Fundraising Researcher

Undertake a landscape study of corporate and foundation donors that support various causes in Hong Kong

Project Details

What we need

  • Join a 1-hour briefing session with other volunteers
  • Select a cause (e.g. animal welfare or human rights) and identify 20 or more donors that support this cause area
  • Compile the required information on a shared Google spreadsheet
  • Flexible schedule where you'll work independently on the cause you've chosen


Finding relevant potential donors is one of major challenges of running a nonprofit. We're conducting a landscape study of the major donors in each cause area, so we can support our NGO partners and help them find their potential donors more efficiently.

What we have

We'll provide guidelines of how you can conduct your research efficiently. You can choose to select from any of the below causes you're passionate about: 1. Animal Welfare 2. Arts & Culture 3. Community Development 4. Disability 5. Disaster Relief 6. Education Elderly 7. Environment 8. Faith-based 9. Food Waste 10. Gender Equality 11. Health 12. Human Rights 13. Mental Health 14. Poverty 15. Sport 16. Youth

Why this is important

Our platform aims to support NGOs at scale, and this research will help many more NGOs save time and effort to find prospective donors in the years to come!

Project Period

20 Feb 2021 - 24 Apr 2021




20 hours in total

Time Commitment


  • Research
  • Market Research


  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • English

This project is part of the Swire Trust Go-Givers Program

Together with Swire Trust, we've launched the Swire Trust Go-Givers Program which encourages skilled volunteers for their NGOs partners.

From 2020 to 2022, you can volunteer for Swire's NGO partners and redeem educational and experiential rewards. For details, please see here. πŸ™ŒπŸ»

10 outstanding volunteers will also be selected annually as the “Swire Trust Go-Givers of the Year” with special rewards & recognition! Meet our Go-Givers of 2022 here.

Swire Trust Go-Givers Program

About the Organization

Time Auction

Time Auction


EducationCommunity Development

What we do

Time Auction is a charity that advocates volunteerism. We encourage volunteering with inspiring experiences, while connecting skilled-volunteers with NGOs. By volunteering at any nonprofits, one can earn unique access to their passions β€” from learning to cook from Michelin-starred chefs to dining with inspiring entrepreneurs. With our volunteer community, we also match professionals who want to volunteer their talent with nonprofits that need those skills. Over 100,000 volunteer hours have been contributed to date since 2014.

Welcome to Time Auction... viewed on Internet Explorer 8 or below.

Time Auction works best on modern browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer 9 and above.

Look forward to seeing you there :)