NGO Newsletter March 2010

In This Issue

ITConnect workshop
Top 10 NGOs disbursements
India Tax Challenge
Joy Of Giving Week 2010

News for Use
Vishwas Trust will conduct 4 days Trainers training in Hubli from 8th to 12th April and depute 5-6 aspiring candidates to become master trainers for their EDP trainings. Candidates with a minimum basic degree, reading and writing knowledge in Kannada, from banking, corporate or NGO sector, interested to organize outdoor trainings and serve the poor are preferred. Write to or Logistics and other expenses are taken care.

UN Habitat urban youth fund. Small grants of $5000 and $25000 to organizations working on innovative youth led projects.Email 

View NGO feedback efficiency ratings as of February 10, 2010.

NGOs in Donation Option Optimization (DO OP) Process

As you know, we launched the Donation Option Optimization activity in May last year for the first 100 NGO partners. We have successfully completed DOOP for over 60 NGOs and donors have responded very positively to donation options for NGOs that completed this process. While some are actively completing the exercise there are many who have not responded at all and others started the process but despite several reminders have not completed the same. We urge those that need to respond do so immediately.

Opportunity to express your views on our listing criteria 

GiveIndia is doing a review of our Listing Criteria.  convey photo

and welcome feedback from you. Please spare a few minutes to write and tell us.

  • Do you find any GiveIndia listing norms irrelevant or difficult to meet?
  • What, if any, changes do you recommend to the GiveIndia listing process?
  • Do you have any other comments relating to our listing criteria and/or process for us?

We’ve received responses from over 100 NGOs so far but wait to listen to what you have to say. So do write to us at

The Indian Tax-Saving Challenge

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The first India Tax Saving Challenge came to an end. We would like to thank all the NGOs who participated for their efforts in making it a success. While we are yet in the process of clearing pending cheques and other transactions, the event has raised Rs. 30 lacs+ through 1,000+ donors so far! 

Some of the daily prize winners were - Parivaar Education Society, Operation ASHA, New Life, Society of Friends of the Sassoon Hospitals (SOFOSH), IBTADA. They, along with a few others, will receive a share of the Rs. 25 lacs of matching grant that was on offer, as prizes for the challenge. Details of the daily prize winners are available. Do visit the same page again on March 30th to see the winners of the final prize!

For all those who were part of this event, we would love to hear your experience about the challenge - how you went about raising funds, what difficulties you encountered, what you feel you or we could have done better etc - anything that you'd like to share. This will go a long way in helping us hold better challenges in the coming years.

NGOs who joined us  in March

Anga Karunya Kendra
Ashish Foundation for the Differently Abled (AFDA) Charitable Trust
El Shaddai Charitable Trust
J Watumull Global Hospital & Research Centre
Mumbai Mobile Creches
Parents Association for Mentally Handicapped Persons (PAMENCAP)
Sanjivani Health and Relief Committee(SHRC)
Social Agriculture Children Education and Women Development Trust (SACEWD)
Towards Future

 Free IT training workshops for NGOs in Rajasthan

GuideStar India is pleased to invite NGOs to the Rajasthan series of "ConnectIT Day"(20th April, Jaipur), a curtain raiser for a series of capacity building workshops in IT titled 'ConnectIT workshops' conducted by NASSCOM Foundation. There will be two ConnectIT workshops in Jaipur:12th - 14th April & 21st - 24th April. Participants have to make their own arrangements for stay and travel.

Ms. Thelma Pereira from Muktangan who attended the Maharashtra workshop says, "Overall, the instructional and hands-on training imparted to us was very educative, informative and effective. I am now confidently looking forward to upgrading my IT skills from the current Windows 2003 to Windows 2007. I greatly appreciate the coverage of topics at the Workshop and the active interactions between the trainers and the trainees where our trainers spared no efforts to cater to all levels of understanding"

Write to us for registration form.

Click  here to register online.

 Joy of Giving Week 2010

Joy Of Giving Week 2010 will be celebrated from Sep 26th to Oct 2nd, 2010. NGOs can build it into their fundraising calendar and plan for events while carrying out your annual planning exercise.

IDEA Foundation  is one of the recipients of the ‘Outstanding Annual Report Awards-2010”, a national level competition instituted by CSO Partners in association with Financial Management Service Foundation (FMSF), Credibility Alliance (CA) and Spatial Access Advertising Consultancy (SAAC). The Award ceremony was held on March 6, 2010 at New Delhi. Idea recived a trophy and Rs. 1 lac as prize money.  The reports were judged based on Financial reporting, transparency and effective communication.

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Joy of Giving Week 2009 experience...

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Udayan Care, our partner NGO's Home of Joy fund raising event which culminated on October 3rd, 2009

Raise Rs.75 lacs for their upcoming Children’s home in Dehradun  with  corporate, their employees and individuals

Gold(Rs.5 lacs) and Silver(Rs.3 lacs) partnership

Awards for corporate and individuals for highest contribution and maximum no of contributions

Drop boxes at reception, standees at strategic points, posters at strategic locations, multiple emailers

15 corporate, 8 gold, 7 silver and 379 individuals donated Rs.73,06,426

Inviting other NGOs to share what you did in Joy Of Giving Week 2009

Sri Arunodayam’s  annual sports and cultural day went well with lot of fun.

The pictures below show the enthusiasm of participants.

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