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TMM 2020 FAQS


 

About the Tata Mumbai Marathon and Official Philanthropy Partner

  1. What is the Tata Mumbai Marathon?

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.

2. How is this event connected with philanthropy?

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 270 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 271 crores benefiting over 589 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 2019 edition itself saw INR 40.70 crores being raised, shattering all previous records.

  1. What is the role of the Official Philanthropy Partner - United Way Mumbai?

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.

 

4. How do I participate in the Tata Mumbai Marathon?

There are three ways through which you can participate at 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 / 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.htm and 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 are 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 towards 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: <insert link for fundraising privileges>.

Choosing Your NGO

5. How do I choose an NGO?

United Way Mumbai aims to partner with as many NGOs as possible from various cause categories to provide you 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.

6. In case the NGO of my choice has not registered with UWM for the event, what do I do?

You can request the NGO of your choice to fill the preliminary registration form here to 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.

 

 

7. What if I am not sure which NGO to run for?

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 2020.

NGO and Charity Bib Related Queries

8. Why should an NGO register with United Way Mumbai for the TMM 2020?

Below mentioned are the key features of the TMM 2020 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.
  • oAlmost 25% of running slots are reserved for charity, which are equitably divided among the participating NGOs to raise funds for their causes.
  • oThe platform is designed to leverage fundraising opportunities among interested runners, companies and fundraisers.

 

9. How can an NGO participate in the Tata Mumbai Marathon to raise funds?

 

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 & 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 2020
  • Once completed, you will be required to download the form, sign & stamp
  • You will also be required to attach a cheque of INR 2,000 favoring ‘United Way of Mumbai’ and send it along with the TMM 2020 registration form printout to Campaigns Team c/o United Way Mumbai office, 309, Nirman Kendra, Famous Studio Lane, Dr E. Moses Road, Mahalaxmi Estate, Mumbai 400011, India.

 

Please note that registration with United Way Mumbai, the Official Philanthropy Partner, as a "Listed NGO" for the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2020 is subject to submission of the above mentioned form and cheque, validation and confirmation of the uploaded documents, and realization of payment of INR 2,000 as annual registration charges.

10. Which NGOs are eligible to raise funds through this event?

NGOs who fulfil the requirement of the documents as mentioned here are eligible to register for the TMM 2020. 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.

11. Can a non-Mumbai based NGO register for TMM?

Yes, all NGOs registered in India can register for the event.

 

12. Can an NGO based outside of India participate in TMM?

 

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

 

13. How is being featured on UWM website helpful for the NGO?

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.

 

14. What are the fundraising avenues for an NGO through TMM 2020?

 

  • Privilege Level Grants: In order to incentivize the efforts of participating NGOs in leveraging the platform provided by the TMM, a list of indicators have been identified, which translates into points for the NGO. Further, these accumulated points are converted into privileges for the NGOs which include a capacity-building grant.
  • Charity Bibs: NGOs registering for the TMM 2020 would be allocated certain number of running slots (in form of bibs) to help them raise funds through interested individual runners who are willing to avail the same against a donation in support of the NGO.
  • Corporate Team Participation: Corporate Team is a category especially 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. This is a great opportunity for corporates to engage with their employees, and give them a differentiated race day experience.
  • Individual Fundraising: Individual supporters who may or may not be running at the TMM choose to support causes that are close to their hearts by creating a fundraising page, and reaching out to their friends, family, and peers seeking support for their chosen NGO. The event supports these individuals in this endeavor by providing an efficient, empowering, and effective platform to raise funds for a cause. 100% of all funds donated online on these fundraising pages are disbursed to the beneficiary NGO.
  • Special Number Bibs: All registered runners at the TMM 2020 get an opportunity to upgrade their bib number to a special number of their choice against a fixed donation to any NGO of their choice on UWM website. Runners interested in availing this Special Number Bib can fill the relevant form found here.
  • Direct Donation on NGO Page: Upon registering for the TMM 2020, each NGO is represented on the UWM website through a unique personalized page. Besides all relevant information about the NGO, including the number of bibs available, the page provides a donate button for the NGO to receive direct donation.

 

15. How many charity bibs are allocated at a time to an NGO?

All participating NGOs that have registered before 23rd October, 2019 are eligible to request up to 10 charity bibs.

 

Top 70 NGOs in the Charity Bib Ranking list are eligible for higher allocation of Charity Bibs, however only 10 bibs will be allocated at a time. Upon submission of all the previously allocated 10 bibs, the next set of 10 will be allocated for further utilization. For more details, please refer to page no. 10 & 11 of the Philanthropy Structure.

 

16.What race category bibs will be allocated and what is the minimum donation to be raised per bib?

 

The allocated bibs can be used for Full / Half / Open 10K – Timed Race Categories (TRC). To maintain a level playing field, a minimum donation of INR 10,000 is mandatory per bib in order for it to be accepted by UWM. We insist NGOs to use the charity bibs to maximize their fundraising potential. A charity bib average of above INR 12000 make the NGO eligible for one privilege point and the utilization of at least 5 charity bibs earns a further point.

 

17. What is the process of requesting for Dream Run / SCR / CWD bibs?

 

All NGOs are eligible to request for DR / SCR / CWD – Untimed Race Categories (URC) bibs and these would be allocated after the closure of corporate team registration (30th Sep, 2019). Allocation of the same will be done on first come first served basis (up to 20 at a time) until they are available. The minimum donation to be raised per URC bib is INR 5000 till 10thNovember 2019, post which it will increase to INR 10,000. These bibs cannot be returned or converted or used for any other race category and will be allocated only on request. Once allocated, these bibs cannot be returned, unutilized bib would be considered forfeited, and INR 1000 per unutilized bib will be deducted from the total funds raised by the NGO.

 

Note:

  • There is no restriction on the number of bibs NGOs can request but those NGOs submitting groups of more than 10 runners will have the name of the NGO featured on their bibs provided the online registration process of the runners is complete by 15th December, 2019.
  • Dream Run Group Registration runners will be lined up after corporate participants, ahead of general category runners on race day.
  • The minimum donation to be raised per Dream Run bib is INR 5000 till 10th November, 2019 after which, it will increase to INR 10,000 till bibs are available with UWM.

 

18. Can I club multiple Dream Run bibs into group registration?

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.

 

 

 

19.Will there be further allocation of bibs after the first allocation?

 

Bibs can be allotted in 2nd round only if the previously allocated bibs have been fully utilized and submitted by the NGO to UWM.

 

20.Is there any penalty for not utilizing the allocated bibs?

Bibs that are neither returned or utilized by Wednesday 23rd October, 2019 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.

21.I wish to block only fewer bibs, what should I do?

NGOs can choose to block fewer bibs initially and request for their remaining bibs by 23rdOctober, 2019 to ensure avoiding bib forfeiture.

22.What is the TMM 2020 charity bib submission process?

To understand the TMM 2020 charity bib submission process in detail, kindly refer to page no. 12 of the TMM 2020 Philanthropy Structure.

23.What is the process of submitting Dream Run group registration?

 

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 on https://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.

 

24.Can an NGO pay race fees for the runner?

 

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.

 

 

25. What are premium bibs?

Post charity bibs submission on 20th November, if any bibs from the charity quota remain unutilized, they will be made available to NGOs for runners to avail at a premium donation. Allocation of the same will be done on a first-come-first-served basis until they are available. The minimum donation amount for premium bibs would be declared at a later date.

26. The charity bib donation cheque should be in favor of which organization?

The charity bib donation cheque should be in favor of ‘United Way of Mumbai’.

27. Can participants directly donate to an NGO as part of the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2020 to avail a charity bib?

No, all funds collected through the TMM 2020 will have to be routed through UWM, the official philanthropy partner. All cheques/ DDs/ bank transfers and online donations will thereafter be transferred to the NGO(s) of the participant's choice.

28. Can a participant directly donate on the NGO’s page on UWM website to avail a charity bib?

No, all bib-related donations must be made through cheque / DD or through specific donation link as shared by the NGO based on the agreed donation amount. Donations made directly on the NGO page on UWM website will be considered as direct donation and will not be refunded once made.

29.What is the charity bib submission process that an NGO needs to follow?

Once the donation cheque is obtained from the donor -

Offline process:

  • The NGO is required to log in to UWM website using the login credentials.
  • Enter the cheque and donor details against the specific bib and save the details.
  • Download the bib summary report, stamp, sign and send it along with the donation cheque to Campaigns Team, c/o United Way Mumbai, 309, Nirman Kendra, Famous Studio Lane, Dr E. Moses Road, Mahalaxmi Estate, Mumbai 400011, India.
Online process: 
  • The NGO is required to log in to the UWM website using the login credentials.
  • Enter donation amount against the specific bib and save the details.
  • Generate donation link and share with the donor.

30.How much UWM retains on the charity bibs?

UWM retains INR 250 per bib, irrespective of the amount raised per bib.

An additional 3% of the donation amount is deducted to defray payment gateway charges only in case of bibs availed through an online payment mode on UWM website.

31.Why are the race fees being charged separately?

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.

32. What is the registration process for the charity bib runners?

Once the donation cheques are cleared or donation has been made online, UWM will provide voucher codes to the NGOs with the website link for runner registration. The NGO is required to share the same with the runner and help in completing the registration process. The voucher code can only be used once and will have to be used before 15thDecember, 2019. To complete the registration, the runner will have to pay the applicable race fees. Once applied, change of name is not permissible.

 

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 Procam 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.

 

33. If we find a runner who is willing to support our cause, do we have to fund his/ her training?

Most of the time, the runner himself/ herself will find a trainer. The NGOs can also help in finding a trainer. This has to be worked out with the runner(s).

 

34. What are the NGO Privilege Levels?

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 2020. Kindly refer to page no. 8 & 9 of the TMM 2020 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 31st January, 2020 but race day benefits will be decided on the privilege achieved as on Thursday, 26th December, 2019.

 

Please watch the NGO privilege level AV here to get an in-depth understanding of the process.

35. Is there an email id where we can further clarify our doubts?

Yes. All queries can be mailed totmm@unitedwaymumbai.org&kirti@unitedwaymumbai.organd they will be answered.

 

Corporate Team Participation Related Queries

36.What is a Corporate Team category?

Corporate Team is a category especially 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 176 companies had participated in TMM 2019. 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.

37.What is the Corporate Tent?

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.

38. How many teams in total can be availed by a corporate?

There is no limit to the number teams which can be availed by a corporate. However, the runners need to be grouped in team size of 15 / 25 / 40.

39. Where do I find more details about the team participation?

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.

40.How do we register UWM & Procam as vendor?

 

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

 

41.What are the registration options for a corporate?

 

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

(Single contribution)

Option B

(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 3,00,000

 

INR 28,000 (9.3%)

INR 2,72,000

25

INR 5,00,000

 

INR 45,000 (9%)

INR 4,55,000

40

INR 8,00,000

 

INR 68,000 (8.5%)

INR 7,32,000

 

 

Note: Donations once made will not be refunded.

 

42.Is the donation made to UWM for corporate team participation eligible to be considered as a part of CSR?

 

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

43.How can a company ensure their contribution could still be 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).

44. Why are the race fees being charged separately?

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.

45.What is the process for a corporate to register team(s)?

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, 309, Nirman Kendra, Famous Studio Lane, Dr E. Moses Road, Mahalaxmi Estate, Mumbai 400011, India.

46. What is the next step in the process that the corporate has to follow after they submit the registration form and donation cheque/s?

 

  • After initial registration, the company representative will be provided with login credentials to an exclusive corporate team registration website.
  • The company representative will also receive a customized web link with stepby-step registration process which is to be shared with the employees to register themselves on the corporate registration website.
  • Once employees register themselves, the company representative will have to log in to select the final team and submit for registration. The deadline for team submission is Tuesday 10th December, 2019. Please note, once the company representative submits the team, they will not be able to access it or make any further changes.
  • Once the company representative submits the final team/s, an invoice will be generated by Procam International Pvt. Ltd. based on the selected race categories. The corporate will have one month to make the payment from the invoice being generated or till 30th December, 2019, whichever is earlier. Where payment is not received by the event organizer, bibs will not be issued at the Event Expo. In such a case, the donation paid to the chosen NGO(s) and / or UWM will not be refunded.
  • The cheque can be couriered to Accounts Department c/o Procam International Private Limited, 14 St. James Court, Marine Drive, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Rd, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020.
  • Once the payment is made by the corporate, the employees will receive confirmation within 15 working days.

 

47. What is the runner registration process for corporate team?

Corporate runners will receive an email from their company representative with a customized link to register themselves and will have to register by 10th December, 2019. The applications will be confirmed based on the validity of the timing certificates (for timed race applicants), and upon payment received by Procam.

 

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.

48. Can I replace a runner as s/he has opted out / left the organisation?

No changes in team registrations will be entertained once they are submitted.

49. If we register for a Team 25 but cannot find enough participants, can it be changed to Team 15?

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.

50. Is there an email id where we can clarify our doubts?

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

Employee Fundraising - Corporate Challenge Related Queries

51. Why should a corporate enroll its employees in the Corporate Challenge category?

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.

52. Will UWM guide us on the tips for motivating the employees to fundraise?

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

 

53. Is there a way that a company can raise funds without having to ask its employees to create individual fundraising pages on UWM website?

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, 309, Nirman Kendra, Famous Studio Lane, Dr E. Moses Road, Mahalaxmi Estate, Mumbai 400011, India.

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

54. Is it necessary for all the employees who participates to raise funds?

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.

55.What are the ways one can raise funds?

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.

56. What is the process of submitting offline donation?

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, 309, Nirman Kendra, Famous Studio Lane, Dr E. Moses Road, Mahalaxmi Estate, Mumbai 400011, India.

57. What percentage of the funds raised through my fundraising page will go to my supported NGO(s)?

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 4% or less is charged as per the fundraising levels mentioned below.

 

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.

 

Category

Level

Minimum Fundraising Amount

Retention Amount on the funds raised offline*

Retention Amount on the funds raised online

Fundraisers

Fundraiser

INR 1

4%

Nil

Fundraiser Bronze

INR 10,000

4%

Nil

Fundraiser Silver

INR 50,000

4%

Nil

Fundraiser Gold

INR 1,00,000

3%

Nil

Change Runners

Change Maker

INR 1,50,000

2%

Nil

Change Investor

INR 5,00,000

1.5%

Nil

Change Leader

INR 10,00,000

1%

Nil

Change Champion

INR 25,00,000

0.5%

Nil

TMM 2019 Change Icon

INR 50,00,000

NIL

Nil

*donation retained to defray administrative expenses.

58. What benefits do corporate fundraisers get?

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.

Employee fundraisers who have collectively raised above INR 1 Lakh:

·Official event plaque to all Companies raising INR 1 Lakh and above.

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

Employee fundraisers who have collectively raised above INR 3 Lakh:

·Above mentioned privilege.

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

·One VIP marquee invite and grand stand pass for the company CXO on the race day.

·One TMM Philanthropy Awards Nite invite for the company CXO.

·Quarter page feature in the TMM 2019 Post Event Docket.

Employee fundraisers who have collectively raised above INR 5 Lakh:

·Above mentioned privileges.

·Procam Marquee for Company CXO plus one and an additional Grand Stand invite for Company CXO.

·Additional TMM Philanthropy Awards Nite invite for the company CXO.

·One TMM Philanthropy Awards Nite invite for the company SPOC.

·Half page feature in the TMM 2019 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 onThursday, 26th December, 2019.

Individual Fundraising Related Queries

59. What is fundraising?

Fundraising involves collecting donations for your supported NGO(s) 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(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.

 

60.What is online fundraising through TMM on the United Way Mumbai website?

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(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.

 

61.Can I raise funds for more than one NGO at a time?

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

 

62.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 into your page.

 

63.Will my donors get a receipt for their donation?

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. Please bear in mind that even if you have chosen a 35 AC project, you will still be issued an 80G receipt. Foreign donors will be given only receipts and no tax exemption certificate will be provided.

 

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.

64. Is there a minimum amount that a runner should raise for the NGO(s)?

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.

 

65. Is there any guidebook/ tips on fundraising that UWM can help with?

 

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. Please click here to view the same.

66.What are the methods by which I can collect funds?

    1. By creating a Fundraising Page on the UWM website and receiving donations online by debit/credit card payment method through a secured payment gateway.
    2. 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 favor 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, 309, Nirman Kendra, Famous Studio Lane, Dr E. Moses Road, Mahalaxmi Estate, Mumbai 400011, India..

67. Can I 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 favoring "United Way of Mumbai" mentioning the donor details in the donation report so that UWM can issue the 80G receipts to the respective donors.

68. If friends and family from overseas want 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 favor 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.

 

69.What can US donors who need tax benefit do?

If a US donor wants a tax benefit, they have to go through United Way Worldwide. This is recommended only for donations above $250. Kindly do write to us about this donation attmm@unitedwaymumbai.org& avijit@unitedwaymumbai.orgso that we can track it at our end and update it on your fundraising page once received in UWM’s account.

 

The donor will need to -

a.Send a cheque in favor of 'United Way Worldwide' to:

United Way Worldwide

701 N. Fairfax ST

Alexandria, VA 22314 USA

 

b.Enclose a letter stating the following:

      • Recipient as 'United Way Mumbai'
      • Donor's name and full contact information, including telephone number and email address
      • Which NGO the funds are for along with mentioning that these funds are to be routed through the Tata Mumbai Marathon.

70. What happens if I don't reach my target?

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.

71. What's the easiest and best way for me to keep track of my fundraising campaign?

Create an Online Giving Page here and you can easily track donations online from your supporters. Every donation received by you will reflect in the fund meter against the fundraising target set by you, You can also download the ‘Fundraiser Assist’ app from Google Play Store to keep a track of your fundraising campaign. To download click here.

72. Will the donors be getting receipts for all the donations?

All donations above INR 100 are eligible for an 80G receipt. PAN number of the donor for 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 only be shared with authorized bank personnel / auditors (if needed).

73. What is the last date of fundraising through TMM 2020?

The last day for sending in offline donations in the form of cheques / DDs / bank transfers is 27th January, 2020.

The last day of receiving funds online on your fundraising page is January 31st, 2020.

74. What happens after I have completed raising funds for Tata Mumbai Marathon 2020?

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

75. What percentage of the funds raised through my fundraising page will go to my supported NGO?

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 4% or less is charged based on the fundraising levels mentioned below.

 

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.

 

Category

Level

Minimum Fundraising Amount

Retention Amount on the funds raised offline*

Retention Amount on the funds raised online

Fundraisers

Fundraiser

INR 1

4%

Nil

Fundraiser Bronze

INR 10,000

4%

Nil

Fundraiser Silver

INR 50,000

4%

Nil

Fundraiser Gold

INR 1,00,000

3%

Nil

Change Runners

Change Maker

INR 1,50,000

2%

Nil

Change Investor

INR 5,00,000

1.5%

Nil

Change Leader

INR 10,00,000

1%

Nil

Change Champion

INR 25,00,000

0.5%

Nil

TMM 2019 Change Icon

INR 50,00,000

NIL

Nil

*donation retained to defray administrative expenses.

76.How can an individual fundraiser avail a bib to participate at the TMM 2020?

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.

77. What is the runner registration process for individual fundraisers who wish to participate in the TMM 2020?

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 complimentary bib will have to pay the race fees at the time of registration.