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January 25, 2012

GuideStar India and UBM India Partner for NGO India 2012

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GuideStar India has partnered with UBM India, India’s largest trade show organiser to organise NGO India 2012. UBM India is a global business media company that does over 50 exhibitions and conferences every year in India. NGO India 2012 will be held from March 16-18 at Epi Centre, Gurgaon, Delhi.

Exhibiting at NGO India is FREE for all NGOs that meet UBM India’s eligibility criteria which will be verified by GuideStar India. At this 3 day event, 150-200 NGOs would be showcasing their work to over 4000 visitors from corporates, grant makers & NGOs and 5000 visitors from the general public. There would be conferences on good governance, fundraising, PR & communications free of cost for NGOs to connect with experts in these areas.

NGO India 2012 aims to:
  • Raise awareness of NGOs and their work
  • Create opportunities to showcase the good work of NGOs among the public, to facilitate volunteering, fundraising and other positive action
  • Facilitate NGOs of different sizes serving varied communities to network with each other
  • Connect NGOs with experts in good governance, PR & communications and fundraising
  • Provide a platform that will allow NGOs to engage with government and corporate stakeholders

Please go to the GuideStar India website  for details and updates.

December 29, 2011

New Portal to Promote US Giving to Indian NGOs

Consul General Peter Haas and others listening to GuideStar India CEO, Pushpa Aman Singh speaking at the Roundtable

This was first posted on the GuideStar India blog

GuideStar India and the U.S. Department of State held a “Philanthropy in India Roundtable” on December 21 in Mumbai. Over 40 leaders from the Indian philanthropy sector discussed the creation of a new online portal that will assist private donors seeking to support Indian NGOs.

GuideStar India is an existing portal of fully searchable information on over 1400 registered NGOs in India, and will serve as the platform for the new portal which is designed to connect private U.S. donors with Indian NGOs and organizations. The group agreed that such a portal should also help address two critical needs:
(1) empowering and educating donors by introducing more information and transparency into the sector; and (2) strengthening capacity-building amongst Indian NGOs.

The new portal will aggregate NGO certifications provided by independent third parties and present the information in a format easily searchable and accessible by potential donors. Neither GuideStar nor the U.S. Government will rate or certify NGOs. The portal will empower donors and allow them to make better informed decisions. Indian NGOs, intermediaries, facilitators, foundations and other organizations and individuals involved in philanthropy in India will benefit through enhanced visibility.

The roundtable participants provided input on the design of the portal to GuideStar representatives. The diverse group of leaders gathered at the roundtable reflected the shared desire of the private sector, civil society and the U.S. State Department to explore new and creative ways to support Indian NGOs.

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