There are millions of children in need of care and protection in India ALONE. Children who end up living broken or institutionalised lives, with limited support systems, positive role models or opportunities. And when these children leave shelters, they are often crushed in the unforgiving gears of a system that breeds more poverty and suffering. The sad truth is that few people are aware of the scale and depth of this problem and there’s not enough funding to turn things around.
CFR (Community Fundraising) is the most cost efficient way to raise money, compared to other ways of fundraising. Other forms of funding typically come with hidden agendas, while also being unable to cope with the kind of rapid change we are going through. With more than 4000 of us working together, CFR has the greatest potential to cover all operating costs.
Why we prioritise CFR over other Funding Streams?
Here’s a quick reminder of the value of raising funds from our friends and families rather than institutions
For those of you who need more than just the cause to get you going, here’s some insights into what participating meaningfully in CFR can do for you personally. The main point is that this isn’t just about CFR itself. The experience and skills you’ll build are fully transferable and life valuable too.
Expenditures for the year 2015-16
88% of our total expenditure went towards execution of our four major programmes. We invested significantly in our programmes to increase quality of impact and the scale of our operations within our existing shelters. We follow international industry standard GAAP guidelines with respect to admin costs and allocation of salaries and overheads to projects based on actual effort and time spent on execution of the projects. The complete audited financial statements are available on our website.
For every INR100 raised by MAD,INR94 isspent on programme expenses. Our focus on a volunteer based delivery model for our programmes allows us to be considerably more cost efficient than comparable organizations.Our volunteer model ensuresthat our delivery costsareapproximately1/10thofan equivalent employee based model.
Here’s the latest Annual Report with everything you need to know about MAD, what we do, our impact, how we spent our money, and where we’re going in the next few years.
Accountability & Transparency
Conducted by an independent external agency to ensure compliance with industry regulations.
Budgets for every activity are submitted separately using Salesforce, and are monitored by at least two approvers.
We ensure monthly reviews of financial reports in order to evaluate performance and identify variances.
Here’s the order of priority in terms of type of donation, and why
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Here’s are the details on the different ways people can donate to MAD.
Note : NACH is only applies for Indian Donors holding Indian bank accounts.
Note: You can hand over Cash/NACH/ Cheque collected by you to your city Finance Fellow. Please ensure all donation details EXCEPT NACH are donuted without fail.
Here’s everything you need to know about tax breaks for Indian and Foreign Donors.
Here’s a few key things to remember.