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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Rush to register your NGO for the Joy of Giving Week!

After bringing the idea of "fundraising through marathons" to India through the Mumbai and Delhi marathons, GiveIndia now presents NGOs of the country an EVEN BIGGER platform- The Joy of Giving Week, September 27-October 3, 2009.

GiveIndia has tied up with Guidestar India for NGO registration for the Joy of Giving Week. Guidestar is a database of NGOs that puts all the information out in public domain and GiveIndia believes it is good for organisations to get that visibility. The registration process is entirely free of cost and all you have to do is to fill in the short Joy of Giving Week form of Guidestar India and submit your basic legal and financial documents.

The Joy of Giving week is a huge national platform that will bring 2 crore Indians together to engage in conscious acts of giving- money, time, skills, donations in kind. From a panwalla in Muzaffarpur to a billionaire in Mumbai, school children, college goers, factory workers, housewives, autorickshaw walas, celebrities and corporate honchos…just about everybody will participate through this platform.
Above all, it creates a platform for NGOs to fundraise with zero fees payable- 100% of what is raised through an event goes to the NGOs!!

Attend GiveIndia's free workshop on Saturday, June 13, 2009 for more details on how you can benefit from this. Pallavi, Jitu, Saleha and Pushpa from GuideStar India will be at the registration desk to help you with on-the-spot registration of your NGO. Do write to to confirm your participation and send a mail to for an advance copy of the registration form.


  1. dear friends I am srinivas director Mahila Margadarshi NGO, how can i register my ngo in guidestar blog,

    guide me to register

    my mail id is:,

  2. We have emailed the registration form to you.
    Kindly fill the form and email the soft copy as well as send us a printed (signed and stamped copy) along with all the documents mentioned in the checklist.

    If you are in Bangalore, please attend the workshop on Sat, June 27 at 10am at Dell Computers.

    Pushpa Aman Singh
    CEO, GuideStar India

  3. Ours is a social enterprise in the process of registring a section 25 company. we havent got the certificate though we are fundctional since last two years. can we register for the joy of giving? please let us know.

  4. You need to have the following to register for the Joy of Giving:
    Registration as Trust/Society or Sec 25 Company
    IT PAN
    Registration under sec 12A of the IT Act
    Have a valid 80G certificate or submmit IT returns for AY 2008-9 or AY 2009-10
    Address Proof (recent Telephone bill/Electricity bill/Bank Statement).

    So please revert when you have the above ready. You can register till September.

    However, without registration, you can spread awareness about your work. Registration is a precondtion for fundraising.

  5. Ok! Thank you for the information. If we are not able get registered also, we will surely attend for spreading awareness...

    Raj Janagam.