Frequently Asked Questions
We’ll point you in the right direction with contact information, donor services, and frequently asked questions. Whatever you need to know, in this section you’ll find useful information about Initiative for Malaysian Humanitarian (INSAN).
What is Initiative for Malaysian Humanitarian (INSAN) for?
Initiative for Malaysian Humanitarian (INSAN) exists to change the lives of disadvantaged groups across Malaysia, pertaining to issues of nation-building and social development. We envision a world in which all group of people has an equal opportunity that enables them to reach their full potential and contribute to their communities and the world.
Where does the money raised go?
We use the money raised to support disadvantaged children and young people across Malaysia. INSAN is currently running a few community projects in Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor that is helping children and young people facing a range of disadvantages such as living in poverty, being disabled or ill, or experiencing distress, neglect, or trauma. In the last year alone, your support helped change the lives of over 80 disadvantaged children and young people, right here in Malaysia.
To date, how much money has INSAN raised?
Since founded in 2015, INSAN has raised over RM50,000 to help make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people around Malaysia.
How does INSAN raise money?
We raise money by organizing a fundraising campaign online using social media. Every year, people from every corner of Malaysia come together to support INSAN and help change young lives – from government agencies to private companies, to individual fundraisers, colleagues, and friends.
How does INSAN distribute the money raised to projects?
Every year we are holding an annual meeting with all members and committee to review our current and past projects, and new upcoming projects. We can say with great confidence that all projects that have been planned are carefully assessed to ensure that it will bring a real difference to our target groups, which face a range of disadvantages, such as living in poverty, being disabled or ill, or experiencing distress, neglect or trauma.
The money used is constantly monitored, especially those related to administration expenses. We are vigilant to ensure the work being done and feel confident that money donated by the public is being spent wisely, with the greatest possible impact on the lives of underprivileged.
How does INSAN cover its costs?
As a nonprofit, we are committed to ensuring that money generously donated by the public is spent wisely and goes on to make a real difference to underprivileged groups around Malaysia. Like any other organization, INSAN incurs necessary costs in the course of its work; running the nonprofit professionally and efficiently, managing grants responsibly, and raising funds all costs money. For every Ringgit donated to INSAN, a minimum of 75% goes directly towards changing the lives of underprivileged children and young people across Malaysia.
What do you pay your Executives?
Our Executives are working for a pro-bono basis. You can check our latest Financial Report.
What can I do to get involved with INSAN?
Check out our Get Involved Hub for loads of ways to get involved and contribute to INSAN.
How do I set up a monthly donation?
We really appreciate it when our supporters choose to think of us on an ongoing basis. In order to give regularly, we ask that our supporters set up a standing order with their bank and confirm with us by email that this has been done. Having these details will ensure that we credit your record at regular intervals.
Our account for Standing Order payments is as follows:
MAYBANK Islamic Berhad
Account Name: Initiative for Malaysian Humanitarian
Account Number: 562834643169
SWIFT Code: MBBEMYKL
Alternatively, you can speak to your workplace HR or payroll department and nominate INSAN to receive funds through your workplace payroll giving scheme. In doing this any gift you choose to donate will cost you less as it will be made from your pre-tax pay. Learn about the tax break for payroll givers on the LHDN website.
My company would like to partner with INSAN. What do I need to do?
That’s great news, and we’d love for you to be involved! Check out our Get Involved Hub for loads of advice, tips, and ideas on how to partner with us. Alternatively, if you’re interested in becoming a corporate partner and nominating INSAN as your official charity, email us at [email protected] and one of our dedicated team will be in touch ASAP. Contact us via the above email for more details.
Can I organise a fundraising event for INSAN and another charity jointly?
Yes, as long as you let your supporters know that the money is being split, how and between which charities.
I would like to include INSAN in my Will. What do I need to do?
We are incredibly grateful for these donations. By supporting INSAN with a gift in your Will means that our nonprofit can confidently plan and fund further initiatives that make a vital difference to the lives of underprivileged in Malaysia. If you would like to leave a gift to INSAN in your Will, please contact a solicitor who specializes in this area. You will be able to source a solicitor here.
In preparing your will you will need to include the following details.
The official name of the charity is: Pertubuhan Inisiatif Kemanusiaan Rakyat Malaysia
Our address is: 11A Jalan Jernang Jaya 1, Teras Jernang, 43650 Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
Our registered number with the Registrar of Societies (ROS): PPM-006-10-23122015
How old do I have to be to volunteered with INSAN?
You can volunteer at any age. However, the minimum age varies depending on the type of activity you wish to undertake. For all other activities, children under 18 need to have written consent from a parent or guardian in order to undertake their activities with INSAN.
How do you use my information?
I want to make a complaint about INSAN.
INSAN recognizes the fact that receiving feedback from those it interacts with, both through compliments and complaints, is an important part of developing as an organization. To make a complaint, please read our Complaints Procedure.