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How India’s best crowdfunding website is helping girls’ education

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IN India, archaic notions of girls’ education combined with economic stresses force many girls to stay away from school. Some of the concerns in low-income and rural areas include safety, the absence of separate and functional sanitation facilities, inaccessibility to sanitary napkins, and poor school infrastructure. These conditions adversely affect dropout rates with various studies suggesting only one in...

10 things to check when choosing a crowdfunding website

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OVER the last decade, crowdfunding in India and across the globe has emerged as a credible financing tool for various causes, both personal and public. Crowdfunding refers to the process of raising funds for a particular business, charitable cause, or specific project, like a startup business venture. In India, a crowdfunding website is more likely to raise funds for...

5 NGOs you can support to spread light and hope this Diwali

DIWALI celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and hope over despair. Each year, as the festival of light and hope approaches, we cheerfully set about deep cleaning our homes and offices and decorating our surroundings with fragrant flowers, fairy lights, oil lamps and rangoli. Family and friends meet up, greet one another, and exchange Diwali...

Women in leadership roles bring change in rural India

THE power of the Healing Fields' Community Health Entrepreneurs (CHEs), comprising women, came to the fore during the Covid-19 pandemic when the existing public health infrastructure was stretched to a breaking point. Take the case of Sarita Devi, one of the CHEs in Mau district in Uttar Pradesh, who demonstrated how leadership, education, and collaboration could change things for...

‘Our social development approach is to include the excluded’

GROWING up in a low-income household with little support from outside, Awadhesh Kumar as a teenager was determined that he would come to help others like him when he grew up. His idea was to set up a social development organisation committed to helping the poor and the disadvantaged. In 2002, together with a few of his like-minded friends,...

“Crowdfunding helped us run relief programmes during Covid-19”

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FOR Ajai Kumar Mishra, running a crowdfunding campaign for Tarai Environment Awareness Samiti (TEAS), the organisation he co-founded 25 years ago, taught him two things. One, the ability to connect with supporters and generate instant funds; and two, build a strong peer to peer network and understand other social development projects. TEAS focusses on fighting social evils like female illiteracy,...

Swami Vivekananda inspires the youth to give and serve

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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...

You and Snehalaya gave abandoned infants loving homes!

A telling tale of the power of crowdfunding and donations to change lives ASHOK, abandoned as a baby, was in the loving care of our partner NGO Snehalaya’s rehabilitation center, where his cheeky smile and mischievous sense of humor struck a chord with everyone. Yet he was unable to find parents in India to adopt him due to his HIV...

Give Fundraisers just got better

With many features still to come, crowdfunding on the platform is now a whole new experience HERE is some exciting news - the fundraising pages on Give Fundraisers have just been given a facelift, a makeover that will give you an enhanced user experience when raising funds on the platform. As this new design interface goes live at 10am on January...

Big Change At Small Change

IN a rare instance of nonprofit mergers, Small Change has joined 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 organisations only raise funds for nonprofits.  The two platforms pooling together is a result of their mission alignment to scale everyday giving in India...
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