HELP US RUN WEBSITE IN 2020!
From the last year experience and expenditures for server our technical experts calculated this year we totally required
$15000 per year to run our servers and web services that are needed to keep our website running.
That's twice as much as in the year before, mainly due to better servers that can handle more traffic to deliver more content
more quickly to over million of people around the globe. We would rather spend this money on producing more free authenticated information!
Our mission is spread authentic knowledge to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve spiritual education worldwide.
At Omdhara Foundation we are working hard to setup authentic information source for spiritualism in the world, with best editorial quality, independence, and integrity. We want to set us as recommended source for institutions and publications for an educational resource. To gather and spread over the internet we really need your support.
Omdhara Foundation is a non-profit organization registered in India.
NEED YOUR SUPPORT FOR FEATURED RICH WEBSITE!
Operating one of the featured rich websites in the world costs money. About $15,000 per year, to be precise. Our non-profit organization is keeping costs low, but last year we've upgraded our servers to handle more traffic (currently over 1,20,00,00,000 pages and increasing and to deliver more content at higher speeds, which has increased our costs.
We would rather spend this money on producing more informative articles!
May we ask you to help us out? Please donate so that we can produce more articles, videos, maps and images that will be useful to literally thousands of schools and millions of students around the world.
This website is made possible by the passionate dedication of our team, volunteers, donors, sponsors, and grant-givers.
Spiritualism is fundamental to understanding the world we live in and it plays a key part in shaping our cultural identity. Greater knowledge of other spiritual cultures promotes tolerance and peace. Our mission is to improve spiritual education worldwide by creating the most complete, freely accessible, and reliable spiritual resource in the world.
Omdhara would be one of the most-trusted spiritual resources in the world, known for its editorial quality, independence, and integrity. Prestigious institutions and publications, for that we really need your kind support
WHERE YOUR DONATION GOES?
We are spending the money raised on the following services which we need to keep our site, our team, and our social media running as efficiently as possible:
• Contabo - Web servers
• Mailchimp - newsletter and email automation
• Silicon house - Domain registrations
• G Suite - email, office, and file sharing by Google
• Ahrefs - search engine optimization tool
• Cloudflare - content delivery network
• Sucuri - website backup
• Unfuddle - source code repository and collaboration
• Basecamp - team collaboration and task management
• Zapier - web service automation
• Docsketch - digital document signing
• iubenda - privcay policy management
• Siteground - web hosting for our blog
• Gumlet - on-the-fly image resizing on the web
• Canva - online image editor
• Sovrn - advertising viewability service
• Admiral - ad-blocking detection & prevention service
• Chargebee - membership payment processing
• Donately - donation payment processing
• Soundcloud - podcast hosting service
What information is sent to the donors?
What will Omdhara Foundation do with my donation?
The donor gets an instant acknowledgement mail along with an SMS. On receiving the reconciliation statement from the bank, a receipt is sent via e-mail immediately, followed by a hard copy by post (within India). The receipt is accompanied by a 'welcome pack' which is also a token of appreciation. The donor receives a birthday wish, wishes on important festivals, programme updates and an annual impact report during a year's time.
How does Omdhara Foundation ensure that the donor's contribution is being utilized in the intended way?
As soon as the donation through cheque or online is reconciled by the bank, the amount is allotted to the specific programme, which it has been meant for. The utilization and results are managed, monitored and audited. The outcome is reflected in the annual impact report, which is shared with the donors.
Does Omdhara accept donations in USD or Pounds?
Omdhara Foundation follows the principle of good governance. We have a four-tier audit mechanism to track and monitor the funds raised and utilized. More details of the process are mentioned at http://www.omdhara.org/governance
How much should I donate? (we can give break up of monthly expenditure)
Yes, the organization accepts donations in USD and pounds as well but only in the form of cheque, drafts or via online payment gateway. As a policy the organization adhere to all government norms and maintains optimum transparency with the donors. The organization planing for apply an FCRA account for its internationals supporters. However tax exemptions are applicable as per the country specific guidelines.
Is the website safe to make online payments?
There is no specific amount that should be donated. However all the programmes have a detailed breakup of the expenditure displayed online.
What is the process of keeping the donor's information safe?
Yes, the website is safe for any kind of transaction. Also any information exchange is kept safe and in no condition gets disclosed. Also the payment gateway is a third party payment gateway recognized by the financial institutions under the government of India. So any transaction also is thoroughly secured.
What are the Tax benefits that a donor will get?
As a credible organization, we honour the privacy of our donors. The donor data is not exposed or shared with any external agency under any circumstances. We have a robust in-house mechanism and server system where the records are kept safe. The entire setup is protected with password and is guarded by surveillance software. The data is kept strictly confidential and only authorized staff with a special non-disclosure bond have access to it.
Do you issue Tax receipts? How soon will the receipts arrive?
A donor will get tax exemption on the donation under section 80 G of Income Tax Act, 1961.
What happens if the tax receipt is lost?
Yes, tax receipts are issued to all the donors irrespective of the amount supported. A digital copy of the receipt is generated on and sent via e-mail post realization of the donated amount. The hard copy of the receipt is delivered to the donor within 10 working days.
Can one donate in kind (old clothes, books, stationary etc)?
In case of loss of the original receipt, a duplicate tax receipt is issued on receipt of a formal request from the donor.
Is it possible for a consistent supporter to meet the beneficiary personally?
Usually in-kind donation is accepted only when there is a need in any of the projects at a given point of time.
While you can visit the school where the children you support are studying we do not encourage donors to directly meet the beneficiaries as we do not want to give special treatment to any child.