Samhita partnered with the Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy to organize the Philanthropy Leadership Confluence in Mumbai. This confluence saw leading institutional, individual and corporate donors come together and take the first step towards forming a network by donors for donors. This was an exercise to seek recommendations from a diverse set of donors and sector intermediaries on the goals and activities of the network and an invitation to help them co-create the network.
This confluence was attended by a diverse set of individual donors, Indian and international foundations, sector intermediaries as well as social investors to debate and discuss how donors can collaborate to ensure the greatest social impact. Key speakers at this event included Rohini Nilekani, the Founder and Chairperson of Arghyam and Pratham Books, Ms. Paula Johnson, the Vice President of The Philanthropic Initiative, Vijay Mahajan, Chairman, BASIX and President, Micro Finance Institutions Network, Noshir H. Dadrawala, Chief Executive of CAP and Priya Naik, Founder and Joint MD of Samhita.
As a co-organizer, Samhita was involved in setting the agenda after extensive interviews with sector experts and key philanthropists, identifying significant contributors and driving logistics of the event.