Team Everest is one of India's largest youth-run organisations with 8,500 plus volunteers, many of who help with the fundraising during GFC. Their flagship programme 'I am the Change Scholarship' supports parentless or single-parented students from financially weaker backgrounds to do their undergraduate degree.
GiveIndia, a Bengaluru-based non-profit organisation, runs the annual challenge to encourage NGOs to learn and adapt newer ways to raise funds and end the financial year with high collections. It comes with incentives in the form of 'success slabs' and 'mega rewards' to inspire all NGOs more.
This year organisations who raise Rs 50 plus lakh and Rs 1 plus crore will get mega rewards of Rs 9.5 lakh and Rs 20 lakh respectively, and success slab awards start from Rs 5.25 lakh to NGOs who raise Rs. 30 plus lakh to Rs 7,000 to those to raise Rs 50,000 or more. Some of the participating NGOs include ISHA Foundation, Goonj, Vidya Poshak, and Cuddles Foundation to name a few.
Over the years, the fundraising challenge has seen a 60 per cent YoY growth in terms of amount raised, 80% increase in participating NGOs and 40 per cent YoY growth in the number of retail donors, with last year seeing contributions from over 21,000 everyday givers.
"At GiveIndia we are committed to supporting our NGOs in their fundraising efforts and bridging the gap between donors and trusted non-profits. We are also committed to building a robust everyday philanthropy ecosystem and the year on year amplification we have seen with GiveIndia Fundraising Challenge tells us we are on the right path! It is a very exciting time on our calendar with all of us at GiveIndia glued to the GFC leaderboard to see how well our partner NGOs are doing," said Priyanka Prakash, Director, Head of Online Giving, Marketing and Partnerships at GiveIndia.
Apart from the rewards, through the challenge, GiveIndia brings a range of benefits for NGOs, including the skills to expand and engage with donor networks, communication kits to appeal for donations on social media, emails and messages, webinars to take them through the platform, matching grants, best practices, and the ability to raise Indian and foreign donations.
GiveIndia is India's most trusted giving platform. It exists to alleviate poverty by enabling the world to give. It's suite of products and solutions enable all givers - individuals and organisations - to donate conveniently to any cause directly on the platform, at their workplace or through one of GiveIndia's partners. Its community of 1.5 million plus donors and 150 plus partners have supported 1,800 plus verified nonprofits, impacting 10 million plus lives across India.
Team Everest is one of the biggest youth-run organisations with 8500 plus volunteers. Their focus is on motivating individuals to volunteer at least once a month (12/365) and make a difference by providing quality education to underprivileged children through volunteering. Their flagship program 'I am the Change Scholarship' supports parentless or single-parented students from financially weaker backgrounds to do their UG degree.
They currently sponsor more than 400 students for their college education. They raise a significant portion for their annual budget during the GiveIndia Fundraising Challenge where more than 1,000 volunteers start their individual fundraisers and raise funds from across the globe. In the 2020 edition of the event, they raised Rs 2.29 crores from close to 7,700 donors.
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