Donate !

Contribute to an experience that is alive, kicking and rewarding!

Clicking the yellow Donate button - at the bottom of this page - you will go to the PayPal site with further indications. Note that on the PayPal screens whenever you see a link return to Helvetas, you are actually brought back to our page

Supporting the KM4Dev community and organizing activities incurs costs. Not the time of our volunteers, as they give their time freely! However, our community platforms - e.g. dGroups, Wiki, Ning - do cost a modest amount each year. While most of our online activities do not require funding, some of our face-to-face events (especially support those with limited resources to participate) do require funding, as do occasional special projects like the Innovation Fund in previous years. While KM4Dev has managed to secure project-based support and occasional 'core funding' support, there is a growing feeling that in order to be a truly independent community, KM4Dev should explore self-funding options. Many of us get a great deal out of our engagement in KM4Dev. Maybe you are one of those who does see a lot of added value, and would be more than happy to express your appreciation through a voluntary contribution. And...crowd funding works! 

On this page, all KM4Dev members and interested others have the possibility to donate! Once only, regularly, yearly, flexibly...

It goes without saying that the Core Group will make sure that amounts received and the way funds are spent are fully accounted for at least once a year.

It would be great if this triggers you to join in and donate. Recommendations as to how to best use our funds are always welcome. Donations we collect will be used for:

  • Supporting face-to-face and online KM4Dev events;
  • Providing funding for KM/KS-related outputs of interest to the community;
  • Supporting targeted KM/KS research;
  • Paying our website/domain hosting fees;
  • (co)Sponsoring KM4Dev members with limited resources to actively participate in face-to-face events;
  • and more... as new ideas emerge and get adopted.

The use of donations to KM4Dev will be overseen by the volunteer KM4Dev Core Group. If you would like to contact the Core Group, please send an email to km4devcoregroup[at]

Please note, you will not receive a formal tax receipt for your donation as the KM4Dev community is not a registered charity.

On behalf of all of us in the community we express our gratitude to Helvetas that offers to host and administer the PayPal facility for KM4Dev.

Your dedicated Core Group members.

PS. It was suggested that we should illustrate here the richness of KM4Dev activities throughout the years and; that we provide specific links to highlights. The idea was that this would help to make you aware about the value of being part of KM4Dev. But... do you really need that? Havn't you explored this Ning platform; made active or passive use of the dGroup; contributed at some time as (local) KM4Dev volunteer, learning and sharing with others; used the Wiki; explored the rich collection of video, images, toolkits; made new friends; build new networks? We are sure you did and do!  Go and click on the Donate button above. Thank you on behalf of all of us.

Attribution please note that, as acknowledgement we will regularly publish an updated list of KM4Dev financial contributors here (names only, without donation amounts or any contact details). If you would not like your name to be published here, please inform the KM4Dev Core Group via one of its members or via KM4DevCoregroup [at] dgroups [dot] org.






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Comment by Eibhlín Ní Chléirigh on October 6, 2016 at 3:43pm

I just donated via PayPal and it worked very well

Comment by Melissa Bator on July 28, 2016 at 8:30pm

Hi Peter-

Maybe a link acknowledging that the community is also a financial supporter on the About tab, here

Comment by kmfordev admin on July 27, 2016 at 9:46am

Hi all, the accounting by KM4Dev for financial contributions and expenses is available now.

It is not very visible yet (should it be more visible?).

The way to get to the accounting is to click on the green link in the bottom line attribution note.

Let me know, Peter

Comment by Daan Boom on May 11, 2015 at 6:30am

Made a donation, works fine and in a few clicks. Thanks Riff.

Comment by Jaap Pels on April 30, 2015 at 1:37pm

KM4Dev kindly accepted my donation. I got a nice notification by email. All perfect. Thanks Hevetas for processing.

Comment by Peter J. Bury on April 30, 2015 at 12:30pm

I did donate a trial amount, it works perfect. The only thing to understand is the remarks box (if it is still there) and the fact that the links back to Helvetas actually bring me back to, which is excellent. What is your experience and comments on our new facility?

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