NGO Newsletter September 2011

In This Issue
Top 10 NGOs who received funds in September
News from Partner NGOs


Tata Capital would like to put up stalls for Diwali Products made by NGOs between 14th or 17th Oct 2011 in 2 offices in Mumbai, 1 office in Delhi, Kolkata and Hyderabad from 11 am to 5 pm. Write to know more about stalls for NGOs.

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GiveIndia was the charity partner for Mumbai's first 10km event this Gandhi Jayanthi. Participation is by donating Rs.2000 to a charity of their choice. Footsteps 4 good, a walkathon, is a fund-raising initiative by Jill Beckingham, wife of British deputy high commissioner in Mumbai, Peter Beckingham. Follow this link to read more.

North South Foundation based in Chicago, USA has announced the decision to award 1500 scholarships for needy students in India for the current academic year. Out of these 900 scholarships will be renewals and 600 scholarships are for first year students pursuing professional courses such as Engineering, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Pharmacy, Agriculture or Nursing. Scholarships of up to Rs 12,000 per year are awarded to Degree students and up to Rs 5,000 per year are given to Diploma students. Click here for eligibility details.

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i-Probono has launched in India, enabling NGOs to connect with lawyers that can offer pro bono help. The service is free and click to register your projects. i-Probono is a non-profit organisation that operates an online network connecting NGOs with lawyers who want to use their skills for the public good. i-Probono has a network of over 30,000 lawyers around the world and is recognised by the International Bar Association as a global brokerage. For more details, read this link.

AmeriCares India will be hosting the third edition of the ‘Spirit of Humanity Awards’ on April 7, 2012. NGOs from all across India working in the healthcare space are invited to apply before Nov 30th. Watch this link for more details.

"To me GDP means Garib, Dalit and Peedit and this GDP is rising every day", lamented Baba Adhav, the recipient of Lifetime Contribution award at the Times Of India Social Impact Awards ceremony On 2nd Oct. Click here to know more about the 38 individuals and organisations that made it to the final list.

ROSI Foundation has been awarded the 2011 Hari Chopra Social Award for their commitment to young girls and women’s welfare. They received $3000 towards corpus donation.

 

India Giving Challenge 2011

It's not too late to be part of the India Giving Challenge 2011!

While Rs. 11 lacs has already won in the India Giving Challenge till date, there's lots on offer yet to be won. As we had mentioned earlier, the total size of the pool this year is Rs. 75 lacs. What's more, a well-wisher of GiveIndia, who has been following the challenge closely for the past 3 years, has decided to give prizes to the top 50 NGOs (provided they raise a minimum of Rs.10000 during the Joy of Giving Week  i.e. Sun, Oct 2nd - Sat, Oct 8th, 2011 alone ):

Only 14 NGOs qualify for this prize as of today. 36 more prizes are lying unclaimed! And a donation of Rs. 10,000 is all that it will take to help you win one of these many unclaimed prizes! Do note that these prizes expire on the 8th of October and will not be transferred to next week, even if they are unclaimed. 

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The last date of the event is October 20th - so enough time to yet take advantage of the event. Follow these steps to set up an iGive page for the event, if you haven't done so already. And If you have already created your page, then view these tips and ideas to put your fundraising in top gear! If there's ever been a good time to raise funds for your NGO, this is it!

Get in touch with rakhee@giveindia.org or tarika@giveindia.org for any queries regarding India Giving Challenge.
 

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Joy of Giving Week is celebrated across the country from Oct 2-8. Over 300 events have already been registered in 40+ cities. To know more about the events, visit the link.

Top 10 NGOs funds disbursed this month

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The managing trustee of Grace Peter Charitable Trust Mr.S R Vijay Kumar was awarded the Degree of Doctor of Humanity ( For Social Service) by the Academy of Universal Global Peace accredited /affiliated by United Nations Global Compact, United Nations, European commission , Power Ministries International U.S.A and World Peace Organization ( USA) for the 11 years of meritorious service to the cause of poor and needy.

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