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


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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April 16, 2021
To fail is to have dared
Rohini Nilekani on how philanthropy can underwrite social sector failures in practice and what she has learnt from her own failures as an activist philanthropist.
cartoon showing two spiders hanging-nonprofit life

March 15, 2021
This nonprofit life Ep 13 | Just hangin’
A cartoon series that captures the joys and travails of life in the development sector.
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January 11, 2021
This nonprofit life Ep 12 | Team morale
A cartoon series that captures the joys and travails of life in the development sector.
Agents from Haqdarshak, an Acumen investment in Delhi, work in the community to connect eligible citizens to welfare schemes

December 10, 2020
“Discomfort is a proxy for progress”
Jacqueline Novogratz on how social entrepreneurs can navigate the tensions and complexities of working in social impact.
A game of monopoly

October 12, 2020
This nonprofit life Ep 11 | A game of Monopoly
A cartoon series that captures the joys and travails of life in the development sector (adapted for the FCRA Act, 2020).
Shaheen Mistri sitting at a desk with a child

September 24, 2020
“I’m giving you an opportunity to change India”
Shaheen Mistri, founder of Teach For India, on what it takes to build a strong brand, beyond the social sector.
People taking water from well_PTI

September 16, 2020
Where does the water in a well come from?
In the water sector, the focus on fixing demand and supply is taking us away from the real problem: Unnoticed groundwater dependencies in ever-expanding urban India.
man walking through an exhibition surrounded by plastic-waste management

July 15, 2020
This is the most opportune time for impact investing
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will see significant changes in how impact investing is approached. The crisis has also thrown up questions around the right form of capital and the right time to invest.
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