Karmayog.com / Karmayog.org is a free platform for the Indian
Nonprofit organisations can display their profile and circulate
their requests for volunteers, materials, services, project sponsorships,
etc. Karmayog lists 2000+ nonprofits in Mumbai and 3000+ in the rest
of India. Software has been developed to enable nonprofits to have their
own free, permanent, easily self-updatable, websites.
Similarly, citizens and corporates who would like to support nonprofits
by offering time, talent, materials, services or money, can list what
they can offer and the types of projects & nonprofits of their interest.
News, views, ideas, opinions, concerns can be shared via an active 3800
member discussion group and a 16000 email group.
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. 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!
When the tremendous rain hit Mumbai on 26th July, Karmayog played a very
valuable role in helping relief and rehabilitation efforts. On 27th
July itself, Karmayog set up a flood resource website which included
needs and offers of materials, services, volunteers and money. The flooding
crisis in Mumbai showed that there is no established way for the
Government authorities (or for anyone else, including NGOs
themselves,) to interact easily with a group through which information
to and from NGOs could be conveyed. Karmayog took the lead in
forming an NGO-coordination committee duly recognised by and working
with the BMC. And the website became the nodal point for flood
reports and feedback from & to NGOs.
Karmayog has now taken the initiative to set up a formal NGO Council
comprising more than 65 leading NGOs representing the entire breadth
and depth of the NGO sector. The objective is for NGOs to be included
in Government program and policy planning, as well as implementation
and delivery of Government services to the public. This initiative is
being well-recieved. Karmayog is the convening organisation of the Council.
Karmayog is also holding 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:
a) an internet platform for nonprofits and supporters to inform
about themselves and their needs / offers
b) a ngo - citizen - government interface which can enable a holistic
view of the various problems that society faces
To achieve all this with meaningful depth and breadth, Karmayog requires to
employ more staff, spend on obtaining information, develop software,
buy computers, etc.
The expenditure estimate for this over the next 12 months is:
People - 10 = Rs. 1.50 lakhs / month =
Rs. 18 lakhs / year
Software and web hosting costs = Rs. 1 lakh / month =
Rs. 10 lakhs / year
Capital expenditure = 10 Computers, cell phones, furniture, etc
Rs. 5 lakhs
Advertising = Rs. 0.25 lakhs / month =
Rs. 3 lakhs / year
Overheads - photocopying, courier, phones, organising meetings, etc.
= Rs. 0.75 lakhs / month =
Rs. 9 lakhs / year
Fixed Cost - rent, electricity, etc. = 0.25 lakhs / month =
Rs. 3 lakhs / year
Rs. 48 lakhs / year
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.
It is run by Vinay Somani along with 3 full-time people. It is currently
funded by Vinay's personal resources.
Your support for this initiative in reducing suffering in people's lives
would be greatly appreciated.
Needless to say, your support will be duly acknowledged in the relevant
pages of www.karmayog.com
The address of Karmayog is
C/o. Shri R. O. Somani Charitable Trust
Shreeniwas House, 2nd floor,
(Behind Bombay Gymkhana)
H. Somani Road, Fort,
Mumbai - 400001.
Tel: 2200 0004 / 2201 3535
Fax: 2203 5410
Karmayog sponsor events
Karmayog.com is a free
platform for the Indian nonprofit sector. We organize regular meeting
of NGOs areawise (i.e NGOs based in fort), sector wise (i.e hearing
impaired), donors and volunteers. These meetings are attended by representatives
of NGOs and other high profiled individuals. The number of participants
for these meetings range between 40-45.
You can be part of this
venture by sponsoring the meeting. For exclusive sponsoring of the meetings
the cost would be Rs 5,000 where we would provide you space for display
of your products and also five minutes to make a presentation and interact
with participants after the meeting
If you want only the
banner to be put up then you will have to pay Rs 1000 and this would
not be exclusive.
We also organize seminars,
walks on specific issues which normally get a participation of 100-150
The cost of exclusively
sponsoring the event or seminar is Rs 20,000 and non- exclusively it
would be Rs 10,000.
Information about the event to be distributed on the site
can circulate your event to a 4000 member yahoo group and 20000 email
list as follows:
- Free events - free to yahoo group; and free to email list if suitable.
- Paid events - upon payment of registration cost of one person OR the
maximum cost for one person to attend.
4000 member yahoo group is 50% NGOs and 50% supporters of NGOs.
16000 member email list is of NGOs, Rotarians, Corporates who support
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.
do many things
in it for you
on the Karmayog site
a) Free reciprocal links
are possible. A selection of links is available at www.karmayog.com/links.htm
b) You can advertise on the home page of Karmayog by paying Rs 10,000
per month (exclusive).
c) On some of our key section the cost would be Rs 25,000 for three
BMC ward information
All India Hospital list
Non profit profiles in India
Library of articles
Nonprofits by Category
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.
We also have sectors
for specific issues / causes e.g. cancer, hearing-challenged, children-education,
is an initiative of the Shri R. O. Somani Charitable Trust which is
a trust duly registered with the Charities Commissioner, having 80 G
We would appreciate your in-kind support by:
- providing free meeting space for 15 - 30 people in different
parts of Mumbai
- depute a staff member on a full-time or part-time at our office
for data entry, internet research, co-ordinating with NGOs, etc.
- photocopying / printing of lists, articles, etc.
- volunteering when we hold events or attending events on our