[GiveIndia.org - Spreading a giving culture] Is your NGO taking advantage of the India Tax Saving Challenge?
The third edition of the India Tax Saving Challenge – an annual online fundraising event - has begun. This is a special opportunity for NGOs to make the most of their year-end donations; as they may receive additional funds for the donations that they receive as part of the challenge.
NGOs need to simply request their donors to make donations through their iGive page for the event. Leading NGOs of the day shall receive additional funds, as prizes for their fundraising. An NGO can win upto Rs. 3.3 lacs of the daily prizes (Rs. 15,000 daily X 22 days of the challenge) plus upto Rs. 5.25 lacs from the overall prizes, not to forget the surprise prizes that will be offered during the course of the event - helping you make March a very impactful month!
3 good reasons for an NGO to participate:
1. With the end of the financial year soon approaching, people are looking to make donations to save on their taxes. So, you can help them maximize the impact of their donation.
2. It is a smaller event than the India Giving Challenge, so there is a better chance of winning one of the many prizes and experiencing the thrill of the same.
3. To help you broaden or build upon a base of retail fundraisers. Even if your NGO does depend on retail donors for donation, the challenge is a good opportunity to use to build such a base. It will give you a good experience of retail fundraising.
Total Prizes to be Won: Rs. 30 lacs ( See point number 13 on http://www.giveindia.org/t-india-tax-saving-challenge-2012-terms.aspx for details)
Dates: Tuesday February 21st – Thursday March 22nd , 2012
Next Steps: GiveIndia Tier 1& 2 NGOs: Set up an iGive page by following these steps
India Giving Challenge 2011 registered NGOs who wish to renew:
(a) Send across a demand draft for Rs. 2,000
(b) Send an iGive Reimbursement Report for funds to be raised
(c) Sign this undertaking
Others: Get registered by filling up and sending across this form
Posted By Blogger to GiveIndia.org - Spreading a giving culture at 3/02/2012 05:07:00 PM