The 5th GiveIndia First Givers Club Summit in Mumbai saw over 140 philanthropists engaged in a private interaction today. The audience comprised professionals from different sectors including corporates, private equity funds, law and consulting firms. The highlight of the summit was a 30 minute private interaction with Bill Gates, facilitated by Amit Chandra (MD, Bain Capital).
The Summit also included a panel discussion where Ashish Dhawan, R Sundar and Zia Mody shared their giving experiences and lessons learnt from them. Philanthropists from Dasra, Caring Friends, Samhita and Social Venture Partners also joined the meeting in a rare show of active collaboration between nonprofits working in the philanthropy space.
About GiveIndiaGiveIndia is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to helping people support a cause of their choice from approximately 200 NGOs. It’s a “philanthropy exchange” that does a thorough due diligence on NGOs of a wide range of causes (viz. children, education, environment, health, human rights, employment, disability, elderly, women, and youth) and lists them on www.GiveIndia.org for the public to choose and donate to. Founded by Venkat Krishnan N in 2000, GiveIndia was launched with a mission to create a culture of giving in India. It has three primary fundraising models – Payroll Giving Program, Online and Retail giving and HNI Giving.
About First Giver’s ClubThe First Givers Club is a unique concept started with an aim of building a unique and enriching platform of people looking to make a significant contribution to development in India. The intent of creating such a platform is to enable meaningful dialogue through a consistent process of shared inputs and suggestions leading to a step change in philanthropy. Till date, First Givers Club has channeled 29 crores since its inception in 2010.