If you’re a Dilliwallah or an animal-lover, it would be a crime not knowing what Friendicoes is.
Being the largest and the oldest animal shelter in Delhi, Friendicoes is home to over 500 dogs, cats, horses and elephants. You see a stray dog in pain, you call Friendicoes. Your pet needs help at an odd hour, you call Friendicoes. That is the legacy this much-loved shelter has.
When we heard about the Super Sniffers, our entire team was excited with the idea of fundraising for them. We immediately reached out to Soha, and she happily agreed to be a part of this campaign.
WWF-India’s Super Sniffer dogs are highly trained dogs who curb wildlife crime by nabbing poachers (how cool is that?).
Pavan Savant took the leap of faith. He left his corporate job with Tata Consultancies and jumped right into the social space. Leading the strategy team at Muktangan, Pavan was determined to raise funds for one Dell desktop that was needed in one of the schools in Mumbai. Little did he know that he would be able to raise funds not for just one desktop, but five of them.
The students pursuing their Post Graduate Program course in Development Management at SP Jain were thrown a challenge, aptly called the ‘Fundraising 2.0 Challenge’.
As part of the challenge, each of them had to set up crowdfunding campaigns to raise funds for their respective NGOs. One of the campaigns that stood out during this six weeks challenge was ‘Muktangan’.
India is currently undergoing a revolution which is unparalleled with the past. Starting up straight out of college is getting more acceptable and entrepreneurship is becoming a viable career path. The real startup push is coming from the colleges where students are starting up ventures for fun, learning (and of course the extra cash) in their early years in college.
“Can you join the team and be a part of the madness that is BitGiving?”
Unlike many who write out the pros and cons (just like Rachel), and weigh all their options before taking on a new job, I nose-dived into joining Team BitGiving. An hour-long interaction with Ishita and Ela is all that it took for me to decide that I wanted to be a part of their growing BitGiving family.