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Children’s Day: How to instil the habit of giving in kids

THERE are lots of innovative ways to encourage children to give from a very young age. This Children’s Day, parents can consider ways in which they can teach their young ones to give by supporting charities, taking care of the environment, volunteering for community-based causes, and in many other ways. Educating kids to set aside their time or money...

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 working with the diaspora...

What’s stopping us from giving?

JUST ahead of Christmas, I had a WhatsApp reminder about giving from an organisation I know and trust, one that has been committed to cancer aid for the underprivileged for 25 years. I wrote back immediately saying I would contribute something. I was entirely sincere when I responded: Ever since I lost my mother to cancer, I have tried...

Swami Vivekananda inspires the youth to give and serve

National Youth Day banner
NATIONAL Youth Day is celebrated every year on January 12, to honour the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, one of India's most incredible spiritual and inspirational leaders, who believed in the power of youth and service to humanity. Swami Vivekananda was a great believer in the potential of youth to change the world. He urged the Indian youth to educate...

Give survey: Health and hunger are citizens’ top concerns

Hunger is a top concern
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 and essential health services...

10 ways of giving back this Christmas

TALKING about giving, former Prime Minister of Great Britain, Sir Winston Churchill, said: “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” There isn’t a better time to give than during the holiday season of Christmas and the run up to the New Year. Worldwide charitable giving increases during the festival season, and...

It’s time to be kind… again

UNLIKE some others I know, WhatsApp is the last thing I check first thing in the morning. If this sounds like a conundrum, that’s because it is. Most people I know grab their mobile phones, bleary-eyed and start scrolling through the stream of messages that have filled their inbox while they slept: catching up is clearly more critical than the morning...

How much should you be giving?

FEW people would argue that one should not ‘give’ to help others. Even the most hardened “market” believers will agree that they have been beneficiaries of ‘giving’ by their own parents - imagine a new-born child asked to “fend for itself in the marketplace” and compete for everything. But how much should one give? What is the right benchmark for...

Why can’t NGOs be more business-like?

HOW often have you heard that non-profits need to be “more business like”? Or witnessed the awe that greets people who cross over from the private sector to a job in an NGO? Despite the global financial meltdown, relentless reports of corporate malfeasance and catastrophic breakdowns in governance at some of the most respected businesses, the corporate sector is...

5 reasons to make an online donation this Christmas

This Christmas is going to be unlike any other as India continues to battle COVID-19. As we embrace a different Christmas, let us remember to make it merry for those in dire need of our support. Here are five reasons to make an online donation this Christmas through GiveIndia.
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