NGO Newsletter February 2010

In This Issue

ITConnect workshop
Top 10 NGOs disbursements
Regular Giving Programme-UK

New NGOs who joined the GiveIndia Family
1.Bharathamatha Family Welfare Foundation
2.Chaithanya Educational and Rural Development Society
3.Vidhayak Sansad
News for Use

Mr.G.Mallikarjuna, President of SERUDS received ‘Flood-2009 Seva Award’ on 10th Feb, 2010 from his Excellency Governor of Andhra Pradesh, Sri.E.S.L.Narasimhan for distribution of relief material, clothes, utensils to the 7500 families of victims in the flood- affected areas of Kurnool. SERUDS image

Survey on Listing Criteria

GiveIndia is undertaking a review of our Listing Criteria and Processes, to see if they are meeting our objective of presenting credible organisations to donors. As NGOs either having undergone the due diligence or undertaking the renewal process every year or those that are in the process, we would like your valuable inputs. Several organizations have written to us and given their valuable feedback but we'd like to hear from ALL of you. Please write to us and let us know what you think.

Randomised search of Donation Options

We have randomized the order of the donation options under each cause. Now every time a donor clicks on any cause they will see a different donation option on top. This way all donation options get an equal visibility to donors.

The Indian Tax-Saving Challenge

Tax image GiveIndia is happy to present to you another challenge – the India Tax-Saving Challenge.As you may already be aware, March 31st is the deadline for filing tax returns in India and clearly a great time to approach your Indian donors for donations. To maximize the value of your efforts, GiveIndia will be running a challenge between Wed Mar 3rd - Wed Mar 24th similar to the India Giving Challenge.

The top 7 NGOs to raise the most funds  Indian/NRI/Other donors via Credit Card/Netbanking/Cheques on the GiveIndia site, will receive a matching grant of:

The top 3 NGOs to raise funds from the most number of unique donors Indian/NRI/Other donors via Credit Card/Netbanking/Cheques on the GiveIndia site, will receive a matching grant of:

NGO 1: 5 lacs 
NGO 2: 3 lacs 
NGO 3: 2 lacs
NGO 4, 5, 6, 7:  1 lac each

NGO 1: 2 lacs 
NGO 2: 1 lac
NGO 3: 50k

Please visit to see if your NGO is eligible to participate.
Please go through all the terms and conditions too clicking here.

Feedback  Updates

Download and read this well described feedback report from our partner NGO.

View how good GiveIndia NGOs are in submitting feedback reports.

Regular Giving Programme for UK Donors launched

In our endeavor to reach out to more and more Indians across the globe, we have launched a special Regular Giving programme for donors in the UK. Your donors can now make regular donations to a fixed amount to your organisation by a simple standing order through their bank. All they need to do is fill in this form and send it across to our volunteer in the UK, Apoorva Bhandari. Do inform your donors in the UK of this facility. They can now support you with greater ease and convenience!

ConnectIT day Jaipur

Half day event in mid March. Discussion panels on topics relevant to the use of IT in development meant for NGO leaders and senior managers. Meet and interact with decision makers and experts who use technology for development. Read FAQ for more details.

ConnectIT workshop in Rajasthan from Nasscom Foundation

6 workshops to be held in Jaipur,Jodhpur and Udaipur in the months of March-April for NGO leaders and staff who already use MS Office and are keen to learn to use these and other tools more effectively. The workshops include hands-on training on desktops and laptops. Sessions include advanced use of Microsoft Excel, Word, making presentations, newsletters, movie making, use of new media such as blogs, Twitter, Facebook, etc. There is also a session on how to get featured on GuideStar India. All NGOs that register for ConnectIT Day/ConnectIT workshops will be trained to showcase their work on, an online platform for NGOs to create and manage their own web pages. Download Registration form and FAQ document here. Read feedback about ConnectIT Mumbai workshop from NGOs.

SGBS Trust, our partner NGO who train youth through their Unnati Programme share this news. Quest Alliance, a consultancy organisation, who conducted a study on Employability / means of Livelihood in the country have found Unnati model very effective and inspiring. watch the video shared by the Unnati Team.


Proposals invited from NGOs who use theater and performance for social change and awareness at the upcoming International conference in New York in end of September 2010. Proposal Forms can be downloaded here and sent before March 15.2010.



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