is difficult for donors to select NGOs. Is the
nonprofit genuine? Will my amount make a difference? What
percentage of donations goes to the final beneficiaries?
Will I be pestered again and again if I donate? Is there no
independent organisation who evaluates and recommends NGOs?
is difficult for NGOs to raise funds. We don't have
full-time staff or volunteers for fund-raising! Whom should
we approach anyway? The cost of collection is so high!
Donations-in-kind are needed, but so is money. How to make
people aware about our work? Is there no independent
organisation who evaluates and recommends NGOs?
we, at www.karmayog.com,
a free platform for the nonprofit sector, carefully
profile and select one deserving Mumbai nonprofit every
month. We invite you to donate directly to such
nonprofits. Even a small amount of Rs. 100 can make a
difference! e.g. Rs. 100 x 1000 donors = Rs. 1 lakh.
you are an individual or a corporate, we invite you to fill www.karmayog.org/corproform.asp?r=41 .
October Nonprofit-of-the-Month is Sanskar India Foundation.
We are pleased to announce Sanskar India Foundation as the
Karmayog October Nonprofit-of-the-Month.
All of us know that children are far more receptive and
enthusiastic than adults about adopting practices or making
significant changes to improve the environment. As
parents, we are also very familiar with the convincing power
children have over us.
Kiran and Shabnam of Sanskar formulated a very stimulating,
child-friendly programme “Sanskar” to impart civic,
environment, social and health values for all round
education required to raise responsible citizens. “Sanskar,”
intends to fill that gap left un-served by formal school
In July 2004, they ran a pilot project introducing the
programme to 500 children and proved that children were
indeed the best instruments of change. Not only were they
able to take courageous steps on their own, but they went
out to spread the message to neighbours, relatives and
friends as well. Encouraged by the success of the program,
they spread it to 30 schools this year, more than two-thirds
being Municipal schools. It is being conducted in 2
languages and translation into the third is going on.
Sanskar India's profile is at www.karmayog.com/ngos/sanskar.htm
With the expansion of activities, the Foundation is now in
urgent need of a permanent set up including office space,
infrastructure and staff. Funding sources for these and
expanding activities need to be identified, so as to
maintain continuity of work.
Donations to Sanskar India Foundation are tax-exempt under
Section 80 G of Income Tax Act.
Cheques may be made in favour of SANSKAR INDIA FOUNDATION
and sent to:
Sanskar India Foundation
503 Jolly Bhavan1
New Marine Lines
Mumbai 400 020
E mail: email@example.com
Website in Karmayog: www.karmayog.org/sanskar
Trustee: Ms. Kiran Madan Ph. 9867019761 e mail
Trustee: Ms. Shabnam Javed
We / they can arrange to pick up cheques or cash. If you
would like to pay by credit card or bank transfer, let us
Thanks for your support for the Karmayog
Your donation to nonprofits achieves 3 things:
- it offers desperately-needed
financial support (nonprofits like this one rely almost
entirely on donations)
- it gives encouragement to the
nonprofit (and to us at Karmayog)
- it connects you with your nobler
qualities (generosity is about the giver, not the
So please do donate - however small an amount it may be
e.g. Rs. 100.
Don't wait! Don't hesitate! Reach out for your
may wish to see my brief note on Selection
Criteria though the profiles of each of
the NPOs should hopefully suffice :-)