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Give acquires Goodera’s leading India CSR grant management business

GIVE has acquired Goodera India’s leading Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) business, a global leader in CSR grant management platform, to strengthen Give’s goal to make giving in India bigger and better through impactful developmental initiatives. Give’s efforts to scale and direct corporate philanthropy towards lasting social solutions will get a massive boost with the addition of Goodera India’s 73-member team,...

Social sector converts need real motivation

ANECDOTAL evidence suggests that after spending years in the corporate world, several professionals are moving to the social sector intending to be part of the change they would like to see around them. And when experienced professionals with a zeal to make a difference leave their corporate careers, the social sector hiring managers couldn’t be happier as they are...

Why institutional giving in India can be “better, together”

INSTITUTIONAL Giving is not new in India. Large corporate houses like the Tatas have been pioneers in setting up organizations and structures for doing philanthropy at scale decades before CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) regulations made it mandatory for qualifying corporates to spend a percentage of profits every year. While most do the minimum as required by regulations, there are...

Give launches its Institutional Giving Practice

TODAY, philanthropy is growing globally, and private giving has gained an important role in addressing human suffering, social justice, equitable economic growth, and so much more. As an organisation that is deeply passionate about addressing the inequalities and resolving social issues impairing our collective growth, it has been fascinating to see different approaches to philanthropy. One such system -...

Why can’t NGOs be more business-like?

HOW often have you heard that non-profits need to be “more business like”? Or witnessed the awe that greets people who cross over from the private sector to a job in an NGO? Despite the global financial meltdown, relentless reports of corporate malfeasance and catastrophic breakdowns in governance at some of the most respected businesses, the corporate sector is...

The Giving Calendar 2021

Use Give's guide to plan your company's social impact activities for the year JUST about everything and everyone has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A survey conducted by Give in October 2020 revealed that India’s appetite for giving has radically increased during the coronavirus crisis, with 85% of those surveyed conveying a heightened desire to donate or give...

How To Make Employee Volunteering Work

MOST companies, and especially those with significant CSR budgets, have dedicated time and resources to running employee volunteering programmes. Yet, we’ve all heard of the school that got painted multiple times over, or the clean-up drive that resulted in a pristine beach for 48 hours, only to attract another group of well-meaning corporate volunteers to deliver the same result! Is...

Ordinary people, extraordinary power

By ANSHU GUPTA ---- THERE'S a recent image that will remain etched in our collective memory for a long time: 40,000 farmers from Nashik marching towards Mumbai in scorching heat to demand their rights. The reason it makes for a compelling image is because the farmers joined hands across caste, religion and class lines to demonstrate a simple truth to the...

Change Yourself, Change The World

By VENKAT KRISHNAN N ---- I HAD an interesting conversation with a seasoned development professional some years back, as he held forth on why ‘charity is bad and development is good’. "Imagine," he said, "that you are standing by a river, and you see a baby floating by, obviously thrown into the water and likely to die. Naturally, you will get into the...

Media Misses The Development Sector

THE 24-hour news cycle is our reality and newspapers now reflect that. When you open your paper or browser online you are bombarded with the most sensationalist news, amongst the advertisements, sponsored links, sports, op-eds, and other miscellaneous banality. A quick look at four of India’s top English news sites (Times of India, Hindustan Times, The Indian Express, and The...
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