NGO Newsletter                 September 2013

In this Issue

Top 10 NGOs regular funds Disbursement
Top 10 MDO disbursements
GiveIndia's Annual report 2012-13
Social Innovation Honors 2014
Crash course on Donor Care

News from our NGO partners

Tanker Foundation invites nominations for the most outstanding individual organization award
The annual award is given for creating awareness of any disease, mental, physical and social. Click to know about the criteria, cash prize, timeline etc. You can contact 044 - 28273407 or write to

The world shines bright now for the multiple disabled  Mampi from Tripura

Mampi Das, an orphan with multiple disability underwent cornea transplant in May 2013 supported by Abhoy Mission. Read her success story here.

A former student of a school
sets a noble precedent by his act of 'Giving'.
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Six students of Chatrapati Shivaji High School, Sagroli  are fortunate to be presented with bicycles this independence day. The students who live in the surrounding villages walk more than 8 kms everyday to reach the school. Manoj, their former student donated bicycles through his initiative, "We Achievers". The school is run by Sanskriti Samvardhan Mandal.

A moving feedback report from our partner NGO, Abhoy Mission

All feedback reports are poignant in their own way - casting light on the lives of the less privileged. But once in a while it delivers a knock out punch that instantly wipes off the "annoyances" and "irritants" that splatter our lives. Read this report shared by our feedback team that constantly strive to deliver the feedback reports to our donors in time.

Events, training and tips on fundraising

UN's First International Day of Charity
United Nation's first International Day of Charity on September 5 is designated to honor Blessed Teresa. It is also Mother Teresa's death anniversary. Its aim is to organize special events and increase public support for charities that promote the rights of the marginalized and underprivileged and spread the message of humanity in conflict situations. 

Revisiting the Digital Unify program
We have covered a write up about the  Digital Unify program of
STMicroelectronics Foundation few months ago. This program active in 21 countries has reached to about 2 lacs of beneficiaries. Deserving NGOs active in the field of ICT, Human development, Social/Rural Development can contact them to set a computer lab. To know more about the commitment and eligibility criteria, refer to the link or email /

Email Fundraising is tough. How to crack it?
Refer to this link which gives easy and simple tips on how to create emails that are eagerly anticipated, how to get them opened and how to write an engaging email and sell.

5 reasons why some non profits always hit their fundraising goal?
They set deadlines and responsibilities, focus on individual donors, track donors through fundraising funnel, build fundraising networks starting with their board members and finally they can tell a Great story!

5th India Giving Challenge (3rd September - 17th October)

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Super 5 days declared on 25th September. More prizes announced till Sunday

The 5th India Giving Challenge began on 10th September with a lot of excitement. Over 200 NGOs have already registered and the fundraising has kicked off in style with Rs. 70 lacs being raised for charity in 2 weeks. Former winners, Teach for India, are leading with Rs. 18.49 lacs raised followed by Rural Health Care Foundation who have raised Rs. 14.30 lacs so far.  The competition will be on until 24th October with matching grants being given out every day.

If you want your NGOto participate and raise funds, visit

Our annual report for 2012-13 is out!

If we could depict the year 2012 – 13 in a single word, that would be ‘Remarkable’, as our several accomplishments through this year gave us a tremendous sense of infinite possibilities towards our way forward.
For the first time in the last thirteen years, we crossed the 30 crores landmark in funds raised during a year, bringing over 185 crores of funds channeled towards the relief of poor, since inception. This was made possible by substantial growth of each of our three key giving models – Payroll Giving, Online & Retail Giving, and HNI Giving –and through contributions from more than 80,000 donors. Read about our past year’s journey.

Monthly Donation Option program attracts 12500+ donors

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40000+ employees in our Payroll Giving program will shift to MDO program in the near future. Currently 13000 donors contribute Rs. 23 lacs through the Monthly Donation Option program!

Top 10 NGOs MDO disbursement (INR)

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Top 10 NGOs regular disbursement (INR)

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Creating careers with consciousness

The social sector, which used to be voluntary or honorary one, has also become more corporate in nature. In the article in Midday CQ GiveIndia's CEO says that this sector is now looking for graduates who have the skills and passion to make a difference to others’ lives. Read more.

NASSCOM Social Innovation Honours 2014

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If  you have an idea, prototype or an initiative in implementation, apply for NSIH 2014.
NASSCOM Foundation is happy to announce the launch of the NASSCOM Social Innovation Honours 2014 in association with Genpact. The Honours aim to showcase innovative use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to foster a positive change in the socio-economic landscape of India and inviting applications in eight categories, one of which is Not-for-profit sector. For more details, click this link. Email or call 022-28328518 for any queries.

How to implement better Donor care practices

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Drishtant's study on donor expectations in India is a report that provides, a crash course on Donor care to the fundraisers. It defines what donor care  is, the importance of donor retention,  donor appeals, preparing well defined donor pages, communication of impact, having a well designed website that displays credibility related information etc. Visit the link to download the infographic report

Major breakthrough for the visually challenged

Availability of adaptive technologies to assist them in achieving their goals
Screen reading software like JAWS helps people who are visually challenged hear what is on their computers and navigate their computers independently. Hundreds of dollars are spent for the software purchase and update. This will be a thing of the past with a new open source NVDA software which is free and portable. To know more, visit this link.

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