How can we create an interest platform to identify & engage champions, donors & volunteers to raise money & awareness?

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Project Title:

How can we create an interest platform to identify & engage champions, donors & volunteers to raise money & awareness?


Project Participants:

Chandra sekhar, Sumathy K, V Kailash, N Vijay, Parvathi, Asna, Sushmeetha, Rajendra, Manasi, Lalita, Ullas Kamath, Narayan, Kinjal, Malavika, Shubendu, Izaaz, Abdul

NGO Project Lead:


Technologist Project Lead:

Shrinath & Hanny

Project Presenter:

Kinjal & Chandra

Group Number:


Problem Set Format

Problem sets and solutions provide a method that details everything you need to get support to a critical problem to which an NGO or a grassroots organization faces.

  • Identifying key stake holders
    • Volunteers
    • Donors
    • Champions
  • Create a platform to regularly engage with them and retain them.

Summary of the Problem

This is a description of the problem situation. What kind of people mission better if this problem is solved?

  1. How do we connect/maintain our donors/volunteers database?
  2. What are the best ways to engage the volunteers/donors/champions?
  3. What are the best practices used across other organizations?
  4. How do we raise awareness / contributions through them?
  5. What are the review processes in place?

Summary of the Proposed Solution

This should provide an outline of the basic need that would solve the above problem.

  1. Use online tools to manage
  2. Donor engagement –
  • a. Wishing on their important dates
  • b. Invitation to specific events such as project/day or annual days
  • c. Interactions with beneficiaries
  • d. Ask the donors to retweet
  • e. Identify ways to engage with them

Other ideas

  • A photo story
  • Donors talking directly to the beneficiaries
  • Champion for the cause
  • Social good summit -

Technology to Solve the Problem

Areas of technology that you believe have the potential to solve this problem? (eg mobile devices, social networks, geospatial technology, etc.). As the proposed solution could be used?

  1. Donor/volunteer management
  • a. Civicrm – a free source
  • b. Salesforce – providing free 10 licenses for NPOs
  • c. Mailchimp – standard email templates and tracker - free for 2000 email ID’s
  • d. Rapportive – to identify people by looking in other platforms like fb, google chrome plugin
  • e. Hootsuite - To schedule posts in facebook and twitter
  • f. Facebook/google/yahoo groups
  • g. – you have voluteers to work on voluntary
  • h. Ivolunteer – volunteer database organization
  • i. Yousee – donations to other NGOs and working on post pay model
  • j. – random hacks of kindness – support organizations technologically

Existing solutions or relevant links

What other information could help technologists working on this idea?

  1. Funding organizations
  • a. Give India NGO
    • i. Online registration and support
    • ii. Prizes during Joy of giving week
  • b. Caf - Charity aid foundation

Follow-on Actions

Once a potential solution has been developed, what is your plan of action to implement it? Should arise as a series of steps and goals, preferably together with actions assigned to a specific group of people.

Adapt appropriate technology to address our problems (CIVICRM, Mailchimp, HOOTSUITE)

  • Create a database of stakeholders and load it into a software platform
  • Identify communication channels appropriate each stakeholder
  • Use that platform to regularly engage with them

Identifying and rallying around a common cause

(NDTV – Save the tiger (our eg., school, water))

  • Identify fellow NGOs working on similar cause
  • Identify champions
  • Mobilize stakeholders around the cause in different forum

Tap into volunteering networks

  • Fellowships for specific problems – Organizations
  • Student networks – Schools, colleges
  • Micro tasking volunteering
  • Fun events for fundraising

Other Ideas

  • How do we create corporate, students champions and what do we get out of them
    • Volunteers – using them for a defined task and time bound
    • Volunteer incubation – selection of volunteers with pre defined criteria
    • Designing the task with the volunteer
  • Fundraising success stories?
    • Online website – Give India Org
    • To reach out to new contacts through events
      • Eg., Comedy show – sold tickets
    • Retention of donors
      • Customized pictures and updates on fb, twitter
    • Raising from Government – doing a government project
    • Approaching Alumni of key employees
    • Save 1 re per day from students chapters
    • Raising through memberships
    • Foundations and grants,
    • Alumni network of people in NGOs
  • Fellowships
    • On websites, documentation, impact assessment
    • Organizations providing fellowships
      • Villgro
      • TISS
      • NSS
      • SP Jain
      • IB Schools
      • Idex fellowships
      • AIESEC
      • Harvard and Oxford students
      • AIF (American Indian foundation)
    • ATMA Mumbai – Assists NGOs in capacity building. Based in Mumbai
  • Interface between online and offline action
  • How do we target college passouts, parents?
  • How do we involve everyone in networking and fund raising?
  • Recognition & brownies for donors, key volunteers