November 9, 2020

CSR khichdi

A recipe for pitching to the first funder of 2021.

2 min read

Ingredients

1

1 cup of impact indicators (pay attention to the expiry date)

2

1 slice of a theory of change

3

¼ cup of finely chopped SDG references

4

1 cup of jargon (preferably ‘sustainability’ and ‘scale’ but all-purpose ‘social impact’ works too)

5

3 heaped tablespoons of data

6

½ cup of photos (the 2019 archives will do)

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7

1 tablespoon of self-doubt

8

½ teaspoon of stress

9

A few drops of luck if you have some to spare

10

A pinch of hope

Directions

Preheat the MS PowerPoint template. Dump in ingredients 1-6. Now, gently mix in 7 and 8 until there is a fine aroma of failure and existential crisis. Sprinkle in your luck and hope in an attempt to salvage the recipe.

If this doesn’t work, you can just reheat last year’s khichdi and repurpose it.

Disclaimer: This recipe does not intend to offend the sector or its participants. But if it does, I blame it on your khichdi

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Deepta Sunil

Deepta Sunil is a senior associate at Deshpande Foundation and is based out of Hubli, Karnataka. At Deshpande Foundation, she works closely with the education programme ‘Skill in Village’ for its programme design, strategy, academics, and visibility. She holds an integrated MA in development studies from IIT Madras.

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