GiveIndia NGO Newsletter, November 2008

 Renewal Deadline:

Please note that the last date to submit the soft copies of forms i.e. Section A/C/E is 30th November and the last date to submit the hard copies after approval on soft copies is 10th December 2008.

Any NGO not adhering to these deadlines will be delisted from our website with effect from 10th December 2008.

 Giving in Numbers:

Top 5 NGOs receiving funds this month are:-

Seva Mandir - Rs. 5,08,675

Development Research & Action Group (DRAG) - Rs. 5,01,065

Mobile Crèches for Working Mothers' Children - Rs. 2,40,484

Catalysts for Social Action - Rs. 2,24,000

Child Aid Foundation - Rs. 1,84,299

This month, GiveIndia disbursed approx. Rs. 38.86 lacs to 101 GiveIndia-listed NGOs.

 CII Woman Exemplar Award:

CII, under the aegis of its National Committee on Women Empowerment, has since 2005, institutionalized an annual CII Woman Exemplar Award. The award promotes women empowerment at the community level by discovering & recognizing those who have, against all odds, excelled and contributed significantly to the development process in India. The award is given in the field of:

• Education & Literacy
• Health
• Micro Enterprise

The nominees/awardees are grass-root community women workers. CII would welcome such nominations for the Award. HSBC India is the partner and sponsor for this award. Please click here - POWER TO EMPOWER for more details & send nominations to Poonam Sachdev at

Pls note: The last date to submit nominations is 10th December 2008.

 Important Gyaan:

Video conferences and conference calls are considered as Valid Board Meetings as long as the organisation maintains a log of Board members attending the video conference/conference call and the minutes are documented and circulated to all Board Members.

 Payroll Giving updates:

Euro RSCG becomes the latest company to implement Payroll Giving. Our sincere thanks to Suman Srivastava for his keen enthusiasm to make the programme a success. Euro RSCG is also doing a wonderful thing by contributing an equal amount to the employees, so they can donate twice what they themselves contribute.

ICICI Prudential Life Insurance launched the programme last month. By some coincidence, it seems to be the season for insurance companies as in the past few months Bajaj Allianz, HDFC Standard Life, and Kotak Life have all implemented the programme. Our thanks to Judhajit, Shivani and Deborah for taking personal interest in ensuring the programme is a success.

HDFC Bank, Chennai had a great sign up drive. Nearly 900 employees signed up, thanks to the enthusiasm showed by the HDFC team George Mathai, Suresh Kumar and Chandrasekhar.

Paternoster has also implemented the programme. Our thanks to Amit Jain for driving the initiative within the company.


MoneyLIFE, the personal finance magazine, is featuring a GiveIndia listed NGO every month in their section titled 'Beyond Money'.

The article highlights the good work these credible NGOs have been doing and how they are impacting social change.

The NGOs  featured in MoneyLife magazine this month are:

The Education Audiology and Research Society (EAR)

Desire Society

The Bridge Charitable Trust

Feedback Efficiency Ratings:
More about why we are rating NGOs for their efficiency in sending feedbacks to us.

Learn how this rating is calculated.

View NGO feedback efficiency ratings as of November 10.
New NGOs on the block:

GiveIndia welcomes 15 new NGOs  this month.

Balajothi Centre for the Disabled

Blind Welfare Council

Community Action for Rural Development (CARD)

JK MAASS Foundation

Native Medicare Charitable Trust

Rural Welfare Organization

Vishwas Trust


Social Education and Economic Development Trust (SEED Trust)

Women’s Emancipation and Development Trust (WED Trust)

Vidyarambam Trust

Sahara for All

Vikas Samarthan Kendra

Rural Organising for Social Improvement Foundation (ROSI Foundation)

New Life

Listing workshop:

Give India will be conducting Listing workshop at Kolkata (4th December). If any NGOs in your network are interested in participating, kindly get in touch with Rishabh at

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