NGO Newsletter July 2012

In This Issue
Donations and NGO Visit update
India NGO Awards 2011
India Giving Challenge 2012

FCRA registration cancelled Organizations
Refer to this link to go through the state wise list of associations whose FCRA registrations have been cancelled. One of the reasons why several of them have been de-registered could be:- they have been posting the returns to the old Jaisalmer House address. Ensure filing returns for 2011-12 at the address given in the website.

India NGO Awards 2011 regional finalists
The India NGO Awards is a unique, national competition that aims to celebrate and reward the best non-governmental and non-profit organisations by showcasing examples of best practice and successful resource mobilization. The India NGO Awards 2011 ceremony will take place on 17 August 2012 in New Delhi where the winners will be announced. Our heartiest congratulations to our partner NGOs who have been shortlisted as regional finalists in two categories.
Small - Purkal Youth Development Society (Dehradun) and Voluntary Health Association of Tripura (Agartala)
Medium- Udayan Care (delhi) and VAANI (Kolkata). Click  to read more.

Dr R Srinivas Murthy, who retired as the head of the department of psychiatry at Nimhans, Bangalore is the first Indian to receive the prestigious Juan Jose Lopez Ibor award. He donated the entire price money of 40,000 Euros to the Association of the Mentally Challenged to create a support system for the affected people.

GOONJ’s ‘Cloth for work’ initiative recently won the prestigious 'Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project’ in a worldwide search and selection!! It is certainly an important step towards establishing old clothes and other material as a powerful development resource, instead of just being considered as traditional charitable object.

Deepalaya was conferred the Indo American Corporate Excellence Award as the Best NGO for 2012,
on the occasion of the 236th American Independence Day, based on the review of Deepalaya in the following criteria – Human Capital Management, CSR and overall contribution to Indo-US relation.

One more organisation to be accredited by Credibility Alliance under Desirable norms is Uma Educational and Technical Society.

Top 10 NGOs funds (Rs) disbursed in July

Donation and NGO visits

Every year, we have renewed the registration of our NGO partners on the GiveIndia platform by accepting a donation to GiveIndia to help us cover the cost of the renewal process. However we are glad to inform our NGO partners that with effect from FY2012-13, there will be no donation taken at time of renewal. In addition there will be no donation taken to process new donation options. This will be effective to all new NGOs that will be getting listed on our platform.

We had started a process to visit all our partner NGOs last year. Some of the partner NGOs have already been visited and we aim to complete the rest by the end of this year. GiveIndia has incurred the complete cost of these visits and will incur for all those not yet visited. However, going forward the NGO would be required to reimburse GiveIndia the actual costs incurred in making a visit to its office and programme locations. We hope these steps are productive in growing our efforts towards the common purpose of providing greater opportunities to the poor in India.

Accounting for International Development

Accounting for International Development, AfID was set up in 2009 to provide charities and their NGO partners with volunteer accountants. Their assignments form part of an on-going strategy to build the financial management capacity and long-term sustainability of non-profit organisations unable to access vital professional services and training. In the last 2 years AfID has arranged assignments for over 250 qualified accountants with 112 charities in 26 developing countries and are looking to expand. To know what AFID is all about and details on whom to contact, read the attached document.

India Giving Challenge is BACK....

Calling all NGOs once again for the fourth edition of the India Giving Challenge (IGC).

India Giving Challenge is an online event held by GiveIndia as a part of the Joy of Giving Week 2012. This event is designed to encourage NGOs and companies to raise funds online and get rewarded for their efforts in turn.

How so? Through a matching grant, which essentially is additional funds, that are given to NGOs (and corporates) that put in maximum effort and raise the most funds, during the course of the event. Last year, 150+ NGOs raised over Rs. 3 crores from 9,000+ donors. Of these, 60+ NGOs got a part of the overall additional funds of Rs.90 lacs from GiveIndia. (Click here for details of additional funds won by these NGOs)

Excitement has started to build up for the fourth edition of India Giving Challenge (IGC)!

If you would like to know more about the event, please attend an India Giving Challenge workshop at a city close to you, being held between 20th-29th August, 2012. For details, visit the link.

If you are already aware of the event and would like to participate, get your NGO registered (if it is not already on GiveIndia) by sending a mail to to get started. 

Atma Nirbhar - Ek Challenge was awarded The Chief Minister's "Best Community Action Award for Development" on the 66th Anniversary of India's Independence Day in Guwahati for promotion of employment of the disabled.

On the same day, the State Bank of India selected Child Aid Foundation (CAF) to receive its "Girl Child Adoption Project" grant based on the work done by CAF for the welfare of Girl Children.

Fundraising ideas - Make stories that can persuade Donors to give

Attorneys working to persuade jurors through narrative take these things into account.
1. Delivery Counts. A well-written story is stronger than a weak one.

2. Vivid Imagery.
3. Realism and Understandability.
4. Structure. Stories should have a beginning, middle and end and an clear structure.
5. Context and Surroundings. Annoying, noisy design may make a story less effective
6. Audience. Know them. Make sure you're aiming at them.

Fundraising is easy compared to jury trials. But they're not that different.

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