[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_empty_space][vc_column_text]Ingrid Srinath, CSIP and Sachin Jain, Vikas Samvad Samiti in conversation with Indulekha Aravind from ET on the Morning Brief Podcast of the Economic Times. Access the podcast HERE. "Onerous restrictions on NGOs receiving foreign funds have made it...

[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_empty_space][vc_column_text]As Indians helplessly watched family members, friends, colleagues, neighbours and fellow citizens perish for lack of oxygen, a veritable army of people who could have helped was hamstrung, bound and gagged with red tape. Even when support in...

[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 wealthy have taken to philanthropy in a big way. Big philanthropy has the power to influence the development agenda of civil society. But how effective it will be in achieving societal goals depends on how well philanthropists...

[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_single_image image="2981" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Heading toward the Perito Moreno glacier in Patagonia, you stop at the Curva de los Suspiros or Curve of Sighs. From this bend in the road, surrounded by scree and scrub, you catch your...

[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 snapshot report presents a rapid response research project on the operational and financial implications of COVID-19 on nonprofit organisations (NPOs) in India. The Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy conducted 52 interviews with nonprofit leaders in the...

[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]Since March 24, we have been shaken by the images and stories of fellow Indians rendered hungry, unemployed, separated from their families, cut off from access to services, and subjected to the most deplorable conditions due to the...

[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]by Lopamudra Sanyal & Ravi Sreedharan, Indian School of Development Management (ISDM) and Ingrid Srinath, Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy (CSIP) at Ashoka University The world was unprepared for COVID-19, a crisis of unprecedented proportions and implications. A...

[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,...

[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...