Post-man! Post man! June 4, 2015, 11:07 a.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, 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
5 Ways a Well Designed Website can Boost your Fundraising Efforts Dec. 9, 2014, 2:24 a.m.
Summary: Five basic but must-do tips for your NGO's website!
As per the 2014 Fundraising Technology Trends that surveyed 142 fundraisers on the use of technology to boost fundraising efforts, it emerged that web based communication is a crucial channel. 3 out of 4 non profit organisations use their own website for fundraising. Your website is the first glimpse that prospective donors have of what you do. You have to get the right message across to loosen those purse strings. Here are 5 ways to ...read more
Mahiti aspires to be one of the leading digital/web agencies globally Oct. 8, 2013, 2 a.m.
Summary: My colleagues, clients and vendors who come with different mindsets, give me a reason to sit back and think before making vital decisions
My journey with Mahiti began in the year 2000. The journey so far has been very exciting, with its share of ups and downs, milestones and hurdles. Like every other organisation of our scale, there have been challenges at each step and each of these challenges have led us to come up with unique solutions which have made the journey intriguing and engrossing. My learnings are derived from working with diverse sectors and it has proved ...read more