Small Wonders

5 Creative Fundraising Campaigns

INDIA’s tenth Daan Utsav just ended with tens of thousands of people celebrating the giving festival by donating their time, money, skills or even hugs.  As different kinds of donation campaigns flooded social media, the one thing that became clear was the need to stand out. The ease of electronic transactions has taken online fundraising…

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Prometheus Unbound: Fire And Optimism In India

By CHIDANAND RAJGHATTA —- EVEN in the United States, a country that’s no stranger to monumental acts of philanthropy, Azim Premji’s generous gift for primary education in India created a ripple, generating headlines such as “India’s Bill Gates donates $2 billion” and “India’s Warren Buffett…” Although the money went into a trust to fund education…

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Be Kind, It’s Natural

By AARTI MADHUSUDAN —- IT was 42 degrees. The sun was beating down with a vengeance at 12 noon. I was late to pick up my son from his playgroup. He was a two and a half year old reluctant nursery goer. I couldn’t run any faster from the end of the road where all…

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My Big Fat Charity Wedding

IN India,  weddings give us the opportunity to celebrate our culture through elaborate customs and rituals. We all know what wedding season really means though: extensive guest lists, extravagant jewellery, ornate venues and exorbitant amounts of food. Considering India hosts around 10million weddings annually and spends more than ₹100,000 crore on everything from invitations to honeymoons,…

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The Quiet Altruism Of George Michael

BRITISH singer songwriter, George Michael, who first made headlines as one-half of the teen duo Wham!, was one of the best-selling musical artists of all time and, apparently, a generous philanthropist. After his death late last year, many stories of George Michael’s charitable giving began to make headlines. A true altruist, he was intensely private…

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