Themes

Approaches, ideas, and fresh perspectives that cut across sectors within the social impact space.

Girls in a classroom, listening to a lecture. A nonprofit learns the importance of strategy and communication when planning for scale.

Assume less, prepare more
Learning the importance of strategy and communication when planning for scale.
by Sarita Upadhyay | 7 min read

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an aanganwadi worker video calling a group of women beneficiaries on a smartphone for telecounselling-COVID-19 awareness campaigns

“We cannot have a one-size-fits-all communication strategy”
Evidence-based and community-centric communication can prevent the spread of rumours and misinformation in a crisis.
Image of the hands of a person at a group therapy session. Suicide prevention requires community effort and policy changes

It takes a village: A systemic approach to suicide prevention
World Suicide Prevention Day | We need to recognise that suicide is a societal failure. To change this, we need policy makers, people, and the media to collaborate.
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Reflections: Philanthropy in India during COVID-19
Vidya Shah of EdelGive Foundation talks about what funders did and didn’t get right during COVID-19, and what the way forward should be.
image of a phone in the hands of someone attempting to type-technology for nonprofits

How to think about funding technology in the social sector
Funders need to broaden their approach to supporting technology, focusing as much on the tech ecosystem as they do on individual projects.
by Riah Forbes | 4 min read
Two women in sarees, carrying construction materials on their head. The photograph has been clicked from behind. NREGA is crucial to the rural economy of India, especially in 2021 with low yield and poor monsoon

NREGA is crucial to rural India in 2021
While it claims to be a demand-based scheme with an elastic budget, NREGA’s failure to support the rural economy in 2021 indicates otherwise.
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Assume less, prepare more
Learning the importance of strategy and communication when planning for scale.

“We cannot have a one-size-fits-all communication strategy”
Evidence-based and community-centric communication can prevent the spread of rumours and misinformation in a crisis.

It takes a village: A systemic approach to suicide prevention
World Suicide Prevention Day | We need to recognise that suicide is a societal failure. To change this, we need policy makers, people, and the media to collaborate.