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India NGO Awards (28 Feb)

India NGO Awards

The India NGO Awards is a unique, national competition that aims to celebrate and reward the best non-governmental and non-profit organisations by showcasing examples of best practice and successful resource mobilisation. The awards focus on professional management, innovation in local resource mobilisation, and the effectiveness of the organisation’s activities in improving the lives of the people they serve. Initially launched in partnership with the Nand & Jeet Khemka Foundation, the 2009-2011 India NGO Awards programme is a joint venture between the Resource Alliance and the Rockefeller Foundation

The awards were instituted in 2006 to recognise and congratulate those organisations that have demonstrated best practices in creative resourcing, financial management, governance and impact in the community.

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from across India are encouraged to send in their entries under one of the three categories, based on their annual budget (income) for 2010-11.
Categories

Small - annual budget less than Rs 1 crore
Medium - annual budget between Rs 1 - 5 crores
Large - annual budget over Rs 5 crores.

Criteria

Organisations will be evaluated on the effective and sustainable mobilisation of resources, the demonstration of efficient management of resources, good governance practices, transparency and accountability, and the impact of their work in bringing about tangible benefits to its target communities.
Benefits

The three national winners in each category will receive a trophy and cash prize of Rs 4,00,000/- to be used 'to strengthen their internal systems and processes
All Regional Finalists will be profiled in a casebook, which will be widely disseminated
All Regional Finalists will be mentored by TIE members (corporate entrepreneurs who lend their expertise to helping NGOs)
All applicants will be invited to participate in customised workshops on resource mobilisation and related areas.

[for 2011 the deadline is 29 Feb]
http://www.resource-alliance.org/pages/en/india-ngo-awards.html