FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Ashish Shah, Community Relations Director, Indiaspora
Phone: (312) 203-5418
Gabrielle Trippe, Philanthropy Initiatives Manager, Indiaspora
Phone: (917) 708-1696
Indiaspora hosted its annual Philanthropy Summit at Georgetown University October 2
Two key initiatives announced: ChaloGive, a weeklong giving initiative by the Indian diaspora Oct. 2-8, and a philanthropy alliance of India-focused NGOs
WASHINGTON, DC, USA — Indiaspora hosted its second annual Indiaspora Philanthropy Summit at Georgetown University October 2.
This action-oriented all-day Summit of 100 participants brought together philanthropists, business executives, academics, policy experts, students and leaders of the Indian diaspora for thought-provoking conversations on various aspects of philanthropy.
The Summit included two key announcements: the launch of ChaloGive, an inaugural online giving campaign from Oct 2 to Oct 8 created to encourage higher levels of giving by the Indian diaspora, and the formation of a new collaborative alliance of India-focused NGOs in the U.S.
The grassroots ChaloGive initiative focuses on individual giving by the Indian diaspora to 21 nonprofits that are making an impact in India through its online platform ChaloGive.org.
The campaign was inspired in part by the success of Giving Tuesday in the US as well as the week-long Daan Utsav campaign in India, which also has gained considerable traction, and coincides with the 150th anniversary of “Mahatma” Gandhi’s birth October 2.
The second announcement was the formation of the India Philanthropy Alliance, a new collaborative effort of 11 nonprofits that raised $125 million last year, much of it in the United States, to support high-impact philanthropy in India.
Other discussions throughout the day centered around collective impact among non-profit organizations, as well as a broad range of topics such as climate change, strategic philanthropic giving, the power of retail giving, the culture of corporate social responsibility, and arts education in philanthropy.
To see the full agenda, visit here.
Indiaspora (www.indiaspora.org) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization established to transform the success of the Indian diaspora into meaningful impact worldwide. Their members are global leaders from diverse backgrounds and professions that work to build stronger communities at home and abroad, with a shared culture of strategic giving and inspiring social change.
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