Each case uses a consistent framework that allows the reader to easily navigate them and make comparisons. Concluding Lessons Learned chapter provides a summary of the themes that emerge from the cases and gives the reader an outline of the practical dimensions involved in carrying out nonprofit innovations. Profiles an array of innovative nonprofit organizations from around the world that provides the reader with a balanced picture of the sector and show commonalities between cases that come from different countries, regions, and fields. Discussion questions at the end of each case ask the reader to reflect and analyze the innovation as well think creatively and initiate successful innovations themselves.

GiveIndia: Web Donations in an Emerging Philanthropic Market

GiveIndia: Web donations in an emerging philanthropic market
Micheal L. Shier Femida Handy

Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto

School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania


This case study provides an overview of an innovative approach undertaken by the nonprofit organization, GiveIndia, which acts as an intermediary organization linking donors with nonprofit organizations and their service recipients through a web-based donation platform. Since that process has been going on for years, GiveIndia is innovative in three respects. First, it is because of its use of technology and its successful adaptation of philanthropic giving to a changing technological environment. Second GiveIndia’s model ...

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