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Key role of diaspora in philanthropic giving to India

IN the inaugural year of Give’s partnership with US-based Indiaspora - a nonprofit inspiring the global Indian diaspora to be a force for good and catalyse social change - a joint summit being held in New York will focus on new insights into philanthropic giving to India. Bringing together leading philanthropists, foundations and nonprofits, the in-person summit is set to...

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 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...

Big Change At Small Change

IN a rare instance of nonprofit mergers, Small Change has joined forces with Give, India’s first and largest giving platform - to scale giving from ordinary citizens and make a meaningful impact on alleviating poverty. Both organisations only raise funds for nonprofits.  The two platforms pooling together is a result of their mission alignment to scale everyday giving in India...

Small Talk With Lalitha Iyer

CHANGE leaders do great things, and often that is all we know about them. Here we want to get a different glimpse of the personalities that constitute the development space. Every month we get one leader to answer four questions, not necessarily about their work, but about themselves. This week we catch up with Dr Lalitha Iyer, managing trustee...

What A Small Village In Arunachal Taught Me

By DEBABRATA SAHA —- MY journey started as a manager of a cellular firm. Precisely, my primary job was to sell smartphones. I sold phones, promising better communication among people. Once on a field visit to Lava, a tribal village in West Bengal, I realised that the phones I sold could connect humans but not humans with nature. Upon reflection, I...

Small Talk With Maria Santamaria

CHANGE leaders do great things, and often that is all we know about them. Here we want to get a different glimpse of the personalities that constitute the development space. Every month we get one leader to answer four questions, not necessarily about their work, but about themselves. This week we catch up with Maria Santamaria (known as Sarah),...

Economic Growth vs Climate Security: We Can Have It All

By BRITT GOOSMAN & RICHIE AHUJA —- IF as a country you want to provide a healthy economy for your people, to ensure issues such as food and job security, and to encourage sustainable agriculture–for instance, by building better soil or allowing the doubling of farmer incomes–you need to provide energy for all of it. You want to be energy secure...

Rural Women Breaking Stereotypes

EARLIER this year, Period. End of Sentence, a film on menstruation, set in rural India won the Oscar in the Documentary Short Subject category at the 91st Academy Awards. More than the award, it was the recognition of the quiet, women-led revolution in Harpur village, near Delhi, that felt like an achievement.  Along with the imposition of patriarchal and orthodox...

Small Talk With Ashok Nanda

CHANGE leaders do great things, and often that is all we know about them. Here we want to get a different glimpse of the personalities that constitute the development space. Every month we get one leader to answer four questions, not necessarily about their work, but about themselves. This week we catch up with Ashok Nanda, founder of Vikash. Ashok...
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