[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]NEW DELHI — Grassroots organizations that are attached to the Voluntary Action Network India (VANI), an apex body of Indian NGOs, are asking the President of India not to sign the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill 2020, which...

[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]NEW DELHI: SEBI on Monday set up a technical group on Social Stock Exchange (SSE) to develop a framework for onboarding nonprofit organisations and for-profit enterprises as well as prescribe disclosure requirements on financials and governance. The group...

[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]New Delhi July 13, 2020: The Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy has announced a new certificate programme for India's NGO leaders on Resilience Strategies for Nonprofits (RSN) in partnership with Harvard Business School faculty on July 27,...

[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]On Thursday, July 9, the Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy (CSIP) and Omidyar Network India hosted a discussion on the Social Stock Exchange working group's recent report and how this concept could provide additional funding opportunities for India's...

[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]Join CSIP at #charcha2020 on May 15 for an in-depth analysis and discussion of the best way forward for India’s nonprofit regulatory landscape and a vibrant development sector. India’s government agencies, businesses, foundations, NGOs, and individuals have responded generously...

[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] Most nonprofits in India find themselves challenged on multiple fronts by the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These may include: Productivity affected by schools, offices, and meeting spaces closing, and staff working from home. Inadequate hardware, connectivity,...