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TMM 2023 FAQS
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About the TMM and Official Philanthropy Partner

The Tata Mumbai Marathon holds its prestigious reputation among the top 10 marathons in the world. It is not only a platform to test an individual’s sporting excellence but also one of the best fundraising platforms for participating charities. There are different run categories at the TMM- 42 Km Full marathon, 21km half marathon, 10km, Dream run ( 6km), Sr Citizen run & Champions with disability run.

Over the years, the Tata Mumbai Marathon has assumed a stature of eminence as the largest philanthropic sporting platform in Asia. Each year, more than 300 NGOs participate in the event to raise funds for the work they do. Corporates and individuals use the platform as a way to give back to society and the less privileged. Philanthropy through the platform is well regulated, hence serves as an assurance to prospective donors.

Since its inception, the event has raised more than INR 317 crores benefiting over 641 charities, with funds being used for causes ranging from arts, culture and sports to education, environment, health, human rights and others, making the platform truly cause agnostic. The 2020 edition itself saw INR 45.95 crores being raised, shattering all previous records.

Procam International is an event management company and is committed to elevating and enlivening the professional face of sports and players. They have pioneered several sporting events in India and one of them is Tata Mumbai Marathon and they are the ones who organise this event end to end.

As the official philanthropy partner of the event, United Way Mumbai (UWM) enables the participating charities to raise funds by maintaining a cause-neutral platform. All funds raised through the TMM are channelized through UWM, which is responsible for accounting and providing tax exemption receipts to all donors.

There are three ways through which you can participate in the event.

a) Through Open Category: To participate through the open category, you will have to qualify as per the criteria mentioned here:https://www.procam.in/tatamumbaimarathon/and register by the dates mentioned here:https://www.procam.in/tatamumbaimarathon/important-dates. If you require any further assistance or have queries, please contact the event promoter – Procam International Pvt. Ltd. at 022 4202 0200 or email them at tatamumbaimarathon@procam.in.

b) Through Charity: To participate through charity, you are required to select one of the registered NGOs from the list mentioned here:http://unitedwaymumbai.org/tmm-participating-charities.htmand contact them to understand the donation amount and application process. You can search for a specific NGO either by name or through cause category in the drop-down menu. Each of the registered NGOs is allotted a certain number of running slots/places (bibs) at the TMM of various race categories and given a chance to raise funds for their projects. The contact details of the NGO and number of available running slots are mentioned on their page.

c) Through Fundraising: Individuals who are passionate about contributing to various social causes are invited to raise funds through the TMM fundraising platform. Upon reaching a certain fundraising level, you will be eligible to avail a bib either for yourself or for someone you know, based on the criteria mentioned here:

Choosing Your NGO

United Way Mumbai aims to partner with as many NGOs as possible from various cause categories to provide you with a diverse list to select from. All the registered NGOs are listed here:https://www.unitedwaymumbai.org/tmm-participating-charities.htm.

You can search for a specific NGO either by name or through cause category in the drop-down menu. The list is updated as soon as the verification process is complete at our end.

You can request the NGO of your choice to fill the preliminary registration formhereto register with UWM for the TMM. If the NGO fulfils the conditions for statutory and financial due diligence of UWM, they may complete their registration for the TMM. Post which you may select the NGO to support.

UWM will assist you in the process of shortlisting a set of NGOs from the ones registered with us that closely match your interests. The NGO that you shortlist must be from among those that are registered with us for the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2023

NGO and Charity Bib Related Queries

Below mentioned are the key features of the TMM 2023 philanthropic platform:

  • 100% of the funds raised online go to the NGO as United Way Mumbai absorbs the payment gateway charges. This makes it one of the most cost-effective fundraising platforms for NGOs.
  • Almost 25% of running slots are reserved for charity, which are equitably divided among the participating NGOs to raise funds for their causes.
  • The platform is designed to leverage fundraising opportunities among interested runners, companies and fundraisers.

In order to participate, click here, fill the form and submit the details to UWM for further consideration. UWM will verify the details submitted by you and provide your unique Login ID and Password(which you can change after login). Post which follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Log in to UWM website using the same credentials
  • Update your organisation details and upload the soft copy of the required documents for further verification
  • Once verified, you will be required to complete your registration process for the TMM 2023
  • Once completed, you will be required to download the form, sign and stamp
  • You will also be required to attach a refundable security deposit, a cheque of INR 10,000 or any other amount (in going for lesser amount of bib and as per the allocated bib number) favouring ‘United Way of Mumbai’ and send it along with the TMM 2023 registration form printout to Campaigns Team c/o United Way Mumbai office, 6th Floor, Mumbai Educational Trust, Bandra Reclamation, Bandra West, Mumbai 400 050, India.

Please note that registration with United Way Mumbai, the Official Philanthropy Partner, as a "Listed NGO" for the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2023 is subject to submission of the above mentioned form and cheque, validation and confirmation of the uploaded documents, and realization of transfer of INR 10,000 as bib blocking deposit if availed.

NGOs who fulfil the requirement of the documents as mentioned here are eligible to register for the TMM 2023. After receiving the registration request, United Way Mumbai conducts a due diligence of the NGOs. After the verification process is complete, the registered NGOs are listed here
Yes, all NGOs registered in India can register for the event

No, NGOs not registered in India cannot register for the event.

United Way Mumbai features all the registered NGOs for the event on its website non preferentially. TMM is a time when hundreds of individuals, corporates and donors visit the UWM website daily, as they look for causes and NGOs to support. Being featured on the website is the best way to reach out to these prospective donors, and raise the maximum possible funds through this platform.

Direct Donation on NGO Page:

On registering for the TMM, each NGO gets a unique personalized page on the United Way Mumbai's website. The page displays the NGO's appeal, contact details, the previous year's fund utilization (if applicable), the total amount raised, the fundraisers supporting the NGO, and the NGO's privilege level. The NGO page also features a donate button, allowing the NGO to receive online donations from their supporters on UWM website. 100% of the funds raised on this page are disbursed to the NGO as UWM

Charity Bibs

TMM reserves running slots across race categories for charity. These slots are exchanged for donations by the NGO, allowing runners a guaranteed entry to the event as long as they fulfill the event rules even after registrations close. UWM sets a base amount as a minimum donation amount per race category to maintain a level playing field for all NGOs. NGOs can then negotiate higher amounts directly with the donor on top of this base amount. The intent is to provide a means for NGOs to build new relationships

Individual Fundraisers

Any Individual (who may or may not be running at the TMM) can collect donations for an NGO by creating a fundraising page on the United Way Mumbai's website and reaching out to friends, family, and peers. The fundraiser pages contain various features that support and help the fundraiser raise funds efficiently.

Corporate Teams

Corporate Team is a category specially designed for companies who wish to field employee teams to participate in the Tata Mumbai Marathon and raise funds for their NGO (s). Besides passing substantial funds through CSR for various projects, this has emerged as an excellent employee engagement and team bonding activity over the years. Similar to the NGO page and Individual Fundraising Page, a donate button is available on the corporate page, where the corporates can raise funds through employee contribution in support of the selected by the corporate

Top-up Donations During Runner Registration

All runners are encouraged to make a top-up donation while registering for their run at TMM 2023. All registered NGOs are listed on the event website within two business days of completing their due diligence process. Runners can choose the NGO they wish to support or add a donation to a shared pool, which is later divided equitably between all NGOs.

Personalised Number on Bib

All runners get an opportunity to upgrade their bib number to a unique number of their choice against a fixed donation of Rs 5000 to any NGO of their choice on UWM website. This donation is an independent donation made to avail a special number bib. A donor cannot claim this event feature against any other donation made through any other medium.

Incentives and Grants

Page 28 includes a list of indicators that recognize and encourage the efforts of participating NGOs and provide a roadmap to leverage the fundraising platform of the TMM fully. Each of these indicators translates into a point for the NGO. These points allow NGOs to reach various levels known as Privilege Levels. Each level has privileges and incentives for the NGO, including capacity-building grants.

When NGO’s registration process is completed, bibs are allocated to the NGOs as per the following rules-

NGO privilege level Open 10K Level Open 10K Half Marathon Dream Run Total
NGOs in the Diamond level at TMM 2020 10 15 25 50
NGOs in the Platinum level at TMM 2020 6 9 15 30
NGOs in the Gold level at TMM 2020 4 6 10 30
All other NGOs 2 3 5 10
Minimum donation per bib INR 12,000 INR 6000

An amount has been fixed as per race categories as minimum donation amount which means when a donor/runner wants to avail a Charity Bib, that person will have to pay that much minimum donation to the concerned NGO in order to participate.

Yes, the minimum donation amount differs for some race category, for 10K and Half Marathon the amount will be INR 12,000 and for other race categories i.e. Marathon, Dream Run, Champions with Disability and Senior Citizen Run is INR 6,000.

The minimum donation amount is a fixed donation amount which the runner/donor would have to donate to their supporting NGO in order to avail a Charity Bib

Also, charity bib average of above INR 12,000 make the NGO eligible for one privilege point and the utilization of at least 5 charity bibs earns a further point.

Any donor who has donated for the Charity Bib are getting a chance to participate in TMM 2023 through general registrations are closed. The registration is via the event organisers at the TMM website where runner details need to be entered along with paying registration fees. These are two separate processes. The event organisers have created a provision for those people supporting causes to still participate in the event after public registrations are closed. The fees applicable to the event organisers would still require to be paid to them.

There is no upper-limit fixed for charity bibs as the NGOs can request any amount they wish above the minimum established as per the needs to the projects they wish to support via the funds raised through their charity bibs.

TMM is highly prestigious and popular event in Asia, given the prominence of the event, only around 50,000 people can actually participate physically across run categories. The open categories close quickly leaving the only possibility to participate by supporting an NGO for the limited charity bibs they possess. Each NGO only has a fixed number of bibs in the event and can choose to raise as much funds as possible through them for their projects.

No, an NGO cannot convert your allocated 10K and Half Marathon bibs but they can interchange Dream run Bibs into Marathon, Sr. Citizens Run, Champions With Disability bibs if required.

Yes, you can. Multiple Dream Rub bibs can be clubbed and a group can be created by an NGO. While submitting the bibs, the NGO will have to select the Dream Run Group on their bib manager, and submit the bib summary sheet with the donation amount to UWM.

On or before 30th September, any NGO who is utilising their allocated 10K & Half Marathon slaots may do so a minimum donation amount of INR 6000 against the normal INR 12,000 for the charity bib

Similarly, all Dream Run, Marathon, Champions with disability and Senior Citizen bibs utilised on or before 30th Sept 22 by an NGO may do so against an amount of INR 3000.

This is to allow an opportunity to NGOs who may not be able to raise higher amounts while the general registrations is still open to public.

Once all bibs from their 1st allocation are utilised, NGOs can request more bibs for the second allocation through their NGO dashboard.

Requesting for bibs doesn’t mean NGOs would get the bibs as second allocation will happen on a first come first serve basis and depends on the availability of the bibs with UWM.

Return of bibs from second allocation are not accepted, so NGOs should be very cautious when asking for number of bibs in second allocation.

Bibs that are neither returned or utilized by Wednesday 17th October, 2022 will be considered forfeited and a deduction of INR 1,000 per unutilized bib will be applied from amount (if any) raised by the NGO.

NGOs must return the unutilized bibs to UWM by emailing the bib numbers to bibs@unitedwaymumbai.org by the said date.

Every NGO that requires charity bibs, is required to pay a bib blocking deposit of Rs 1000 per bib up to a maximum of Rs 10,000 to United Way Mumbai while registering. The bib blocking deposit is taken in order to avoid bib wastage and judicious utilization across all participating NGOs. This bib blocking deposit is refundable, provided the NGO utilises all the allocated bibs by 18th December 2022. UWM will deduct INR 1,000 from the bib deposit for every unutilised bib. The NGO can also request fewer bibs or return the unutilised bibs by 25th October 2022 to avoid any bib forfeit. NGOs must return the unutilized bibs to UWM by emailing the bib numbers to bibs@unitedwaymumbai.org by the said date.

NGOs can choose to block fewer bibs initially and request for their remaining bibs by 25thOctober, 2022 to ensure avoiding bib forfeiture.

To understand the TMM 2023 charity bib submission process in detail, kindly refer to page no. 9 & 10 of the TMM 2023 Philanthropy Structure

Once the NGO has submitted all of their Dream Run Group bibs, a race fee cheque in favour of ‘Procam International Pvt.Ltd.’, (format of which is available onhttps://www.procam.in/tatamumbaimarathon/race-categories/dream-run/how-to-apply), will have to be submitted to UWM. After UWM receives the required documents, NGOs will receive a unique Group registration voucher code and link.

Yes, NGOs can pay the runner race fees.

The NGO can pay the race fee offline by submitting a cheque of race fee in favour of ‘Procam International Pvt. Ltd.’ to UWM with the UWM Bib ID written on the back of the cheque along with the bib summary sheet. NGOs will then receive a Prepaid Voucher code and a unique link for runner registration. In case, the cheque is not honored, the bib will not be issued to the runner.

NGO can also choose to pay the race fee online through the Postpaid voucher code. Once the donation towards the bib is processed, the NGO will receive a Postpaid Voucher code and unique link for runner registration. In this case, NGO will have to fill the runner registration online form on behalf of their runner and pay the race fee using their debit/ credit card/ net banking.

In case Bibs of any race category are available with UWM post the charity bib deadline of 18th December 2022. In that case, they will be allocated to NGOs for runners to avail against a higher donation amount. Allocating the same will be done on a first-come, first-served basis. The minimum donation to be raised per Premium Bibs, procedure, and deadline to submit the bibs will be declared later
The charity bib donation cheque should be in favour of ‘United Way of Mumbai’

No, all bib-related donations must be made through cheque / DD or through online donations will thereafter be transferred to the NGO(s) of the participant’s choice. Donations made directly on the NGO page on UWM website will be considered as a direct donation and will not be refunded once made.

NGOs can utilize their charity bibs by seeking donations either through the Online mode, i.e. through UWM’s payment gateway, or through the Offline mode via NEFT, cheques, and DDs in favour of United Way of Mumbai and depositing in our bank account (No donation will be refunded once made)

Online and offline donations

Once you log in to your account, you can access the Bib Manager, a tool that enables you to receive donations. NGOs can accept donations in two ways based on the donor’s preference: either offline through a bank transfer or a cheque/ demand draft or online through the payment gateway.

Depending on the donor’s preference, you can either share the online payment link with them or fill in their details, including the cheque details and download the bib summary sheet. You must send the summary sheet with the cheque/s to United Way Mumbai's office. Donation cheques / DDs should be in favour of United Way of Mumbai.

UWM retains INR 500 per bib on Open 10k and Half marathon bibs and INR 250 on Dream Run, Marathon, Champions with Disability and Senior Citizen bibs. The retention on Charity Bib is fixed and not a percentage of the donation amount to encourage NGOs to raise higher amounts for their causes. There will be no separate payment gateway charges on Charity Bibs.

The race fee is a separate component which is charged based on the actual number of individual participants in the event. The same cannot be considered as a part of the donation made by you as it is a cost against a service provided by the event promoter; in this case, the bib and other arrangements made for an individual to participate in the race. Therefore, it is charged separately by the event promoter – Procam International Pvt. Ltd. at the time of registration on a separate website.

Runner registration happens on the official website of the TMM. For both online and offline donation methods, once a donation is marked 'success' on your dashboard, a voucher code is generated and sent directly to the runner. An Online donation is marked success instantly when the donor makes the payment through the payment gateway. Offline donations are marked success after verifying that the cheque/bank transfer is reflected in our account.

Once a donation is marked 'success' on your dashboard, the voucher code would also reflect in your Bib Manager against that Bib. You may share this voucher code with your runner so that they can register directly on the event website. The online payment method eliminates all paperwork, and runners can register instantly and receive their confirmation email faster. In both cases (online or offline donation), no physical copies of the runner forms will be accepted by UWM. Runner and donor can be different people, and if such is the case, you need to share the runner's email address with your bib manager for them to receive the voucher code once the donation is successful. The voucher code can only be used once and will have to be used before 30th December, 2022.

Note:

  • Post the date mentioned above, no runner registrations will be accepted.
  • Please ensure to verify the timing certificate with Procam for eligibility before submitting it. You can call TMM helpline on 022 4202 0200 or write to them at tatamumbaimarathon@procam.in. UWM will not be responsible for any applications being rejected by Procam on basis of validity/ eligibility.
Most of the time, the runner himself/ herself will find a trainer. The NGOs could also assist in finding a trainer. This has to be worked out with the runner(s).

In order to incentivize the efforts of those participating NGOs who fully leverage the platform provided by the TMM, a list of 15 indicators have been identified, which translate into points for the NGO. The points determine the privilege level of the NGO at the TMM 2023. Kindly refer to NGO Privilege Level segment of the TMM 2023 Philanthropy Structure for an in-depth understanding of the same.

Note:

  • The privilege level is not a rating of an NGO’s work and only indicates the level of participation in the TMM.

·An NGO may strive to improve its privilege level till Sunday, 5th Feb 2023 but race day related benefits will be decided on the privilege level pertaining to the NGO as on Monday, 26th December 2022

·Capacity Building grant amount will be decided by 18th December 2022 based on the collections of funds in the common pool and will be disbursed before 31st March 2023

·If the Privilege level NGOs is in the Top 5 Fundraising NGOs, they are entitled to a full-page feature. Please watch the NGO privilege level AV here to get an in-depth understanding of the process.

Yes. All queries can be mailed to tmm@unitedwaymumbai.org & debopama@unitedwaymumbai.org and they will be answered.

Corporate Team Participation Related Queries

Corporate Team is a category specially designed for companies who wish to field employee teams to participate in the Tata Mumbai Marathon and raise funds for NGO(s) of their choice. Over 8200 employees from 204 companies had participated in TMM 2020. Besides raising substantial amounts of funds for various causes, over the years, this has emerged as an excellent employee engagement and team bonding activity. Corporate teams on race day are hosted in a special tent for a differentiated team experience and enjoy priority Dream Run line up over the general categories.

On the race day a special tent is set up by the Event Promoter – Procam International Pvt. Ltd. in the holding area to exclusively host employees of the corporates participating through charity. These employees on race day are engaged in various fun activities pre and post completion of their race. These fun activities like games, Zumba, foot massages, art and craft activities, photo booths, team challenges, etc. ensure participants have a great differentiated experience at the Tata Mumbai Marathon.

There is no limit to the number of teams which can be availed by a corporate. However, the runners need to be grouped in team sizes of 15 / 25 / 40. Please note that the Add-On Team of 5 runners is only allowed on top of a base team of minimum 15 runners.

All the relevant details about team participation process, donation amount, applicable race fees and timing cut offs are given in the Corporate Philanthropy Structure here.

To register UWM as vendor please email the documents and process to corporate@unitedwaymumbai.org & avijit@unitedwaymumbai.org. To register Procam as vendor please email accounts@procam.in&avijit@unitedwaymumbai.org

Option A:Make a single donation through one cheque.

Option B:Split the donation into two cheques (as mentioned in the table given below) for companies who require their contribution to be compliant to their CSR policy. (Companies making the contribution from their CSR budget and wishing it to be in accordance with the CSR Bill-which mandates contributions to be made directly to projects or programmes which are eligible as per the company’s CSR policy-can choose to donate via split cheques.)

Team Sizes Option A Option B
(Single contribution) (Split Cheque contributions)
In the name of ‘United Way of Mumbai’ In the name of ‘United Way of Mumbai’ In the name of beneficiary NGO
15 INR 3,45,000 INR 32,000 (9.3%) INR 3,13,000
25 INR 5,50,000 INR 50,000 (9%) INR 5,00,000
40 INR 8,00,000 INR 68,000 (8.5%) INR 7,32,000
Add-on team of 5 INR 1,20,000 INR 11,250 INR 1,08,750

Note: Donations once made will not be refunded.

No, all donations made directly to UWM are considered a donation for which an 80G tax exemption receipt and 10BE certificate is provided. Unless, the corporate is supporting UWM through team participation and opts for the split cheque option then an 80G is issued for the applicable retention amount, and the remaining donation is considered as a part of CSR

For companies who require their contribution to be compliant with their CSR policy, which mandates that contributions have to be made directly to projects or programmes, the company may choose to contribute via the split cheque option while making the contribution for taking a corporate team. Under this, the donation would be in two cheques, one in the name of UWM which cannot be claimed as CSR and the other in the name of the NGO being supported. Both cheques would need to be submitted to UWM at the time of registration.

Note:

As per the circular dated June 18, 2014 issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, one off events such as marathon would not qualify as CSR expenditure for the purposes of Section 135 of Companies Act, 2013. The corporate donor shall be solely responsible and liable for compliance with provisions relating to corporate social responsibility under the Companies Act, 2013 and the rules made thereunder (including but not limited to Section 135 of Companies Act, 2013), in relation to the amounts being paid by the corporate donor to United Way of Mumbai for participation in the Tata Mumbai Marathon (including any amount paid as the event registration fees (used for purchase of bibs) or towards administrative expenses).

If the corporate is not registered under the Indian Companies Act 1956 and is a 100% subsidiary of a foreign company, then it falls under FCRA and hence the beneficiary NGO must have FCRA registration to receive the donation from the corporate. The corporate would also be required to provide an authorized declaration on company letterhead confirming the same for UWM to proceed with the registration process. As per the recent FCRA regulations, NGOs cannot disburse FCRA funds to another. Therefore, the FCRA donations must be made through split donation option only.

The race fees is a separate component which is charged based on the actual number of individual participants in the event. The same cannot be considered as a part of the donation made by you as it is a cost against a service provided by the event promoter, in this case the bib and other arrangements made for an individual to participate in the race. Therefore, it is charged separately by the event promoter – Procam International Pvt. Ltd. at the time of registration on a separate website

The corporate is required to fill the registration form available for download here, sign, stamp, attach the donation cheque/s and courier or hand deliver the documents to:Campaigns Team c/o United Way Mumbai,Mumbai Educational Trust, Bandra Reclamation, Bandra (West), Mumbai 400 050, India.

Corporate Team Registration process

Corporates register with UWM directly and participating NGOs are requested to share the following information with the corporate SPOC to complete their corporate team registration.

·Sign up as a corporate: https://www.unitedwaymumbai.org/corporate_signup.php

·Once Corporate SPOC has received the login credentials from UWM, they can log in to their corporate page on https://www.unitedwaymumbai.org/accounts/login.htm

·On the dashboard, on the left side panel, click on TMM Registration.

·Update the ‘company profile’ and mention a fundraising target (the amount that you wish to donate through team participation plus an employee fundraising target for the company)

·Click on ‘Upload Logo’, upload a high res JPEG file of your company logo. We will be using it for our TMM related print collaterals.

·Click on ‘Add Teams’ and add the number of teams you wish to opt for and the NGO you wish to support against each entry.

·Process the donation amount either by NEFT or by sending the cheque to UWM.

·Once you have made the donation and submitted the team request through the corporate portal, drop a confirmation email with the NEFT/IMPS/Cheque/DD number to orporate@unitedwaymumbai.org

·Once the team application is reviewed by UWM and you have processed the donation, the teams will be allocated to your SPOC and s/he will receive emails with runner registration details.

· Runner registration happens directly on the even website.

Corporate SPOC will be given a unique code specific to that corporate, a registration link and steps to follow.

·The SPOC will need to share the details with its employees.

·Employee runners then need to go on the runner registration portal and enter the unique code.

·After that, they will be taken to a page to enter their details, upload a photograph, a copy of their Government issued ID card and a copy of a valid timing certificate (if applicable)

·As they have already entered the unique code, the portal will not charge any race fee then and will allow them to complete their registration.

After that, their applications come to the corporate SPOC, who then approves and submits them to UWM

UWM further verifies the applications and submits them to Procam for approval

After 7 working days, if the application is accepted, the runner will receive a confirmation email from Procam.

The SPOC then needs to collate these confirmation letters and bring them to the Expo to collect the bibs.

Note:

Please ensure to verify the timing certificate with Procam for eligibility before submitting it. You can call Procam on 022 42020200 or write to them at tatamumbaimarathon@procam.in. UWM will not be responsible for any application being rejected by Procam on basis of validity/ eligibility.
No changes in team registrations will be possible once they are submitted

No, you cannot change your team size from Team 25 to Team 15 once you have completed the registration formalities. You can, however, submit entry forms of less than 25 participants or extend to include others to the team like important clients, family, vendors etc.

Yes, all queries can be sent to tmm@unitedwaymumbai.org and avijit@unitedwaymumbai.org.

Employee Fundraising - Corporate Challenge Related Queries

The Corporate Challenge category is a fantastic medium for employee engagement and motivation. It also offers opportunities to the employees for contributing to make a difference for the underprivileged sections of our society. Besides, corporate challenge participants become eligible for various privileges as they move forward in their fundraising campaign.

Yes, UWM can conduct workshops for corporates on basis of their request, together with the NGO they are supporting.

Companies can also accumulate donations from its employees and submit the same via cheque/s favoring ‘United Way of Mumbai’ or through direct bank transfer to UWM’s bank account.

A pledge form needs to be filled in with all necessary details of the donors and sent to Campaigns Team c/o United Way Mumbai, Mumbai Educational Trust, Bandra Reclamation, Bandra (West), Mumbai 400 050, India.

For UWM NEFT details and pledge form, please email corporate@unitedwaymumbai.org & avijit@unitedwaymumbai.org

It is not necessary for all the employees who participate to raise funds. However, participants are encouraged to make their run more than a finish line/ just a race by supporting a cause and NGO, and raise funds. As a gratification, as and when the employee fundraiser crosses each level they gain the benefits and privileges of the level.

Funds can be raised both, online on the fundraisers’ page as well as offline through cheques / DDs / direct bank transfer to UWM’s bank account. Please email us at tmm@unitedwaymumbai.org & avijit@unitedwaymumbai.org to request for bank details / reconfirm the one you have before initiating any transfer.

Offline amount details are required to be entered at the backend of the fundraiser’s page through ’enter cheque / DD details’ option to generate unique donation IDs.

Once the details are entered, download the donation report, print and attach the cheque/s / DDs and send it to Campaigns Team c/o United Way Mumbai, 6th Floor, Mumbai Educational Trust, Bandra Reclamation, Bandra (West), Mumbai 400 050, India.

100% of funds raised online through the fundraising pages are disbursed to the supporting NGO(s). UWm absorbs the payment gateway charges to ensure all of it reaches the NGO.

However, for funds raised offline (through cheques / DDs / direct bank transfer to UWM’s account), a donation retention between 0 to 4% or less is retained as per the fundraisers level.

Note: For employee fundraisers of registered companies, only 2% or less is retained as opposed to a maximum of 4% in case of general individual fundraisers.

Employees who are raising funds through their individual fundraising pages are entitled to receive the privileges based on their fundraising level as mentioned here.

Additionally, the event offers certain benefits to the companies who have employee fundraisers.

Additional benefits to the companies who have employee fundraisers:

Employee fundraisers who have collectively raised above INR 1 Lakh:

1. Company name featured in the special section of the Corporate Tent on race day

Employee fundraisers who have collectively raised above INR 3 Lakh:

1. Company logo featured in the special section of the Corporate Tent on race day

2. Grand Stand and Procam Marquee invite for company representative (one per Corporate)

3. One TMM Philanthropy Awards Nite invite for company representative (one per Corporate)

4. Feature in the TMM 2023 Post Event Docket

Employee fundraisers who have collectively raised above INR 5 Lakh:

1. Company logo featured in the special section of the Corporate Tent on race day

2. Grand Stand and Procam Marquee invite for company representative plus a guest (Self +1) (two per Corporate)

3. TMM Philanthropy Awards Nite invite for the company representative plus a guest (Self +1) (two per Corporate)

4.Quarter page feature in the TMM 2023 Post Event Docket

Note: Race Day benefits for both employees and the companies will be decided on the basis of the amount of funds raised as on Monday, 26th December, 2022.

Individual Fundraising Related Queries

Fundraising involves collecting donations for your supported NGO(s) by tapping into your network of friends, family and colleagues. This is also known as crowd fundraising. You can also post your appeal on various social media platforms to further raise awareness and funds for your chosen cause and NGO(s). 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

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 chosen NGO(s). 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.

Yes, you can. One individual fundraiser can choose up to 3 NGO(s) to support. UWM, however, recommends supporting one NGO so that they can maximize the effectiveness of the projects they undertake.

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 into your page.

Yes, all donations of INR 100 and above are eligible for an 80G receipt. The receipt will be emailed upon completion of the transaction. This receipt can be used for income tax purposes. We will also be issuing a 10BE certificate to all donors post the event before end of June 2023.

Donors donating through cheque / DD / direct bank transfer to UWM’s account, the 80G will be issued in 15 working days’ time and will be emailed to the email ID provided during the time of donation.

There is no minimum amount that needs to be raised. However, we urge you to reach out to your networks and appeal for funds on behalf of the cause / NGO(s) you chose to support.

Yes, we have prepared a fundraising guidebook with the help of the knowledge as shared by our veteran fundraisers. You can download the ‘How to be a super successful fundraiser’ guidebook from your fundraiser dashboard on UWM website.

We have also prepared an AV with feedback, tips and suggestions from our veteran fundraiser.

a. By creating a Fundraising Page on the UWM website and receiving donations online by debit/credit card payment method through a secured payment gateway.

b. Through offline mode - cheques / DDs / bank transfers to UWM’s account.

Please note the following:

For offline donation, every donor needs to write a cheque in favour of " United Way of Mumbai”

Enter the cheques / DD / bank transfer details on your fundraising dashboard under ‘enter cheque / DD details’ to generate a unique donation ID.

Download and take a printout of your donations and highlight the donation IDs of the cheques / DDs / bank transfer being submitted and submit to Campaigns Team c/o United Way Mumbai, 6th Floor, Mumbai Educational Trust, Bandra Reclamation, Bandra (West), Mumbai 400 050, India.

UWM does not accept cash donations. However, if a donor insists on giving funds in cash, when submitting 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 they are Indian nationals, 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 would not be able to donate due to the Indian govt’s ban on sub granting of foreign funds between NGOs under the amended FCRA laws.

No. Regrettably, due to the restriction on the sub granting of foreign funds under the FCRA laws. UWM will not be able to transfer funds to the intended NGO therefore the online donation form would not permit foreign donors to donate. UWM can only accept foreign funds for its own projects.

With the right commitment, effort and fundraising plan you will definitely reach your target. However, there is no penalty for not reaching the fundraising target

Once you create an Online Giving Page you can easily track donations online on your dashboard when you log in. Every donation received on your page will also reflect in the fund meter against the fundraising target set by you, An alert mail also triggers each time you receive a donation. You can also download the ‘Fundraiser Assist’ app from Google Play Store to manage your campaign and give you notifications on your phone every time a donation is made.

All donations are eligible for an 80G receipt. PAN number of the donor for donation is mandatory in order to provide them a 10BE tax exemption certificate.

The last day of fundraising is January 5th February, 2023.

The money is accounted for at United Way Mumbai and then disbursed to the NGO(s) you have chosen to fundraise for.

100% of funds raised online through the fundraising pages are disbursed to the supporting NGO(s).

However, for funds raised offline (through cheques / DDs / direct bank transfer to UWM’s account), a donation retention of between 0 to 4% is applicable based on the fundraiser’s levels

Note: For employee fundraisers of registered companies, 2% or less is retained as opposed to a maximum of 4% in case of general individual fundraisers.

Upon raising INR 10,000 an individual is eligible to register for a Dream Run race category. Further, upon raising INR 50,000 s/he is eligible to register for a bib of any race category. In both cases, the bib can only be availed once for self/ someone else by paying the applicable race fees and by meeting the event’s required criteria. This bib, if availed by self, will be eligible for further upgrade upon reaching higher fundraising levels.

Upon raising INR 1.5 lakhs, the fundraiser is eligible for a complimentary bib of any race category including a Half Marathon Untimed bib for self only. In case the fundraiser has availed a bib at a previous fundraising level, the same bib will be upgraded. However, if the bib was availed for someone else at the earlier fundraising level, this privilege is no longer applicable.

Please refer to the fundraiser privileges section for more details.

Upon being eligible for a bib at various fundraising levels, UWM will contact the fundraiser for the privilege. Once the fundraiser agrees to avail the benefit, UWM will share a voucher code and a registration link to complete the registration.

Fundraisers who are not eligible for a complimentary bib will have to pay the race fees to the event organisers.

This is new and one of ways through which your NGO can raise funds. When a general runner is registering with Procam, there will be a pop-up option that’ll ask for the runner to donate and be a part of great cause. The runner can select an NGO by searching the name. If the runner doesn’t have any pre-decided NGO, they can still go to UWM and choose from a pool of NGO cause-wise and donate.

In another scenario, if the runner couldn’t decide on an NGO but still wants to donate, that person could still donate and the amount will come to UWM’s common pool for participating NGOs.