I was aware of the drought in parts of the country and had read about the farmers’ suicide rates on social media. One month ago, I noticed a tweet by one of the BitGiving team members on what individuals could do to help raise funds for NGOs working in this area.
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 ThinkSharp Foundation believes that every child has a right for better education and that they should have opportunity to access what they deserve. StudyMall – Its more than just a Library was started to reach out to maximum number of children in rural parts of Maharashtra.
Their team is a bunch of young, passionate individuals, from different professional backgrounds, but all coming from rural areas. They wanted to give back to society by working to improve the educational infrastructure in terms of academic development, career options, personal growth and skills in rural parts.
It all started off as tweets from the Indian Ice Hockey team asking for support to compete internationally. The hashtag #SupportIceHockey gained momentum, and support started pouring in. This then turned into a superb crowd-funding campaign, where over 300 people contributed, and helped the Indian Ice Hockey team compete in the Asian Championship in Kuwait.
A tête-à-tête with the Ice Hockey team reveals their experience as first time crowd-funders, and tips you can keep in mind while building your super awesome campaign.
“With the mountains in my blood, I had an epiphany while on a hike through the Himalaya. It was time to see my dream of standing on top of the world finally realised.”, says Kuntal Joisher a software engineer.
Kuntal had a dream for climbing the highest mountain range from a very young age and after 6 years of training he decided to summit the Everest.