In this issue:

India Giving Challenge
Events for JGW by our listed NGOs
Ratings and Comments feature on our website
Disbursement Data – August 2009

Read To Lead Update

Hall of Fame :

Double Honors for Amar Seva Sangam

“Best Institution for Women Welfare “State Award for 2009” by the Chief Minister of Tamilnadu, Mr. M.Karunanidhi on 15th August, 2009 at Chennai.

“Rev. Dr.Paul C.Jesuraja S.J. “Best Social Worker Award” on Honorary Secretary S.Sankara Raman by Dr.M.Ponnavaikko, Vice Chancellor, Bharathidasan University on 13th August, 2009 at Tiruchirappalli.

News for Use :

Connect IT- 4 days IT Training Workshops in Oct-Nov 2009 conducted by NASSCOM Foundation A series of capacity building workshops for grassroots organisations in Maharashtra in using Information Technology for their programmes and in their day-to-day operations.

Connect IT Day on 16, Sep 2009, 2-5 PM at Y B Cavan Centre, Rangswar Auditorium, Mumbai is a curtain raiser for these workshops. Participation is free but seats are limited. A questionnaire has to be filled and emailed to participate@nasscomfound or faxed to (91) 22 28361576. So register soon with GuideStar India the outreach partner at both events.

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Innovation for India Awards
Marico Innovation Foundation will hold its 3rd edition of the Innovation for India Awards on 12th March 2010 in Mumbai. Any Indian company, social organization, government body and/or individuals who have successfully conceptualized and nurtured a brilliant idea, made it work and brought it to market is eligible to participate. NGOs are eligible for the Social Innovation category. Besides cash prize of Rs 1 Lac, the Foundation would also extend its illustrious Governing Council’s support as mentors to the winners. All completed application forms should be submitted by 30th September, 2009.

CSO Partners Workshop
The second workshop in the series, “Opportunities in Challenging Times” at Hyderabad on the 14th and 15th September 2009 at for Senior NGO personnel engaged in decision making, NGO Board Members, Academicians, Senior Corporate personnel and Development." Contact Rufus George at 044-43051547 or email"

Disbursements in August 2009

GiveIndia is pleased to have disbursed more than Rs36L to our listed NGOs this month.
Top 10 NGOs to receive funds from GiveIndia this month are

Association for Rural Development and Action Research - Rs273,776

Child Aid Foundation - Rs207,726

Sevalaya - Rs173,867

National Association for the Blind, India - Rs147,944

DESIRE Society - Rs135,940

Catalysts For Social Action - Rs82,000

Dr. Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital - Rs68,116

Seva Mandir - Rs67,459

Economic Rural Development Society (ERDS) - Rs65,029

Participatory Action & Community Empowerment - Rs62,169

GiveIndia Newsletter, August 2009

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India Giving Challenge Logo

What is India Giving Challenge?

This is GiveIndia’s way of offering corporates and NGOs the opportunity to participate in the Joy of Giving Week. 

For NGOs….

  • A great opportunity to raise money for your cause
  • An opportunity to re-engage with old donors
  • Ability to tap new donors and alliances with corporate
  • Present your story in a national for all to learn about you
  • Matching funds from GiveIndia will enable you to raise even more!
GiveIndia is giving the winning NGOs Rs. 50 Lakhs in matching funds as prizes. So far 8 corporates and 40+ NGOs have decided to participate. The contest will run from September 1 – October 10, 2009. Visit the India Giving Challenge website to learn more.

DO Optimization (DOOP) Updates

List of NGOs who completed DOOP in August
  • Adarsh Charitable Trust
  • Ashwini
  • Child Aid Foundation
  • Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti (GRAVIS)
  • Jeevan Blood Bank
  • Pondicherry Kidney Foundation
  • Sevalaya
  • The National Association of the Blind, Karnataka Branch
  • Vikahar Paribar Bikash Kendra

Ratings & Comments Feature on our website


In our endeavor to promote a healthy giving culture in India, we have recently introduced a comments and ratings feature on the website for vistors on any of the following pages - all GiveIndia Tier I listed NGOs’ information and Donation Option pages and all iGive pages created on the site.

Please note that these are independent views of visitors to the GiveIndia site and in no way do they affect an NGO's listing status on GiveIndia. They are not the views expressed by GiveIndia or any of its employees. Individuals as well as NGOs are free to respond to any of the ratings/comments posted through the site - revealing their profiles or simply as guests.

In fact, we advise you to visit your pages on the site regularly and reply to comments left by visitors, where a reference has been made or question has been asked with regards to your NGO. Further, we also encourage all NGOs to use the comments feature to their advantage; especially on iGive pages - which are used to raise funds for projects not verified by GiveIndia and which do not entail a regular feedback report. You could utilize the comments space to post a feedback on the use of funds raised through an iGive page or to post any other information you may feel relevant to visitors with respect to that page.

SAATH ke saath

SaathAhmedabad based Saath with its mission, “To improve the conditions of the urban poor. To empower women in slums” works hand in hand for helping hundreds of slum dwellers with myriad initiatives. Read  the coverage in business outlook, special Independence Day edition.

Events planned by NGOs for Joy of Giving Week

Goonj is undertaking a massive 25 city collection drive and aims to have millions of people donating over 1 crore units of old clothes, toys and materials which will be used as part of a "clothes for work" program in rural India through its network of NGOs

ARDAR is planning a musical evening in Vishakhapatnam. Donor passes will be sold to Corporate and Individual Donors

Catalysts for Social Action, Pune is planning to have a book launch on "A Family for every Child" and memorabilia in various cities across India

Magic Bus is planning an inter-corporate football tournament in Mumbai

Udayan Care: 'Boxes of Joy' will be placed strategically in the partnering corporate offices. Employees would be encouraged to donate to a fund for building a school for the underprivileged.

Dream A Dream, Bangalore is going to organize a "Dreamathon" where 1500 volunteers commit to raise Rs.3000 each while pursuing their dream. For Example, an amateur singer could organize a private music concert and sell tickets or a wildlife photographer could hold an exhibition and sell photos.

Ability Foundation will hold an Ability Fest hosted by Park Chennai, which is a festival of short films on disability and open to students/filmmakers

Children Toy Foundation is planning “Joy On The Spot” on 2 Oct, their Founders day, wherein corporates will be invited to participate and have a few hours of some simple games with their employees.

National Association for the Blind is planning to conduct “Acupressure massage camps” for colleges & corporates. The Acupressurists are all visually challenged people. They will also showcase products made by the CASBW (Blind Women Job Development Centre) through placement of brochure on the Internet/holding kiosks/stalls etc.

Salaam Baalak Trust- Mumbai is planning a fundraising event for their “Annual Day” on 3 Oct with their children putting up an entertainment program.

Read To Lead Initiative Update

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Tip of the month!

Having an effective Mission statement gives a clear sense of direction.
According to GE’s Ex Chairman and CEO, Jack Welch,” Mission statements balance the possible and the impossible”.
This can also be understood from the consumer survey done by Cone which revealed that non-profits with a clear mission in their titles get better recognition

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