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5 things we learned from Noshir Dadrawala and Ajit Dayal

HelpYourNGO was proud to host Noshir Dadrawala, CEO, Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy and Ajit Dayal, fund manager

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Why and How to Give Away Wealth

The pandemic has shown us how the world unites in the face of adversity. We united against this deadly virus and wen

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How Companies have spent their CSR Budgets

A High-level Committee was set up in 2015 to review the CSR regulatory framework. This Committee had recommended th

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India Response to UN SDGs

For India to be a stable society where opportunities are created for millions to further their lives, it is imperat

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A Measured Act For A Better Tomorrow

My conscious journey as a novice philanthropist began in 1992 when I started donating money based on a simple formula

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Tax deduction on your Donations

Many of the poor Indians live on less than Rs150 a day. This is hardly enough to feed a family of four, take a sick

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What makes a CSR project successful

HelpYourNGO webinar on Introduction to CSR by CA Winnie Dholakia and CA Nishant Parekh aimed to clear the clutter o

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Evaluate Then Donate

HelpYourNGO is a database of 650+ NGOs across 14 UN Sustainable Development Goals, 504 zip-codes, a

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Corpus for charity

At the global level India has played an integral role in the formation and evolution of SDGs and is committed to it

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Introduction to CSR with Winnie Dholakia and Nishant Parekh

We are pleased to present the recording of our second webinar of 2021 - Introduction to CSR, Learn about the basics o

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This Eco-friendly bag can help empower women in villages!

Shanti Hastkala (SHK) began to work with local women. They set up training programs where village women

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NGOS: End of the Road or a New Beginning? Fireside chat with Noshir Dadrawala and Ajit Dayal

Noshir Dadrawala is CEO, Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy. He has worked with over

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NGOs: End of the Road or a New Beginning?

Hear a frank and insightful discussion on the past, present and future of the NGO sector. What was it like to be an

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from HelpYourNGO

A brand new year is just around the corner…If you look carefully, you can see it!

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Xmas giving: Gift a donation with our Charity Registry!

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Help Class X students in need

The lockdown has necessitated a move to the virtual world for work and study. While the shift has been a boon i

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A step towards an Open Defecation Free India

In a world of struggle for basic livelihood and survival, where sanitation is not even c

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A gift that keeps on giving

Six years ago, Rita and Ashok got married in a room full of their friends and family in Mumbai. Their wedding wa

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Lockdown learnings from our students

May we never give up on ourselves or each other. May we always see the world from more perspectives than just our own

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HelpYourNGOs 7th Yearbook is here

HelpYourNGOs Yearbook is one of the most cherished parts of our work as a platform connecting donors to non-profits.

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Volunteer for
Life!

Volunteering is an activity that helps both the giver and the receiver. It is a huge part of philanthropic traditions

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HelpYourNGO Yearbook 2019

We have been busy as elves pulling together our latest Yearbook. It’s hard to believe that is the sixth edition

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A cafe that serves inclusion, acceptance and empowerment!

Located in the heart of bustling Juhu, Café Arpan radiates warmth and comfort with its quirky colours and comfortable

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Join in and celebrate the joy of giving in Indias 10th Daan Utsav week

The week-long joy of giving event is Indias biggest philanthropic festival. Individuals from all walks of life come t

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This Eco-friendly bag can help empower women in villages!

Shanti Hastkala (SHK) set up training programs where village women were trained in skills like stitching, embroidery,

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The Story of Muslima from Malancha

This is the story of a mother who left no stone unturned to give her deaf children an education.

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Share excess food with the needy!

Wonderful to hear that Seva Kitchen has launched an Android App that helps sharing food real time!

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Young people changing India

Annadhan is a youth-run initiative in Mumbai.

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New Year, New Me!

We start New Year resolutions with a simple motive – to become a better version of

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#WeAreHiring - Be a part of our awesome team

We are looking for a Research Associate for financial analysis of NGOs.

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Ditch the fairytale, look for the real stories

If you are unfamiliar with Humanitarians of Tinder, Courtney Martins article is a good place to start taking a look. Hea

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This search engine helps you find service providers for persons with disabilities

Swechha is an online compilation of service providers catering to the specific needs of persons with intellectual and de

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Mumbai Mobile Creches keeps the spirit of childhood alive!

"We have seen many cases where a Bengali child comes to MMC and then learns Marathi and is able to communicate f

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Make a dream come true

Make a child’s wish come true by donating part of your Quantum Mutual Fund investme

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NGO Exhibition in Mumbai: 17 NGOs

Every year at our Diwali NGO Pop Up our patrons take home some interesting stories as the

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NGO Exhibition in Mumbai, 17 NGOs, 8 Busy hours, 400 Happy patrons

Who knew shopping could be this rewarding? Every year at our Diwali NGO Pop Up our patrons take home some interesting st

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Free to fly

Amrit Foundation of India promotes the development and well-being of all Indians so that they may individually and colle

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Free to fly!

The 'Patang Project' is a survey reflecting the needs and difficulties of childre

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India Rising

Quantum Mutual Fund’s SMILE feature allows you to donate a portion of your mutual f

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India Rising

Veena was raised by her mother as her father had passed away when she was very young. The family could not even afford V

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Here is how you can help flood relief operations

Mother Nature does not smile on us all. This year, the floods have taken a slow but steady toll on villages everywhere f

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Peace in our time?

It seems like we wake up to the news of a new terror attack every day.

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Peace in our time?

It seems like we wake up to the news of a new terror attack every day. What does it say about the state of the world tod

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From fight to flight

Every time a girl child is born in the red-light area of Kamathipura there is a constant fear of being forced into prost

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A mother's dying wish

These were the dying words of 15-year-old Deepas mother. A sex worker, she had single-handedly brought up her daughter p

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Buy NGO Products

Eco-Friendly Ganesha, We love the idea of these eco-friendly Ganpatis made of shaadu (natural clay). Not only is the mat

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Why Do We Need NGOs for the elderly?

How come we need NGOs helping the elderly? Indian society is less individualistic than many abroad, and we actually reve

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Double your blessings this Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi is just around the corner. We love our festivities in India. Many of us are looking forward to the new

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Tata Trusts vs NGOs?

In the NGO sector, the Tata Trusts are a bountiful tree under which many have found shade. They have a reputation of bac

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Head or Heart while donating?

We have found that donors all have the heart part down. Many of you set aside money at different points of the year or r

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Are Indians guilty of SWEDOW charity

Indians are definitely thrifty, and we dont like to waste things whether its food on our plates or unused clothes. Many

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Annadhan, What is left is not over

We all wonder what to do with the many possessions we accumulate over the years. Heres an option to consider - donation.

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Beware Fake News!

In our age of fake news, there is an ancient phrase that can help us out. Caveat lector is a Latin phrase meaning, reade

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The Cafe next door

It is said that a society grows great when old men plant trees whose shadows they will never sit in. Seva Sadan is proof

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Giving back to mans best friend!

WSD is Mumbai based NGO for dogs and cats and was incepted in 1994.I started off as a volunteer in 2005/6 during my vaca

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Development Sector professionals, polish your skill set!

The S. P Jain Institute of Management & Research Mumbai, one of the top B schools in India is offering a unique executiv

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Educationists, An entrepreneur-in-residence programme for you!

Are you an entrepreneur who works in any of these areas? Apply to EduStart now! You will receive financial support, oper

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Nonprofit entrepreneurs, apply to N/Core now!

N/Core is one option you should definitely consider. An idea of the people behind The/Nudge Foundation, N/Core is an inc

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Bill and Melinda Gates published 2017s Gates letter

Bring out the wine and red carpets, the annual Gates letter is here! It is probably the closest celebrity event the phil

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[Expired] Get 100% tax exemption on your donation!

Feeling the taxmans pinch on your salary? We have good news for you. Did you know that you can donate to charity AND get

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What do NGOs actually do? All you need to know!

It appears that the idea for demonetisation came from a relatively unknown NGO called Arthkranti Pratishthan. Many incon

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Education for a Better India

The consistent inefficiencies of the school system that result in unemployable youth, and huge dropout rates do nothing

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Banking for the Poor

Demonetization has led to many debates about whether the poor are worse affected by the cash shortage than the rich. Man

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From Broken Blackboards to a Bright Future

Laxmi is a third-year engineering student. Engage her in a conversation and this shy girl transforms into an extremely c

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Shiladevi - organic farmer, leader, entrepreneur!

Meet Shiladevi, a Pioneer in Organic FarmingGodiyari village in Darbhanga district, Bihar is badly affected by flood eve

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Join the Atma Network for NGOs today!

Like many entrepeneurs starting their social organisations, Dr. Asavari Shinde, Founder of VASS (Vardayini Apang Seva Sa

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HYNGO at Ek Soch Sandbox

We visited Ek Soch - the first Development Dialog held in Varanasi. Centred on entrepreneurship which is the theme of ea

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A true philosophy of giving - Part II

In our earlier piece we mentioned being struck by the fact that Mr. Mohandas Pai philosophy of giving was also a philoso

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A true philosophy of giving - Part I

What does it mean to live a good life? Is it having all your material needs met? Or is it feeling fulfilled?

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Donate old electronics to NGOs in India

Mobile phones, tablets, SD cards and pen drives are all welcome. They will ensure that your donation will reach a deserv

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What should charity look like?

The news on Googles recent charitable donations got us thinking about common assumptions about charity. What prompted th

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The side-effects of charity

Making a donation has an effect on your life and behaviour as well. You may not even realise it, but it will change the

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What do cancer NGOs do?

On the eve of World Cancer Day, the fight against cancer is gaining public attention. The U.S. Government has announced

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Many ways to celebrate India

This Republic Day brought some happy announcements for the nonprofit sector. Dr. V Shanta was awarded a Padma Vibhushan.

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Celebrating the future of India

Not all corporate houses choose to fund education or health. A few visionary put their funds towards asset creation - be

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Tax deduction on your donations

Many of Indias poor live on less than Rs130 a day. This is hardly enough to feed a family of four, take a sick child to

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The year ahead for philanthropy

In every industry there is a phase that is marked by great turbulence and change. It is hard to predict the outcome of t

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Chennai Relief: How You Can Help

If you are concerned about the welfare of those in Chennai and would like to help, do consider the following NGO

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The U-turn on Mark Zuckerbergs 45 billion dollar gift

What is happening with Mark Zuckerbergs Facebook shares? The new dad announced in a Facebook post that he would commit 9

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No Planet B!

November has been an action-packed month! Not all positive, though. The month has unfortunately renewed its association

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What is Behind the Flashbulbs?

Is Angeline Jolie the worlds most famous socially conscious celebrity? Or is Being Human more popular? And the real ques

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India's Sanitation Crisis

Its an oft-repeated truism that India has more cellphones than toilets. The cellphone statistic can be traced to the rad

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The Kindness of Strangers

A big thank you to all the donors who made our Daan Utsav campaign such a success last month. Its a wonderful feeling to

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The Value of Financial Inclusion

Oxfams study drives home a few facts. Some of the richest people could be burdened by heavy debt but will never experien

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What type of donations can I make?

We often hear - I am not sure whether my money will reach the beneficiary. To simplify, we explain here, the different w

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What is In It For Me What NGOs should know about their donors

A phrase commonly used by marketers. Its most important function, teaching you to think from the perspective of the don

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Plan Your Philanthropy

HelpYourNGO spoke with Gaurav Mashruwala, Certified Financial Planner, about his views on philanthropy in the context of

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When Disaster Strikes

2014 was a year of natural disasters and calamities for India. Various parts of the country were affected by cyclones, f

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The coming of a Made in India revolution

Its the end of another month and 2015 seems to be rushing by! Independence Day, celebrated on August 15th gives us cause

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Re-engineering philanthropy the Deshpande way

Although he is now known for being a visionary entrepreneur and investor, Desh Deshpandes journey into entrepreneurship

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The month that was

The hunting and killing of Cecil, a beloved lion housed at a protective settlement in Zimbabwe by an American hunter who

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The UnLtd approach to changing the world!

It is the age of the entrepreneur in India. Twenty years ago, IT companies brought in a new wave of organizations that c

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Food heroes

Some people complain about problems, while others spend their energy trying to solve them. We present heroes who have ta

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Ideas about iodine

Bindis to reduce iodine deficiency in tribal women? Iron fish that combat anaemia? In combating malnourishment, perhaps

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Arts philanthropy

Is there less arts patronage in the modern world? When it comes to arts philanthropy, an underfunded business the world

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Don not fall victim to charity fraud!

There are plenty of people who will take advantage of the goodness of your heart. The U.S. is abuzz with news about canc

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Helplines that act as lifelines!

A helpline can do what a caped crusader cannot. NGOs are now making their services available on phones and online as wel

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Our Summer Reading List is here!

It is not every day that someone puts out a list of recommended reading that applies to the nonprofit sector. Bill Gates

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Give to Nepal

Nepal has been twice-struck by tragedy in a very short period of time. In times of need, it is always our first impulse

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How to celebrate an eco-friendly Holi!

Another year, another grand celebration of Holi. While the festival is one that evokes happiness, we all know the harsh

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Sandboxed at the Deshpande Dialogue 2015!

We have to agree with Gururaj (Desh) Deshpande when he refers to the Deshpande Foundation organized Development Dialogue

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New-age forms of philanthropy!

There are many ways in which you can donate to charitable organizations. Most donors prefer to write out a cheque, drop

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Khadi 2.0, Can Make-in-India change the fortunes of traditional Indian textiles?

January 6th is celebrated as veshti day in Tamil Nadu every year! With pride, Tamil men step out of their homes dressed

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A piggy-bank no NGO should break!

Human beings are biased towards action. When we are approached by a hungry child or a request to leave our change in a c

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Our 2015 wishlist (it does not hurt to hope!)

We are in contact with over 500 non-profit organizations across the country and speak to individual and corporate donors

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The biggest philanthropy trends of the year!

The Chinese are not known for it, Americans tend to splurge on it at year-end, and India has taken to it but is reticent

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Website analytics, The numbers do not lie!

Everyone loves the sweet smell of higher recognition. Marketing and fundraising activities are recommended strategies to

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Has your NGO mastered Google Analytics yet?

Digital measurement tools are not exclusive to for-profit marketing managers, with online fundraising on the rise, a sha

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The Forbes Crossover Shortlist 2014

Many a poor person must be glad that Anshu Gupta left journalism to begin Goonj.. Gupta was a student at the Indian Inst

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Content management secret all NGOs should know

What is the objective of the communication? Getting donors to connect with your NGO is an ambiguous plan. Do you want do

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14 things you can do to celebrate Children Day!

Children are indeed the promise of a better world ahead. We give you 14 things you can do to help

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A gift that keeps on giving!

It is the end of the wedding festivities, and Rita and Ashok (name and details changed on request) are ready to fly off

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The best kept secret in town!

The Bombay Community Public Trust (BCPT) and HelpYourNGO organised a talk on Community Foundations (CFs) in association

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Spread some light this festive season!

It is the time of year when everyone is looking forward to celebrating Diwali with family and loved ones. Before you rus

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New ways to support NGOs - II

In this second part of our series, we conclude our two-part interview with The Bake Collective and Hand to Heart.

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New ways to support NGOs!

Who would have thought that sugar and spice and all things nice could put money in the hands of those working to change

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Kashmir floods - what you can do to help

Days of incessant rain have led to the worst flood situation Kashmir has seen in 60 years. The damage unleashed by the f

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The Indian answer to the Ice Bucket Challenge

What do Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates have in common with Akshay Kumar, Ritesh Deshmukh and Sidharth Malh

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Thoughts About the Board

Having a Board that throws its weight behind an organisation divides the NGO world into the haves and the have-nots. Org

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Sources of talent for NGOs

The non-profit sector attracts a large number of motivated and passionate people, but their numbers are not sufficient t

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Developing Successors

Leadership is the trickiest question of them all! It is common to see founder-driven NGOs being closely managed by one o

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Impact Investing

Impact investing is the process of investing in people or organizations that solve social and economic issues affecting

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Retention Challenges

How do non-profits handle retention? Employee retention receives a lot of attention in the for-profit world. However, no

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A Dummies Guide to Funding Social Change

The world of funders has acquired several new inhabitants creating diversity in charity. Historically, institutional and

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Going Where None Have Gone Before

A new breed of social entrepreneurs socents are exploring ideas to change the world through the social business space. S

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Board Games II, Insights from practice

In the second part of our series on NGO Boards, we turned to our analysts data on how NGOs leverage the strengths of the

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No Board Games Here!

A strong Board can take an organisation from strength to strength, while a Board divided can be a millstone around your

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Democracy beyond elections - Part II

In the second part of our series on democracy and governance, we have spoken to Public Concern for Governance Trust (PCG

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Democracy beyond elections - Part I

It is election season in India, and it is impossible to ignore the election juggernaut and all its related paraphernalia

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Philanthropists Views - Mirai Chatterjee, Director - Social Security, SEWA

HelpYourNGO spoke with Mirai Chatterjee, Director, Social Security at Self Employed Womens Association (SEWA). She spoke

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HelpYourNGO at the Deshpande Dialogue 2014

HYNGO was part of the Deshpande Foundations annual conference called the Deshpande Dialogue earlier this year. Our team

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Four Things NGOs need to know about fundraising

NGO teams tend to be built around the core work of the sector. Organisations working in health look for doctors, trained

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The reverse brain-drain in philanthropic funding

The recent success of Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella and other Indian-born CEOs of global companies has shown how meritori

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