Ngo Newsletter December 2011 | Giveindia
NGO Newsletter December 2011

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In This Issue

Top 10 NGOs who received funds in December
Tips for strengthening AR award nominations 
Tips for Fund Raising

Mr.Kishore Chaukar, MD, TATA Industries Ltd and board member of GiveIndia, was one of the recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award by IIM, Ahmedabad at its Golden Jubilee Celebrations on Dec 12, 2011.

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NGO India 2012, is a not-for-profit large scale exhibition and conference, organised by UBM India, to bring together NGOs in India to share learning and best practices and engage with key stakeholders including local and international corporates, foundations, government and the general public. Exhibiting at NGO India is FREE to all NGOs and foundations that meet UBM India’s eligibility criteria which will be verified by GuideStar India. 150-200 NGOs would be showcasing their work at this 3 day event in Gurgaon (16-18 March, 2012). There would be conferences on good governance, fundraising, PR & communications free of cost for NGOs to connect with experts in these areas. UBM India &  GuideStar India are organising workshops across India. Don't miss the Chennai Workshop (mix of English and Tamil) on Jan 10, 2012. Click here to register for the workshop or call Sangeeta at GuideStarIndia on 022-26856900/99. To know more about NGO India2012, please visit the link or contact Harsha Advani on 022-66122630.

Annual Report is one of the key tools for ensuring transparency & accountability of any organization. Recognizing the significance of quality Annual Reports, CSO Partners has instituted ‘Outstanding Annual Report Awards’ in collaboration with Financial Management Service Foundation (FMSF). This is for the voluntary organizations registered as – Society, Trust or Section 25 company to showcase their Annual Reports. Nominations are divided into Small, Medium, and Large categories based on the Annual Budgets of the organizations. In addition to the citation, entries adjudged winners receive cash prizes of Rs 3 lacs (Winners) and Rs 1 lac (Runners Up) per category! NGOs need to send 3 hard copies of your Annual Reports for the year 2010-2011, 1 copy of your complete audited financial statement & Completed Nomination Form by 16th January, 2012.

Its time to invite applications for the India NGO Awards 2011. The Awards were instituted in 2006 to recognise and congratulate those organisations that have demonstrated best practices in creative resourcing, financial management, governance and impact in the community. NGOs from across the country are encouraged to send in their entries under small, medium and large three categories based on their annual budget (income) for 2010-11. Last date is Feb 15, 2012. Download Brochure from this link and email for more details.

Send marketing material for your IGC 2011

We're waiting!. While many of you have already shared your India Giving Challenge material with us, we're pretty sure many of you have not yet sent it in. This is just to remind you to do so soon.

Over Rs. 3.06 crores was raised as part of the India Giving Challenge this year. And we realise that this would have not been possible without all of you and your efforts in reaching out to your donors and requesting them for their support. While we are aware, through the numerous phone calls and emails that we exchanged, what steps you took to reach out to get your donors involved, we would like you to now share those details with us i.e. email appeals, mailers, newsletters, videos, banners etc. - anything and everything you used to communicate with your donors and get them to donate.

All this material will be put up on the India Giving Challenge website and serve as a great inspiration to others. So, please do take this opportunity to showcasing your NGO's efforts in making this event such a huge success. Feel free to write to in case you have any queries regarding the above.

Here is the official press release for the India Giving Challenge 2011. Please feel free to share the same with your contacts in the media, or use next year when approaching corporates for their support in the event.

Please Note!! - SCB Mumbai Marathon2012

In our last edition, we had informed you that the Mumbai Marathon 2012 was soon approaching and that you could raise funds for the same using the iGive page facility on our website. We would just like to take a moment to remind you that United Way Mumbai is the official charity partner of the Mumbai Marathon. All funds raised through GiveIndia's iGive pages for the event will not be recognized by them and would be a purely personal endeavour of the fundraiser.

Top 10 NGOs funds (INR) disbursed in Dec

News from partner NGOs...
Jana Kalyan Welfare Society, Rajamundry, East Godavari district received an award in the category of the HIV Preventing programme  as the best implementing NGO in the State for halt and reverse, the HIV epidemic on the eve of World AIDS Day, 1 Dec 2011.

Mr.Punit Asthana from Indian Dreams Foundation, received the Bharat Excellence Award in New Delhi on 27, November, 2011 for outstanding and extra-ordinary achievements in his chosen fields of activity.

Some useful tips to help strengthen your nomination for the outstanding annual report awards:

1. If your NGO prepares an Annual Report in an additional language other than English, make sure to send us a copy of that too.

2. If your organization prepares only web based Annual Reports, send us 3 printed copies and do not forget to mention the web link to your annual report.

3. The financial report you send us must include both the Auditor’s Report and Notes to Accounts.

4. All schedules forming part of the Financial Statement must be included in your nomination.

5. Signature of chief functionary of the organization must be affixed on the financial statement

6. Make sure there is no overwriting on the copy of financial statement and the signature on the statements is the original one. The photocopy of financial statement should not be further signed by any of the signatories.

7. Auditors must sign the audit report only as a member / partner of the firm they represent, as opposed to signing the report with the firm name.

8. Go through the feedback document &  Read the Brochure for more details.

The power of YES in fundraising
It's easier to say yes if you've recently said yes and It's harder to say yes if you've just said no.
Successful fundraising builds a momentum of yes. It starts with easy yeses and works its way toward, "Yes, I'll give!"
It's also why so often the fundraising call to action starts with the phrase YES! I want to...So construct your fundraising message so the donor has plenty of opportunities to say yes:
If you ask rhetorical questions, make sure the answer is yes.
Tell them things they know and can easily say yes to rather than surprise them with believe-it-or-not facts.
Tell them things about themselves that they know (or hope) to be true.
Paint an attractive picture of what will happen if they give. The more yes you get, the more responses.

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