Multiply The Joy Of Giving This Daan Utsav Through Our Crowdfunding Contest

At, giving is a constant. We celebrate the Joy of Giving everyday, with every new fundraiser that gets created, with every new contribution that is made and with every campaigner who is able to save a life or fund a project with the unmatchable generosity of thousands.

And yet, Daan Utsav is special to us.

It is a festival, a week, where we can share our passion towards giving with the entire nation. Where we see people and organisations come together to make a real difference for various causes.

Celebrate The 9th Annual Daan Utsav On Impact Guru!
From 15 September 2017 - 15 October 2017

When it comes to giving, we are greedy. Which is why we have extended a week's festival to a month on Impact Guru. Our Daan Utsav Crowdfunding Contest offers you a chance to choose from multiple organisations and causes to support a cause that is close to your heart.

Started in 2009, #DaanUtsav (earlier called the Joy of Giving Week) is India's 'festival of giving'. Since its launch 8 years ago, Daan Utsav has grown manifold to establish itself as India's central philanthropic festival. A week long event, the festival officially starts on 2nd Oct and ends on the 8th of same month. It engages and motivates people from all walks of life to step forth and create a change in the lives of others. Last year, more than 5 million people in more than 110 cities across the country celebrated #DaanUtsav by organising events and launching fundraisers to help their favourite causes.

A lot of NGOs have set up online crowdfunding campaigns to raise funds for their projects on To enable all the registered NGOs and causes attain maximum impact we give donors an extended opportunity of a month to support organisations by involving their friends and family.

Our top #DaanUtsav Fundraisers



  • Fundraiser that raises the highest amount - $ 694
  • Fundraiser with the highest INR donations - $ 347*
  • Fundraiser with the highest GlobalGiving API driven donations - $ 347**
  • Raffle Prizes***

We also have exciting Raffle prizes***:

  • Get featured on "Trending Fundraisers" on the Impact Guru Homepage for a week
  • Free fundraising consultation by experts at GlobalGiving
  • Free video created by Impact Guru's in-house team on your NGOs work

* A donor is considered "Indian" if the transaction is completed from a credit / debit card issued by an Indian bank or via netbanking or via through an Indian bank, or an Indian wallet.

** For those NGOs that are a part of our GlobalGiving Partnership to provide UK/US tax benefits.

*** Only NGOs that raise more than Rs.50,000 will be eligible for the Raffle prize. The first raffle ticket will be generated at Rs. 50,000. Once you cross that mark, one ticket will be generated for every Rs. 5000 raised after that till 15 October 11:59 pm IST.

#GivingTuesday Offer!

The NGO that raises the highest amount of funds on Giving Tuesday (3rd October 2017 from 12am to 11: 59 pm) as part of the crowdfunding contest on Impact Guru will win:
  • A social media shout out from Impact Guru
  • A month of free fundraising on Impact Guru in 2018

Rules of Registration:

  • To avail all the benefits including training tools and prizes, NGOs must first register themselves here.
  • All registrations must be completed on or before 14th September 11:59 pm IST.
  • NGOs that have already participated in our NGO Impact Challenge Month don't need to register again for Daan Utsav. Just give us a call or send us an email on to activate your fundraiser.
  • All NGOs must submit Section 12A and 80G certificates in order to raise funds. If an NGO wishes to raise foreign funds, an FCRA certificate must be submitted too.
  • The fundraising event starts on 15th September 2017 for a period of one month till 15th October 2017.
  • Benefits and prizes are applicable only on the funds raised through Impact Guru within the duration mentioned.
  • Please read our Terms and Conditions thoroughly.

In case of any query or difficulty, please call + 91-9168907989 or drop us an email at

Terms and Conditions - Daan Utsav NGO contest:

For Prizes :

  • All prizes will be decided based on data between 12:01 am India Standard Time on September 15th and 11:59 pm India Standard Time on October 15th.
  • One NGO will be eligible for only one prize. If the NGO qualifies for two prizes, they will be awarded the one with the higher amount.
  • Impact Guru and GlobalGiving reserves the right to make final decisions on the allocation of all Prizes.
  • Raffle prizes will be decided as per a lucky draw from the tickets generated.
  • Prize winners will be announced a week after the contest ends.

For Receiving Donations :

  • Donations made via credit card, debit card, net banking, or wallet, will be eligible for the fundraiser. Online donations made using credit / debit card / net banking must be made by the account holder.
  • For donations made via cheques the following need to be kept in mind:
    • Any cheques related to your fundraiser must be received at the Impact Guru Mumbai office in the and their PAN clearly written at the back of the cheque. The amounts will only be reflected on your fundraiser upon the clearing of your cheques.
    • Any cheques cleared after 11.59 PM on October 15 will not be considered for the prize.
    • Cheques received after 11.59 PM on October 10 will not considered for purposes of the contest prize.
    • Impact Guru reserves the right to include or exclude cheques based on operational considerations. Impact Guru reserves the right to make final decision in this matter.
  • Impact Guru Foundation is a registered nonprofit in India. Donations made towards Indian nonprofits on are eligible for 80G tax exemptions.

For Participation and Pricing :

By participating in this fundraising effort, you agree to the following:

  • Your NGO is compliant with all Applicable Laws in India while functioning as a NGO.
  • Your NGO will provide accurate information of its activities to Impact Guru for the purpose of listing the details of the NGO on the Website and provides updated information to Impact Guru, about the NGO and/ or its activities, on a timely basis
  • You will pay the following Service charges:
    • For NGOs with FCRA, GlobalGiving's 15% fulfilment fee will be applicable to this fundraiser or its Bonus Prizes.
    • For all NGOs Impact Guru charges an 8.5% transaction and platform fee on all donations. GST of 18% is also applicable will be charged as extra on the aggregate transaction and platform fees.
    • This fee covers all transactional charges such as payment gateway fees, as well as helps cover the costs we incur to market your fundraisers, provide you with fundraising training and tools, and enhance our online technology platform to help you get more donations.
    • The transaction and platform fees don't apply to the prize amounts.
    • An international wire fee (charged as per actual) will apply per fundraiser if foreign currency has been collected. Additional currency exchange fees may also apply.
    • Please note that all donations are final. GlobalGiving or Impact Guru cannot change the time date, or status of a donation after it is processed for any reason.
  • In the event that you receive a donation directly into your bank accounts by any individual, organization, or corporate due to the efforts of Impact Guru due to applicable laws or policies of any individual or organization or corporate, then Impact Guru will send you an invoice of its service charges, which must be settled within 1 week of the date of such invoice.
  • Incentives or rewards, if any, promised to the donors by the NGO or campaigner, as part of the fundraiser are fulfilled in a timely manner;
    • NGO will prepare and submit a report regarding the utilization of the funds received in each fundraiser to Impact Guru within 3-4 months from the date the money is received by NGO and hereby gives Impact Guru the right to share the report with the donors of the relevant fundraiser;
  • Only online donations made through will be counted. Donations through,, or through any associated platform (ex. Benevity) will NOT be counted.