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GiveIndiaNewsletter, November 2009

In thisissue:
Help GiveIndia win $25,000
Annual Report
TV Series featuring GiveIndia
 Independence Day Quiz Winners
NGO Listing Renewal
GiveIndia is Hiring!
Donate at a Click!

Change a life
Provide a Child's (5-16 years) Education for a year - Rs. 4,000»

Sponsor a 5 day livelihood training cost for one woman prisoner - Rs.2,050»

A free half day Medical Camp for about 50 people - Rs.2,000»

Help GiveIndia win $25,000!

India Giving ChallengeThe Chase Community Foundation, in association with Facebook, is holding a Community Giving challenge for nonprofit organisations.

Facebook participants will select from participating charities and vote for NGOs they believe are in need of support. The charity receiving the most votes will be awarded $1 million; the top five runners-up will receive $100,000 each and the 100 finalists, including the top winners, will be awarded $25,000 each.

So, GiveIndia needs your support. If we win, we will utilse the money to raise more money for our NGOs through an event like the recently-concluded India Giving Challenge.

All you need to do is vote. So click here and vote. If you don't land up on this page then go to: http://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving/ and search for "Give Foundation Inc." and then vote.

Vote Now!Do spread the word to as many facebook users you know too!

Annual Report

GiveIndia's annual report for the year 2008-2009 is out. Our annual report along with all our financials for the year are available on our website for all. Do send in any queries/comments that you may have, with regards to the same, to info@giveindia.org.

TV Series featuring GiveIndia
Held GiveIndia is being featured in the TV Series - "Gifts" - to be aired on Channel News Asia in Singapore. You can catch the telecast at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/live/ on the following days:
Thursday, 26th November - 8am, IST
Friday, 27th November - Noon, IST

Do catch the episode if you'd like to learn more about us!

Independence Day Quiz Winners

Andhra Pradesh Flood ReliefHeld especially for our payroll givers, the GiveIndia Independence Day quiz included a whole bunch of questions about the Payroll Giving programme; and a few about the Joy Of Giving Week.


We had an excellent response with most people getting only one answer wrong. However Benaaz Faridani from WNS, Pune and P. Muralidharan from the Aditya Birla Group managed to get all the answers right. Congratulations to them for winning the quiz. They have won themselves a gift voucher each.

NGO Listing Renewal

Each of f our certified NGOs undergoes a renewal process annually in November. The process, which helps us to verify that NGOs continue to remain accountable and credible, has begun for 212 of our tier I NGOs.

During renewals the 2008-2009 financials and Annual Report are audited. The NGOs also submit facts & figures that will be updated shortly on their pages on the site. 12 NGOs have completed the process so far. Click here to view a list of the 10 fastest NGOs to complete their listing renewal process this year.

GiveIndia is Hiring!

GiveIndia is looking to expand its team. We're looking for a Senior Technologist, sales executives, a creative designer and software engineers. Details of all openings are available at our careers section.
If you fit the bill, send in your CV to careers@giveindia.org. If you know people who would like to help spread the culture of giving, do request them to do the same.

Donate at a click!

Women

Children Elderly
Give a poor mother the means to have a safe delivery - Rs. 2,550» Feed and educate 30 very poor children - Rs. 3,900» Feed 60 inmates at an old age home - Rs. 3,000»
New NGOs on the block:
7 newly-listed NGOs on GiveIndia are:

Devashrayam Charitable Society runs and maintains homes for the aged, disabled, destitute, infant orphans and all categories of physically and mentally challenged persons.

Operation Shanti works to directly improve the lives of exploited at-risk, destitute children & the forgotten, suffering elderly, enabling them to share the same gifts of peace, goodwill, and generosity with others.

Legal education & Action for Development Society (LEADS) is educating to liberate the poorest of the poor from oppression, exploitation, social and economical injustice and inequality through strengthening of human rights.

Saathi, Bangalore reates a safe, secure and nurtured environment for runaway children or children separated from their families so that they may grow up with dignity and care.

SERUDS  mitigates the sufferings and hardships of poor people in society by making the poor partners in project activities.

Society of Friends of the Sassoon Hospitals serves the cause of children who are deprived of the basic needs which support child. They work towards social & economic reform in order to support the dignity of every child and individual in society.

Vidya and Child is an effort to help bridge the gap for those who need education and have no access to the facilities for learning existing in our society. Their mission is to develop a creative learning environment for children and help them merge with the mainstream of society.


Giving in numbers:
The top 5NGOs who received  funds in the past month are:

Associationfor Rural Development & Action Research (ARDAR)- Rs. 4,36,577

CatalystsFor Social Action  - Rs.  3,51,499


ChildAid Foundation - Rs.  2,42,617

Desire Society - Rs. 2,31,750

Sevalaya - Rs. 2,31,580


NGOfeedback efficiency ratings:
View NGO feedback efficiency ratings as of November 10.

Otherways to connect with GiveIndia:
*JoinGiveIndia's community on Orkut

*Be part of the GiveIndia cause on Facebook


*Become amember of GiveIndia's cause on MySpace


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