[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Have you heard the story about the jar filled with rocks, pebbles, sand and water? We've adapted it to show how philanthropy works in times of crisis, such as India's coronavirus lockdown, using this animated explainer video. To meet...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Donation platform GiveIndia has launched an India COVID Response Fund(ICRF) to support the on-ground coronavirus relief efforts carried out by its network of verified nonprofits. Ashoka University's Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy is a partner in this...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]India's Ministry of Corporate Affairs has invited public comment on its Draft Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Amendment Rules, 2020. Under Rule 4 of the proposed amendment, societies and trusts would be excluded as ‘implementing agencies’ to carry...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Ashoka University's Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy (CSIP) is conducting research on India's Corporate Social Responsibility ecosystem and executive leadership curriculum needs. As a CSR leader, your insights will go a long way in informing our research....

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]This study examines the legal and regulatory frameworks and government systems for governing and engaging with the voluntary sector across five focus areas namely, Registration, Taxation, Regulation, Grants-in-Aid and Consultative Planning, and Enabling Ecosystem. The study recommendations aim...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] This report explores regulatory frameworks and practices, and recommends a ‘sector-led’ approach to regulating India’s voluntary sector. This approach conceptually overlaps with self-regulation and self- regulatory bodies, which are discussed in the literature on the sector. The two...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]From Nigeria to India, China and beyond it would seem that philanthropy is entering a new golden age. Every few months brings news of another billionaire making a substantial pledge towards addressing a pressing economic or social issue....

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]A cursory glance at international funding of the social sector in India reveals that it has grown at over 25% annually over the past three years. This might seem at odds with the headlines describing the wholesale withdrawal of...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]As I write these words, news headlines in India are dominated by two themes: on the one hand, a growing wave of protest, from widespread student unrest and caste-based mobilizations to renewed militancy in Kashmir; on the other,...