What is it?
Giving is always a personal experience, but sharing the joy of giving helps inspire others to do the same. It also gives visibility to the NGO or recipient of your generosity. #MyGivingStoryIndia is a challenge run as part of #GivingTuesdayIndia, where participants write in with their personal stories of giving and nominate an NGO of their choice. Once published on the website, people can vote for their favourite stories.
This is an opportunity to inspire others by sharing a profound story that changed your life as a giver/ change-maker or as a recipient or even as someone who watched an incident or act of giving.

There are only a few days left of the #MyGivingStoryIndia challenge. The sooner you submit your story and share, the sooner you can start earning votes to win donations for your favourite NGO  (Terms & conditions apply).

There are Donations prizes worth of Rs.150,000 for your nominated NGOs.
Every story can win donations prizes! 
1. Prizes worth Rupee 1 per vote for the first 100,000 votes. To qualify, your story should get at least 250 votes.
2. Story getting the highest votes will receive a donation worth of Rs10,000 subject to a minimum of 1000 votes.
3. Top 30 stories will be sent to a jury to pick the 3 best stories as per international criteria.
First Prize worth Rs25,000
Second Prize worth Rs10,000
Third Prize worth Rs5,000

Best stories would receive global recognition through certificates from GivingTuesday Global leaders and a mention in the global list of best stories.

Story tellers and their nominated NGOs will get recognition through our portal and social media channels.

Who can enter?
All residents of India - regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, caste or religious beliefs - are eligible to enter.
How to participate?
The challenge will be open from 15 September - 11 December. Entries can be made at any point during this period through registering and submitting a completed #MyGivingStoryIndia form (see below). After submitting your story, SHARE it on social media, and through WhatsApp. Invite everyone you know to vote. Be sure to use the hashtag #MyGivingStoryIndia. The more you share, the more votes your story will get, and the more likely you'll win a donation for your nominated NGO. All published stories will be shared on GTI’s social media handles. Winners will be announced on a Tuesday in December.
Rules for submission:
  • Alternatively, it is also possible to submit stories as videos, which should be no longer than 2 minutes.
  • It is only possible to nominate one NGO per story.
  • Nominated NGOs must have their 12A tax exemption registration, 80G registration and should have filed their tax returns (ITR FY 2016-17/ FY 2017-18) to be eligible to receive the donation.
  • It is also possible to nominate any of the GuideStar India certified/registered NGOs listed on this site. Search here.
  • Stories posted are not required to be about or related to nominated NGOs.
  • Stories can be posted in any Indian language. (We may contact you if we need it to be translated into English.)
  • Abusive content will not be tolerated. GivingTuesday India reserves the right to withdraw published stories at its own discretion.
  • Stories that are in the form of only donation appeal will not qualify for any donation prize.
  • Adherence to instructions is one of the key criteria.
  • The entry (written/video/image) should be original unpublished work.
  • GivingTuesdayIndia reserves the right to modify rules or create new rules at any point without prior notice in the interest of the objectives of the challenge
Please click here to refer the steps to submit your story, share your story and ask for votes

My Giving Story

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