the Mahindra Open Drive 2019?
Mahindra Open Drive 2019
(MOD) is a two-day festival for creating, celebrating and supporting
communities of people who are driven to do good by means of storytelling,
fundraising, entertainment, culture, and adventure. The event is scheduled to
take place in Goa on 8th and 9th November 2019.
the role of United Way Mumbai at the Mahindra Open Drive 2019?
As the official
philanthropy partner of the event, United Way Mumbai (UWM) enables the
participating charities to raise funds for the efforts made towards 6 critical
action points such as Education, Healthcare, Livelihood, Safety, Environment
and Rights & Inclusions. All funds raised through the Mahindra Open Drive
2019 are channelized through UWM, which is responsible for accounting and
providing tax exemption receipts to all donors.
How do I
get an invite to Mahindra Open Drive?
There are two ways to get
an invite for the festival –
What are the different kinds of invite packages?
There are three types of
an age restriction to the festival?
Mahindra Open Drive is open
for all. The purchase and consumption of alcohol products will be strictly
controlled at all times and will only be served to consumers over the age of
25. We will require government photo ID proof (ANY). This will be checked on
entry to the festival, as well as at any other time on venue grounds.
Is the festival sustainable/environment friendly?
Mahindra Open Drive, in
association with Skrap, will aim at making this a Zero Waste at the festival.
Why should an NGO register
with United Way Mumbai for the MOD 2019?
United Way Mumbai is the
official philanthropy partner for the Mahindra Open Drive 2019. NGOs who wish
to participate to raise funds through the MOD 2019 are required to register
with UWM. As an official philanthropy partner, UWM is responsible for accounting
the funds raised and provide tax exemption receipts to all donors. Therefore,
all funds raised through the MOD 2019 are channelized through UWM.
When will United Way Mumbai
disburse the funds raised to the NGO?
Disbursements for all
donations raised from the Mahindra Open Drive 2019 will be made before
As a fundraiser, How do I
choose an NGO?
United Way Mumbai has
partnered with the NGOs representing the 6 critical action points such as
Education, Healthcare, Livelihood, Safety, Environment and Rights &
Inclusions. All the registered NGOs are listed here: https://www.unitedwaymumbai.org/mod-participating-charities.htm
What is Fundraising?
collecting donations for your supported NGO by tapping into your network of
friends, family and colleagues. You can also post your appeal on various social
media platforms to further raise awareness and funds for your chosen cause and NGO.
Fundraising gives you the opportunity to advocate for the cause that you feel
passionate about and to make a difference in the lives of the underprivileged.
What is Online Fundraising?
This is an activity where
the fundraiser asks their friends, family and colleagues to support their
fundraising campaign by donating to a cause close to their heart. Interested
donors can visit the fundraisers' page on UWM’s website and make donations
through a secure payment gateway. United Way Mumbai will then transfer the
amount the fundraiser has collected to the runner's chosen NGO. Online
Fundraising also makes it possible to reach out to and collect donations for a
good cause from people outside of the fundraisers residing city/country.
As a fundraiser will I receive
a list with the names of the people who donated through my fundraising page?
The names of the donors,
their email IDs and the amount they have contributed through your online
fundraising page are accessible to you when you log in to your page.
Is there a minimum amount
that a fundraiser should raise for the NGO?
There is no minimum amount
that needs to be raised. However, to get an invite to the Mahindra Open Drive
2019, one must raise a minimum of INR 1,500. Therefore, we urge you to reach
out to your networks and appeal for funds on behalf of the cause / NGO you
chose to support.
As a fundraiser, what are the methods by which I
can collect funds?
Please follow the
As a fundraiser, can one
collect funds in cash?
UWM does not accept cash
donations. However, if a donor insists on giving funds in cash, when turning in
the amount to United Way Mumbai, we request you to issue a consolidated cheque
of the entire amount favouring "United Way of Mumbai" mentioning the
donor details in the donation report so that UWM can issue the 80G receipts to
the respective donors.
If friends and family of a fundraiser
from overseas wants to send a cheque, what should they do?
It would be best if they
can donate through their Indian debit/credit card. Otherwise, they can use
their foreign/international credit card to donate on your fundraising page.
Otherwise, they can send you cheque/s in favour of United Way of Mumbai and you
can further submit it to UWM with the donation report.
Foreign donors will get
receipts but will not get tax benefits. Additionally, we will update the amount
received in our account after the deduction of banking charges (applicable for
foreign cheques / direct bank transfer to UWM account). Please note this may
take at least three to four weeks and your supporting NGO must have an FCRA
certificate to receive foreign funds.
What happens if a fundraiser doesn’t reach the
With the right commitment,
effort and fundraising plan you will definitely reach your target. United Way
Mumbai will support you in reaching your fundraising goal. However, there is no
penalty for not reaching the fundraising target.
Will donors get receipts for all the donations?
All donations above INR 100
are eligible for and 80G receipt. PAN number of the donor for a donation of INR
2,000 and above is mandatory. For foreign donations, mentioning the passport
number is mandatory. PAN / Passport number will be kept confidential with UWM
and will only be shared with authorized bank personnel / auditors (if needed).
What happens after a
fundraiser has completed raising funds for Mahindra Open Drive 2019?
The money is accounted for
at United Way Mumbai and then disbursed to the NGO you have chosen to fundraise
What percentage of the
funds raised through a fundraising page will go to the supported NGO?
UWM will retain 10% of
funds raised through the fundraising pages to defray payment gateway and
What is the last date of fundraising through
Mahindra Open Drive?
The last day for Fundraising is the 18th of
November 2019. The last date to lock all your event day incentives is the 3rd of November
How soon after a fundraiser sends the donation
cheque/s will the donor get the receipts?