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Give acquires Goodera’s leading India CSR grant management business

GIVE has acquired Goodera India’s leading Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) business, a global leader in CSR grant management platform, to strengthen Give’s goal to make giving in India bigger and better through impactful developmental initiatives. Give’s efforts to scale and direct corporate philanthropy towards lasting social solutions will get a massive boost with the addition of Goodera India’s 73-member team,...

The value of effective giving

I started thinking about the ideas expressed in The Life You Can Save back when I was a graduate student at Oxford. Like many young people, my consciousness of the world around me was expanding. I was becoming acutely aware of the economic inequality between the “developed” world and the “developing” world. I was surrounded by privilege while billions...

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...

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 in-person summit is set to...

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 convenience in the nonprofit ecosystem...

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 happier as they are...

Why institutional giving in India can be “better, together”

INSTITUTIONAL Giving is not new in India. Large corporate houses like the Tatas have been pioneers in setting up organizations and structures for doing philanthropy at scale decades before CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) regulations made it mandatory for qualifying corporates to spend a percentage of profits every year. While most do the minimum as required by regulations, there are...

5 ways you can celebrate Diwali by giving

THE festival of giving and sharing is here. During Diwali, we exchange gifts, spend time with family and friends and soak in the atmosphere of festivities all around us. Diwali is also the time when we reach out to the less fortunate and donate to charity. Since India is just coming out of a harrowing eighteen months, many Indians...
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