made a donation to) and the other larger list is all the nominated organisations we haven't yet made a substantial donation to. Top
  • » Why should I register as a friend of The Wisdom Trust?
  • To participate in our education programs, to nominate your own favourite charities, to help choose the charities we support through our online voting system and to help raise funds for The Wisdom Trust and for the charities we support. Top
  • » How do I help raise funds for The Wisdom Trust?
  • By using The Wisdom Trust website for as much of your normal online activity as possible (including searcjing and shopping). Top
  • » Can I help raise funds without signing up
  • Yes, simply visit the Wisdom For All website, then use our search engines or shopping mall. Top
  • » Is shopping on The Wisdom Trust website secure?
  • When you shop online through the The Wisdom Trust shopping mall, you're only using our website as a gateway to the websites of the shops you wish to visit. Once you're inside their website, you'll be under the protection of their own security procedures. Top

Raising Funds For Charity With The Wisdom Trust

  • » How do I raise funds for my own favourite charity or good cause?
  • As a member, every time you run any activity through The Wisdom Trust website, it could add value to our own fund. Then, in addition to the online vote to decide donations, we also have a separate fund, the Members' Fund, from which we will make small donations to your own chosen charities for every FC you're awarded. Top
  • » What charities or good causes can I raise money for?
  • You can raise money for your school, church or club, for a local museum, hospital or wildlife centre, for a particular charity involved with children, the elderly, the disabled or the environment, for your local sports club or community group or for virtually any other good cause which you'd like to support. Top
  • » What is my own personal Wisdom 'charity fund'?
  • Every time you do anything on Wisdom For All (searching, shopping etc.) we'll add some small value in a special 'charity fund' in your name. This is your own fund and only you can decide what to do with it. For example, you can claim the money from it, and make your own private donations to any charity or good cause which is special to you. Top
  • » How do my efforts put value into my account?
  • Every time you log in then earn FC's through our education programs, we'll allocate some small value to your personal Wisdom 'charity fund' and to that of your chosen charities too. So, the more FC's you have the more money you'll be able to claim from The Wisdom Trust Members' Fund, on behalf of your own favourite charities and good caUses. Top
  • » What are FC's?
  • Fundraising Credits (FC's) are the unit we use to track how much a member is using the educational facilities on our website. The more you use the website for learning more about poverty, the environment and health issue, the more FC's you'll accumulate on your account. Top
  • » Are FC's awarded automatically
  • Yes. As soon as you've completed each session within our online education programs, the appropriate FC's will be added to your account. However, when you shop online, you'll have to claim separately for your FC's as a result of any purchases you made. Top
  • » What is a Wisdom Point?
  • A Wisdom Point is simply a grouping of 250 FC's. Every time you collect 250 FC's they are converted into a Wisdom Point. It is Wisdom Points that move through the Bronze and Silver lists to your Gold account within your personal Wisdom For All 'charity fund'. Top
  • » What's the difference between Bronze, Silver & Gold on my account?
  • The Bronze, Silver and Gold elements of your personal Wisdom 'charity fund' represent the different stages of clearing the funds through our system so that they're available either to charities or to our members to claim money for other organisations they wish to support. Only Gold money can be withdrawn and subject to minimum withdrawal of £10. Top
  • » How do I claim the money in my account to make my own private donations to my chosen charities and good causes?
  • There are a number of options available to anyone with money in their Gold account under Gold Money Options. Withdrawing money is effected through Paypal. Top
  • » When can I make withdrawals from my account on behalf of my chosen charities and good causes?
  • As soon as your Gold account total is above £10, and as long as you have collected at least 200 FC's in the current month. Top

Introducing Friends, Family & Colleagues To Raise Even More Money

  • » How can my own personal Wisdom 'charity fund' benefit from other people's activities?
  • If you introduce people to The Wisdom Trust, their activities (in accumulating FC's through our education programs) can help boost your own Wisdom 'charity fund', in addition to building their own personal Wisdom 'charity fun' at the same time. Top
  • » Why should I introduce people?
  • Because the more people who use The Wisdom Trust to learn more about poverty, the environment and health issues and for some of their normal internet activities, the more money we can raise for charities and good causes all over the world. Top
  • » Can I introduce people to vote for the same charities as me?
  • Yes. It's the perfect way to ensure that your own favourite charities get a larger share of the vote. Top
  • » What kind of people should I introduce to The Wisdom Trust?
  • Your friends, family or colleagues for starters. Then other people who you can find who are interested in raising funds for charities and good causes in general, or for one particular good cause which is special to them. Top
  • » How often should I use The Wisdom Trust?
  • As often as you wish. The more use it, the more aware about poverty, the environment and health issues you should become. Top
  • » How do I invite my friends and family to join?
  • Either ask them to join and put you as your registered email address as their sponsor, or log in and visit the invite new members page to construct a URL coded with your details, which you can email to your friends and family. Then when they sign up, you will automatically be selected as their sponsor. Top
  • » How will The Wisdom Trust know my friends were invited by me, so I get some benefit from their activities?
  • If you are registered as their sponsor, then any FC's or Wisdom Points they earn will add value to your own personal Wisdom 'charity fund'. Top
  • » How do I check my stats?
  • Simply log in and go to your stats page. Top
  • » How do I check my genealogy?
  • Simply log in and go to your genealogy report. Top

Troubleshooting

  • » Why is a new member who I've introduced and who's registered unable to log in so far and doesn't appear on my genealogy report?
  • It could be your new member has not yet clicked on the link in the activation email sent to them after they registered. Top
  • » Why does The Wisdom Trust website sometimes not work properly?
  • It may be that you had cookies disabled, for whatever reason, or that your security software has been updated and is not allowing some of our windows to display beacuse it treats them as pop-up windows. Top
  • » Why has my activation email not arrived?
  • This may be caused by the delay between different mail servers or maybe because you didn't enter your correct (and complete) email address at registration. If your activation email doesn't arrive within 30 minutes, try registering again, being careful when typing your email address. If the problem still persists, try using a different email address (we can always change your registered email address at a later date) or contact The Wisdom Trust. Top
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