April 28, 2017

Ten things only someone working at a nonprofit will understand

Bollywood and the social sector are more alike than we think. Remember when your donor kept asking you to collaborate with other nonprofits? Or that time you tried to raise CSR money? Those moments, believe it or not, are on film.

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1. When you show your donor the first impact assessment report

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2. When your donor tells you to partner with another nonprofit



3. What your Executive Director thinks he sounds like



What he actually sounds like


4. When your colleagues nominate you to petition management for an air conditioner

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5. What asking for CSR funding looks like


What it feels like


6. Your finance manager during the audit

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After the audit

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7. When an HNI wants to volunteer at your nonprofit


8. Your hotshot new recruit from the corporate sector


9. What your team looks like in the funding proposal

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What your team actually looks like

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10. When your executive director decides that he needs to step in and ‘help’ the team meet its midnight deadline

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Arjav Chakravarti

Arjav Chakravarti is a leadership coach and the founder of Svarya. In the past, Arjav has held a variety of leadership roles across sectors such as consulting, nonprofit management, technology, and research.