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GiveIndia Newsletter, September 2011

In this issue:
The India Giving Challenge is back!»

Now NGOs pay more to get listed on GiveIndia, for your benefit»

Raise funds for your NGO during any sporting event through iGive!»

Change a life:
Sponsor a poor girl's education for a year - Rs. 5,000»

Provide shelter & care for an HIV positive orphan - Rs. 4,000»

Provide Medical care for a poor pregnant woman- Rs. 3,200»

The India Giving Challenge is back!

India Giving ChallengeWe are happy to inform you that we're back with the third edition of the India Giving Challenge - India's first and only online fundraising event. The event began on September 6th and in less than 25 days, over Rs. 60 lakhs has been raised by participating NGOs and corporates!

This year also sees the largest pool of matching funds for NGOs at Rs. 75 lakhs! An individual donor has also offered to match donations to NGOs during the Joy of Giving Week (i.e. Oct 2nd to Oct 8th).

If there's ever been a good time to raise funds for your favorite NGO, this is it! Alternatively, if your building society or company or friends circle want to come together and raise funds for one of the participating NGOs, the India Giving Challenge is a good way to do so.

Support an NGO
Want to win some additional money for your favorite NGO? Then, participate in the India Giving Challenge»
Now NGOs pay more to get listed on GiveIndia, for your benefit

Listing Donation Increases In the June edition of our newsletter, we had shared with you that as a result of a donor survey (in April 2010), we were reviewing our listing criteria i.e. the criteria NGOs need to meet in order to get listed on GiveIndia. Well, we're happy to let you know that going forward, we will be visiting every NGO before making it available on our website, as part of this new criteria. In addition, our teams will be visiting each of the NGOs already listed on our site too.

While. this change would now require the NGOs to pay Rs 14,000, an increase of Rs. 6,500 from the previous listing donation (to cover the cost of an NGO visit by our assessor), it also means that all NGOs will go through an additional layer of scrutiny.

We understand that this is going to cause a bit of inconvenience to the NGOs but this additional step has been taken to ensure that the NGOs getting listed with GiveIndia are completely transparent and the donations made by you, reaches the right people and are utilised appropriately.

Listing Donation
Raise funds for your NGO during any sporting event through iGive!
Airtel Delhi Half Marathon

Over the past few years sporting events like marathons have taken the spirit of sports to new heights.Internationally, such sporting events have always been a phenomenon bringing together thousands of participants all across the world. But the most amazing factor is the emergence of these events as a platform to raise funds for charities.

Participation of thousands of athletes and publicity from media across the different sections make sporting events like the marathon a great opportunity to garner support and spread the word about your cause. As a GiveIndia Tier I listed NGO or Tier II NGO, you or your donors can raise funds for you by making the most of any such sporting event; without undergoing any further registration. Do also remember that as of October 1st, 2011, GiveIndia retains only 6.5% of all donations made through iGive pages.

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Donor Hall of Fame:
Check out the winners for September 2011»

Giving in Numbers:

A total of Rs. 66.3 lacs was disbursed to 229 NGOs last month.

The top 5 NGOs to receive the most funds were:

1. Sevalaya - Rs. 5,00,419

2. IDEA Foundation - Rs. 1,98,189

3.SOS Children’s Villages of India - Rs. 1,95,600

4.Dr Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital - Rs. 1,25,300

5.Association for Rural Development and Action Research - Rs. 1,24,201

The 5 NGOs that received the least funds were:

1.SGBS Trust- Rs. 1,500

2.Sarvodaya Integrated Rural Development Society - Rs. 1,350

3.Wise Men Civic Welfare Association - Rs. 1,260

4.Common Concern Initiative, We Care Trust -
Rs. 1,100

5.Community Development Centre - Rs. 250

New NGOs on the block:

GiveIndia welcomes the following NGOs on board. Be one of the first to support their activities:

Suraksha: They aim to empower the weaker sections of society and motivate them to earn a living with dignity. They provide education and employment opportunities to destitute girls and women to help them gain access to a sustainable livelihood.

Vidyanikethan: They are working to rescue young children working as child laborers and give them access to an education. They aim to create human rights awareness among marginalized communities to help them fight discrimination.

Change a Life:

Feed destitute childrenFeed 115 destitute children for a day -
Rs. 4,000»

Support a polio affected personDonate to help a polio affected person walk - Rs. 3,000»