Fundraising is a collective effort of all the teams. To sustain it, Namaste Radio Team has employed different fundraising techniques:
Tradition and Culture:
They visited Nepalese houses in GTA and played the Deusi/Bhailo. Nepalese living in Toronto very happily welcomed Namaste Radio Deusi/Bhailo team and donated whatever they could with big smile and appreciation. As a result, Deusi/Bhailo team not only brought our ancient and unique tradition of Deusi/Bhailo to Nepalese doorsteps, but also collected a total of CAD 2700 for Namaste Radio.
Namaste Radio in cooperation with the University of Toronto's Nepal Group organized the first Nepali film festival in Canada titled "Focus on Nepal". The one day film festival took place on December 3rd, 2005 at the Innis Town Hall. The "Focus on Nepal" raised CAD 3200 for Namaste Radio. Dedicated volunteers like Ms. Anjali Moktan and Mrs. Rina Upadhyaya helped to generate CAD 500 by selling MOMO during the festival.
A team of dedicated volunteers (Writing Team) are working on long term fundraising projects like preparing grant proposals to get government and non-government funding. All these promising activities here at Namaste Radio will draw a proper vision and help to ensure reliable financial inflow for long term sustainability and development.
In addition with its long term fundraising strategies, Namaste Radio is also initiating other measures like memberships (family and individual) and other special events. Namaste Radio has realized that participation of the community is vital to its growth. To incorporate participation and reap its benefits; Namaste Radio is in the process of being registered as a charity organization. Greater community support and a general membership process help leverage internal and external funds. It also helps to improve the quality of programs. Thus Namaste Radio is seeking the support of Nepalese families and individuals to join as members and contribute CAD 20.00 a year for general membership. The idea behind this is that every family or person who becomes a member will take initiative in caring for Namaste Radio.
We rely on the generosity of our supporters to make our much-needed programs possible. We welcome any and all assistance in gathering the funds to carry out our mission. If you would like to put on an event on behalf of Namaste Radio, your help is welcome. If you require any assistance or information on the organization, please contact us at (647) 282-7635.
Namaste Radio heartily thanks all donors.
We rely on our sponsors to make our much-needed programs possible. We welcome any and all assistance in gathering the funds to carry out our mission. If you would like to put on an event on behalf of Namaste Radio, your help is welcome. If you require any assistance or information on the organization, please contact us at (647) 282-7635.
Namaste Radio heartily thanks all sponsors
2006 FUNDRAISING EVENTS:
Namaste Radio presents "MUKTI N' REVIVAL" live concert on Friday August 18, 2006 at 237 Sackville Avenue, Toronto. Door open at 8pm and ticket price: $20 in advance and $25 at door.
Namaste Radio heartily thanks all our event sponsors
Platinum SponsorCanadian Multicultural Radio (101.3FM)- Print (www.cmr.fm)
Madan dai (Realtor) (www.mikekc.com)
Sushil Ram Joshi (www.susoss.com)
Gold SponsorLarry Butkowsky (Immigration Lawyer)
Rajan Shrestha (Insurance Agent) (www.clarica.com)
Regular SponsorMichael Korman (Barrister & Solicitor) (www.liveincanada.com)
Baba Shakya (Himalayan Travel & Tours) (www.himalayan-travels.com)
Pradeep & Puspa Bista (Hasty Market)
Atul Subedi (Barrister, Solicitor & Notary Public)
Diwash Rijal (Karma Canada Inc)
Nabeel Haque (Real Estate Lawyer)
Dorje (Norbu Linga)
Mt. Everest Restaurant, Toronto
Refresehment SponsorThe Bombay Grill Restaurant, Burlington (www.thebombaygrill.com)
Your Clay Oven Restaurant, Mississauga (www.yourclayoven.com)
Aroma Restaurant, Toronto (http://aroma.sites.toronto.com)
Kathmandu Restaurant, Toronto (www.kathmandurestaurant.ca)