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A crisis among co-founders | Garima Sahai
Garima Sahai, the co-founder of a social enterprise focused on providing high-quality sanitation solutions for rural India, shares how the absence of a detailed road map for the growth of the organisation led to differences between her and her co-founder, resulting in Garima stepping away from their organisation.
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A guide to tax-efficient crowdfunding for individuals
Here's what you need to know about tax exemptions, FCRA rules, and more, if you plan to raise money through a crowdfunding platform.
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Building a disability-friendly workplace: Why includability matters
To go beyond the differences, leaders must focus on the commonalities between them and the person they are interacting with. To be an includable leader, one must do away with the us-versus-them narrative.
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Technology: Democratising or dividing?
Kiran Karnik, former president of NASSCOM, and Osama Manzar, co-founder of Digital Empowerment Foundation, discuss the promises and pitfalls of technology, the gaps in its application in India, and the role the government can play in making access to technology more equitable.
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Hits and misses at COP 26
Ulka Kelkar unpacks what was achieved and what wasn’t at COP 26, and whether it brings us closer to limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
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Why it’s so hard to raise issues with India’s financial services
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“More chemical fertilisers means more diseases”
A day in the life of a krishi mitra (farmer’s friend), who works with farmers to promote organic farming and sustainable agriculture in Nayagarh, Odisha.
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“Listen to young people and learn from them”
A day in the life of a trainer at a nonprofit in Nagaland, who equips young people in this emerging economy with the skills they need to succeed in the workplace.
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Yes, we will give you the money
A day in the life of a fundraising professional who helps mobilise money for a nonprofit from a wide range of funders.


Social change leaders chronicle their failures and lessons learnt.

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Assume less, prepare more
Learning the importance of strategy and communication when planning for scale.
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When ambition exceeds ability
In an effort to do everything at once, two co-founders lose out on the project of their dreams.
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Let’s talk about burnout
Why cultivating well-being is one of the most essential skills a social entrepreneur can have.


Conversations with visionaries on their life's work, and their efforts to challenge the status quo in our country.


Insights and analysis of specific sectors in the development arena—what works, what doesn't, and what needs to change.

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  • Agriculture
  • Education
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  • Health
  • Livelihoods
  • Rights
  • Water & Sanitation

  • Hits and misses at COP 26
    Ulka Kelkar unpacks what was achieved and what wasn’t at COP 26, and whether it brings us closer to limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

    “More chemical fertilisers means more diseases”
    A day in the life of a krishi mitra (farmer’s friend), who works with farmers to promote organic farming and sustainable agriculture in Nayagarh, Odisha.

    How reliable is India’s learning outcomes data?
    A new study assesses the reliability of both National Achievement Survey and ASER data, and makes recommendations on how they can be improved.


    A crisis among co-founders | Garima Sahai
    Garima Sahai, the co-founder of a social enterprise focused on providing high-quality sanitation solutions for rural India, shares how the absence of a detailed road map for the growth of the organisation led to differences between her and her co-founder, resulting in Garima stepping away from their organisation.

    Building a disability-friendly workplace: Why includability matters
    To go beyond the differences, leaders must focus on the commonalities between them and the person they are interacting with. To be an includable leader, one must do away with the us-versus-them narrative.

    Why it’s so hard to raise issues with India’s financial services
    The banking sector’s digital grievance redressal system needs to solve for gender barriers and limited access to technology.

    Skills and functions that are core to growing programmes and organisations.

    See all coverage by topic:
  • Board & Governance
  • Fundraising & Communications
  • Leadership & Talent
  • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Programme
  • Technology

  • A guide to tax-efficient crowdfunding for individuals
    Here's what you need to know about tax exemptions, FCRA rules, and more, if you plan to raise money through a crowdfunding platform.

    Building a disability-friendly workplace: Why includability matters
    To go beyond the differences, leaders must focus on the commonalities between them and the person they are interacting with. To be an includable leader, one must do away with the us-versus-them narrative.

    Technology: Democratising or dividing?
    Kiran Karnik, former president of NASSCOM, and Osama Manzar, co-founder of Digital Empowerment Foundation, discuss the promises and pitfalls of technology, the gaps in its application in India, and the role the government can play in making access to technology more equitable.