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Our Hearts, Their Minds, One Hope... Asha for Education. Agenda. Introduction of New Coordinators & other announcements 2004 Update (Financials, Tsunami, Projects) Donor Relations Program Members' Feedback about the Council Plan for 2005. Newly Elected Coordinators.

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Agenda
Agenda

  • Introduction of New Coordinators & other announcements

  • 2004 Update (Financials, Tsunami, Projects)

  • Donor Relations Program

  • Members' Feedback about the Council

  • Plan for 2005


Newly elected coordinators
Newly Elected Coordinators

  • Chapter Coordinator:Aparna Lakkaraju

  • Co-Treasurers: Jennifer Neha Sodha & Prem Babu

  • Funds Co-coordinators: Nishant Srivastava & Prasanna Govindankutty

  • Projects Coordinator: Jessica Elengical

  • Publicity Co-coordinators: Aloka Singh & Vikash Jain

  • Web Co-coordinators: Ajitabh Pandey & Manish Sharma

    http://www.ashanet.org/nycnj/contacts.html


Asha advisory council
Asha Advisory Council

  • Continuation of the members for 2005


2004 update financials
2004 Update: Financials

* Marathon, Matching Donations from Corporations, United Way, 5K Run, Diwali Ball


2004 update tsunami 1
2004 Update: Tsunami (1)

  • Asha's response

    • Working closely with Asha Chennai & project partners in India, provided immediate relief efforts & identify further rehabilitation needs

  • Chapter's contribution

    • Helping with PR & fundraising/ partnering initiatives (DoSomething.org)

    • Collection boxes & fundraisers in local areas (concert in Albany, bachelor/bachelorette auction in NYC, flyers at restaurants)

  • Funds Raised

    • $175K+ from 1200+ donors (Asha-wide) & online, only


2004 update tsunami 2
2004 Update: Tsunami (2)

  • Plan for disbursements

    • Immediate relief (food, clothing, blankets, temporary shelter, medicines & health camps for emergencies and epidemics)

    • Long-term rehabilitation work to focus on livelihood needs for families affected (forming cooperatives & providing livelihood support such as boats, nets, etc.; support for activity centers for children & counseling support)

    • In addition, focus on educational needs such as the rebuilding and re-stocking of affected schools in the area

    • Currently, main focus is the state of Tamil Nadu

    • In the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, local NGO identified (SEEDS) to partner with - awaiting government permits for long-term relief work



Donor relations program
Donor Relations Program

  • Initiated in October 2004 (Target: Diwali Ball in Nov.)

  • 6 Donors ($1000+) contacted from NYC/NJ area

    • E-mail, followed by letter in Asha letter-head

    • Offered complimentary 2 tickets for Diwali Ball

    • 3 Donors attended the event & recognized

  • Momentum & volunteer-bandwidth needed to formalize

  • Informal target: $12K in 12 months!


  • Council feedback about the council
    Council Feedback About the Council !!

    • What worked last year

    • What could be done better


    2005 our expectations from the council
    2005: Our Expectations from the Council

    • Formal schedule of meetings: Quarterly

    • Help us Network with your friends

      • Spread the word about Asha

      • Drop off flyers at your events

    • Show-up &/or participate at our events


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