Hemophilia Federation of India selected as finalists for The Resource Alliance India NGO Award 2012/13

Hemophilia Federation of India selected as finalists for The Resource Alliance India NGO Award 2012/13

New Delhi.  The Resource Alliance India released today the list of finalists competing for the India NGO Awards 2012/13. Regarded as the most coveted award in the social sector, the India NGO Awards is a unique, national competition that aims to celebrate and reward the best non-governmental and non-profit organizations who have demonstrated best practices in creative & successful resource mobilization, financial management, governance and impact on the community. The India NGO Awards now in their seventh year is organized by the Resource Alliance and jointly supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and EdelGive Foundation.

Over 270 NGOs from all over the country competed in three different categories based on their annual budget, Hemophilia Federation of India, New Delhi has been selected as one the finalists for India NGO Award 2012/13 over the annual budget of Rs. 5crore by the Resource Alliance for their effort in standing with the people and children suffering from Hemophilia and providing them must needed treatment to protect against the problem.

Surat Sandhu, Chair, the Resource Alliance India said, “NGOs in India are doing an exemplary job and this award was instituted to give them the much needed recognition that they so truly deserve. It’s indeed heartening to see that NGO’s have made a tremendous impact in bringing about tangible benefits to their target communities. However, it’s essential that NGOs are equipped with the strategy; skills and knowledge that will help them build fundraising capacities and improve long-term financial sustainability. How to raise funds and remain sustainable is a dilemma faced by most Indian NGOs today. This is where Resource Alliance steps in as a trusted intermediary”.

In total 13 NGOs have been selected as finalist and they  will be profiled in a casebook and film, which will be disseminated at the Awards ceremony and through the Resource Alliance website and other social media and will also be offered 10 days of one to one mentoring to strengthen their internal system and processes

About Hemophilia Federation of India

Hemophilia Federation India (HFI) was established on 24th November 1983 at New Delhi with the initiative of Mr Ashok Bahadur Verma, a small business man born with sever hemophilia A., in the presence of Prof. Mannucci and Rev Allen Tanner, then Chairman of World Federation of Hemophilia and other PWH and family members from India.

Before the formation of HFI, Hemophilia Society Kerala (formed in 1981 by Mr. George A Tharakan), and Hemophilia Society Calcutta (11 Sept 1983) were existing. Delhi chapter was the first chapter at local level formed in 1987 started functioning. With those three chapters having 250 numbers of PWHs, HFI started moving forward. Mr Verma travelled around the country with the objectives of meeting the doctors, locate the PWH families and motivate them to form a chapter in each city.

For more information log onto www.hemophilia.in

About The Resource Alliance

The Resource Alliance works with not-for-profit organisations around the world to help them build their financial sustainability by building skills, knowledge and promoting excellence within civil society. An international charity headquartered in London with regional offices in India and Uganda, they aim to be the global network for fundraising, resource mobilisation and philanthropy. Their network of NGO leaders, fundraisers, governments, funders, academics and development practitioners stretches all the way around the world.

The Reliance Alliance hosts workshops and conferences that bring together fundraisers from around the world, providing them with unparalleled learning and networking. It has a 12 year history of organising the IWRM and is widely recognised as the leading training for building the fundraising capacity of non-profit organisations in the emerging economies.  The IWRM Asia 2013 will be held on 20-23 August in Jaipur (Rajasthan).

For more information, log onto www.resource-alliance.org

About EdelGive Foundation

EdelGive Foundation is the philanthropic initiative of Edelweiss Capital Limited, one of India’s leading and fastest growing diversified financial services firms. The Foundation provides strategic direction to the philanthropic activities of Edelweiss, its employees, clients and associates.

EdelGive’s key priority is to create educational and livelihood opportunities for under-privileged youth. This is achieved by bringing an investment banking and venture capital approach to the social sector. By using the human, financial and intellectual resources from their parent company, Edelweiss, EdelGive Foundation aims to enrich and broaden the impact of entrepreneurial activities of non-profits in India.  To learn more about the EdelGive Foundation, please visit www.edelgive.org

About The Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation was established in 1913 and has sought to identify and attack at their source the underlying causes of human suffering. The Foundation pioneered the frontier of global philanthropy and continues to find and fund solutions to many of the world’s most intractable challenges. The foundation works bot6h within the United States and around the world. The Rockefeller Foundation funds a portfolio of linked initiatives. Individually, and together, they draw on the foundation’s deep-seated commitments to nurture innovation, build individual and institutional capital, pioneer new fields, expand access to and distribution of resources, and ultimately generate sustainable impact.