Derrek Xavier

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Derrek Xavier is an editorial analyst at IDR, where he is responsible for writing, editing, and publishing content. He previously worked in editorial positions at Cactus Communications and Firstpost. He holds an MA in Media Studies from the University of Amsterdam and a BA in Sociology and Anthropology from St Xavier’s College, Mumbai.

Articles by Derrek Xavier

woman in saree cutting up a pink cloth-women entrepreneurs

May 18, 2023
Helping women entrepreneurs access finance: What it takes
Managing risks, enabling capacity building, and improving access to markets can help women entrepreneurs grow their businesses.
A tub of popcorn with 3D glasses on it_oscar movies

April 17, 2023
Oscar nominated movies reimagined for the social sector
What if this year’s best picture nominees were about the development sector instead?
gears on a yellow background_nonprofit donors

March 31, 2023
Case study: Funded today, funders tomorrow?
How can those who benefit from a nonprofit’s programmes drive its long-term funding? A closer look at FFE's alumni engagement efforts reveals more.
colourful lego blocks -- scaling nonprofit impact

December 13, 2022
Case study: Scaling impact with an external consultant
How can bringing on an external consultant help scale a nonprofit's impact? This case study reveals what nonprofits and funders should consider.
An image depicting cows grazing in a field--nonprofit humour

December 12, 2022
A guide to field visits
Field visits in remote parts of the country can be tricky, but this handy guide will sort you out.
A woman sitting next to various handmade clay cups and mugs-women entrepreneurs

October 20, 2022
Mobilising philanthropy for women entrepreneurs
Women entrepreneurs in urban India face significant barriers. A study by Asian Venture Philanthropy Network outlines how collaboration between funders and nonprofits can be the solution.
Picture of a pair of spectacles and a pen on top of a newspaper with a half-filled crossword

September 19, 2022
Crossword: Do you know your gender and masculinity terminology?
If you spend time on the internet, you’ve come across these words. But can you guess them based on our clues?
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September 5, 2022
Crossword: How well do you know your jargon?
We’re combining your love for puzzles and your knowledge of sector-specific jargon.
A basketball hoop-Doing Good Index 2022

August 19, 2022
Doing good in Asia: Challenges and opportunities
The Doing Good Index 2022 presents the post-pandemic state of civil society in Asia and highlights pathways for collaboration between the public, private, and social sector.
Adolescent girls in a class in Ranchi, Jharkhand

August 11, 2022
Keeping adolescent girls at the centre as we rebuild
The pandemic has had a devastating impact on adolescent girls and young women in Jharkhand. What can nonprofits and funders do to help them achieve their aspirations despite setbacks to their education, mental health, and more?
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