You can set up Wish Trees at corporates, schools, colleges, apartments/housing societies, malls, hotel lobbies or even in hospitals. Put down your funding needs in the form of “wishes” varying from Rs50 to Rs5000 (depending on the audience), and have a volunteer or staff from your team next to the tree, to accept the donations and answer any queries that donors have.
You can set up small booths in schools, colleges, corporate lobbies, petrol pumps, malls and apartments and interact directly with givers, which may not be possible with just a collection box. The booths are similar to election booths and can solve three purposes: awareness about your work, collection in cash or kind, and direct interaction with the givers.
You fundraise throughout the year. But #DaanUtsav can be a good opportunity for you to reach out to your volunteers and corporate partners to conduct fundraising campaigns (online or offline). Many crowdfunding platforms run special contests or events for NGOs during #DaanUtsav and offer prizes, matches and more.
Cloth For Work
Every year, Goonj organises Vastrasamman, a nation-wide campaign to collect old clothes, toys, books, stationery, shoes and other material, to be provided through the “Cloth for work” programme, to the rural poor, maintaining their dignity. Lacs of people donate materials to the campaign.
Swatantra Talim in Lucknow organised different initiatives on each day of #DaanUtsav 2016. Volunteers reached out to underprivileged children through storytelling and other learning activities throughout the Week
Vidyaranya celebrated Halli Habba, a “village festival” in Bangalore in 2015, raising money for a cause through the process. People donated to participate, and got to experience village life for a day, by doing activities like drawing water from a well, milking cattle, etc.
- Ideas for NGOs
- Sachin #HappyDot Poster Designs – Please don’t edit these posters in any way.
- #DaanUtsav Social Media Toolkit
- #DaanUtsav Logo – Please don’t edit this logo in any way
- #DaanUtsav Logo in Various Regional Languages
- Joy Cards
- #DaanUtsav Stories of Giving
- #DaanUtsav Ads- Collection
- #DaanUtsav Posters – Collection
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