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


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?
Image depicting white ink being used on a crossword answer

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?
two men carrying sacks - ration card

May 17, 2022
Addressing the gaps of the One Nation One Ration Card scheme
More than 8 lakh households could benefit from the One Nation One Ration Card scheme, yet gaps in its implementation persist. Here's how we can address them.
One red paper boats followed by two blue boats and two green boats. A recent report unpacks the challenges around people management in the social sector, and what can be done about them | Pexels

March 11, 2022
The social sector needs to invest in people
A recent report unpacks the challenges around people management in the development sector, and what can be done about them.
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