Ngo Newsletter March 2007 | Giveindia


Happenings at GiveIndia:

Giveindia's First Corporate Initiative Under The Hiv/Aids Vertical

GiveIndia has signed an agreement with Punj Lloyd Group and SNS Foundation to monitor the Life Enrichment- HIV/AIDS Awareness project, launched on the 1st of February at the Punj Lloyd work site -The Medicity Center in Gurgaon. Punj Lloyd has signed an agreement to support Life Enrichment HIV/AIDS Awareness projects in its 25 work sites across 8 states in India. The project is being funded through a donation of Rs. 52 lacs from Punj Lloyd Group over a period of two years.

SNS Foundation is the first non-profit to receive funding under the HIV/AIDS Vertical managed by GiveIndia.The HIV/AIDS Vertical was launched last year as part of an agreement between President Bush and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to strengthen public-private cooperation to fight against HIV/AIDS. Through the HIV/AIDS Vertical, GiveIndia is helping to create a marketplace that non-profits can use to gain access to resources in HIV/AIDS and to become more effective and efficient.

The project aims at arresting the spread of HIV, and removing the stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS. Beginning February 07, SNS Foundation is implementing the one-year pilot project with 1400 employees of Punj Lloyd Group at the Medicity Center.

Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon Raises Rs 6.47 Crores For Charity

This year the total charity raised from the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon is Rs 6.47 crores, which is a more than double increase over the 2006 figure of Rs 3.03 crores. This is an amazing growth rate of 114%.The Marathon, held on January 21 for the fourth consecutive time, saw more than 25,000 people participate in the run.

GiveIndia's 59 Dream Team runners, raised a total of Rs. 36 crores. With a total of over Rs 64 lac Mrs. Kalpana Morparia, Joint Managing Director of ICICI bank raised the highest number of individual pledges. The youngest runner in the Dream Team, 13 year old Aaran Patel raised more than Rs 1 lac.
The GiveIndia Corporate Challenge had 80 companies taking part. Out of these, 32 companies raised pledges to the tune of Rs. 68.85 lac.

Amongst the NGO's which raised most funds were The Banyan with Rs. 122 lacs and Jai Vakeel School with Rs. 26 lacs. In all there were 18 NGOs who used the event to raise Rs.10 lac or more for their cause.
GiveIndia, the Official Charity partner to the event since its inception in 2003, acts as the umbrella charity to ensure that all NGO's have equal opportunity to use the marathon as a fundraising vehicle. By doing this, GiveIndia ensures that every runner can run for a cause and NGO of his/her choice and that his/her pledges will be made public through the credible and transparent medium that GiveIndia provides. GiveIndia also works efficiently to ensure that the cost of fundraising is as low as 3% overall, and in some cases, as low as 10 basis points (one BP= 0.01%). This low cost of fundraising will be a major factor in the sustainability and growth of the Marathon in years to come.

Deepalaya hosts IFCW World Forum 2007

Deepalaya, New Delhi, a member of International Forum for Child Welfare (IFCW) and a NGO Partner of GIVE is the proud host of this year's 18th International World Forum. This annual event is scheduled for 21st to 24th of August 2007, at The Intercontinental Grand, Barakhamba Avenue, New Delhi - 110 001.
It brings together a wide array of NGOs, Dignitaries, Professionals, Experts, Funding Agencies, Corporates and Government Representatives from all over the world. During the 3 day forum, the attendees will discuss and deliberate on the 8 Millennium Development Goals set by the UN and review the progress, developments and their impact on children.

For more information, kindly visit http://www.worldforum2007.org

Opportunities for you:

Atlas Corps Seeks Mid-career Citizen Sector Leaders from India

Atlas Corps is a new international NGO that is looking for CSO leaders from India and Colombia with 4-8 years of experience, a bachelor's degree, English fluency, and a background working with women and/or children to participate in their inaugural Fellowship. Selected fellows will be taken to the United States for a year to learn best practices, share unique perspectives and return home to strengthen the global citizen sector. All the expenses of the program are paid for by Atlas Corps. Visit www.atlascorps.org to learn more about the organization and specifically to visit www.atlascorps.org/nomination.html to nominate candidates.

Membership invited - Association of Fundraising Professionals

An Association of Fundraising Professionals -India has been formed under the umbrella of South Asian Fundraising Group with headquarters at Delhi c/o South Asian Fundraising Group, C-7346, Vasant Kunj , New Delhi-1100. All fund raisers are here by invited to join the Association as Associate Members. The fee structure is as follows: Associate Member : Yearly fee : Rs.250/-. Life Membership Rs.2,500/- The Application form for becoming Associate Members is attached. More details can be seen on the website of SAFRG (www.safrg.org)

The British 10 K London Run

The Give UK team is organizing a 10 Km run in London to raise funds for GiveIndia listed NGOs with FCRA permission. If you, or any of your well wishers in the UK would like to run in this event and use it to raise funds please write to please contact Bibhas Roy on 07786 402 282 or bibhas_r@yahoo.com.

Donor's Delight:

Vinith Rao on receiving feedback from SEARCH for the Donation he made to Support a Child Boot Polish worker for a month writes "Thank you very much for sharing this with me. I felt genuinely satisfied that I have been able to make a difference - however small it may be - to another human being. May God bless Uday and I sincerely hope his dreams come true.
I donate because its the least I can do to contribute to humanity and society in my busy corporate life; and the payroll donation program that HSBC has with GiveIndia makes the process very simple...."

July 17 , 2007


Money Raised:

We are happy to inform you that in February 2007, we raised Rs. 11,25,335 for NGOs through www.giveindia.org and http://www.giveworld.org/. 77 NGOs received donations this month. The top 5 recipients are:

 

NGO of the month:

We would like to welcome the following new NGOs on our website: Saalaam Baalak Mumbai, Development, Research and Action Group, (D.R.A.G), and Deepam Education Society for Health (Desh).

Feedback of the Month:

Congratulations! Bani Mandir for sending the story of Moumita.

"Moumita has one brother and one elder sister. They all live with their parents in a one-roomed mud house with tiled roof. Moumita’s father is the only earning member and earns Rs. 2,000/- per month as a Gate Grill mechanic. Moumita’s mother came to Bani Mandir to request them to sponsor her daughter’s education.

Moumita is not very meritorious and her school report is average. But she is working hard to make up her deficiency in her study. She is well behaved and respects her teachers. The donation has given her benefits like nutritious food, hygiene kits, note books and stationary, clothes and an exposure visit to the Sunderbans area. She wants to help her mother in household work, and would like to become a school teacher one day."

Tip of the Month:

If you have large projects that require funding, especially in the field of HIV/AIDS, please write to Archana@giveindia.org, for proposal formats. We will store your projects in our projects catalouge which is made available to large donors.

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