• ActionAid India

    Improving fundraising & donor retention

    Category: Civil Society Support

    Client: ActionAid India

    ActionAid India is a locally registered CSO that works to fight poverty and it does this by partnering with projects at the grassroot level and securing support through child sponsorship for such projects. ActionAid Sponsorship Unit that manages donor relations and donor retention required  to develop skills and insights into improving methods of communication.

    Mahiti was assigned the task of handholding ActionAid Sponsorship Unit and developing communications to improve fundraising and donor retention in India.   To make this happen, Mahiti developed a road map and template for various donor communications and short films to be used for fundraising. To ensure sustainability, the Sponsorship Unit's team  was trained to independently create engaging and dynamic content for existing and potential donors. Know More


    Duration: 20 July 2012 to 19 June 2013

  • Centre for Policy Research(CPR)

    Developing a website that improves public engagement in policy debates

    Category: Community Empowerment

    Client: Centre for Policy Research(CPR)

    CPR  has been one of India’s leading public policy think tanks since 1973. It  is a CSO dedicated to conducting research that contributes to a more robust public discourse about the structures and processes that shape life in India. CPR is a Department of Science and Technology (DST) recognised institution and is a member institution of the Think Tank Initiative (TTI), a programme of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). 

    Mahiti architected, designed and developed a website for CPR to improve public engagement in policy debates. Know More

    Duration: 14 July 2013 to 13 July 2014

  • Centre for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP)

    Re-designing and development of website with a Content Management System

    Category: Civil Society Support

    Client: Centre for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP)

    CSTEP is an Indian CSO incorporated in 2005 under Section 25 of the Indian Companies Act, 1956. It is a multi-disciplinary policy research organisation in the areas of Energy, Infrastructure, Security Studies, Materials, Climate Studies and Governance. As one of the largest Think Tanks in South Asia, CSTEP's mission is to impact policy at governmental and corporate levels by assessing and designing science and technology options with informed and systematic analysis for equitable and inclusive human development and economic growth. CSTEP is recognised as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.

    CSTEP wanted to revamp their website and be able to project their work and research on their website that would be accessed by organisations across the world.  Mahiti redesigned and developed CSTEP’s website with a Content Management System.

    Mahiti also created a micro-site for their initiative FOWIND.  A consortium led by Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is implementing the Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) project. The other consortium partners include CSTEP, DNV GL, the Gujarat Power Corporation Limited (GPCL) and the World Institute of Sustainable Energy (WISE).
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    Duration: 15 April 2014 to 06 March 2015

  • Development Focus

    Educating 38 CSO Partners in effective communications

    Category: Civil Society Support

    Client: Development Focus

    Development Focus(DF) is an Indian CSO  in Bangalore  working on education and skills for employment in the least developed States in India i.e. Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, where poverty level is higher than most States. It supports 38 partners across 15 of the poorest districts in these States, where Dalit and tribal populations are high, to implement  projects related to education, vocational skills, employment & entrepreneurship. DF through its partners cover over 100,000 children in nearly 900 schools in 900 villages.

    Development Focus contracted Mahiti  to build its partners' capacity in communications that will help raise their  visibility and mobilise support for their programmes.

    Partners of Development Focus participated in  workshops delivered by Mahiti, on the basics of fundraising and communications,  in Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Odisha. The workshop also covered video production/editing techniques and lessons in effective use of social media. Know More

    Duration: 31 July 2012 to 29 April 2013

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