[Update] Get to know the new Samhita team

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We at Samhita are committed to bringing the best brains and services to our clients and beneficiaries. In line with this commitment, the Samhita team has grown by leaps and bounds in the last few months. We are now 14 people strong across our different service lines. Our team members are a very diverse set […]

[The Economic Times] NGOs hire corporate big guns to drive overhaul


“Samhita, the non-profit arm of the Nadathur Group promoted by NS Raghavan, the co-founder of Infosys, has been getting requests from big-ticket clients like Vodafone, the Ajay Piramal Group and Johnson and Johnson, wanting to strategise on their CSR projects at a pan-India level. “They are looking for similar NGOs with a national footprint and reach, but few exist,” says Priya Naik, founder and joint managing […]

[Times Of India] US consulate trains NGOs in technology


“The US government, alongwith Microsoft and a social platform, ‘Samhita’, also plans to sponsor a programme where participating NGOs can apply for grants to assist in implementing technological solutions in their work. The NASSCOM Foundation announced a mentorship programme to match the NGOs with IT industry mentors.” Read full article here.

[DNA] US state department’s TechCamp launched in Mumbai


“The US State Department’s TechCamp was launched in Mumbai on Tuesday with an aim to build digital literacy for NGOs, an official statement said. The two-day TechCamp is organised by the US Consulate General Mumbai in association with Global India Fund and Samhita Social Ventures.” Read full article here.

[DNA] DNA I Can Women’s Marathon is back

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“NGOs Samhita (working towards prevention of anaemia) and Nanhi Kali (focusing on educating the girl child) are supporting DNA’s initiative. Fifty per cent of the registration fee will go to the NGOs.” Read full article here.

[Startup Central] Why social enterprises should be kept non-profit


A very interesting article by Luis Miranda, our advisor. “I discussed this with Priya Naik, founder of Samhita Social Ventures. She raised an interesting point – when all stakeholders don’t share in the upside fairly, problems occur. For example, if the investors make out like bandits but the poor borrowers don’t share in the upside we […]

[The Economic Times] The Part-Time Specialist


“The man who worked with Citibank and HSBC, and was part of the founding team of HDFC, was taking his career in an all new direction—as a philanthropist. For the last two years, Miranda has been using some skills learnt as a PE fund manager to retool non-profits, and extract money and support from hesitant […]

[Update] Samhita facilitated NGO event at Bombay Store

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Samhita formed alliances between six stand-up comics from Schitzengiggles, The Bombay Store, Mocambo Cafe and EKansh Trust to help the Pune-based NGO organise a stand-up comedy fundraiser event in Mumbai on 29th June 2012. Registration and refreshments took place between 7 and 7:30 pm followed by a speech by Anita Iyer, Founder and Managing Trustee of the NGO, which strives to empower […]

[TimeoutMumbai] Schitzengiggles will have you chuckling for charity


“It took just a couple of tweets to arrange the fundraiser by comedy group Schitzengiggles this fortnight. Schitzengiggles’ founder Karan Talwar, who tweeted about seeking NGOs, was guided to the Twitter handle FundACause run by Chandni Parekh, who consults with Samhita, a platform for NGOs. Parekh tapped into the Samhita network to relay Talwar’s offer […]

[Livemint] How to choose a worthy cause


“Samhita, which was set up by the Nadathur Group, a private investment firm established by N.S. Raghavan of Infosys Technologies, presents its chosen charities in terms of specific programmes or achievable tasks in “units” that the giver can pay for. One unit of Rs 600 could provide a tribal child with a set of clothes, […]