Category: At Give

  • Key role of diaspora in philanthropic giving to India

    Key role of diaspora in philanthropic giving to India

    IN the inaugural year of Give’s partnership with US-based Indiaspora – a nonprofit inspiring the global Indian diaspora to be a force for good and catalyse social change – a joint summit being held in New York will focus on new insights into philanthropic giving to India. Bringing together leading philanthropists, foundations and nonprofits, the…

  • India’s largest and most trusted online giving platform is now Give.do

    India’s largest and most trusted online giving platform is now Give.do

    GiveIndia has further strengthened its partnership with Give Foundation Inc (our 501(c)3 compliant US partner) to deepen investments for serving nonprofits in India.  This includes the acquisition of SaathiRe (Give Discover), a nonprofit research platform, and the strategic philanthropic partnership with Indiaspora, to accelerate global philanthropic giving to India. Give Discover makes nonprofit search easier…

  • Give and Indiaspora enter into strategic philanthropy partnership

    Give and Indiaspora enter into strategic philanthropy partnership

    GLOBAL philanthropic giving to India is set to accelerate at a faster pace than ever before, with Give and US-based Indiaspora entering into a strategic, long-term partnership. While Give is India’s most trusted and largest giving platform, Indiaspora is a nonprofit comprising global Indian-origin leaders from diverse backgrounds and professions. Since 2012, Indiaspora has been…

  • Saathi Re, an information and insights platform for nonprofits in India, is now part of Give

    Saathi Re, an information and insights platform for nonprofits in India, is now part of Give

    Give exists to alleviate poverty by harnessing the power of collective giving. Our mission is to bridge the gap between the people who want to make a difference through giving back and those who are doing phenomenal work but need more support.  In order to make giving bigger and better, solving for trust, choice, and…

  • Social sector converts need real motivation

    Social sector converts need real motivation

    ANECDOTAL evidence suggests that after spending years in the corporate world, several professionals are moving to the social sector intending to be part of the change they would like to see around them. And when experienced professionals with a zeal to make a difference leave their corporate careers, the social sector hiring managers couldn’t be…

  • Give survey: Health and hunger are citizens’ top concerns

    Give survey: Health and hunger are citizens’ top concerns

    COVID-19 saw a dramatic worsening of India’s health and hunger situation, exposing the fragility of the country’s health infrastructure, food security and livelihood systems. So the revelations of Give’s annual Giving Survey came as no surprise – with the majority (67%) seeing developing treatment for a disease, tackling hunger, and  providing access to nutritious food…

  • ICRF-2: A giving collective that rose to the occasion

    ICRF-2: A giving collective that rose to the occasion

    ICRF-2, our flagship philanthropy collective, was one like no other and empowered us to make greater impact, faster. Pintu Yadav, a waste-picker living in Delhi’s Palam area, had sacks of recyclable materials, but he had no place to sell them because of the lockdown during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Days turned into…

  • A giving collective like no other

    THIS year’s deadly wave of COVID-19 was much more ferocious than when the pandemic first hit India in early 2020. When the situation quickly deteriorated in April, we launched ICRF-2 – the second version of our India COVID Response Fund – to get to work immediately as infections and the number of deaths soared. In…

  • GiveIndia’s India COVID Response Fund is active again

    ALMOST a year to the date that we at GiveIndia set up our India Covid Response Fund (ICRF) to provide relief to the mammoth humanitarian crisis that unfolded when the pandemic first began, we are reopening the Fund and relaunching our Covid missions. Sadly, our work in bringing relief to communities during the coronavirus crisis…

  • 10 of Give’s best tweets in 2020

    Looking through our Twitter handle, we came across some gems 2020 was a year like no other. The pandemic created new difficulties and intensified existing ones, and was accompanied by plenty of other challenges too. However, the worst circumstances also seem to have a way of revealing mankind’s best qualities. We at Give saw record…

  • The Giving Calendar 2021

    Use Give’s guide to plan your company’s social impact activities for the year JUST about everything and everyone has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A survey conducted by Give in October 2020 revealed that India’s appetite for giving has radically increased during the coronavirus crisis, with 85% of those surveyed conveying a heightened desire…

  • Our unique Call to Action in response to the COVID crisis

    56 lakh Indians served by contributions made by our giving collective WITH our 20-year history of partnering with trusted NGOs on the ground, we were in a unique position to respond quickly to the unfolding humanitarian emergency that the coronavirus presented when it first hit India. Soon after we launched our first missions to support…

  • Has charitable giving in India changed due to COVID-19?

    Give survey reveals a heightened desire to give back to society AS India and the world continue to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone has a role to play – government at all levels, civil society, philanthropies, multinational organisations, the private sector and, most importantly, us – individuals. In this context, we undertook a survey targeted…

  • Healthcare bills push 57M Indians into poverty each year

    Crowdfund for medical emergencies on Give HEALTHCARE in India has several challenges which include inadequate access, shortage of skilled medical professionals and an increasing chronic disease population. And the arrival of COVID-19 has tragically highlighted the situation. Our public health expenditure is just 1% of the GDP and is among the lowest in the world…

  • 5 things you didn’t know about Give’s new President

    Ashok Kumar E R learned early to ‘pay it forward’ It’s not everyday that a nonprofit gains a successful, high-profile financial wizard at its helm. So at Give, we are chuffed about our new President  Ashok Kumar E R.  Ashok comes with a strong track record of building high growth businesses, having held various leadership…

  • Happy birthday Give!

    TWENTY-ONE years of existence is an important birthday milestone, marking the transition into adulthood. For us at Give, the last year has been one of growing up real fast in the face of the pandemic – and what that has meant for us as an organisation. But yes, earlier this year, we had started planning…

  • Our COVID-19 Missions are Not Impossible

    NOT since the Second World War has the global population faced an emergency on the scale of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are all at war with a new virus, a common enemy which has already killed more than 13,000 people – and the toll is rising rapidly. Governments, scientists, health workers, pharmaceutical companies and everyone…

  • Donations platform Small Change merges with Give

    In a rare instance of nonprofit mergers, online donation platform Small Change will join forces with Give, India’s first and largest giving platform, to scale giving from ordinary citizens and make a meaningful impact on alleviating poverty. Both raise funds only for nonprofits.  The two platforms pooling together is a result of their mission alignment…

  • A stalwart in the lives of lost, battered, and lonely elderly’s journey

    “Old people are pressure cookers, ready to burst any moment if pressure is not handled at the right time.” – Himanshu Rath, Founder, Agewell Foundation. Himanshu has a new definition for retirement. “I’m done with earning money for livelihood now. I have saved enough and sometimes I do freelancing. I want to focus on something…

  • How it began at Agewell Foundation

    A fifteen minute autorickshaw ride in scorching heat from South Delhi to a two-storied office building in the city’s suburb of Lajpat Nagar seemed worthwhile after I met Himanshu Rath, the founder of Agewell Foundation. Himanshu’s professional journalistic roots were immediately evident in the large piles of books neatly arranged in all corners of his…

  • LetzDream Foundation and Oxfam Join Hands to Help Nepal Earthquake Victims

    It has almost been a month since Nepal came face to face with one of the biggest natural disasters of recent times, with the first major earthquake striking the nation on April 25th, 2015. But that wasn’t the end of the misery as the Himalayan nation continued to face aftershocks, escalating the tragedy further. While…