1. Where does my money go if I’m a member of the public?
Your gifts are absolutely crucial for MAG. Donations from the public can be used to reach those communities most in need and enable us to respond quickly to emergency situations.
These unrestricted funds also provide us with the ability to continue projects where previous funding sources are no longer available or have run out, empowering MAG to stay and get the job done.
Whilst very often grant funds take time to come about and remain inflexible, public funds have the potential to save lives faster, in new areas where there is no infrastructure in place; and that's why we value them so much.
2. Where does my money go if I’m a corporate giver or sponsor?
MAG is very grateful for the wonderful support we receive from the business world. We prefer coroporate donations to be treated in a similar way to other gifts from the community, allowing us to allocate them to where the need is greatest at any given time.
However, we understand that the interests of many companies are very specific, so we encourage all companies thinking of supporting MAG to please get in touch and we will work our hardest to meet your needs.
There are also opportunities for the right companies to sponsor specific MAG activities or events.
3. Where does my money go if I’m a government, trust, foundation, charity or other institution?
Contributions from institutions, trusts or foundations are often project- or programme-specific and we provide effective reports for each project as required by each donor. These funds make up the bulk of MAG's income and are a vital part of the global work we do to rid the world of the impact of the remnants of conflict.
4. How much does MAG spend on fundraising and advertising?
MAG is committed to maximising the proportion of our funds spent on our operational activities overseas. We therefore make every penny we spend on fundraising really count. In any year we usually spend less than one per cent of our overall turnover on fundraising and advertising.
See also: MAG's Annual Accounts 2011/12 [PDF]
5. Can I get my school involved?
Yes, indeed! MAG welcomes people of all ages to get involved in fundraising. Visit the Schools section of this website for MAG's lesson plans and school activities, or contact MAG’s fundraising department at firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)161 238 5448 for information on how your school can help.
6. Can I leave a legacy?
Yes. By remembering MAG in your Will, you'll be helping MAG make land safe for future generations, enabling people to live and work without the fear of death and injury from landmines and bombs left over from conflict. Please click below for more information:
See also: Leaving a legacy
7. What celebrity support does MAG get?
Many famous faces from the worlds of music, sport, TV and film, and politics have supported the cause. Out best known campaigner was Diana Princess of Wales, who famously walked through a cleared path in a minefield in Angola. Other celebrity MAG fans throughout the years include Guy Garvey from Mercury Music Prize-winning band Elbow, Angelina Jolie, David Ginola, Paul McCartney, Chrissie Hynde, Joanna Lumley and many more.
8. What would really help MAG in future?
There is still a great deal of work to do to rid the world of the dangerous remnants of conflict, and we need support from individuals, companies and governments alike to continue making the world a safer place.
Giving time, money or organising your own fundraising activity all helps MAG to make a real difference to those whose lives are blighted by conflict.
Please get in touch if you want to be part of the solution, at email@example.com or +44 (0)161 238 5448.