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FCRA: The background, the myths, and the facts
Read about the April 2022 FCRA Supreme Court ruling, and how it affects Indian nonprofits.
by Sanjay Agarwal | 6 min read

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No right time for hard decisions | Dilip Pattubala
Dilip Pattubala, co-founder of Uninhibited, a nonprofit working on ending the stigma around menstruation, talks about how he was unable to step back from an unhealthy power dynamic with a funding partner and how this affected both his and his team’s well-being.
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Working with men and boys: What you need to know
This two-year study of gender programmes working with men and boys to end violence against women shares important observations for practitioners and funders.
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What do India’s SMEs need as they recover from the pandemic?
The pandemic has adversely impacted small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). However, their contribution to India's GDP can be enhanced through focused investments.
by Samir Sathe | 7 min read
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Let’s talk about burnout | Mary Ellen Matsui
What happens when a leader fails to protect their own well-being? Mary Ellen Matsui shares her story of burnout during her time as the CEO of Atma, an accelerator for education nonprofits and social enterprises, and the lessons she learnt from it.
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Learning to be a better, braver leader | Manjot Kaur
Do leaders need to always have their act together? Manjot Kaur tells us how she learnt about the importance of compassion and listening, after her authoritative leadership style left her team feeling stressed, tired, and unwilling to cooperate with her.
2 min read
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