GI Logo NGO Newsletter May 2011

In This Issue
Top 10 NGOs who received funds in May
JGW Mumbai workshop
Feedback verification visits


New NGOs listed in May
Dhruvpath Trust
I Create Rajasthan, Jaipur
Life Trust
Sabuj Sangha
Wise Men Civic Welfare Association
Women’s Education and Economic Development Society


We would like to share that Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti, our partner NGO was also one of the winners for the Americares Spirit of Humanity awards. They won it in the Women's health category.

Operation Asha, our Tier I listed NGO is proud to have been announced winner of India Development Marketplace 2011, administered by the World Bank for its high impact, low cost, innovative tuberculosis treatment program. They received a grant which will be used to replicate their model in Rajasthan / Orissa.

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3S, the largest and the most professional company in the social impact space offers the best portable toilets and waste management solutions. To improve the sanitation condition of the slum dwellers in the country, they are working on a project, a pay and use model with NGOs. For more understanding on the concept, visit the link or email for details.

Project Green, a small team of IT professionals dreaming to have a greener planet, plant fruit bearing trees in orphanages and other trees in old age homes. Planted on a social network platform to bring in awareness of global warming, planting trees on birthdays of friends, parents and relatives is the best gift one can give and Project Green will do it for you'.

Landmark Group with stores like Spar, Lifestyle, Max, Home Centre is starting a new initiative in the field of training for youth from economically weaker sections. 100% placement assistance is an added advantage. Contact Venkatesh - +91 9611144009 or click this link for details.

The Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value is awarded in alternate years to an individual, a non-government organisation (NGO) or a small business to reward an outstanding innovation or project in the area of water, nutrition or rural development. Read more.

Sanjivani Health and Research Centre, our partner NGO launched a mobile telemedicine van with facility of Electrocardiogram with remote reporting centre connectivity and blood sugar facility in May. The mobile telemedicine van will be on route to remote villages to serve marginalized patients in interior villages. See picture of the new van.

Corpus and General Fund Donation Options

The General Fund & Corpus Fund Donation Options were recently disabled on the site. This is because we were aiming to ensure that donations received through these also fulfill GiveIndia’s mission of providing opportunities to the poor like our regular Donation Options. We have created revised feedback templates for the same. As always you do not need to provide a feedback report with every donation as these templates will be sent out by us to the donors when they make a donation. These two options are provided to you free of cost along with your listing with GiveIndia. Read the following conditions carefully before filling the templates sent to you. 

A Questionnaire for our Tier I NGOs

During the course of our random verification visits of NGOs & checking of feedback reports we are encountering many situations where the reality on the ground doesn't match with the information provided in the Donation Options form B. We are now trying to close these gaps. We would appreciate your answering some questions on implementation/funding & cost table descriptions for all your active donation options on the website. Our listing team would email the form and schedule a call to discuss the same this month at your convenience.

Feedback Verification Visits

We are happy to inform you that we have added an additional level of scrutiny to our procedures - a feedback verification visit. This is a random physical visit to a beneficiary to determine that he / she has received the benefits outlined in the feedback report from the NGO. We aim to verify every single NGO that has received funds through us by checking upon a randomly picked donation - to keep the process completely transparent. Refer to the link to view NGOs whose feedback verification visit have been completed.

Joy of Giving Week workshop in Mumbai

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The first JGW2011 NGO workshop was held in Mumbai on April 11. Thanks to some great ground work by Guidestar India in bringing together about 60 NGOs and coordinating logistics, the workshop was very well attended. Participants worked on different event ideas for their own organizations and also figured out if/how they could participate in the India Giving Challenge and the proposed Mumbai Seva Mela.

Direct Taxes Code workshop

A workshop series on ‘Direct Taxes Code and FCRA: Implications for NGOs’ has been designed by CSO Partners against the backdrop of proposed changes in the DTC Bill and FCRA 2010 which has come into effect on 1st May, 2011.  The registration fee is Rs. 1000 per head. The ideal participants would be the NGO Chief Functionary and senior finance staff. Please read the pdf for schedule and registration details.

Funds (Amt in INR)disbursed to Top 10 NGOs in May

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Sevalaya’s Mahakavi Bharathiyar School has secured 100% pass in 10th & 12th grade exams this year. Children from the Shiksha program of SGBS Trust have excelled with A+ in all subjects. GiveIndia congratulates the children and the teams of Sevalaya & SGBS Trust for giving them an opportunity and a bright future!

Click this link to read a small online interview about GiveIndia.


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