Impact Guru, an India-based “full stack crowdfunding solution,” announced on Monday it has formed a partnership with crowdfunding platform, GlobalGiving, to promote the joy of giving during the 2016 Daan Utsav. Impact Guru stated that the companies will t host an online crowdfunding contest during the event. The organization also noted the 20 already selected organizations will compete against each other for various bonus prizes or grants for raising the most funds or activating the highest number of Indian donors over the week-long campaign.
Impact Guru revealed that the 20 selected nonprofits are the following, Aaina, Aasraa Trust, Alakh Nayan Mandir, ApneAap Women’s Collective, Bal Asha Trust, Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI), Community health, housing and social education (CHHASE), HEARDS, IDEA Foundation, Maitri India, QMed Knowledge Foundation, Rajasthan SamgrahKalyan Sansthan, Reaching India, Ruchika Social Service Organization, Sai Educational Rural & Urban Development Society (SERUDS), Samadhan, Setu, The Opentree Foundation, Tiljala Society for Human and Educational Development, VasavyaMahilaMandali.
“We are extremely delighted to partner with one of the largest global crowdfunding platforms to celebrateDaanUtsav with this unique contest.Online crowdfunding has emerged as a significant tool for social change, driving widespread support for a variety of causes, and is growing exponentially in India. This campaign is a testament of our strong track record in online non-profit fundraising in India.”
GlobalGiving’s chief program officer, John Hecklinger, added:
“GlobalGiving is excited to partner with Impact Guru on this initiative. Indian nonprofits have asked us to make it easier for Indian donors to give, and our campaign with Impact Guru is a great first step. The campaign is about more than donations. We’re particularly excited to help Indian nonprofits build trust in their institutions by engaging Indian citizens in the practice of community philanthropy. Ultimately, local support for nonprofit institutions is critical to a vibrant civil society that responds effectively to local needs. ”