NGO Newsletter      July 2013

In this Issue

Top 10 NGOs Funds Disbursement
The fifth edition of India Giving Challenge
Fundraising events / blog
Improvement needed in the mid-day meal program

News from our NGO partners

A beneficiary of SERUDS supported by GiveIndia donors receives an award as a recognition for her talent and hard work
Harika is a 12 year old bright girl studying Grade IX in Ramakrishna Vidhyalayam School, Kurnool. Our partner NGO, SERUDS has been sponsoring her education since 2011 through donations from the donors of GiveIndia. Recently she has won, "Inspire Award" from The Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. 

The services of SERUDS was revered as "Hope of Light" by  Andhra Jyoti daily for the whole hearted support they impart to orphans  at their Joy Home orphanage.

St. Jude India ChildCare Centres in Noida
Two new centres (Eagle Peak Centre and Bilan-Cooper Centre) housing 11 units each will be opened in Delhi on July 25th, 2013. Another centre is slated to open in Kolkata next month.

Bhavisha Sanadhya, GM Dev, St. Jude India ChildCare Centres was the only Indian to be nominated for the International Leadership Program on "Volunteerism in the US Civic Leadership in Action" sponsored by the Dept. of State.

Awards, Training and opportunities

Sustainable Development & CSR Leadership Awards

Only4cause in association with 

Centre for Sustainable Development invites nominations for SDCRF Conference and SD & CSR Leadership Awards to be held on August 23, 2013 in Bangalore.  This event will recognize and honour initiatives and projects under CSR, leadership and diversity & inclusion projects. To register for the event or nominate for the awards contact +91-9535883111 / 9972700772 or write to  or

A 3 day web design workshop using Drupal - the easy, new technology to build websites

Comet Media Foundation based in Mumbai invites NGOs who are wanting to build, manage and maintain their own website without prior programming knowledge. brochure for more details.

YES! I am the Change

The first initiative of YES FOUNDATION is YES! i am the Change film project 2013. It is a nationwide film making project aimed at creating social transformation through a series of film making workshops, a film making competition, film festivals and an engagement platform for the youth. To have short films made on your work. contact Rohan at for more details +91 9819578765.

3 reasons why you should work for a Nonprofit
In the recent years, the perspective  of working for a nonprofit has changed. Go for this interesting light reading.

Monthly Donation Options (MDOs)- the enhanced version of the Payroll Giving Program

As a Tier I listed NGO, are you part of the Monthly Donation Options (MDO) program?

The salient features of the program are:

  • More assured stable flow of funds owing to beneficiary - donor mapping in which the same donor donates to the beneficiary every month

  • The bi-annual feedback reporting system in simple excel formats

  • The status of beneficiaries updated every month in the system

Contact your Relationship Manager NOW for joining the program.

The highest MDO disbursement crosses 1lac in July

Top 10 NGOs who received funds from regular donations in July (Amount in INR)

The fifth edition of India Giving Challenge  (3rd Sep - 17th Oct 2013)

INDIA GIVING CHALLENGE is GiveIndia's annual flagship fundraising event coinciding with the Joy of Giving Week initiative. It aims to engage all for profit and non-profit organizations in India to raise funds online, create maximum impact and get rewarded in turn. Over the last four years, more than Rs. 10 crores have been raised through massive participation from corporates and NGOs, media coverage and a slew of employee engagement activities within all participating corporations.

NGOs across India will be competing in the nation's largest online fundraising event. Here's why you should participate:
1. Maximize donor engagement through a unified and community spirit of Giving
2. Avail matching prizes totaling Rs. 1 crore from GiveIndia and double the impact of your fundraising
3. An opportunity to widen your donor base and get new donors donate to you organisation

So mark your calendar and pull your fundraising socks up. Registrations will be open very soon. We look forward to your participation.

More news on Fundraising events

Fundraising News from Times of India Blog

India is the epicenter for Impact investing
Under lmpact Investing, money is delivered for social benefits alongside financial returns. India has the accessibility to consumers at the bottom of the pyramid (BoP), which has triggered the need for socially impactful market-driven solutions to development issues. Large international firms like Omidiyar Network, Acumen and Rockefeller Foundation are looking to invest millions of dollars in the next five years to for-profit and non-profit organisations across India that are scalable, sustainable and have the potential to create large-scale opportunities. According to a research by the Rockefeller Foundation, impact investing generated around $100 million (roughly Rs 530 crore) of capital in India in 2012 and is said to be growing at 30% per annum. For more details, click on the link.

Mid-day meal (MDM) does make a difference in the lives of children coming from poor families

How to  improve the program quality and make MDM  work?
The mid-day meal program has played a significant role in increasing school attendance rates in states where many children come from underprivileged households. Read the article from Business Standard which talks about the pointers to be followed by school management committees, panchayat raj institutions and NGOs while running the program.

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