What is Giveaway?
GiveAway is an Indian public-benefit enterprise which has built a global crowdsourcing platform focused on channelising product donations to the needy.
We are a product based crowd funding space for social causes, mainly focused on providing access to online infrastructure to the deprived individuals and establishments. As a crowd funding platform our USP is our collaboration with varied corporates, bringing them onboard for the right campaigns.
What is Crowdsourcing and how does it work?
The term crowdfunding is defined as, “the process of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people, and especially from an online community, rather than from traditional employees or suppliers”.
At Giveaway, one can source donations in-kind for various social causes. Any organisation or an individual can become a verified entity with us, and can run their campaigns, inviting contributors across the globe.
What are the basics at Giveaway?
GiveAway basically has three main entities,
Corporates: Since, Giveaway is based on in-kind donations, we have successfully associated with different corporates across sectors, to efficiently materialise various contributions and to facilitate the fulfilment of campaigns.
Contributors: They are the individuals who contribute to various campaigns through their donations.
Campaigners: They are the Giveaway verified organisations and individuals who run various campaigns .
If you want to know more about how it works, try browsing around and looking at some of the projects on the site — you can start right here.
Can i raise products for individual campaigns ?
Yes, but each campaign needs to be scrutinised and approved by GiveAway.
Does GiveAway raise contributions and gives it to campaigners directly?
we only facilitate the contributions from the donor to the beneficiary via the corporate.
What will happen if my goal or requirement is not met?
Nothing to worry, whatever contributions made, will be definitely delivered to you within the stipulated time frame.
How can we send updates to our contributors?
We have given a communication window for the campaigner to give periodic updates to the donor.
Does giveaway charge our contributors?
No, We never charge our donors. Moreover, Giveaway is the only platform which charges neither the donor nor the beneficiary.
Is it possible for an individual to raise products for their initiative, apart from organisations?
Yes, Any registered individual can raise products at Giveaway through their own campaigns. Provided they get verified and approved by the platform. Also, their campaign details will also be thoroughly scrutinised.
Who can contribute to my initiative?
we are accepting contributions across the world.
Why should i use GiveAway ?
- We are the only product crowdsourcing platform in india, which facilitates contributions 'in-kind' to various welfare groups.
- Unlike other crowdfunding platforms, we charge neither the beneficiary nor the donor.
- We are the only platform which gives maximum creditbility for every paise spent on each campaign.
How do you verify the legitimacy of the campaigner?
We have various measures in place to ensure the legitimacy of the Campaigner. Most of the Campaigns at our platform are hosted by welfare organisations and individuals verified by Giveaway, thereby ensuring maximum credibility.
Will i get tax exemption for my contribution?
Since, we only facilitate the contributions 'in-kind', we dont offer any tax exemptions.
Does GiveAway accept international payment?
Yes, we do facilitate contributions through international payment.
Can i donate via Cash or Cheque?
No, we only accept digital payments.
How safe is it to make contribution on GiveAway ?
GiveAway has partnered with Razorpay, a highly secure payment gateway. We accept and validate internet payments via Credit Card, Debit Card, Net Banking and wallets.
How does the contribution reach the beneficiary?
Each contribution will be facilitated by GiveAway with the corresponding Corporate, which will deliver the products to the intended beneficiary.
What are the necessary needs and documents for an NGO to get verified by GiveAway?
GiveAway is very particular about the kind and current status of NGOs that wants to utilise the platform. There records will be thoroughly scrutinised by the GiveAway team.
They should also have the following documents:
- Pan Card/Incorporation Document/Trust and Society Deed/Registration Certificate
- 80G Registration Certificate(if applicable)
How to upload the documents?
You have to register at GiveAway. Once you login, you will find an option to upload your documents in your Profile page.
How to address issues regarding onboarding?
If you have any other queries, please mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also connect with us through our chat window support.