Good question. It is. We believe transparency & accountability are the best way to guarantee this.
We raise funds on behalf of other charity & aid organisations. We do not run any projects directly ourselves; rather, we facilitate the donation process between e-commerce merchants and the charities.
Not only do we do this for free, we also guarantee that 100% of funds raised go to our charity partners and our own administration costs are covered by The World Nomads Group of companies as part of their contribution. Additionally, the Footprints Network is professionally audited every year and you can download PDFs of the accounts and auditor's reports
The larger project partners are accredited with AusAid (the Australian Federal Government organisation that manages distribution of Aid) and must meet stringent accountability guidelines. Each of these project partners is responsible to its members and donors through its board, and typically publish their Annual Reports.
The small grassroots organisations and individuals we fund are required to return a budget acquittal and receipts with their project reports.