GiveIndia Newsletter, April 2009

In this issue:
bullet purple Thank You Donors!
bullet purple Our New Tie-up With AirIndia
bullet purple Mobile Donations
bullet purple Donor Speak
bullet purple Payroll Giving Updates
bullet purple Other Ways To Connect
 

Change a life
For Rs.4,800, Provide care & support to an orphaned child»

For Rs. 3,000, Sponsor 1 month Skills Training for a Street-Based Drug User»

For Rs.2,050, Sponsor a 5 day livelihood training cost for one woman prisoner»

Thank You Donors!

GiveIndia wants to say a BIG thank you for helping us come so far in the past financial year. We could not have made it without your support. We have ambitious plans for the new financial year -- plans that will not be possible without your continued help so please don’t forget to budget for your social investments in 2009-2010.

We would love to hear about your experience with GiveIndia this past financial year. Drop an email to tarika@giveindia.org with any compliments, complaints or suggestions that you may have.
 
Our new tie-up with AirIndia
Air India Logo GiveIndia is excited about our new partnership with AirIndia. Yes, the Air India Maharaja has extended his support to us by providing free domestic airline tickets, by carrying a GiveIndia writeup in their inflight magazines - Namaskar and Swagat, hosting a GiveIndia advertisement at their Kemps Corner hoarding for a week, featuring us in their Flying Returns mailer, and donating proceeds from their musical event to GiveIndia-listed charities.
 
Mobile Donations
In our endeavor to make giving easy, we have now partnered with ngpay. With this new tie-up, you can donate to charity using only your mobile phone. Ngpay is a free downloadable application that can be accessed by anyone with a GPRS enabled phone. Donors even have the choice of gifting a donation through their phones.
 
Donor Speak
Sandhya Deshpande, a Payroll Giver from WNS Global Services, recently wrote to us with this feedback:

“The main reason for being a member of GiveIndia is the transparency that is maintained in the whole operations of the program. Unlike in other donations, where we donate and because we aren’t intimated, we forget about what is actually done with it.
Here we can donate the amount contributed as per our wish and also check if the same is used accordingly. This is the sole motivating factor to help the needy.

Moreover, since the deduction happens monthly through the salary deduction, this becomes a habit which is very much required from everyone, in the current scenario. Also, the accumulated amount is good enough to help someone, and truly, then, amount earned makes sense when it is useful to the needy people."


Payroll Givers - log in and donate your account balance.
Payroll Giving Updates
The new financial year has started off well with the launch of the Payroll Giving programme at the Aditya Birla Group, Religare and Wartsila. Our sincere thanks to Dr. Santrupt Misra and Aditya Birla Group's HR team for the wonderful support they are extending to the programme.

Similar thanks to Mr. Kamlesh Dangi of Religare and Mr. Rakesh Sarin of Wartsila. The support from Varun Mehta and Shriniwas Marathe to make the programme a success has been quite heart-warming.
 
Other Ways to Connect
Here are few more ways to stay abreast with all the happenings at GiveIndia.
Read our official blog

Join GiveIndia's community on Orkut

Be part of the GiveIndia cause on Facebook
New NGOs on the block:
8 NGOs got listed with GiveIndia recently. These are:

Loknayak Shikshan Mandal  creates opportunities for students belonging to the deprived stratas of society.

Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the most cherished wishes of children (aged 3-18) suffering from life threatening illnesses.

Participatory Action & Community empowerment envisages a society free from all kinds of exploitation & injustice, where no one remains hungry, unemployed and illiterate.

Sangopita - A Shelter for Care
ensures maximum possible self dependency to challenged children.

Sanjivini Society for Mental Health helps people in kind of emotional and mental distress.

Spurthi Mahila Mandal works for the development of women and children as well as natural resource management.

Swami Brahmanand Pratishthan
empowers the mentally challenged with skills that will enable their all round development.

Sweekaar Rehabilitation Institute for Handicapped believes that the differently-abled should not be victims of our neglect and is working towards this goal.


Giving in numbers:
The top 5 NGOs who received  funds in the last financial year are:

The Banyan - Rs. 6,12,682

DESIRE Society - Rs. 3,22,730

Association for Rural Development and Action Research (ARDAR) - Rs. 
2,59,146

Child Aid Foundation - Rs. 2,53,567

Sevalaya - Rs. 2,05,897



NGO feedback efficiency ratings:
View NGO feedback efficiency ratings as of April 15.


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