Ingrid Srinath

Ingrid Srinath Profile

Ingrid Srinath is the founding director of the Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy (CSIP) at Ashoka University. CSIP, India’s first such academic centre, aims to galvanise the ecosystem for philanthropy and social impact in India towards greater impact, relevance, resilience, and recognition. A graduate of the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, Ingrid has previously served as Secretary General of CIVICUS, and as CEO at CRY, CHILDLINE India, and Hivos India. She is a passionate advocate for human rights, social justice, and civil society.


Articles by Ingrid Srinath


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October 1, 2020
How do you solve for FCRA 2020?
With the introduction of the FCRA Amendment 2020, certain types of nonprofits, local offices of INGOs, and international donor organisations will have to revisit their operating models.
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March 24, 2020
How funders can respond during COVID-19
From having check-in conversations to proactively disbursing funds, here's what funders can do to support their grantees during this crisis.
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December 6, 2018
Questioning scale as we know it
Do we really understand scale, and the trade-offs we make in the pursuit of it?
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June 26, 2018
Why can’t nonprofits be more business-like?
Corporates and nonprofits can learn from each other’s business models, and look beyond just CSR for common ground.
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July 6, 2017
Why fundraising must go digital
Digitisation is rapidly changing the nature of retail fundraising, making it easier for small and big nonprofits to raise money from across the world. It’s time for us to take it seriously.
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May 11, 2017
Retail Giving: The power of many
Tired of jumping through CSR hoops and navigating foundation mazes to raise funds? Time to focus your energies on individual givers who bring a host of unique opportunities to your nonprofit.
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