Rachita Vora
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Rachita is co-founder and director at IDR. Before this, she led the Dasra Girl Alliance, an INR 250 crore multi-stakeholder platform that sought to improve maternal, adolescent and child health outcomes in India. She has over a decade of experience, having led teams in the areas of financial inclusion, public health and CSR, and functions across strategy, business development, and communications. Rachita has an MBA from Judge Business School at Cambridge University and a BA in History from Yale University.


Articles by Rachita Vora


Illustration of Sushma Iyengar, a social activist and founder of Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan (KMVS), an organisation that seeks to empower women to become capable and confident decision-making partners in their village, community, and regional development initiatives. - women's empowerment

May 31, 2022
IDR Interviews | Sushma Iyengar
Recognised for her pathbreaking work in Kutch, Sushma Iyengar shares what led her to focus on the intersection of women’s rights and rural development, and why she believes the scope of women’s empowerment today is limited to economic transformation.
Illustration of a circus act with various performers balancing on top of each other, while the circus master looks on, in front of an audience_ nonprofit humour

May 23, 2022
This nonprofit life Ep 20 | The saddest circus in town
All the world's a stage.
Caricature of a woman making a CSR presentation as people sit with their laptops open_ nonprofit humour

March 21, 2022
This nonprofit life Ep 19 | CSR presentation
It's that time of year again. Sigh.
Two cartoon characters of men at a landfill, one of them carrying waste in his hands. The dialogue below says, "This one's also full, Raj. We will have to go to the next one over." Nonprofit life

March 14, 2022
This nonprofit life Ep 18 | Nonprofit landfill
How much waste is too much waste?
a cartoon of two crows sitting on a black line, the left crow talking to the right. To their left, there is an image of a while ball and nest full of eggs.-nonprofit humour

December 6, 2021
This nonprofit life Ep 17 | 360 degree smog-proof technology
We all need the 'City Sphere 9000'.
Women marching with slogans-women's empowerment

December 2, 2021
Learning from the grassroots
Sujata Khandekar, Founding Director, CORO on integrating grassroots knowledge and lived experience into how we think about and approach social change.
Hritik Roshan's still from the movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara with the subtitle saying it's not funny. When you wish the HR in your life is Hrithik Roshan, but it's only Human Resources.

November 22, 2021
Everyone’s love-hate relationship with HR
When you wish the HR in your life is Hrithik Roshan, but it's only Human Resources.
a cartoon of Marie Antoinette and Jeff Bezos-COP26 nonprofit humour

November 8, 2021
This nonprofit life Ep 16 | The big COP-out
What do Jeff Bezos and Marie Antoinette have in common?
An Olympic 2021 hurdle event in which the running track is an infinite loop in which people are running. The hurdles, from left to right are running out of money, unending feeling of doom, begging funders for overheards, sense of purpose vs crippling self-doublt, quantifying impact every quarter, running out of money, structural inequality, keeping up with compliance, and donor reporting 24/7. The hurdle on the far right, labelled CSR committees, seems to have fallen down. On the far right, one exhausted man lies outside the ring on the floor-nonprofit life

August 2, 2021
This nonprofit life Ep 15 | Olympics 2021
Special track and field event: Infinite Hurdles, for the nonprofit sector. There's only one way to win: never stop running.
A cartoon of a student writing the alphabets-nonprofit life_cartoon courtesy-Rachita Vora

May 31, 2021
This nonprofit life Ep 14 | Learning the alphabet
A cartoon series that captures the joys and travails of life in the development sector.
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