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1 A SHA J YOTHI – A NNUAL U PDATES May 2014

2 A GENDA  What is Asha-Jyothi (AJ)? ( 3-5 min)  AJ Campaigns (10 min)  Your campaign By Mr. Prasad (10 min)  Review Your Campaigns (10-15 min)  Annual Financial Updates ( 10 min)  Sources of Funds for AJ  AJ FY 2013 Snapshot  Volunteer Zone ( 5 min)  How can you volunteer?  Star Volunteers  Announcements ( 2 min) Remember to: STOP us and ask your questions!

3 W HAT IS A SHA -J YOTHI ? DONORS SPONSORS VOLUNTEERSCHAMPIONS A Ray of Light That Brings a New Hope In the Lives of Underprivileged Solar Lamps Donated To Haitians

4 AJ M ISSION S TATEMENT Asha-Jyothi (AJ) is a volunteer based non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of underprivileged by providing access to Education and Healthcare. AJ’s mission is guided by our core values of strength, commitment, collaboration, and integrity. ❖ Strength -- What we can accomplish as a group is much greater than what can be accomplished individually. ❖ Commitment -- A sense of commitment to give back to the community. ❖ Collaboration -- We believe in promoting the core values of the organization through collaboration, above and beyond cultural boundaries. ❖ Integrity -- All AJ activities and operations will be conducted with professional integrity and will be transparent for all members, partners and outside organizations.

5 What % of this organization is run by volunteers? What % of the overhead costs does AJ incur? What % Administrative Expense does AJ incur on an average? 100% 0 % 2 % F EW FACTS ABOUT A SHA -J YOTHI ? When was AJ established? 2003 How many active volunteers does AJ currently have? ?

6 A SHA -J YOTHI C AMPAIGNS

7 R ANGE OF CAMPAIGNS AJ Sponsored Schools Give back to your school Education AJ Sponsored Health Camps (Eye, Dental) Healthcare Donor initiated and sponsored Education and Health camps Your Campaign

8 AJ E DUCATION P ROGRAMS Helping over 1588 students with tuition fees uniforms & school supplies

9 AJ E DUCATION P ROGRAMS – T RANSFORMATION Identify community of children that need help Encourage individual children Provide school supplies and food More motivated children’s attendance at school

10 AJ H EALTHCARE P ROGRAMS Help families overcome the unforeseen challenges of healthcare by organizing medical camps and individual treatments

11 AJ Y OUR C AMPAIGN Concept of “Your Campaign” is very simple,- provide a platform for people who want to help the needy. We help with our resources and expertise in executing projects that are near and dear to the Donor’s. Propose Member submits proposal Confirm AJ Core team verifies the guiding principles and confirms proposal Plan AJ & Member discuss funding and execution plan Execute AJ facilitates and oversees execution and submits proof of execution

12 Y OUR C AMPAIGNS – M R. P RASAD

13 AJ Y OUR C AMPAIGN B ENEFITS Above all, experience the heart felt satisfaction and life changing experience of helping others AJ Donations are tax deductible (approx. +25%) Ability to avail matching donation (approx. +100%) Ability to avail additional donations from other AJ members (approx. +100%) AJ contribution (approx. +15%) Access to AJ volunteers, tools, processes to improve the efficiency of execution Proven experience with running campaigns helps avoid pitfalls and improves success of your campaign Involve your friends and family to monitor and provide live update on your campaign

14 L ET ’ S T ALK A BOUT Y OUR C AMPAIGN Do you want to make a difference in education or healthcare? What do you want to do? Where do you want to do it? Can you commit time, money, or a little bit of both? Can you think of family and friends that will support you? How would you like to execute this? Let us talk about how we can take your idea forward as a team Think Big. Start Small. Grow Fast

15 Y OUR C AMPAIGNS – M R. P RASAD

16 A SHA -J YOTHI F INANCIAL U PDATES

17 S OURCES OF F UNDS FOR AJ Distribution of FundsAnnual 5K Event - $$$$$ (70%)  Registration fees from 5K event organized in Fairfax, NJ, Kansas City, Freemont  Corporate Sponsors  Individual Sponsors AJ Donors - $$$$ (5%)  Individual donations  Recurring donations  Corporate Matching Other AJ Events - $$$$ (15%)  Ashburn Diwali  Mathrubhoomi Trust Poker event  Kansas City Krishna Taranga event Your Campaign Donations - $$$$ (10%)  Your Campaign donations How can you contribute?  Sponsor a Your Campaign  Enroll in Monthly recurring donations  Participate in AJ Events  Spread the word

18 Total donations over the past 10 Years – ~1M A NNUAL F INANCIAL U PDATES

19 A DMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES 100% of donations and fundraising proceeds are used for the cause Administrative expenses include Insurance, Gas, Printing, Transportation, Internet, Banners, Bank Charges & Postal Expenses Your Campaign owners bear their own overhead costs AJ founders bear the AJ campaign and general overhead costs

20 H OW C AN Y OU V OLUNTEER ? Volunteer India Operations Fund Raising Events – 5K Run, Diwali etc. Operations Automation – Salesforce Finance/ Accounting – QuickBooks Web Design/ Updates (PHP, mySQL) Marketing & Communicat ion T O V OLUNTEER E- MAIL : C ONTACT U SHA -J YOTHI. ORG

21 S TAR V OLUNTEERS NJ Volunteer Chandana Behind the Scene Volunteer CA Volunteer Vamsi Run Volunteer KC Volunteer Sridhar Junior Volunteer Behind the Scene Volunteer Sarath Youth Volunteer Sujana (10yrs) Run Event Volunteer Kiran

22 AJ P ARTNERING WITH Astitva Foundation Uplift A Child Vidya and Child Mathrubhoomi Charitable Trust

23 A NNOUNCEMENTS

24 U PCOMING N EW W EBSITE L AUNCH (A UGUST 2014) To be able to present data in meaningful way to our audience Transparently track all the data relevant to campaigns including funds raised, spent. Fairfax, NJ, North Carolina, Fremont - September 21 st, KC – September 20th A NNUAL R UN

25 Q UESTIONS /I DEAS /F EEDBACK S HARE Y OUR I DEAS : C ONTACT U SHA -J YOTHI. ORG

26 T HANK Y OU FOR Y OUR A TTENDANCE

27 P LAY V IDEO ON E DUCATION P ROGRAMS

28 P LAY V IDEO AJ H EALTHCARE P ROGRAMS

29 P LAY V IDEOS OF R UN FROM ALL LOCATIONS Add link to the video created by Steve at the end of the presentation for 2013 run, and maybe links to other locations as well

30 Y OUR C AMPAIGNS – FAQ’ S Here are some FAQ’s that will help you understand Your Campaign and its concept What kind of charges are part of the operational costs of a program. There are costs like Credit Card processing charges, Wire Transfer charges and the actual cost of the project which may include cost of material, transportation and distribution costs etc. What kind of support does AJ provide. AJ can execute the whole project or parts of the project as agreed prior to the start of the project. In many cases AJ has asked volunteers to participate in the actual donation, help in identifying suppliers, leveraged their Bulk purchase capability to get good pricing with vendors and above all bring a transparent structure to any and all projects. Will you transfer the money to my relative who will execute the whole project. Sorry we cannot transfer funds to Individuals but we can assign a volunteer to make payments to the vendors at the time of purchasing after verifying that there are no excessive charges being levied by the Vendors. We can get a lower price on items without bills, is it ok. Sorry being a socially responsible organization AJ will ask for Bills, wherever possible, and pay any applicable taxes for any purchases made. What if AJ does not have volunteers in the area, my project is being executed. When the project is set up and agreed to AJ officer’s will explain how the project will be executed and how it will be documented and in cases where a Volunteer is not available, AJ will find other ways to document the program. In many cases our donors have turned into Volunteers. We welcome any suggestions and will do our very best to help you achieve your goal.

31 R EVIEW OF Y OUR C AMPAIGN R EQUESTS Request # 1 Request # 3 Request # 2 Request # 4


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