Post-man! Post man! June 4, 2015, 4:37 p.m.
Summary: Today's post-man isn't the one who delivers letters but the one in-charge of posting updates and stories on your facebook page. We know what it's like to search high and low for something to post on your Facebook or Twitter to keep the momentum of social media dialogue and activity going on, on your Organisation's page. Here's three tips we have learnt along the way!
Subscribe, subscribe, subscribe! The first thing to do is to find relevant news portals, forums, etc that might be aggregating or creating articles of interest. Now, articles of interest must be able to fit in themes that your organisation is involved or interested in or is a voice for. So before you starting researching on the right type of portals, make sure you are clear on the issues and themes that your organisation wants to participate ...read more
The quick guide to a good annual report May 28, 2015, 11:09 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, 11:15 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, 9:36 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, 12:44 p.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, 10:38 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