After years of working with many NGO’s and Charitable organizations in India we have understood that most of the NGO’s and Charitable organization based in India need a lot of Manpower, personnel support from volunteers but at the same time need financial assistance to run and manage the work they are doing. They do not receive many grants from the Government and are dependent on donations. We have designed a Mechanism whereby every organization we work with not only benefits from the services of our volunteers but also get financial assistance. There are two Methods by which we provide financial assistance
1) Direct Donations: Given the lack of access to technological advancements, many of such organizations are not able to reach out to the masses and gather enough support. We therefore act as a Payment mechanism for them to accept donations on their behalf. We do not donate to the NGO directly but let on of our volunteers do so. All direct donations for a particular project are collected. One of our volunteer who is to volunteer with the same organization is then asked to donate the collected donations to the NGO. Apart form the Donations we also give our volunteer name and email’s of all the donators with the total and individual amount of money donated. Upon volunteering at the NGO the volunteers get a first hand experience of the work the NGO is doing and how the donation money is used. Volunteer would then write to all of the Donators along with Photos/Videos of the Project site where the Donation money would be used.
This ensures that the money donated is spent wisely and donators can get an unbiased review and an audit of the money they have donated. NGO’s are cautious against any misuse of the donations. Donations might be small but they need to be put to good use. People around the world want to donate and be a part of the social change but at the same they are apprehensive about the money being put to good use. Our Donation process is completely transparent and unbiased. We use a third party Payment accepting mechanism to accept the donations (Paypal) using which we can keep every donor updated with the total donations and the fellow donors.
2) VolunteeringIndia Donations: We have designed our volunteer program in way that a portion of the program fee is given as a donation to the partner organization where the volunteers work. The unique part about our donating process is that we don’t directly donate but the volunteers donate themselves. This ensures transparency in the donation and the Volunteers get a chance to see their money been spent wisely.
Upon arrival in India our volunteers a given a Cheque/Money Order/ Demand Draft in the name of the Partner organization where the volunteers would work. Volunteers upon completion of their program directly give the Donations to the NGO. After volunteering in the organization, volunteers get to know the working and can see where the money from donations is spent and if it is spent wisely. Volunteers pay to the organizations if they feel, they are honestly utilizing the money for their goals and for social welfare. This in turn ensures that NGO don’t misuse the donations, because if they do they would loose out on receiving the same.