the power to change lives image NGO Newsletter February 2012

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Ashadeep received the EdelGive Social Innovation Honours 2012 award jointly with Goonj under the category "Health & Well Being" on the 17th Feb 2012 at Mumbai. It was one of the 20 shortlisted organizations out of the 240 applied that were rigorously assessed during the field visits conducted by the Foundation’s field partners from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). They have been awarded a certificate, a trophy and a cheque of Rs. 500,000. The other 3 categories were – Education, Economic Security and Livelihoods and Rights and Representation.

Good news for Fund raisers....
South Asian Fund Raising Group(SAFRG) is organising a Master Class on Corporate Proposal Writing by two leading professionals to benefit NGOs and all the Fundraisers on 14th March, 2012 at YMCA, Cultural Central Building, Jai Singh Road, New Delhi between 10 am and 4:30 pm. Visit the link to know about participation charges and registration details.

Drishtant - a platform that connects non-profits with socially conscious
professionals is inviting Mumbai based NGOs to participate in a study on impact of skill-based volunteering by professionals who wish to support social change with pro-bono work, rather than donations. You can also secure some professional services free of cost which may otherwise be an expenditure item for the organization, as well as gain visibility as part of a research project intended for publication. There is no participation fee but a cap on no of projects posted and conclusion is by July. Email for more details.

itc 2012

GiveIndia is thrilled to announce the third edition of the India Tax Saving Challenge – an online retail fundraising event on GiveIndia that will help you make the most of your year-end donations.

Why participate?
1. With the end of the financial year soon approaching, people are looking to make donations to save on their taxes. So, you can help them maximize the impact of their donation.
2. It is a smaller event than the India Giving Challenge, so there is a better chance of winning one of the many prizes and experiencing the thrill of the same.
3. To help you broaden or build upon a base of retail fundraisers. Even if your NGO does depend on retail donors for donation, the challenge is a good opportunity to use to build such a base. It will give you a good experience of retail fundraising.
All you need to do is request your donors to make donations through your NGO’s iGive page for the event. Leading NGOs of the day shall receive additional funds, as prizes for fundraising, up to the following limits:
NGO 1: Rs. 15,000
NGO 2: Rs. 10,000
NGO 3: Rs. 5,000
NGO 4: Rs. 5,000
So, your NGO can win upto Rs. 3.3 lacs of the daily prizes (Rs. 15,000 daily X 22 days of the challenge) plus upto Rs. 5.25 lacs from the overall prizes, not to forget the surprise prizes that will be offered during the course of the event - helping you make March a very impactful month!

Total Prizes to be Won: Rs. 30 lacs (See point number 13 for more)
GiveIndia Tier I (listed) NGOs and  Tier II NGOs: Set up an iGive page.
India Giving Challenge 2011 registered NGOs who wish to renew:
(a) Send across a demand draft for Rs. 2,000
(b) Send an iGive Reimbursement Report for funds to be raised
(c) Sign the undertaking provided in the link
Others: Get registered by filling up and sending across this form
Important Links: India Tax Saving Challenge Terms & Conditions

Vacancies at National Association for the Blind, India.
Address: Mulla House, 3rd floor, 51 MG Road, Fountain, Mumbai-23 For the post of 
1. Director / Deputy Director. Rehabilitation  dept.  Qualification-MBA / MSW having five years experience in the relevant field  
2. Corporate Fund Raiser. Resource Mobilization dept with  MBA or Corporate fund raiser - with five years experience preferable.
Write to / or call 022 - 22044150 for more details.

Top 10 NGOs funds (INR) disbursed in Feb


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