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Fundraisers are the catalyst of change. Choose a CSO

DISTANCE RUNNING & PHILANTHROPY

  • Marathons/ Running is accessible to All – young, old, fit, unfit,  - no discriminations!
  • Running for a cause is also accessible to All – no discriminations!
  • Running events continue to grow, to be popular and bring a lot of goodwill thus is an important ways to connect with donors and generate interest for causes
  • Everybody within the organisation, all stakeholders, get a chance to be together and bond through fun runs
  • Builds the community goodwill and long-term benefits such as strengthening existing and building new donor relations – that may last decades
  • Natural admiration for conscientious effort of runners running, unfettered by anything else, appeals to everyone and rubs off the causes
  • Many individuals are passionate about a cause, and are willing to contribute the effort, but do not have meaningful funds or directly applicable skills – Running gives that platform for every individual, to do something for a cause

Fundraisers Frequently Asked

How will I know if someone has donated online to support me?

You will receive an email notifying you when someone makes a donation. You can also log in to your account on the India Cares website and you will be able to view your fundraising total to date by clicking on Reports in the 'My Accounts' section to view who has donated and how much they gave.

Some people are not comfortable donating online. Can they still send in their donations?

Yes. Although donating online is often more secured than conventional postal methods, many people are more comfortable sending or giving a cheque. Please collect cheques in the name of the chosen NGO you are fundraising for.

When someone makes a donation online, will they receive an automated thank you letter from India Cares?

Yes, everyone who donates online will receive a thank you email, which can be drafted by you and will also get the 80G tax e-receipt. You should also send a personalised "thank you" letter to your donor.

What are Pledges ?

Pledges are donations made by friends, relatives, colleagues, employees, clients and other members of a fundraiser Participant's social circle, to the NGO supported by the participant.

How does a Fundraisers Participant "raise" money?

A fundraisers Particpant raises money from his or her extended social circle - that of family, relatives, friends, class-mates, colleagues, clients, customers, community (both physical and virtual!), fan-base, etc. A fundraisers Participant must be well-informed about the cause he or she is supporting and the specifics of the fund requirement of the NGO, and be able to speak about it knowledgeably among people. This will result in a positive response and people will definitely contribute to the cause. The fundraisers Participant collects contributions in the form of cheques / drafts (in the name of the NGO) or even cash or direct bank transfer. If it is cash, the fundraisers Participant must submit an equivalent cheque in the NGO's name. If the bank transfer is to the fundraisers Participant's account, once again he or she must create an equivalent cheque. One week before the run, the fundraisers Participant must fill the Funds Collection Sheet, Funds Submission Form and submit along with all the cheques to India Cares. India Cares forwards the cheques to the selected NGO after due processing. An fundraisers participant can also create an appeal page on the India Cares website and raise money online throughout the country.

Is it safe to use my credit card online? What about privacy?

In order to prevent unauthorized access and protect our donors personal information, there are the highest levels of internet security for its site transactions.

How do donors know if their credit card donations went through ?

The India Cares website system will automatically generate a donation confirmation email when the transaction goes through. The donor will receive this email and an e-receipt which should be printed out for tax purposes.
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