When we list a NGO, we carefully scrutinise it to see if it meets GiveIndia's Listing Criteria and a few other criteria to determine whether or not the organisation is eligible to be listed on our site. The criteria are objective and the entire listing process is done in a transparent manner. Our team invites applications from NGOs, verifies their documentation, obtains validations or references and if necessary, organises a visit to the NGO, before certifying the organisation's compliance with the norms. Once an NGO meets all the norms and signs an MoU with us, we list them on our website.
We are a NGO hoping to get listed with GiveIndia. How do you select NGOs?
We request you to fill out a short online form (at this link http://bit.ly/TierIRegistrationForm) to help us in our listing process. We will get back to you once we receive the filled up form.
Once my NGO completes the process and gets listed on GiveIndia, what kind of support can I expect?
Once your NGO is listed on the GiveIndia website, it will have: 1. The opportunity to raise funds from a large number of individuals, both within India and abroad. 2. A chance to join a group of over 150+ select pre-certified NGOs with access to a substantial donor base. 3. Inclusion in all of GiveIndia's fund raising activities, such as Payroll Giving. 4. The ability to showcase a significant amount of information to a wide variety of donors. GiveIndia recommends its pre-certified NGOs to Corporates, Foundations and High Net worth Individuals for partnerships before seeking out other NGO partners, if required.
What are the selection criteria for Tier I listing?
We at GiveIndia believe that one of our differentiating factors to donors is the range of causes and geographical spread of NGOs listed on our platform and hence giving the power of choice to the donor. In order to achieve this, we have proactively built selection criteria to select NGOs who are present in states and cause areas where we do not have a presence at present. One of our key segment of donors are corporate employees who set aside small amounts every month towards a specifc NGO and program. To cater to this donor, we also list NGOs which work with large volume of beneficiaries so that at a macro level as well as a micro level, the corporate and employees are able to build engagement with the organisation.
Under Tier II listing, GiveIndia provides NGOs the platform to raise money online. At no cost to the organisation, you get the opportunity to reach out to your supporters and donors, and raise money online, using the iGive facility on our website. The NGO is required to raise a minimum of Rs. 25,000 from the date of listing to time of renewal.
What benefits does my NGO receive with Tier II listing?
Tier II listing lets your NGO: 1. Set up unlimited fundraising pages called iGive pages on the GiveIndia site. 2. Lets your supporters and well-wishers set up fundraising pages on the site too and reach out to their friends and relatives, and use the platform to raise money for your organization. 3. GiveIndia handles the entire online payment process. Money is disbursed to the NGOs once every month, along with a list of donors who have donated. However, donor contact information is kept confidential. 4. Save on paperwork and the effort related to sending receipts printing & posting mailers.
Give me some examples of how NGOs could use iGive.
A few examples of how NGOs can use this iGive facility: • To buy new equipment like computers or medical instruments • To build or renovate classrooms or clinics • To raise special funds for a crisis or natural disaster • To make a playground for the children they serve • To make an appeal in times of emergency, for a major surgery etc. • To raise funds or pledges during an event like a marathon.
How can my NGO get Tier II listing?
Please fill the form at this link - http://bit.ly/TierIIRegistrationForm. Once you fill it out, we will send you a pre-filled registration form which needs to sent back to us along with all the other documents listed in the form. Associated documents mentioned in the form can be downloaded here.
What are the Tier II listing criteria?
Click here for a comprehensive list of Tier II listing criteria.
What is the difference between a tier I and a tier II NGO?
Tier I - Visible on the GiveIndia Site
Tier II - only iGive pages. NOT VISIBLE ON GIVEINDIA WEBSITE
Listing valid for:
From time of going live up to 30th November
From time of going live up to 31st October
Approximate time frame to complete listing:
Yes, you can create 3 Donations Options along with Corpus Fund & General Fund. You can receive US and UK tax-deductible donations.
No, you cannot create any Donations Options
Visible as a listed NGO:
Yes, any visitor to the site sees your NGO information and can make a donation to you
No, you can only set up iGive pages that help channel funds to your NGO so you must drive visitors to your iGive page.
Regular visitors to the GiveIndia site cannot see your organisation.
Yes, you can set up iGive pages to raise funds for your NGO. All funds raised through iGive must also be used only for education, medical relief, preservation of environment or relief of poor as defined by IT Act, 1961.
Yes, you can set up iGive pages to raise funds for your NGO. This is the only way for you to raise funds on GiveIndia.
All funds raised through iGive must be used for education, medical relief, preservation of environment or relief of poor as defined by IT Act, 1961, only.
While US/UK donors will be able to donate through your iGive page (by setting the tax status in their profile to 'Other'), they will not receive any tax benefits on the same.
Yes, you must provide feedback for your Donation Options and a Reimbursement Report t for iGive pages.
You must also provide a CA certified Utilisation Certificate for the moneys received, once in a year.
You must provide a Reimbursement Report for iGive pages, prior to raising funds.
You must also provide a CA certified utilisation certificate for the moneys received, post the fundraising.
Best suited for:
NGOs that have the ability to provide individual feedback for each beneficiary/Donation Option.
NGOs that are able to break down their projects into Donation Option amounts in the range of Rs.500 - Rs.25,000
NGOs that are willing to be transparent and accountable, meet high standards of public accountability
NGOs that have a base of retail donors and the ability to reach out to them, but do not wish to comply with very high public accountability standards
NGOs that are participating in an event (such as a Marathon or Joy of Giving Week) and need an online payment gateway.
NGOs that have someone that wants to raise/donate a large amount to them.
If your NGO does not have any of the above, please DO NOT apply for Tier II listing.
Click here for a comprehensive list of Tier II listing criteria.
What are the selection criteria for Tier II listing?
1. NGOs who have raised at least Rs. 25,000 through fundraising events wherein multiple charities were allowed to take part. Alternatively they should have raised money through at least 100 donors. a. In case of GiveIndia events, we will check these facts with our data b. In case of other events, proof should be provided by the NGO either in terms of publicly available information or a certificate/attested information from the event organizers 2. NGO has won (been shortlisted for) any competition on the basis of donor votes/action. e.g. Mahindra Rise & Chase Community Challenge which rewards organizations for the most likes the receive from their supporters. Proof should be provided by the NGO either in terms of publicly available information or a certificate/attested information from the event organizers 3. NGO has a strong alumni/volunteer/fellow network of more than 100. Details of the same should be provided. 4. NGO has 1000 fans on its Facebook page and/or 250 followers on Twitter. URL of Facebook page and/or Twitter handle to be provided. 5. Any individual/corporate donor can make a donation of Rs. 7,500 to list a NGO of their choice under T2. Individual making this donation will need to attest that he/she is not an employee/trustee/board member/advisor and not connected in any manner with the operations of the organization.
What is the criteria to renew my organisation at the end of every cycle?
In order to be renewed, the organisation must have raised a minimum of Rs. 25000 from one or more iGive pages through the cycle (1 October to 30 September of next year).
Every NGO needs to submit an iGive Reimbursement Report prior to raising funds through an iGive page. In order to claim matching funds (if any) too, an iGive Reimbursement Report is required. It is a report which shows usage of funds in a specific area. For Tier I organizations this must be for their poor beneficiaries only while for Tier II and organizations especially listed for IGC, it should be based on the work area that their organization has qualified for listing. Please note that the expenditure mentioned in these reports must pertain to the current financial year and must not already be covered by a specific donation from another donor. Once GiveIndia approves and uploads your report, you will be able to set up an iGive page; and/or matching grants will be disbursed. These reports are meant for internal audit purposes and will not be released to the donor.
When do I submit my iGive reimbursement report?
An iGive reimbursement report must be submitted to us before you create your iGive page. This means you won't be able to create a page until your iGive Reimbursement report reaches us. Generally it will take 2 days for your report to be approved and uploaded, after which you will be able to create your iGive page.
Is there any particular format in which an iGive Reimbursement Report needs to be prepared?
A Fund Utilization Certificate (FUC) is a report which details out how you have used money that you have received from GiveIndia through iGive pages. It needs to be signed by your Chartered Accountant. One FUC needs to be submitted by your NGO for funds raised in a particular financial year. This needs to be submitted within 3 months of the end of the financial year ( i.e. by June 30th).
Does disability fall into one of the categories that iGive funds can be raised for?
NO unless your beneficiaries in this case qualify as poor beneficiaries or the disabled need some medical support.
What if my NGO is unable to claim all matching grants won by my NGO during a fundraising challenge in the same financial year?
Any unclaimed funds as of March 31st ( i.e. the end) of that financial year would be disbursed by GiveIndia to other NGOs meeting the criteria.
In the iGive reimbursement report, do I need to specify how much money exactly will be used for each or the purposes OR simply give details of how the funds were used for one of the following purposes - Education/Environment/Medical Relief/relief of poor.
The iGive Reimbursement Report is a report of expenses already undertaken and hence must mention in detail what these expenses were as well as clearly demarcate that they have been used for the work area in which the NGO has been listed (one of Education/Environment/Relief of Poor/Medical Relief)
What if my NGO wishes to raise more money than it has spent till date?
We're sorry but this will not be possible.
Can funds raised during the India Giving Challenge go into an NGO's corpus fund?
No. As per the new laws, these funds must be used in the current financial year.
Do I need to submit a reimbursement report for the matching funds as well?
Yes. A reimbursement report would be required to be submitted for the matching amount won (if any) too. This is one of the terms/conditions of that particular fundraising challenge.
Can my NGO carry forward the money raised via iGive pages in a particular financial year to the next financial year?
No. As per the new laws, these funds must be used in the current financial year. Hence, GiveIndia too cannot keep this money to transfer to you in the next financial year.
Are GiveIndia's tier 1 NGOs, by default, allowed to raise funds through iGive pages?
Yes. As by default they would have beneficiaries that are 'poor' as defined by the IT. All funds raised through iGive must be used for these beneficiaries only. And an iGive reimbursement report must be submitted in order to get started with the fundraising.
Can my NGO file for any kind of expenses under the following - education and/or medical relief and/or preservation of environment and/or relief of poor, as defined in the Income Tax Act, 1961?
Yes. The definitions are as follows: Education is defined as education in a formal school or college registered with the Government only, and excludes vocational training, coaching in arts or sport, etc. Medical relief is defined as medical treatment and medicines only, and excludes awareness, prevention, insurance and other activities. Preservation of the environment is defined as watershed work, conservation of forests, tree plantation and protection of wild life only, and excludes any other understanding of preservation. Relief of the poor encompasses a wide range of objects for the welfare of the economically and socially disadvantaged or needy. It will, therefore, include within its ambit purposes such as relief to destitute, orphans or the handicapped, disadvantaged women or children, small and marginal farmers, indigent artisans or senior citizens in need of aid.