GI Team NGO Newsletter April 2011

In This Issue
Top 10 NGOs who received funds in March
iGive - A fundraising tool
Annual Reports Awards

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New NGOs listed this month
Friends Of Max
Sarvodaya Integrated Rural Development Society (SIRDS)
Sarvodaya Youth Organisation
Vasantham Pengal Sangam

Vidya and Child
Our partner NGO, Vidya & Child in collaboration with Dreaming Child Productions conducted a Creative Extravaganza on 9th April at Mehrauli. More than 30 artists from various creative fields like photography, film editing, theatre acting and direction, creative writing and book making, animation and architecture, painting, arts and graphics, pottery, clay and paper modeling, music and sound engineering conducted 24 workshops. More than 200 + children of Vidya & Child had a gala time.

On April 2nd, 2011, AmeriCares India Foundation hosted the second edition of the ‘Spirit of Humanity Awards’ in Mumbai, recognizing individuals & organizations working for the health of the underprivileged and disadvantaged sections of the country. Four of our partner NGOs, MAHAN, Dr Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital, Operation ASHA (in picture above), The Banyan are winners in various categories. Click here for the list.

One more partner NGO, Economic Rural Development Society (ERDS) has successfully completed the accreditation process of Credibility Alliance.

LetzDream Foundation is a grant making organization that supports exceptional nonprofits in the country in the field of Education, Health, Livelihood, Human Rights, Microfinance, Watershed etc. LetzDream Foundation is ready to launch LetzChange, the online giving portal. You will be able to create a profile of your organisation on this portal and use this platform to reach out to a larger audience. LetzDream Foundation is producing high quality videos for first 100 selected organizations, free of cost, to enable them to engage with the global donors on the website. Email for more details.

The TANKER Foundation observed the 6th World Kidney Day on 10th March, 2011 where over 500 students participated in WKD Walkathon. Caps, posters and leaflets to create more awareness of kidney disease were distributed. The focus this year was on PROTECT YOUR KIDNEYS – SAVE YOUR HEART.

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GiveIndia's full pack of cards (Yes. We are 52 now!) at the 2-day annual review in the second week of April at an offsite. The teams presented the plans for the future and shared details about the year that went by.

The India Tax Saving Challenge 2011
We're happy to share with you that over Rs. 53 lacs was raised from 1,000+ donors in ITSC 2011. A big thank you to all of you who participated.

The top 3 NGOs to raise the most amount of funds were -
Parivaar Education Society, Catalysts For Social Action, Psycho Educational Society.

The winning NGOs in the number of donors category were Operation ASHA, JK MAASS Foundation and Teach For India respectively.

Overall, matching grants of Rs. 35 lacs were won by participating organisations.
iGive a fundraising tool for your supporters
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Whenever your supporters wish to raise funds for your organisation, we hope that you are advising them to use iGive.

Because if you're not, you are not letting them avail of the following benefits -
(a) Convenience – of setting up the page as well as reaching out. It's all online.
(b) Transparency - of who’s donated and funds collected
(c) Hassle-free - GiveIndia sends receipts to all donors, letting the fundraiser focus on reaching out.

Supporters have used iGive in the past to raise funds for their birthdays/anniversaries, their kids' birthdays, walkathons/cyclothons/marathons etc.

With the TCS World 10K Bangalore run round the corner, do let your runners know that they can use iGive to get their friends/family to support their run easily.

Refer to Page 12 of the Raiser's Ask, NGO focused magazine for an article on iGive.
Outstanding Annual Report Awards
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The CSO Partners Outstanding Annual Report Awards for the Voluntary Sector has been constituted in association with Financial Management Service Foundation , Credibility Alliance and Murray Culshaw Consulting. Three of our partner NGOs were selected in medium category. Winner - Dream a Dream, Runners up - IBTADA and Akshara Foundation. Read this link for more details.

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Its time for discussing Budget & Programmes/Projects for the year 2011-2012. Has your Board reviewed and approved them?
Funds disbursed to Top 10 NGOs in March
We welcome information about events, celebrations from our listed NGOs to be shared in the NGO Newsletter published every month. Send in your inputs to Valli, GiveIndia Listing Team at

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