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

The quick guide to a good annual report
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.
Description:   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

Ketto-set-go! Jan. 29, 2015, 5:50 a.m.

Ketto-set-go!
Summary: Make way for India's online crowd-funding platform for your online strategy in 2015!
Description: Crowd-funding is here to stay. Definitely! In a previous article we spoke to Pavitra Chalam of Curley Street Media, who crowd-funded India's largest successful crowd funded non-fiction film. Now we take a peek into India's very own online crowd-funding platforms – Ketto.org.   Ketto, founded by Varun Sheth, Zaheer Adenwala and Bollywood actor Kunal Kapoor, has more than 300 voluntary organisations; 10,000 donors and over Rs 2 Crores raised. Most of you might remember Ketto from ...read more

Technology for All Nov. 11, 2013, 5:19 a.m.

Technology for All
Summary: Of Information, Communication and Technology
Description: Shares Trupti, Head, Communications, Mahiti, "Magic Slate training is proving to be a two way learning process for us. With each training, we get to explore newer approaches and perspectives of women leaders using technology. Im joining my colleague Aysha this time and we will be looking at having women access information relevant to their work, create their own content and contribute to the sector and share learnings with their communities Like us! Like our Magic Slatepage! ...read more

Celebrating Mahiti Times! Aug. 2, 2013, 4:52 a.m.

Celebrating Mahiti Times!
Summary: Mahiti team got together at Visthar, Bangalore for the annual retreat
Description: 27th July: We sang and danced together! We even played sports in the playground! It was indeed a memorable day for all of us. We began the day with discussing the roadmap and future course of action of Mahiti. The day was action packed with numerous group activities. Starting from dumb charades, to role plays, sports and dancing, we were on a roller coaster ride. Visthar is a non-profit organisation, working with women, children and other marginalised ...read more

Gearing up for the World 10K! March 4, 2013, 4:56 a.m.

Gearing up for the World 10K!
Description: We are pleased to have completed a series of four workshops with Bangalore Cares, on communication for NGOs taking part and fundraising for the TCS World 10K .  The workshop looked at NGOs working on their targets and strategies to achieve them as well as communications that support these efforts. It's quite simple really… You've got keep showcasing your work… and ASKING! Another important part of fundraising and communications for NGOs is to maintain a database of their ...read more

Training to Fundraise March 3, 2013, 12:07 a.m.

Training to Fundraise
Summary: Raise friends and funds through the TCS World10K Run - 2013
Description: Within Mahiti, Trupti who specialises in communications and Aysha in databases, have been joining Meena Dave of Bangalore Cares to conduct training courses for NGOs who have registered to raise funds through the TCS World 10K Run.  The day-long training helps NGO representatives understand the opportunities they have to go out and speak about their work to individuals, companies and institutions like schools.  The groups are kept small, no more than 10 people, so that training can be ...read more

Write it Right Feb. 15, 2013, 4:26 a.m.

Write it Right
Summary: BNGVN communication workshops experience.
Description: BNGVN is but a small group of people managing more than 500 women across a number of villages - training and guiding them to produce quilts for the international and domestic market. They address the sanitary conditions of the villages they work in, helping build toilets that are affordable. In addition, they support the financial needs of the community through their micro-credit operation. They do a hundred other things that are continuously changing the way the people of Bahadarpur ...read more
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