Fundraisers are the catalyst of change. Choose a CSO

The Tata Consultancy Services World 10k Bengaluru is a great platform for thousands of runners and donors!  Doctors, corporate employees, tribal children, CEOs, running groups, volunteers, staff members, board member, friends, family, differently abled - every single individual joins to spread awareness of the cause they believe in. And many run as a team – which is quite uncommon in life and in the social sector as on a day-to-day basis, it is almost impossible for all to get together and have fun!

We are amazed at how the World 10k Platform has evolved since 2008. While these days so many talk about ‘CSR funding’, the platform of the TCS World 10k Bengaluru proves the power of ’Individual giving’. A record 82% of funds raised this year has come from individuals raising and donating funds for their chosen cause: 7,640 donors have donated around 450+ individuals have raised funds for 91 CSOs working in 10 causes.

This 2017 edition of the Event saw more CSOs reaching out to the running community with positive results; also many more Open 10k runners ran for a cause than in earlier editions of the Event. Another record was the 71 individuals who signed up as Care Champions, taking on a target from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 10 lakh for their cause. We are also very pleased that 30 Companies have joined in the platform to support a cause of their choice.

We also know that the funds raised in the last edition has made a difference to over 50,000 people in our society as per the utilisation reports submitted by the CSOs who used the platform in 2016.

The structured approach to philanthropy by Procam International and India Cares promoting caring, transparency and accountability before, during and after the Event is building the philanthropy pillar and keeping everyone involved, motivated.

Yes, the TCS World 10k is increasingly being respected as a transparent, accountable and a caring, platform.        

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 CSO 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 CSO 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 Civil Society Organisations - CSO/ 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 CSO) or direct bank transfer. If it is cash, which is not encouraged, the fundraisers Participant must submit an equivalent cheque in the CSO'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 CSO 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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