Blogs

The quick guide to a good annual report May 28, 2015, 5:39 a.m.

Summary: It's that time of the year where many of you must be starting to think about getting your 2014-15 Annual Report together. So, we thought it would be useful to go through some important things to keep in mind while making your annual report.
  Mine's bigger! So if you're thinking that a big fat annual report sends a message to a donor that you have been doing lots of work in the last year, think again. No one likes to read a big fat annual report that drones on about every little thing the organisation did. So when you are planning your annual report, first think about number of pages and size. Ideally, all annual reports should be less than ...read more

The 'accidental run' and other adventures at the World 10K May 21, 2015, 5:45 a.m.

Summary: The TCS World 10K was last weekend, 17 May 2015. Inspite of the rains, people came in thousands to participate in Bangalore's annual event. Our very own Project Manager, Arun Kumar, volunteered for India Cares and then went on to accompany the Champions of Disability run. Here's his account of his first run and the other Mr Arun Kumar, he had the privilege of meeting.
    I cannot really express the experience I had – running and most importantly, completing my first Run with Champions with Disability was exciting and this was my first-ever attempt at running in an event!    I was volunteering to help out the previous day at Kanteerava Stadium. I must say, the stadium looked like a swimming pool due to the heavy rains. The Event day I got to Kanteerava Stadium at 6.15 in ...read more

Our eBusiness brand: ProductBakers.com May 14, 2015, 4:06 a.m.

Summary: Our brand, ProductBakers.com has been developing state-of-the-art eCommerce portals for leading businesses that helps Mahiti.org impact social initiatives!
If you are reading this, you probably know that we develop a wide range of technology solutions for social initiatives, ranging from web portals to complex Management Information Systems. What you may not know is that Mahiti.org has a sister concern called ‘ProductBakers.com’ that develops web portals, mobile applications and eCommerce solutions for businesses. This helps us apply learnings to the portals we have developed for ‘India Cares’, which enables social organisations to promote their work and raise ...read more

Supporting relief work at Nepal  April 29, 2015, 7:14 a.m.

Summary: A quick look at what you can do to support relief efforts at Nepal
  Undoubtedly you have all been closely watching the extent of lives lost and the damage that the Earthquake in and around Nepal has caused and been praying for its people. Reportedly Nepal's worst earthquake to hit in 80 years, is said to now push back Nepal's economy by more than a decade. While the need of the hour are relief efforts to meet the needs of the more than 9200 people injured and rescue and evacuation efforts ...read more

A GIS based tool for project monitoring and review April 22, 2015, 5:08 a.m.

Summary: aKasmika allows organisations to visualise data on a map and to analyse data from national to household levels.
    NGOs are increasingly applying data to review and resolve development problems. Effort is going into creating baseline data which is then compared with subsequent data after the NGO's intervention. To do this NGO's typically use Management Information Systems (MIS) that can store and analyse large amounts of data and provide reports for the review and evaluation of an NGO's programme.   aKasmika is an MIS with a difference. It is a Geographical Information ...read more

Run at the TCS World 10K and raise money for a cause! April 15, 2015, 4:01 a.m.

Summary: The TCS World 10K is fast gaining popularity as a motivator for healthy living and supporting charity – while Bengaluru has taken well to the 'healthy living' part of the Event over the years, there's much more to be done to get people to support voluntary work.
The Bengaluru TCS World 10K is an annual event certified by AIMS, organised by Procam International that has professional runners from all over the World  participating in what is the highest prized 10km road-running competition in the world – US$160,000. But an important feature of the TCS World 10K is the participation of citizens and a growing culture to improve health and raise money for charity with the likes of Kannada film star Puneeth Rajkumar as the Brand Ambassador. ...read more