Bill Liao (Twitter - @liaonet)
We are delighted to welcome Bill Liao as a Charity Ambassador for iDonate.
Bill is a social networking pioneer, author, speaker and philanthropist.
In 2009, he founded WeForest.org, an organisation promoting reforestation as a way to combat global warming. WeForest.org continues, with a stated goal of planting two trillion trees by 2020 and is run from Belgium by its current CEO Marie-Noelle Keijzer. Bill is still involved with WeForest and spoke at TED Long Beach 2011 about it.
Bill Liao is a co-founder of CoderDojo, a non-profit organisation that teaches children how to code. It aims to teach children creative problem-solving skills and practical creative skills and was launched in Ireland in mid 2011. Bill Liao and CoderDojo co-founder James Whelton also hope to provide an outlet for children who know how to code to meet other children with similar interests and work on projects in an environment with their peers, similar to a co-working space but less formal.
He is a regular attendee at the TED conferences and also the World Economic Forum New Champions conference.
Among his philanthropic endeavors is his participation as an investor and volunteer in The Hunger Project in Uganda, New York and Mexico.
In 2011, Bill joined SOS Ventures as a venture partner specialising in Internet and social media. Bill is listed as an influential investor on Twitter. He resides in Cork and is married with three children.
Supporters & Testimonials
Kevin Doherty - The Attracta Doherty Pink n’ Gold Fund
As Chairman of The Attracta Doherty Pink n’ Gold Fund’ registered charity no:19276, I wish to compliment and thank IDonate for providing such a wonderful service to our fund. Having engaged Alan and his team since 2011 we can honestly say that our charity have benefitted greatly by their very much ‘hands on’ approach. No request goes unanswered and their attention to detail is surpassed only by their professionalism which is enhanced greatly by the understanding of their client’s requirements. As we host a number of competitive events annually, we have found their online registration system superior to any of the other providers and we particularly like the fact that all our entrants find it very ‘user friendly’ which is such an important part of any registration process.
With IDonate, we find that all our requirements are met and highly recommend Alan & his team.
Clare Foley - Myasthenia Gravis Association
MGA would recommend iDonate to any charity looking for online donation and event management tools. The tools are easy to use for both the charity and the donor and it’s really helped to increase our online donations and fundraising. Having the donation pages integrated into your own site is a huge plus and the iDonate staff couldn’t be more helpful getting things setup or customising pages for your own requirements – they answer all your questions and come back to you straight away – the support is excellent! 5-star service!!
Temple Street Children’s University Hospital
We have been using iDonate since July 2012 and have found it to be a great resource for us.
iRegister has proved very valuable for our Women’s Mini Marathon campaign and the event ticketing system will help with our future events organisation.
Many of our supporters are using iDonate and are delighted with the ease of use and with their fundraising results
Paul Hayes - Sunni Mae Trust
My name is Paul Hayes, I am the founder of The Sunni Mae Trust, set up to help my niece Lily-Mae, Ireland's Tiny Dancer. We joined idonate 8 months ago. In that time we have raised €250,000, sold 65,000 singles, got to No. 1 In Ireland, hosted 100 fundraisers; none of this would have been possible without idonate. Its a great site, simple to use, the customer service is excellent and there is no annual fee. I owe Alan and his team a great deal for giving Lily-Mae the chance to fight Neurobalstoma and helping us raise awareness of this disease.
Fenella Samways - Limerick Animal Welfare
May I take this opportunity to thank you for all your help and the wonderful service you have given to Limerick Animal Welfare and myself during the setting up and maintenance of the sms text donation facility. I would have been totally lost with all the jargon/forms required by the third parties without your constant help and assistance. To have someone always available at the end of a phone to answer all my queries made the whole process simple.
We have always found your charity admin section incredibly useful to track the text donations etc and the reports, email notifications of payment and swift transfer of funds each month from our supporters idonate based fundraising events has to be applauded and is hugely welcomed by ourselves especially in current times when fundraising plays such a vital role.
We have always recommended, and will continue to do so, idonate as an online platform for our supporters to boost their fundraising activities/donations and I know those that have, have commented on how easy and accessible this facility is also.
Once again, thank you for both your own personal and i donate's dedication and commitment to assisting LAW in all aspects of your service, it has been a pleasure to deal with yourselves and I hope this will continue for many years to come. I would have no hesitation in recommending your service to any other charity looking for a helpful online fundraising platform
Limerick Animal Welfare
Ciarán Kelly - Event Organiser #172Clane2TP
When organising an event where you have a larger number of volunteers in a world of IT and social media, iDonate helped to make it very easy for our club Clane RFC to run our event #172Clane2TP. It's a great system with a very easy click and 'Donate' route for people to donate very easily. The website has a number of reports you can access in seconds to track the progress of your event. Thanks to Alan for his help in setting everything up initially and for his out of office hours help too as queries came in, particularly in the first few weeks of our launch.
Gavin Duffy of Dragons’ Den says “I’m in” as he supports the great work of iDonate.
Continued success with this great venture.
Leo Moran - of the Saw Doctors
I am delighted to offer assistance to the Blue September initiative in support of the Cancer Care West, Mercy Hospital Cork and The Mater Foundation. This is a great example of organisations coming together for a commom good.
I would also like to compliment iDonate on the free fundraising services they offer, not only Blue September, but 100's of other charities all over Ireland.