Vanessa D’Souza

Vanessa D’Souza profile

Vanessa D’Souza has served as CEO of Mumbai-based Society for Nutrition, Education & Health Action (SNEHA), since March 2013. Prior to that, she worked with Citibank India in various positions, her last role being: Director, Citigroup Private Bank. Vanessa was awarded the Social Innovation and Iconic Leadership Award by World CSR Congress in 2016. She has also been a recipient of the Mother Teresa Social Leadership Scholarship, to attend the Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management Programme at Harvard Business School in 2017.


Articles by Vanessa D’Souza


light bulb drawing pinned to a corkboard-unrestricted grants

July 15, 2021
Why can’t more philanthropists think like MacKenzie Scott?
Unrestricted grants for nonprofits are hard to come by. Here's why funders need to place bigger bets on the social sector.
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September 29, 2020
Community-centric communication
The need to provide clear information from a trusted source to people living in urban low-income communities has become a key factor in saving lives. Here’s five steps that will help you do just that.
CSR Outdoor Woods Tree Autumn Leaves Wild Forest

January 31, 2018
The changing CSR-nonprofit relationship: Are we missing the big picture?
Demanding corporate-style processes and reporting from nonprofits could be counter-productive; companies should instead focus on building true partnerships to achieve a shared mission.
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