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Give Rudra A New Life

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Raised Rs. 14,09,470 with the help of 748 supporters.

“Your power levels have gone down. This tube you see will take the dripping power liquid inside your body so you can become strong again like Chhota Bheem.” Since I’ve told my 4-year-old son Rudra this, he flexes his tiny, needled arm every night before sleeping. I’ve tried different ways to answer his innocent questions and he seems to have liked this the most. I don’t have the strength or courage to tell my son that the reason he’s going through such painful tests and skipping school is the six lettered disease the world dreads – cancer.

I’m Dinesh Pote, a freelance gym trainer by profession. I live with my wife and two children in a small chawl in Chembur. A good month for me is earning Rs. 6,000 from the clients that I have. There are times when I struggle to find even one. Right now, I’m holding a medical bill in my hand that states that my son has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and the treatment will continue for 2-3 years costing me at least Rs. 12 lakhs which includes treatment and postoperative costs. It’s like the sky came crashing down. Both cancer and the cost to save my son’s life have left my family devastated. My inability to pay for my son’s treatment can cost me his life. How will I live with myself if my son dies because I failed to pay on time? Your support in the form of donations can help me save my son’s life.

One unfortunate afternoon, I got a frantic call from Rudra’s teacher informing us that he has collapsed in the school. When we went to pick him up, he was running a temperature and he was limping while walking. On our local doctor’s advice, we got an X-ray done. All the reports were normal but Rudra continued to limp, we thought it must have been the after effect of the fall.

A few days later, while attending an aarti during Ganesh Chaturthi, I noticed a black coloured spot on his forehead. In a few days, these spots started spreading to other parts of his body, some even looked like blood clots. We got worried and rushed him to the nearest hospital run by a trust. After a few tests, the doctors explained that Rudra has blood cancer and it was curable provided I get the treatment started at the earliest. The treatment and other expenses cost were a whopping Rs. 12 lakh. Since that day, every thought I have is around arranging this amount so I can save my son’s life.

The first few days at the hospital were extremely difficult for us. Rudra went through a series of painful tests – most of them would end with him screaming in pain, begging us to take him home. It was such a painful sight, his mother would often start crying too. When I saw Rudra’s arm at night, my heart broke. I decided to shift him to the Hinduja Hospital in Mahim immediately – his arm had turned purple and black because of the constant needling. I’m glad I made that decision because the tests my son undergoes are not painful anymore. After his experience at the trust, Rudra has developed a fear of needles, he starts crying when he sees doctors holding syringes. I can see that’s changing now – at a very slow pace but it is.

So far, I’ve spent over Rs. 1.5 lakh on tests, medicines, and hospital charges. I mortgaged my wife’s mangalsutra and got about a lakh because of that. I’ve received the rest from running to trusts that help families of patients that can’t afford medical treatment on their own. But I haven’t come close to the amount I need to pay. I’ve written to many trusts already but I’m yet to hear from them. I don’t have a lot of time. Now my only hope is getting donations from people who read my story.

Since the last couple of days, things have changed dramatically for Rudra. He’s come from his classroom bench to a hospital bed, from being around his friends to being around nurses, doctors, and other patients. The doctors explained that he’s at a high risk of infection so we make sure everything is dust free. My Rudra is a smart child. Often he reminds me to use the sanitizer when I come near him. He says “Baba how can you touch me before sanitizing your hands?”. He’s very co-operative for a 4-year-old. I try to keep things normal for him. He loves to colour so I ensure there’s always a colouring book at his bedside.

Rudra needs to get his treatment done before cancer gets worse. I haven’t managed to gather any more money. The thought of losing my child haunts me when I’m sleeping and when I’m awake I have two children who look at me like I’m their hero. My younger daughter is always wondering where everyone is since my wife and I spend most of our time in the hospital. I just want to see Rudra healthy and happy again.

If you or anyone you know, is struggling to pay for their medical treatment, go ahead and start a fundraiser on Ketto.

Things to keep in mind for Online Fundraising

Just because it appears to be anything but difficult to fund-raise on the web, foundations still should comprehend and consider a few issues before accepting endowments on the Internet.

  • Maybe the most disregarded by numerous associations is that they are not excluded from the registration requirements that many states force on associations requesting cash from their occupants. In the event that a fundraisers at a charity have any inquiries regarding this, they should contact the Attorney General’s office in the state, which has oversees obligations regarding charities.
  • Nowadays we are seeing just two digits, rather than triple digit, yearly increments – associations can’t simply be laid back and sit tight for the cash to come in. The “Donate Now” catch, without anyone else’s input, won’t do the trap. If they want donors to hit that button, they need to work for it – and be spurred to give. This implies all the writing and correspondence to prospects need to noticeably incorporate the association’s site. Individuals intrigued by philanthropy or its motivation go to the website first. Along these lines, the site must be as excellent as it can be, with programs and other applicable data inside simple route, so that the “Donate Now” catch work something.
  • Charitable associations need to nourish into its online interests with web-based social networking, for example, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook. Keeping in contact with the donors is and will keep on being important to benefactors, so it becomes easy for philanthropies to contact them.
  • In spite of the fact that sites will be an essential piece for future in <a href=”https://www.ketto.org/” title=”Online Fundraising”>Online Fundraising</a>, we are still not to the point where each exchange happens on the web is safe. While associations need to remain cautious about innovation and technological advancements, and also simultaneous changes in individuals’ mentalities about how they utilize the Internet, raising money is not just about clicking on a linked button. With Ketto you don’t need to worry about scams.

What is crowdfunding and how it is popular in India?

You must already be familiar with the term crowdfunding. This is a novel way to raise funds for any project or idea or even a new venture. Crowdfunding lets entrepreneurs raise money in small amounts from a large number of investors or people who are connected via the internet.

Crowdfunding isn’t a new concept in India. We all might have dropped some money into a donation box at the billing counter of a store, or contributed to children raising funds for flood relief. It is the same practice of raising money from the crowd for a noble cause where an individual contributes a small amount of money towards a cause.

The realisation of an individual where the person thinks he or she is more privileged than others is the motivation behind why crowdfunding is becoming popular in India today. This social change has a considerable measure to do with how we expend web-based social networking. Indians spend about 4.5 hours per day on the Internet, which is very nearly 17% of our opportunity in a day.

We don’t simply read human intrigue stories. Growing up around neediness, hunger, unemployment, illiteracy, pollution etc has affected the giving habit in India. Much the same as demand and supply relationship, when there are more destitute individuals, there are similarly the same number of individuals willing to offer assistance.

Raising funds online makes it easy for you to make a difference, serve individuals in need, make a positive effect, and change lives around you consistently. You don’t need to be a social activist to help the destitute. Crowdfunding engages people to steer and lead the change.

Ketto is one of the best crowdfunding sites in the country and has enabled people to raise necessary funds for films, music projects, social and charitable initiatives and other creative and personal reasons. This is one of the most reliable platforms that is sought after by people across Asia over several years.

Things you should know before donating

There are two things each donor ought to do before giving. Firstly, evaluation of the charity’s money related well-being and responsibility and transparency with the donors.

Furthermore, contact the organisation! Addressing a charitable organisation specifically can furnish you with more prominent comprehension about its projects, mission, and objectives.

There are many websites for raising money for a cause but before you trust them with your money, here are a few questions to ask!

  • What is your association’s main goal?

Genuine associations know precisely their identity, what they do, and why they are required.

  • What advance is your association making towards its objectives?

Ask your association what it has done to improve the issue it supports. Will the association exhibit how their activities have affected their advance?

  • What are the association’s objectives?

Objectives are an important device to quantify achievement. On the off chance that a charity can not impart its objectives, both short and long haul, it is troublesome for a donor to realize what the charity is working towards.

  • What sources are accessible to expand my trust in your work?

Experts have demonstrated that most organisations are mindful, legitimate and organised. Genuine charitable associations exhibit transparency. Documents related to their registration etc are readily available

Be informed about how your money is spent. Donors take the time, forthright, to discover associations they can trust for a long time to come. Also, when they find that charitable association, they should feel certain about giving it their monetary help. Ketto is Asia’s most trusted and visited crowdfunding platform that works with some of India’s top non-profits. You can trust them to utilise your genuine contribution correctly.

Charity Is Never Forced

Value education classes have been preaching about doing good deeds and charity. The social clubs in schools and colleges go about asking students to stand by them in their activities. While these help students to be more aware of their surrounding and improve social interaction sometimes students do them out of compulsion.

Many a times the institution enforces credit points for doing charity and social work. As soon as this system enters the scene, charity doesn’t remain charity in its true sense. It becomes a part of the syllabus that one needs to follow in order to get something in return. In case of students, the pressure is on the guardians when it comes to donating a certain amount of money. Haven’t we often heard parents complaining about the institution for constantly asking for things or donations? Most of the money sent through their children may come half heartedly and unwillingly. It is like spending out of compulsion.

Another adverse effect of forced charity is witnessed during campaigns where old clothes and toys are collected for the underprivileged. How often have you seen things in good condition being donated? Sometimes the organisation members request people to not give torn clothes. Most people get rid of things they can’t utilise but the problem lies in the fact that neither anyone can utilise them as well. So what is the point in having people forced to charity?

One might argue saying that what seems like forcing is actually an initiative to make people realise their social duty which otherwise would have been neglected. The argument is fair enough. But having students from varied economical background donate the same amount is somewhat unfair. Making it necessary to fill raffle sheets completely is also something which should be called forced charity.

So donate when you are genuinely willing to. There are Websites To Raise Money For A Cause with whom you can trust your money with. You can check out Ketto if you want to make a donation.

Crowdfunding For Movies – The Dawn Of A New Era

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With an increasing number of amateur and novice filmmakers breaking through into the world of production, the field is becoming more and more competitive with every passing second. As a result of this rapid growth, it is harder for directors to make it in the industry as professionals. With so much talent to choose from, big production companies are spoilt for choice in terms of which directors and producers to hire.

So where does that leave aspiring filmmakers?

They’re left with no option but to self-fund their productions in order to establish themselves. This way, they’ll have the best chance of being picked up by a larger production company and making it to the big leagues. But these days, money is scarce, and directors are suffering financially along with everyone else.

So where do they turn to gather a budget? To the ever-growing art of crowdfunding. If they don’t have the means to bring their story to life, crowdfunding is the next logical step.

How does Ketto come into the picture?

Ketto is a crowdfunding platform where these aspiring filmmakers can set up their own crowdfunding page to fund their creative projects, be it a film, documentary or a play. Actively becoming one of the popular methods of getting funds, crowdfunding is a great option for up-and-coming directors and filmmakers; a great place to generate some funds.

Here are projects of filmmakers that were funded on Ketto:

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Fighting on Ice – Campaigner Mithun Bajaj wanted to create a documentary that highlights the passions and struggles of the Indian Ice Hockey team and association. Through his piece, he wanted to showcase how they are playing their tournaments without any support or help from the government and how they are playing in tournaments with passable equipment and little to no funding, hoping for a day when ice hockey will be treated as a real sport in India. Through his fundraiser page on Ketto, not only did he raise Rs.4,85,945 thorough 19 supporters, he also raised awareness about this very little known sport in our country.

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Who Am I: After they visited the Pakistani Hindu refugees camps in Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, a start up film production house called P2P Productions wanted to become the global voice of their condition. They wanted to create a documentary to highlight the plight of these refugees, who fled religious persecution in Pakistan, only to struggle for basic amenities while living in camps. With interesting rewards like personalised merchandise, a chance to get featured in their exclusive promotional video, accreditation as associate producers & co-producers, their crowdfunding page on Ketto got support from 260 supporters, helping them raise a whopping amount Rs. 9,79,485.

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Khamma Gir Ne: This is a documentary which shows how man and beast have learned to co-exist in Gujarat. Shot in Gir sanctuary and the Gir National Park, the documentary captures the challenges, emotions and unrest in Gir amid the long-time process of conservation and preservation of the last sanctuary of the Asiatic Lion. Via their crowdfunding page on Ketto, the documentary team was able to raise Rs.1, 55,210 through their 54 supporters.

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Another project Rewire raised funds for a social documentary that sought to create awareness about mental illness, especially in the context of the Indian society. The project was able to raise Rs. 83,900 via 16 supporters. Boojh documents the journey of Satish, a double amputee, who seeks to ride across the country on his bike, covering a distance of 50,000 kms in order to enter the Guinness and Limca book of world records. The film-makers were able to raise Rs. 68,300 via 17 supporters through their crowdfunding page on Ketto.

Hundreds of directors and producers are adapting to new trends in the industry and are giving crowdfunding a go and they certainly aren’t let down by the results. A lot of them are prospering and producing quality movies from the funds that they raise. All of these documentaries have received substantial donations and have ended up with a much bigger budget than they would have had trying to fund production through their income. It’s no wonder that crowdfunding in the filmmaking industry is becoming popular; the directors are getting some spectacular results!

So there you have it, if you’re a director or producer who is looking to raise funds to produce your movie, then look no further – crowdfunding is here to take your creative piece to the masses!

Start a fundraiser or share your idea on info@ketto.org or contact us on Facebook or Twitter.

 

Taking Charge of Our Future And The Future of Our Planet

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Crowdfunding for environmental projects provides us all with an active way to save the world.

A World and Climate in Flux

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Climate change isn’t a hoax, its as real as our existence. we can see it but just choose to ignore it. The clock is ticking and we need to do something before it gets too late. The data is indisputable and piling up daily. Earth is the only planet we have, and it is under attack. Human-made global warming and climate change are jeopardizing the very lives of generations to come. The battlefield is our environment, and the battle is now. The green crowd has stepped forward as this generation’s warrior elite.

A Call to Action

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No one person can save our planet, but all people coming together as a global community can lead to our world’s salvation. But how do we sign-up to make that crucial difference? How do we become a part of the greater good? We need a vehicle to drive our collaboration, to pool our resources together so we can work towards saving our world.
Crowdfunding for conservation solutions that are workable and necessary is a way in which we can all make a significant contribution towards saving Earth.

Here are examples of fundraisers started for environmental causes:

The Yellow Bag is an initiative that seeks to replace hazardous plastic bags with eco-friendly, cotton bags. The initiative also conducts student and community-based seminars and awareness programs about the hazards of using plastic bags.

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Based out of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, the Yellow Bag provides employment to 25 women from rural or underprivileged backgrounds by engaging them to stitch cloth bags that can be used again and again, unlike plastic bags that are often dumped after just one use. Through their crowdfunding page on Ketto, they were able to raise Rs.63,601 via 27 supporters to further their cause.

• India’s First Private Sanctuary- SAI Sanctuary located in the Western Ghats in South India is India’s first private sanctuary that started with an initial purchase of 55 acres in 1991 and has now grown to more than 300 acres in land area.

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An important ‘hot spot’ of biodiversity, this sanctuary has been called Noah’s ark by an Oxford University scientist and is home to a wide variety of Indian flora and fauna. Through her crowdfunding page, campaigner Pamela Malhotra wanted to raise funds to help them set up camera traps to guard the animals from poachers and to also check on their progress. She successfully raised Rs.1, 07,373 on Ketto.

• Mr. Yogi Arvind started a fundraiser to raise funds so he can plant 10 million Ayurvedic trees in the drought-hit regions of Marathwada and other parts of India. Yogi Arvind has been on a mission to plant more medicinal trees and plants along with raising awareness about the benefits of Ayurvedic remedies.

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He and his team have already conducted initial experiments concerning soil patterns, water management and suitable varieties of plants. They have already planted around 3000 trees and now plan to expand their project on a larger scale by setting up a nursery. Their crowdfunding page raised Rs. 79,511 via 20 supporters.

Mission Antarctica was set up to support Arjun Menon, a travel and lifestyle photographer, on his expedition to Antarctica under the guidance of Robert Swan, an environmentalist who has dedicated his life to the preservation and conservation of the fragile ecosystem of Antarctica.

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Arjun Menon was selected to be a part of the ‘Leadership on edge’ program, which sought to inspire a new generation of leaders who would campaign for sustainability. Mission Antarctica raised Rs. 3, 68,770 via 88 supporters to fund his expedition to the icy landscape of Antarctica.

A Bright Future

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Through green crowdfunding, we can play a significant role in ensuring a positive future for the world and its inhabitants. We can pool our resources together and become a part of something that is bigger than each one of us; we do something for the greater good that can give our children and countless future generations a world that is rich in resources for their survival.

Our future is in our hands, start a fundraiser for the cause you want to make a difference to.

 

Love Hiking? These People Crowdfunded Their Way To The Everest!

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The thrill of hiking over long trails, soaking in the scenic beauty, is something which can leave you spell-bound. Not only does it help you to relax, but it also boosts your health and stamina. However, often the perks of hiking are weighed down by the cost it entails. Right from the right shoes to comfortable hiking apparel, to backpacks to lodging/camping, hiking can be a costly affair.

However, thanks to crowdfunding, cost factor can be taken care of. There have been umpteen success stories of hikers who shared the passion of hiking but had disabilities or lacked funds for hiking and managed to achieve their hiking goals through crowdfunding.

Maharashtra’s Pride, Aparna Prabhudesai!

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Aparna, a facilitator and an entrepreneur from Pune, is a multi-faceted woman. Along with her professional work, she also manages to pursue her hobby of participating in marathons and mountain climbing. Owing to some unfortunate incident in 2012, Aparna was left disabled. However, her unflinching strength and courage did not let the disability overpower her spirit. She took up a mountaineering course, participated in multiple treks and went twice to the Everest Base Camp. Her undeterred efforts led people to donate for her cause and she finally became the first woman from Maharashtra, India to successfully summit the Mount Everest! We feel proud to have been a part of this inspiring journey.

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345Another individual from Maharashtra, Nihar, also summited the Mount Everest supported by Ketto. He undertook a three month long expedition starting from Kathmandu, Nepal to the Summit of Mount Everest. With the media coverage that this expedition would garner, he aimed to involve the local communities in developing ways to fight hunger and curb malnutrition in economically backward communities.

His fundraiser committed to donate ₹1 per feet of climb towards this cause. He successfully climbed the summit in March, 2015 and managed to raise ₹65,400 with 14 supporters.

Climbing World Cup: Climb Your Way To Health And Fitness!

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There are still not many people like Aparna and Nihar who are so passionate about mountain climbing. Chakram Hikers, a Maharashtra based firm, has been continuously striving in this direction. It organises hiking and trekking tours with intent to bring people closer to nature. The firm has been consistently instilling the spirit of adventure among masses along with spreading awareness about environment preservation. Chakram Hikers raised ₹ 52,000 with Ketto for the IFSC Climbing World Cup, which was scheduled at Navi Mumbai in May, 2016.

Crowdfunding: Hiking The New Way

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Besides people like Aparna for climbing Everest, Ketto has been helping many to achieve their hiking goals. Be it Vijayshekhar Nerva, who completed 4 Deserts Gobi March race in June 2015 by raising ₹1,39,740 or Mohit Kapoor, who raised ₹86,500 for a ride across 9 countries, we’re always here to help you!

So if you plan to go for a hike but lack support, you can stay assured that we’re here to give wings to your dreams. Happy hiking!

How Leftover Food Can Reach Hungry Mouths

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Many of us, who eat out regularly, are aware of the daily problem of massive food wastage in restaurants. Typically, restaurants over prepare certain items that are on the specials menu and other popular dishes so that their customers are well-taken care of. However, these joints are always in a fix as to what to do with the leftover.

Luckily, there are many people coming up with new ways to assist restaurants and grocery stores in dealing with their extra or leftover food. The use of modern day technology has made it easy to connect and coordinate, making excess food from one corner accessible to the needy at another corner.

Of course, making food available for the needy, on a wider scale needs funding as it costs the restaurants and the food stores a substantial amount to box the food and make it viable for transport. Thus, it is not affordable for an individual to do this on a regular basis, and as a result many such programs come to a halt.

Here are examples of how crowdfunding has turned out to be an innovative way to overcome this issue.

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One such endeavour has been made by a not-for-profit social enterprise, ‘Feeding India’, which seeks a resolution to two main problems of hunger and food wastage. As a part of its Magic Truck initiative, the organization collects the leftover food from corporate offices and restaurants and uses it to provide meals to the poor.

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The Magic Truck provides meals consisting of one dal, 1 vegetable along with chappatis, rice and some dessert to the poor. Through their crowdfunding page on Ketto, they raised ₹2,14,014 ($3,331.09) through 104 supporters by which they provide nutritious meals to 1000 people, twice a day.

Janta Meals
Another chain of food outlets working in this direction is Janta Meals. It is located in slum areas with an aim to provide hygienically prepared wholesome food at affordable rates. The service involves community-based franchises that cater to urban migrant labourers including cycle rickshaw drivers, sweepers, mechanics, vegetable sellers etc.

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Janta Meals also promote entrepreneurship as these individual franchises are operated by micro-entrepreneurs, who are given an initial loan to help setup their food outlet. They are also provided with subsidized food that they then sell to the customers. Currently, there are 23 such outlets in Gurgaon, serving meals to around 4,500 people every day. They have raised ₹2,10,200 ($3,271.72) with the support of 51 supporters via their crowdfunding page on Ketto.

Food For The Needy
There is yet another organisation in the name of Uday Foundation which works to feed the needy. This Foundation provides food to underprivileged patients and their families or caretakers at government hospitals who cannot afford both medical bills and food. It also provides good, nutritious food to children from poor families who come to Delhi for longer treatment.

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Uday Foundation so far managed to raise ₹1,71,853 ($2,698.09) with the help of 64 supporters via their crowdfunding page on Ketto for this noble cause.

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Besides the structured organisations, some individuals as well use crowdfunding as a platform for their big and small fundraisers in the direction of food distribution. Samay Bansal from Ludhiana raised ₹62,076 through Ketto to provide free food and rose milk, popularly known as “chabeel”, to passersby in the scorching weather.

To sum it up, everyday millions of pounds of restaurant food goes to waste and many people are doing their bit to change it. Go ahead and donate to support NGOs and individuals who are ensuring people don’t go to their beds hungry.

Reasons Your NGO Should Try Crowdfunding in 2017

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In the last few years, crowdfunding has helped several NGOs and non-profits create meaningful impact. It involves raising small amounts of money from a large number of interested using the internet. Online crowdfunding has replaced most traditional means of raising funds like door-to-door appeals and telephone calls. It’s convenient, cost efficient and easy.

Here are 5 reasons why your NGO should give crowdfunding a try:

Raise funds, raise awareness

Many NGOs today are fighting battles which are significant yet obscure. If your NGO is facing a similar crisis, crowdfunding is the solution for you. This will allow your NGO to reach out to masses, build awareness and at the same time attract donations.

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For instance, Yuwa, an NGO raised funds to stop the heinous crimes of human trafficking and child marriage. This NGO has been fighting these evils through education and sports in Jharkhand since 2009. The girls supported by this NGO have been earning accolades in academics and sports, changing the perception and outlook of their communities. Due to crowdfunding the cause got a lot of support and most importantly visibility.

Find Your Supporters

Everybody has causes which are close to their hearts, issues they feel strongly about and movements they want to be a part of. And online crowdfunding is the best way to reach these potential donors.

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For instance, a Mumbai based NGO called Save our Strays had temporarily stopped their operations due to lack of funds. The NGO started a fundraiser and reached out to animal lovers through crowdfunding so they can start attending to animal rescue calls again – over 90 animal lovers contributed to raise Rs. 2,77,774 for the NGO.

Get Corporate Support

With the recent CSR guidelines mandating certain companies to dedicate 2% of their profits to CSR, many enterprises are constantly on the lookout for initiatives which can make a difference and are worth their contributions. This provides corporates with a chance to build their social brand gives NGOs a voice and easy access to funds!

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Umeed was launched by Jasmeet Singh Gandhi, for Udbhav School, run by the IIMAAA charitable trust. He, along with a few others, cycled 1,000 km from Mumbai to Telangana to raise funds and awareness for the school. Later, RBL bank decided to match every donation with an equal amount from their CSR funds. A total of Rs.14, 42,466 was raised for Udbhav School due to RBL’s CSR promotion.

Gain Supporters’ Trust

Many people want to support good causes but get paranoid about donating money, fearing fraud. Online crowdfunding allows campaigners to reach out to their donors keeping them abreast with how the funds are being used and to what extent has the target been achieved.

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An example of this is the fundraiser launched by Bandipur Reserve Foundation, an NGO raising funds to help the Forest Guards fight the fire which had broken out in Bandipur Tiger Reserve. The donations are being directed towards taking care of the basic food and medicine requirements of around 600 guards and locals who are working tirelessly to contain the forest fire. What makes this process even more transparent is that every person who contributes to this fundraiser will get a certificate in their name, along with their donation being fully tax exempt. This instills trust in the donor who is then willing to make more generous donations and also encourage their friends and family to do the same.

It’s Fun!

Crowdfunding is all about raising funds, building awareness… and having fun! For instance, Bal Asha an NGO dedicated towards collaborating with the local governments to reunite abandoned children with their biological parents, raised Rs. 1, 63,625 from 53 supports using crowdfunding.

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Their volunteer Pratik took on the challenge of participating in a half marathon for the cause… wearing a tutu! As intended his non-traditional running attire grabbed eyeballs and funds poured into be used by Bal Asha to nurture the children in their ward such as food, healthcare, physical therapy, etc.

Thus crowdfunding helps your NGO build its brand equity, raise awareness and most importantly raise funds. The donors can contribute using a variety of secure payment options, as per their comfort, and are assured of their contributions reaching their cause.

If you’d like to discuss the plans you have this year, you can write to info@ketto.org or get in touch with us on Facebook and Twitter.