| Media Coverage:
- Digit Magazine
- Money Life Magazine - Sucheta Dalal
- Karmayog / NGO Council in the news
- Karmayog team with Veronica Blume, Spanish Super Model and Jaume of Sonrisas de Bombay, a Spanish NGO
- BMC invitation card for informing about the felicitation function on 30/5/06
- Recognition certificate from BMC for services rendered during floods in Mumbai on 26 July 2005 (keep this one)
- May 30: Photo of NGOs felicitated by BMC for services during Mumbai floods
A desire to understand the concept of Karmayog as per the Bhagavad Gita led Vinay Somani to begin www.karmayog.com on 25th June 2004. Karmayog is, however, not a site on spirituality.
All of us have the ability and desire to help others. The problem is how to find who we can support or how to enable them to find us.
Nonprofits are doing fantastic work and even a little support can multiply their effectiveness. The problem for them too is how to find those who can help.
All these led to the idea of this website in which we could use our experience on the internet gained from our main activity - www.findstone.com - a building stone industry site.
Nonprofits can provide information about themselves & their needs through an individual, free 'website' that is formed on registration. Through this, NGOs can display their profiles, events & job vacancies & ask for volunteers, materials, services and funds.
Citizens & corporates can list the availability of their time, talent,
materials, services, money, & indicate their interest in supporting
Karmayog also provides a platform for you to share your work, ideas and concerns via a discussion group of 5500+ members, and a 28000 email group.
Since January 2005, Karmayog also carefully selects a "Nonprofit of the Month". The idea is to facilitate people to make small donations to good NGOs identified by a credible, neutral, third-party. This also helps small NGOs in finding new supporters.
Karmayog has also begun a sector-mapping exercise. The idea is to map the capacity and capability of each sector in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai with a brief note on their capacity, activities and services. We will also put together a Resource list for each sector. We hope this would help beneficiaries and their families, volunteers, funding agencies, policy makers, and NGOs themselves to use Karmayog as a starting base for their various initiatives.
Karmayog began with the hearing-challenged sector. It's people visited most of the deaf schools and connected NGOs to profile them and put their data on the website for free access by parents, beneficiaries, donors, etc. Lists of material providers e.g. hearing aid suppliers, and of service providers e.g. ENT hospitals, surgeons & doctors, were also compiled and posted on the website. A well-attended meeting was organised for everyone connected with the sector. Many interacted for the first time!
Karmayog also holds networking meetings of NGOs and supporters in various
areas. Meetings have been held at Byculla and Fort.
Karmayog.com is thus evolving into two broad directions:
Karmayog.com is an initiative of the Shri R. O. Somani Charitable Trust
which is a trust duly registered with the Charities Commissioner, having
80 G registration.
Leena Desai, Ganesh Mudaliyar, Aavishkar Salvi, Taher Malampatiwala - various activitiesTanya Mahajan, Preeti Chande, Sarita Ramamoorthy - Volunteers
Vinay Somani - overall
Karmayog is a completely free site. We look forward to your active participation
and support. We would also appreciate ideas for revenue generation.
You can support Karmayog in different ways!
a) Free reciprocal links
are possible. A selection of links is available at www.karmayog.com/links.htm
Hot topics (individually)
BMC ward information
Non profit profiles in India
Library of articles
7) Services available
8) Nonprofits by Category
9) Nonprofits by Location
You can get a banner ad for Rs 5000 per month or Rs 10000 for
three months. On any such issue / cause section, we will also add more
information and thus increase the pages of the sector selected by you.
You can get a banner ad for Rs 5000 per month or Rs 10000 for three months. On any such issue / cause section, we will also add more information and thus increase the pages of the sector selected by you.
We also have sectors for
specific issues / causes e.g. cancer, hearing-challenged, children-education,
We would appreciate your
in-kind support by:
Sponsor events -- support groups, meetings, get-togethers, seminars, walks, etc.:
We would like to organise more meetings of NGOs area-wise (i.e NGOs based in Fort), sector-wise (i.e hearing impaired), donors and volunteers. Such meetings are attended by representatives of NGOs and other high profile individuals. The number of participants for these meetings are around 40. Please help by sponsoring meetings at a cost of Rs 5,000. You can display your products or banner, give a presentation, and interact with participants.
We would like to organize
seminars / walks on specific issues which normally get a participation
of 100-150 people. The cost of exclusively sponsoring the event or
seminar is Rs 20,000 and non- exclusively it would be Rs 10,000.