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Friday, April 1, 2011

What are you doing this Joy of Giving Week?

Register for the NGO workshop on Fundraising during the Joy of Giving Week 2011on April 11, 2011 in Mumbai from 9am to 1pm. This workshop is ONLY for NGOs with operation in and around Mumbai. If your NGO is outside Mumbai, please watch out for workshop annoucements in your city.

What is the Joy of Giving Week (JGW)

The Joy of Giving Week (JGW) is India's "festival of giving". Launched in Sept 27-Oct 3, 2009, the festival is celebrated every year, in the week including Gandhi Jayanti, i.e., October 2, and brings together Indians from all walks of life, to celebrate "giving". From auto drivers to CEOs, school children to celebrities, homemakers to opinion leaders, millions of people give their time, money, resources or skills back to society- by creating or participating in "events" of their choice. Events are organised by NGOs, individuals, social groups, schools, colleges, corporates, media houses and others.

More than 1 million Indians participated in 400+ events held in JGW 2010 and funds and material worth over Rs20 crore was raised.

Why your NGO should be a part of JGW

While some NGOs have made events during JGW an annual affair to generate awareness and donations, we believe that with some orientation and training, thousands of NGOs could significantly leverage the JGW platform to raise funds and/ or create awareness if they start planning NOW.

You could create your own event or join an existing umbrella event. You could focus on fundraising or simply heighten the awareness about your work. It is a great time to do events with people you know to reach to people they may or may not know. It is a festival during which corporates, schools, colleges, associations, housing societies and individuals are keen to spread joy. Many of them are eager to support NGOs working for their favourite cause. The media devotes space and time to cover events.

What will be done at this NGO workshop:

• Overview of JGW in the 2009 & 2010

• Key platform events planned in Mumbai for JGW 2011 – which you can join

• Show case of replicable events & ideas

• Identification of specific event options for your NGO

• There are worksheets that NGOs will use in small groups to think through and arrive at 2-3 specific options for each NGO

• JGW Resources

Who should attend this workshop:

Ideally the chief functionary AND fundraising head should attend this workshop.

When & where

Monday, April 11, 2011 from 9 am to 1pm at

Kalavati Chabbria Hall

Rotary Service Centre, Ground Floor

Rotary Chowk, Juhu Tara Road

Santacruz West, Mumbai 400054

Directions and details will be sent with confirmation mails.

The Joy of Giving Week team thanks the Rotary Club Bombay West for providing their venue, facilities and refreshments for the workshop. They responded to our request within minutes by email!

How to REGISTER for this workshop

To register for the workshop, please fill the online form at . It will take you less than 10 minutes to register.

Registration is FREE but compulsory as we can take in only 100 participants.

Within 2 days of registration, you will receive a confirmation mail from GuideStar India. Please carry a copy of the confirmation mail for entry at the venue.

Register now as confirmation is strictly based on first come first served basis for a maximum of 2 persons (decision makers) from each NGO.