FAQs for Individuals and Groups | #GivingTuesdayIndia

FAQs for Individuals and Groups

When is #GivingTuesdayIndia?

#GivingTuesdayIndia is being celebrated on the Tuesday that falls between October 2-8 during #DaanUtsav. Launched as the pilot year, October 3, 2017 will be the first #GivingTuesday in India.

Where is #GivingTuesdayIndia being held?

#GivingTuesdayIndia can be celebrated all over India, both on the ground and online. You can also engage your global teams to support the work of NGOs serving communities in India.

Why is #GivingTuesdayIndia on a different date from the global #GivingTuesday?

India celebrates #DaanUtsav, its joy of giving week from Oct 2 to 8 every year since 2009. There is great commonality between objectives of #GivingTuesday and that of #DaanUtsav. Therefore celebrating #GivingTuesdayIndia during the week of #DaanUtsav deepens the culture of giving in India and aligns it to the rest of the world.

Who can participate in #GivingTuesdayIndia?

Everyone! #GivingTuesdayIndia is open to everyone to give: individuals, families, businesses, institutions including schools or colleges, NGOs and groups.

What do you mean by “groups”?

A group is several individuals working together. These could be friends, family, housing society members, clubs or cultural groups like Rotary or Lions.

What is the benefit from participating in #GivingTuesdayIndia?

#GivingTuesdayIndia builds on the strength of a global movement to increase exposure and build support for your philanthropic activities, especially before the start of the festive season beginning with Diwali. The #GivingTuesdayIndia team provides you with resources to create engaging activities for you. You will have the opportunity to join thousands of individuals and groups around the world to enhance the philanthropic sector. When you register with #GivingTuesdayIndia as an individual or group we will feature you in the list participants. You can register your campaigns and events open to the public which we will share with relevant registered users of this portal.

How do I participate in #GivingTuesdayIndia?

It’s easy! Just go ahead and fill this form. Use #GivingTuesdayIndia as an opportunity to celebrate and incentivize giving. You can raise donations, volunteer, give donations-in-kind or lend your voice to raise awareness for your preferred NGOs. Feel free to use our resources help you ideate. Just remember to post your activity and share on social media with the hashtag #GivingTuesdayIndia #DaanUtsav

Are there any costs to participate in #GivingTuesdayIndia?

Registration and participation is completely free! #GivingTuesdayIndia is a free and open movement to encourage and build the culture of giving. All our resources are available for free through our website. To be a Corporate/ institutional partner of #GivingTuesdayIndia, register here giving details of what you specifically plan to do as your act of giving on #GivingTuesdayIndia.

Can I raise donations online through #GivingTuesdayIndia?

No. #GivingTuesdayIndia does not accept or distribute donations. You can use platforms of any of our collaborating intermediaries to set up fundraising pages and raise online donations through them.

How can I support an NGO on #GivingTuesdayIndia?

When you search for NGOs on #GivingTuesdayIndia (featured to be launched around mid-September), you will see the various options to support them, directly as well as through intermediary organisations. You will also see their certification level based on due diligence by GuideStar India.