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GiveIndia Newsletter, July 2011

In this issue:
Help us communicate with you better»

Preparations on for the India Giving Challenge 2011»

First Givers Summit 2011»

Careers with GiveIndia - Head - NGO Relationships»

Change a life:
Provide food and medical care for a poor pregnant woman - Rs. 5,000»

Sponsor a year's education for a poor child - Rs. 4,000»

Donate a tricycle for a poor physically challenged person - Rs. 3,550»

Help us communicate with you better

Donor SurveyAt GiveIndia, we're constantly working to improve on the services that we provide to our donors. One area that we're now looking to improve on is our communication to you. We thought there's no one better to tell us where we pass and where we fail in our communication that YOU.

So, please do spare just 2 minutes of your time to answer a 3 question multiple choice survey.

Your feedback will go a long way in helping us communicate with you better.

Preparations on for the India Giving Challenge 2011

India Giving Challenge Come September and it will be time for the India Giving Challenge once again! Prepartions are on for the third edition of the event, which will be held from the 6th of September to the 20th of October, 2011.

So, hope you are gearing up for the event too. Here's how you can do so:

NGOs - Sign up to attend the free NGO workshop to learn how you can participate in the challenge

Corporates - Get in touch with to learn how your company can enthuse, engage and empower your employees to make a difference

Individuals - Get in touch with to learn more on how you can raise funds for your favorite NGO

The challenge is one of the many events of the Joy of Giving Week. In 2010, over Rs. 2 crores was raised from 9,000+ donors. Over Rs. 60+ lacs was given out as matching grants to winning NGOs.

India Giving Challenge Visit the India Giving Challenge website to learn more»
First Givers Summit 2011
First Givers Summit

We are happy to share with you that this year too “First Givers Summit” will host 100 HNIs, who have each committed to donate a minimum of Rs. 5 lacs each and engage at least 40 hours a year on their philanthropy.

The annual summit, to be held on August 1st this year, will bring members together with philanthropists and leading policy makers including speakers Mr. Azim Premji (Chairman- Wipro) , Mr. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, (Primary Investor & Visionary, CEO, Rare Enterprises), Mr. Abhijit Banerjee (Founder, MIT-JPAL), Mr. Ramji Raghavan (Founder, Agastya), Ms. Shaheen Mistri (CEO, Teach For India), ending with a panel discussion.

The focus for this year is the impact from both a philanthropist point of view and development sector point of view. BNP Paribas India, as part of its commitment to Philanthropy and Social Responsibility in its 150th Year in India, is a proud co-sponsor of the summit. GiveIndia also acknowledges the support of its partners CNBC and Forbes India.

CNBC Forbes India

First Givers Summit
Careers with GiveIndia - Head - NGO Relationships
Careers with GiveIndia

As you all know GiveIndia is an intermediary that connects NGOs and donors, so the kind of work we do is neither corporate nor grassroots. This, though could be a huge advantage and an ideal place for anyone who is keen on switching from the corporate to the social sector, keen to make a difference and yet continue using the skills that they have honed in the corporate sector.

We are always on the look out for such people. One such role is that of Head- NGO Relationships. This person will encompass the entire cycle of operations at GiveIndia from due-diligence of an NGO which subsequently is listed on our website and receives fund to the last stage wherein a donor is informed about how their contribution is utilized and whose life he/she has touched in a positive way.

To apply for this position email your resume to

More on Careers with GiveIndia

Donor Hall of Fame:
View winners for July 2011»

Giving in Numbers:

A total of Rs. 56.2 lacs was disbursed to 217 NGOs last month.

The top 5 NGOs to receive the most funds were:

1. Sevalaya - Rs. 2,85,621

2.Voluntary Health Association of Tripura - Rs. 2,18,042

3. SAMUHA - Rs. 1,40,793

4. Association for Rural Development and Action Research - Rs. 1,12,129

5. Andhjan Kalyan Trust - Rs. 1,10,150

The 5 NGOs that received the least funds were:

1.The Banyan - Rs. 1,700

2.Praja Pragathi Trust - Rs. 1,650

3.Diya Foundation - Rs. 1,500

4.Jan Samadhan-
Rs. 900

5.Khushboo Welfare Society - Rs. 250

New NGOs on the block:

GiveIndia welcomes the following NGOs on board. Be one of the first to support their activities:

Asha Kiran: Their vision is to support the welfare of destitute children and elderly. Along with creating health awareness among rural communities, they are also involved in creating opportunities for sustainable development among the marginalised sections of the society.

Swadhar IDWC: Their vision is to provide rehabilitation and medical care to HIV positive children and victims of domestic violence. They are also working towards the empowerment of the destitute through counselling, education and training.

The Ayauskam: Their vision is to create awareness for Right to Information act among rural people in order to ensure protection of ther social-economic rights. They are also working to facilitate assured livelihoods for underprivileged in rural areas.

Change a Life:

Widowed womanEmpower a poor widow to earn her living through tailoring - Rs. 4,210»

Malnourished childSponsor food & care for a malnourished child- Rs. 3,600»

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