New Delhi: The Resource Alliance in association with The Rockefeller Foundation recently on August 5 felicitated the winners of India NGO Awards 2010. These are the most coveted awards in the social sector that honour Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) who have been adopting good standards and practices while implementing their programmes.

The India NGO Awards 2010 in the small category under which the budget of the NGO is below Rs 50 lakh per annum was jointly awarded to Development Association for Human Action (DEHAT) and Madhuram Narayanan Center for Exceptional Children. The award for the medium category which has NGOs with budgets between Rs 50 lakhs and Rs 5 crores went to The Pardada Pardadi Educational Society. The Akanksha Foundation received the award for the large category which includes NGOs with an annual budget over Rs 5 crore. Simultaneously, there was a special mention of Durbar Mahila Samanvaya Committee

“In the last 5 years we have, through the Awards, endeavoured to set benchmarks and best practices in the country and with the growing profile and popularity of the India NGO Awards we hope to see a more dynamic and sustainable sector in the coming years. Understanding that fundraising and philanthropy are two sides of the same coin, The Resource Alliance has been working for the last three decades on building fundraising capacities of civil society organisations and is now working with various stakeholders to create the right framework to inspire philanthropy for the wellbeing of its people”, said Ms. Neelam Makhijani, CEO, The Resource Alliance.
 
The Resource Alliance is an international charity headquartered in London whose mission is to be the global network for fundraising, resource mobilisation and philanthropy, building skills and knowledge and promoting excellence within civil society. The Resource Alliance also organises and runs the annual International Fundraising Congress (IFC), now in its 31st year, which brings together fundraising professionals from around the world.

The India NGO Awards were instituted by the Resource Alliance in 2006. The 2009-2011 Awards are supported by the Rockefeller Foundation. The Awards aim to advance the country's non-profit sector by promoting financial and organisational sustainability and strengthening community support of civil society and seek to promote good standards and practices in resource mobilisation, accountability and transparency.

The Rockefeller Foundation fosters innovative solutions to many of the world's most pressing challenges, affirming its mission, since 1913, to “promote the well-being” of humanity. Today, the Foundation works to ensure that more people can tap into the benefits of globalization while strengthening resilience to its risks. Foundation initiatives include efforts to mobilize an agricultural revolution in Sub-Saharan Africa, bolster economic security for American workers, inform equitable, sustainable transportation policies in the United States, ensure access to affordable and high-quality health systems in developing countries, accelerate the impact investing industry’s evolution, and develop strategies and services that help vulnerable communities cope with the impacts of climate change.  For more information, please visit www.rockefellerfoundation.org.


(JPN)