NGO Newsletter September 2012
In This Issue

Top 10 NGOs funds disbursed
Annual Renewals 2012
India Giving Challenge 2012

Renewals ALERT

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We will be starting the Annual Renewals for 2011-2012 this week. Requesting our Tier I listed partners to cooperate and complete the process in time!

Our partner NGOs in Focus

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Sevalaya’s old age home received the Best old age home award in the state of Tamil Nadu on World Elders day. Sevalaya was also selected as the best project managed community service organization by Project Management Institute (PMI).

Sahara based in Hyderabad celebrated World Elders day on Sept 30, 2012. 

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar kick-started the Joy of Giving Week for Apnalaya on his Facebook page this Tuesday. Read more on this.

Study Programs, awards, festivals..

Free, online mini MBA  program Fast Track General Management Program (FTGMP) from myBskool.com for NGO professionals registered with GuideStar  India. Visit the link or the GuideStar India blog for course, enrollment and special offer details.

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S P Jain Institute of Management and Research announces the 3rd Batch of the Post Graduate Certificate in Development Management (PGCDM), a modular program starting 5th Jan 2013 for middle level working professional from the nonprofit sector, corporate CSR teams, funding agencies and government bodies! The course which is a work cum study program, aims at enhancing managerial effectiveness in the social sector. Apply before Oct 31, 2012. For details on curriculum,  scholarships contact 022-61454246 or write to pgcdm@spjimr.org. Download application form here.

Good News: The NASSCOM Social Innovation Honours 2013 entry deadline extended to Oct 10, 2012. Take a look at the link for more details.

Entries invited for tenth annual We Care Film Festival till Nov 5. This is an annual international travelling and educational film festival of short films and documentaries on disability issues. Email wecarefilmfest@gmail.com. or brotherhood94@gmail.com for queries.

Wishing you all a very Happy Joy of Giving Week

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Are you participating in the "Festival of Giving". 2011 was a big year which saw several giving events take place across the country; celebrated by 15 lac Indians, from auto drivers to CEOs. These ranged from people volunteering their time with an organisation of their choice, to donating clothes and money. For updates on  the latest activities of the Joy of Giving Week, visit the link.

IGC 2012 - our in-house JGW event

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NGOs are raising funds and getting rewarded for their efforts in turn.
We're happy to inform you that the fourth edition of the India Giving Challenge has started. Since September 4th, NGOs and corporates have raised over Rs. 1 crore and got rewards for these efforts with additional funds! If you have not yet created your iGive page, do so now!

With over Rs. 80 lacs being given out as prizes for fundraising during the event, there are a lot more prizes to be won! If your NGO would like to take part in the event, do get in touch with us at igclisting@giveindia.org

The event is on till the 18th of October - so act now!

Click to read the times of India coverage on IGC and JGW events.

Top 10 NGOs disbursement (INR) in Sep

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Update on iRRs and iGive

Our Tier 1 listed partners with FCRA can now receive funds from abroad and their donors will receive the appropriate tax breaks for the same ( i.e. 501c3 and GiftAid for US and UK donors respectively). The iRRs (iGive Reimbursement Report) that we accept for funds raised through iGive, fulfills all requirements under US/UK laws. Hence we can accept donations from "US Taxpayers" and "UK Taxpayers" and provide them with the appropriate tax benefit..

Your project / idea can fetch upto 40 lacs!

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Mahindra has launched a platform Sparktherise.com to connect social entrepreneurs across India. You can win a grant between 2-4 lakhs during the monthly rounds and between 10-40 lakhs during the Grand Finale.
Winners would
1. receive high-level training and mentorship from top performing social entrepreneurs and be connected to a pan-India network
2. gain national visibility—some of their winners will be featured by major media outlets, such as Times Now.

Reach out for more details.

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