ABOUT THE AWARDS
India NGO Awards were instituted in 2006, with an aim to advance the country's non-profit sector by promoting financial and organisational sustainability and strengthening community support of civil society. A joint initiative of the Resource Alliance and The Nand & Jeet Khemka Foundation, the Awards seek to:
Promote good standards and practices in resource mobilisation, accountability and transparency.Recognise and celebrate excellence in the non-profit sector.Identify and strengthen successful resource mobilisation practices.Create examples and inspiration for other non-profit organisations and promote cross-regional learning.Promote the overall credibility of the non-profit sector for long term sustainability.
All organisations registered in India as Trusts, Societies and Section 25 companies that have been working for a minimum of 5 years towards social and environmental transformation are eligible to enter.
Organisations that propagate political or religious doctrines are excluded from participation.
NGOs from all over India are invited to enter the competition. Based on their locations, entries received will be classified into 4 regions - north, south, east and west.
NGOs can apply under one of three categories, based on their annual budget for 2007-08:
Small : Annual budget of under Rs 50 lakh.Medium : Annual budget between Rs 50 lakh and Rs 5 crore.Large : Annual budget over Rs 5 crore.
Three finalists per category will be selected from each region and invited to the final National Award ceremony in New Delhi, where one winner will be announced in each category.
The three national winners in each category will receive a trophy and cash prize of Rs 4,00,000/- each.Profiles of the national and regional finalists will be published in a casebook, which will be distributed across the country.All applicants will be invited to participate in customised workshops on resource mobilisation and related areas.Regional finalists will participate in platforms to engage with potential donors.
Organisations will be evaluated on:
Effective and sustainable mobilisation of resources from the local community.Demonstration of efficient management of resources, good governance practices, transparency and accountability.Impact of services provided to the community.
Applicants meeting the criteria will be shortlisted for a site visit by a team of assessors in each region.
Deadline for submission of application is Saturday, October 4, 2008. Applicants must submit entries by email (preferred) to email@example.com or by post to: Regional Program Officer The Resource Alliance B-4/143, Safdarjung Enclave New Delhi 110 029 Tel: 011-41354766
To download brochure or learn more about the Award please visit http://www.resource-alliance.org/documents/india_ngo_awards_2008_brochure_.pdf
By submitting an entry, NGOs agree that the information and materials provided may be used in future promotions for the Award, or any other event or publication produced by the Resource Alliance or The Nand & Jeet Khemka Foundation. For more information and to download application forms, please visit www.resource-alliance.org
The Nand & Jeet Khemka Foundation: The Nand & Jeet Khemka Foundation is a private, independent Indian foundation whose mission is to develop and promote institutions and initiatives that make a substantial impact on poverty, deprivation and disempowerment of the human and natural environment through an approach which is long term, strategic and leveraged. For more information on The Nand and Jeet Khemka Foundation, please visit www.khemkhafoundation.org
The Resource Alliance: The Resource Alliance is an international not-for-profit working globally to build the capacity of civil society organisations towards greater financial sustainability. This is done through workshops, seminars, accredited courses that are run in partnership with business schools and consulting and advisory services. Headquartered in London, the organisation has offices in Malaysia, India and Uganda with additional staff members in Brazil, Argentina and Prague. For more information on the work of the Resource Alliance, please visit www.resource-alliance.org
Grant Thornton: Grant Thornton International is one of the six largest global accountancy organisations and currently employs over 28,000 personnel in over 500 offices in 80 countries with combined revenues exceeding US$ 3.5 billion. The Grant Thornton India practice was established in 1935 in New Delhi and is one of the oldest and most reputed accountancy firms in India. Grant Thornton India is also a leading Audit, Tax and Advisory Firm, helping Indian business owners and entrepreneurs with international ambitions. The Firm presently employs over 700 personnel out of its offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Gurgaon and Pune. For more information on Grant Thornton India, please visit www.wcgt.in
Credibility Alliance: Credibility Alliance is a consortium of voluntary organisations committed towards enhancing accountability and transparency in the voluntary sector through good governance. It is an initiative that emerged from within the sector and was registered in May 2004 as an independent, not-for-profit organisation after an extensive consultative process over a period of two years involving thousands of voluntary organisations from all over India. For more information, please visit www.credall.org
S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai: Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan's S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) is rated amongst the top ten B-Schools in the country with the learning process focused on inculcating in participants sensitivity to the real world issues and an ability to become the leaders in their chosen fields. The Institute's Centre for Development of Corporate Citizenship (DOCC) was established with an objective based on SPJIMR's philosophy of "Value Based Growth" and "Influencing Practice." More information on SPJIMR is available on www.spjimr.org
COVA, Hyderabad: Confederation of Voluntary Association is a national network dedicated to communal harmony, peace and social justice, using development as a strategy to bridge differences between communities and to bring them together. Headquartered in Hyderabad, COVA works in Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. For more information on COVA, please visit www.covanetwork.org
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