GiveIndia Newsletter, March 2009

In this issue:
Donor Speak
GiveIndia's newest friend - Arbit Choudhary

New NGOs on the block

Donor Speak

Shishir B, a Bangalore based software engineer, recently wrote to us with this feedback:

“I am extremely happy that I am a part of the GiveIndia family now. I feel proud that whatever money I have donated has gone to the needy without any mishandling. This is the only channel wherein I have trust and faith that everything is utilized in a correct way. Moreover the feedback even after 6-8 months what we get about the money spent is great.

Please keep up the good work with amount utilization and the feedback process.”

Shishir’s preferred causes are helping the disabled and the elderly.
GiveIndia's newest friend - Arbit Choudhary
GiveIndia has a brand new friend in cyberspace that we think you should know about. He is Arbit Choudhury, the world's first MBA comic character.
Arbit and his friends do a lot to raise awareness of social causes and the need to give back. In the past they have raised awareness of Project Why, and AIDS prevention on World AIDS Day. And in the latest strip, Arbit and his gang have endorsed giving through GiveIndia.
Arbit is created by Hemantkumar Jain and Shubham Choudhury, both MBAs themselves. Our sincere thanks to them both for helping further the GiveIndia cause.
Read the comic strip.
New NGOs on the block:
Akanksha Gram Chetna
CENCORED Literacy India
Going to School Fund Makkal Vilipunarvu Kalvi Sangam (MVKS)
Muskaan Nav Bharat Jagruti Kendra
Parivaar PACE
People's Voluntary Integral Service Organisation (PEVISO) Shree Panchmahal Anusuchit Jati Ed. Trust,Adadara
Tathapi Society for Serving Humanity
Global Social Entrepreneurship course at Yale University

Yale School of Management launched a course this fall on Global Social Entrepreneurship, linking teams of Yale students with mission-driven social entrepreneurs in India. Yale School of Management is identifying social entrepreneurs working in the public, private and NGO sectors in India who might like to participate in their Fall 2009 course.

A core goal of the program is to bring the students and social entrepreneurs together to develop a business plan which addresses a specific management challenge the social enterprise is facing.

Please get in touch with Tony Sheldon Executive Director at for further details.

Giving in numbers:
The top 5 NGOs who received  funds in the past month are:

Association for Rural Development & Action Research (ARDAR) - Rs. 2,09,614

DESIRE Society
- Rs. 2,07,400

Child Aid Foundation - Rs. 

Sevalaya - Rs. 1,62,220

Christel House India - Rs. 1,03,600

GiveIndia Blog

? Help GiveIndia spread this message by adding this to your website, blog and e-mail

Other ways to connect with GiveIndia:
*Join GiveIndia's community on Orkut

*Be part of the GiveIndia cause on Facebook

Feedback Reports

Please click here to read Feedback reports.