India Corporate Giving

1. Sponsor wish lists made by non-profits

If your company would like to provide goods instead of cash, Donatekart allows non-profits to create wishlists of supplies they need – be it books, cleaning supplies, rice, or clothes, and then gets the supplies and delivers them on your behalf. You can also tie up with Donatekart on a more permanent basis to supply goods in kind to a specified NGO every month.

2. Locate and volunteer with non-profits near you

Engage employees and their families to volunteer with nearby NGOs over the weekend, or go together as a team. The IamHere app (available on android and ios) now has Guidestar India’s directory of more than 8,700 non-profits. Download the app to locate non-profits near you, learn about them, and talk to these organisations. The app even allows you browse for relevant events.

3. Take the team out to lunch, and donate while you wait!

The Indian Hotel & Restaurant Association (AHAR) have engaged 300 of their member restaurants in the Mumbai region to facilitate raising funds for CRY, HelpAge India and Cancer Patient’s Aid Association during #DaanUtsav. Take your team out to lunch, and while waiting for your order - you can digitally celebrate giving by donating to a deprived child, a disadvantaged elderly or towards a cancer patient's treatment. All you need to do is scan the QR codes printed on the tent cards placed on your table using your BHIM or any other UPI enabled app...and donate!

4. Team cook-a-thon

One day a week or month, host a team cook-a-thon and donate the food you make using the Seva Kitchen app. The app allows you to donate food, or find food for people in need.

 

5. Create a daily giving challenge

Like GiveIndia’s #HaftaChallenge, you can create a calendar with daily giving challenges for your employees. Pictures can be shared on your company’s internal communication system to create a culture of giving, as well as on all your social media handles.

6. Join one of the largest networks of blood donors

Encourage your employees and team members to be blood donors. Indian Blood Donors.com is a community of over 11,000 blood donors spread across the country. It’s simple, effective, and free. And it can match you with a donor near you within minutes. Pledge to become a blood donor to join and expand their network, and potentially save a life.

 

7. Take part in the #MyGivingStoryIndia challenge

#MyGivingStoryIndia is a contest where participants write in with their personal stories of giving and nominate an NGO of their choice. Once published on our website, people can vote for their favourite stories, and the ones with the most votes stand a chance to have their nominated NGO receive a donation. Engage team members to submit their personal experiences of giving, and use your networks to get votes.

 

8. Donate to one of 500+ certified NGOs

The #GivingTuesdayIndia website has a repository of 500+ vetted nonprofits – browse by location, cause, beneficiary group. Donate part of your CSR funds to an NGO of your choice.

9. Create your own fundraisers!

 

Platforms like SmallChange.ngo, Samhita GoodCSR allow corporates to create their own fundraisers in support of any of their GuideStar India certified NGOs partners. Engage all your employees and various networks to donate towards a good cause.

 

10. Pledge matching grants

 

Partner with any of our collaborators and pledge to match a percentage of donations made on their platforms – making every contribution go further!

11. Spread the good word!

Tell your colleagues, friends, and family about #GivingTuesdayIndia and #DaanUtsav. Help spread word about organisations you support, or initiatives you find interesting.