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Sangeeta S. Thakral Head of Communication & marketing
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The double benefits of giving

March2Give creative-03 A common trend is observed in the country during the last quarter of every financial year - the salaried class, upper middle class and elite class rushing to ‘invest’ in charitable causes in order to save tax. While these people stand to benefit from minimising tax deductions, it throws up a philanthropic question – is India ready to give genuinely for the good of the nation, without any strings attached? Perhaps if people were presented…

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Posted on : December 19, 2015
Sangeeta S. Thakral Head of Communication & marketing
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Online Giving Landscape In India: Towards a Paradigm Shift

Post_4 Over the recent decades, the giving landscape has undergone great change. Online donations have gradually paved their way into the giving scenario and have become an intrinsic part of the life-changing work done by NGOs. The digital sphere now offers an additional platform to the NGO sector for not only increasing engagement with potential donors but also securing funds strategically. The key to raising more money for various causes in India i…

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Posted on : December 15, 2015
Peter ter Weeme Founder, Ethica Strategy
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Raising the Bar on Online Giving in India

Post5 It’s no secret that India is undergoing a significant transformation in the charitable/NGO space. This is being driven by a range of factors: the growth of the middle class, the recent “two percent” CSR regulations, more scrutiny of international NGOs by the Centre and, last but not least, the ongoing evolution of technology. Those of us in the voluntary sector know that many charitable organisations in the country are struggling with bu…

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Posted on : September 10, 2015
Vinod Pandey Team Leader- Programs
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An inclusive city begins with not just toilets, but good toilets!

Toilet_artwork2_low_res “An inclusive city is one that values all people and their needs equally.”* For any city to be inclusive, there needs to be ‘urine/potty parity’, that is, a sufficient number of toilets for all, including women and disabled citizens. The government, local bodies and agencies responsible for building a city’s infrastructure should consider this very crucial aspect while planning public spaces. The health of a city is inextricably link…

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Posted on : June 23, 2015
Namrata Jaitili Head of Programmes
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The Curse of Child Labour

Young street vendor with smoke, Varanasi Benares India Children are the greatest gift to humanity and hold the future of our country in their little hands. It’s horrifying that one out of every seven children around the world today is a child labourer. In India, child labour and slavery are still pernicious problems to reckon with. A considerable number of children work in factories, sew our clothes, cobble our shoes, clean our toilets, dig mine and fight wars. And these are just a few occupations …

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Posted on : June 12, 2015
Vinod Pandey Team Leader- Programs
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Menstruation Counts

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA During my days in school, I had a huge affinity for science, especially biology but could not completely comprehend the concept of the ‘menstrual cycle’. I grew up in a conservative society where ‘menstruation’ and ‘sanitary pads’ have never resonated outside the four walls. Although times have changed now and some of us like to claim that we live in a modern society, yet an extremely vital aspect of a woman’s health is treated as…

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Posted on : June 1, 2015
Namrata Jaitili Head of Programmes
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Road to redemption – Help Nepal rise again

Nepal-new-earthquake It takes just a few minutes, sometimes seconds, to lose everything in your life – family, friends, property hard-earned investments and sometimes, life itself. More than 7,500 people died in the earthquake in Nepal. To think that the final figure may cross 10,000 shows us how we are all on shaky ground. The impact is much bigger than the official death toll pegged at 7,500 as on 5 May 2015. This devastating earthquake has killed the hopes of…

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Posted on : May 7, 2015
Meenakshi Batra Chief Executive
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Thrilled to announce launch of new website

IMG_6399 Before I talk further about our redesigned website. I would like to thank our partners Amazon India, Coca Cola, HCCBPL, Aircel, Walmart and esteemed board members for coming together to celebrate the launch of our much anticipated redesigned website. Welcome to our redesigned site www.cafindia.org !! After serving more than 17 years in the non-profit sector, we thought that it was time to revamp the old website and replace it with a more fit-…

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Posted on : May 2, 2015
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