NGO Newsletter July 2011

In This Issue
Top 10 NGOs who received funds in July
Email address of Accounts contact person
iDiya competition

NGOs listed in July
Asha Kiran
Modern Educational Social & Cultural Organisation
The Akshaya Patra Foundation
The Ayauskam
Swadhar IDWC (Institute for Development of Women & Children)
Voluntary Action for Rehabilitation & Development (VARHAD)

News from our partner NGOs Salaam Baalak Trust Mumbai (SBTM) has been working for the cause of street children for over twenty two years providing individual tailor-made plans for street children, to allow for their optimal, holistic development so that they become responsible, contributing members of society. In recognition of this work, The Department of Women and Child Development of the Maharashtra Government, honored SBTM in March 2011. They received the Ahilyabai Holkar Award for 2007-08 for the Mumbai Division which comprises 6 districts. SBTM also received an award from the Rockefeller sponsored Resource Alliance in 2009-10. 

TANKER Foundation and Kerala Kidney Research Foundation are pleased to announce an award for the most outstanding young researcher in Nephrology in India. For more details, read the attachment.

We would like to congratulate Jithesh Bhatt of Samveda Research and Training Centre who won a bronze medal in 10 Kilometer Cycling Road Race at the International Special Olympics held at Athens, Greece between 24th to 10th of July.

Janaseva Foundation is now accredited NGO for UN Open Ended Working Group on Ageing with the purpose of strengthening the protection of the human rights of older persons, established by the General Assembly by resolution 65/182 on 21st December 2010. The UN second session on ageing is to be held from August 1 – 5, 2011 at UN headquarters in New York.

Digital Empowerment Foundation in partnership with Vodafone India Foundation hosted the Second Annual mBillionth Awards in order to encourage private businesses and NGO's to utilize mobile phones for taking their services to the masses. Operation Asha is proud to have received the mBillionth Award, South Asia 2011 along with a "Certificate of Excellence". The NGO was also a finalist in Vodafone's "Mobiles for Good", which was a competition for innovations in mobile technology. Read more about this.

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Click the link to read about new smokeless Chula designed through Phillip's Philanthropy By Design program with NGOs. This could help stop 1.6 million smoke inhalation deaths.

NPO Management Tip
Be a Realistic Optimist
Research has shown that optimism and the confidence it brings will help you reach your goals, but there is no guarantee. In fact, if you believe that success will come easily to you, you are more likely to disappoint. This is because you'll fail to put in the necessary work. You need to think positively but also be realistic about what achievement entails. Knowing that success is hard won, forces you to put in the necessary effort. Don't spend too much time visualizing the end result. Instead, envision the steps you will take to get there.

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Come September and it will be time for the India Giving Challenge once again! And we have already begun preparing for the third edition of the event, which will be held from the 6th of September to the 20th of October, 2011. So please do mark your calendar. We also urge you to attend the free workshops that we are holding, specifically for the challenge - so you are able to make the most of the challenge. However, to help us keep track of participants, we would require you to fill up this form to confirm your participation.

The workshop will cover:
- Help you understand the challenge and the matching prizes on offer
- The registration process for the challenge will be explained
- Clarify the new processes that have been implemented with regards to iGive disbursements
- Fundraising tips and ideas that you can use to reach out during the event
- Previous winners of the India Giving Challenge share how they went about their fundraising
- Connect you with volunteers who will help you during the challenge.

Thursday, 4th August - Calcutta (10:15am-1:15pm)
Friday, 5th August - Delhi (2pm-5pm)
Tuesday, 9th August - Chennai (10:15am-1:15pm)
Wednesday, 10th August - Bangalore (10:15am-1:15pm)
Thursday, 11th August - Hyderabad (10:15am-1:15pm)
Friday, 12th August - Mumbai (10:15am-1:15pm)
Thursday, 18th August - Ahmedabad (10:15am-1:15pm)

Accounts contact person of the NGO

Our back office has received many emails saying that NGOs have not received disbursement details this month. Please note that from this month disbursement details are being sent to the Account Contact mail id as instructed by you in the renewal/listing form . If this mail id is no longer in use it is your responsibility to inform the Listing Team ( as advised by us so many times. Any mails sent to Sambhaji or his team in Back office in this regard WILL BE IGNORED by them.

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iDiya is ISB’s nation-wide Social Business ideas competition targeted at working professionals and early stage NGOs in India to stimulate, develop and facilitate high-impact, self sustaining
and scalable social enterprises in India.

Teams (2 - 4 individuals) who have an existing social enterprise/NGO (the venture have been in existence for less than 3 years) can paticipate.

Winners will receive:
• A one week training program at ISB by entrepreneurs, faculty, industry experts, social VC organizations.
• A platform to showcase their idea and a chance to present their vision to potential investors.
• Exclusive mentoring and constant support by the mentors in their business plan refinement and execution.
Applications are invited for a month from Aug 1, 2011.

Click on this link or send an email to for participation details.

Top 10 NGOs funds disbursement (in INR)

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More news....

Volvo Buses India Private Limited has come up with 'Volvo Sustainable mobility' awards for the NGOs which are working for the cause of sustainable development. Follow the link for more information on eligibility, registration and awards.

A useful article covered in The Better India
Eko Financial Services a novel way for the poor to start banking with the help of their mobile phones. The customers need not visit the bank branches to conduct their transactions – these are facilitated by the kirana store owners, chemists or other small retailers in their vicinity creating a unique eco system.

Fly is an initiative by popular television actor Mr. Manish Goel to create awareness amongst students and prevent youth suicides. NGOs working for this initiative can join hands with him by email.

Next Gen Publishing Ltd., a leading publisher of Special Interest magazines has announced the launch of a new magazine in their stable - “Popular Science India”. Currently Popular Science from Bonnier Corporation is the largest selling science and technology magazine in the world. The magazine will be customised for India specific tastes. They aim to engage with NGOs by committing 500-1000 copies of Popular Science launch issue to NGOs free-of-cost in 5 cities, on the understanding that the NGO will sell the magazine using its network of volunteers and affiliates. To understand details of deliverables from Popular Science India to the NGO and vice versa, write to Ashwini Dayal.

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