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Business Catalist – Catalytic Initiative for Social Transformation

1. Background

RSVP to [email protected] by Nov. 8th

To collaborate and grow is the essence of doing business. As companies today look to be more conscious of their impact  on society as a whole, the need to partner with social organisations which share similar goals becomes paramount. Samhita Social Ventures invites you to participate in the event “Business Catalist – Catalytic Initiative for Social Transformation”on Monday, November 10, 2014

Catalist is part of a series of events supported by Outlook India for which Samhita is a knowledge partner. This collaboration is supported by the Impact Economy Innovations Fund (IEIF) Grant aimed at building stronger infrastructure for the fast growing impact investing industry in India.

Business Catalist will provide an understanding of the various models of partnership. The event will also elaborate on and provide opportunities for company-social enterprise collaboration and share learnings and insights gained from our experience in facilitating strategic partnerships between social enterprises and companies.

2.  Target audience

The audience will consist of a mix of stalwarts, experts and key personnel working in the CSR, sustainability, rural marketing and supply chain departments in companies, impact investors and social entrepreneurs.

The keynote addresses will be delivered by Ajay Piramal, Chairman, Piramal Group and D Shivakumar, Chairman and CEO, Pepsico India Region.
Following the keynote, the panel discussion on corporate and social enterprise partnerships will include eminent professionals such as
Kishore Biyani, Founder and CEO, Future Group
Ronnie Screwvala, Founder, UTV, Unilazer Ventures, Swades Foundation
Shankar Venkateswaran, Chief of Sustainability Initiatives, Tata Group
Ajit Mahadevan, India Director, Acumen Fund
Anurag Agrawal, Director and CEO, Intellecap
Moderated by Priya Naik, Founder and CEO, Samhita Social Ventures
The panel will last 45 minutes followed by a question and answer session for 30 minutes. This will be followed by a presentation by K Ramkumar, President, ICICI Foundation and a networking dinner
There are no registration fees
Companies and impact investors, please RSVP your participation to  [email protected] by November 8, 2014.
Social Enterprises, please RSVP your participation to [email protected] by November 8, 2014.

Tapping into CSR funds – Pune

The need Register Today

With the Companies Act 2013 mandating Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for companies in India, the social sector holds the potential to transform and expand. Increased corporate engagement in India’s social development arena paves the way for opportunities of collaboration between companies and social organizations (primarily comprising of NGOs and Social Enterprises).

Companies, starting June 2014, will have allocated CSR funds to support programs undertaken by social organizations. However, this would require social organizations to effectively conduct outreach, corporate engagement, and understand the nature of a strategic and sustainable partnership in order to establish and implement large-scale, impactful social interventions.

The offering

Having successfully undertaken CSR projects and events with a wide network of NGOs and SEs, as well as facilitating partnerships between companies and social organizations, Samhita is well placed as the knowledge leader to effectively create a platform where both companies and social organizations can interact, grow and sustain, pushing evidence-based social impact at the forefront of strategic CSR.

Some of our past trainings and conferences include TechCamp Mumbai (in partnership with US Consulate Mumbai), TechCamp Bengaluru (in partnership with US Consulate Chennai), CSR in Healthcare (in partnership with USAID) and CSR in Education (in partnership with DFID). Samhita is also one of the learning and development partners of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (affiliated with the Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs) and is taking an active role in norming and educating all key stakeholders of the Companies Act 2013.

The offering is a one-day capacity-building event that addresses the core needs of social organizations and equips them to better access companies and tap into CSR funding, while also giving companies the opportunity to interact and gain exposure to the work being done on the ground.

Objectives

  • Increase awareness among social organizations about the life cycle of corporate engagement and insights into nature of partnerships
  • Training social organizations for appropriate skills and resources for establishing and developing partnerships with companies and maintaining effective engagements with them
  • Create a platform for social organizations to understand objectives, model, existing infrastructure, organizational requirements, and functional structure of Companies and vice versa.
  • Record best practices and case studies from past successful social organization-corporate engagements
  • Provide an opportunity to social organizations to pitch programs, collect feedback from companies and potentially kick-start some dialogue that can lead to partnerships

Registration fees Register Today

  • Rs.5,000 (excl. taxes) per head

Note: You can avail of a 10% discount if more than one person from your organization is attending the event.
Note: Limited seats available. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.

Proposed Agenda

09:00 – 09:30am Registration
09:30 – 10:30am Companies Act
10:30 – 11:15am Session I: Proposal writing & budgeting
11:15 – 11:30am Coffee and conversations
11:30 – 12:15 pm Session II: Monitoring & evaluation
12:15 – 12:45 pm Session III: Corporate interaction
12:45 – 01:30 pm Lunch
01:30 – 02:15 pm Session IV: Measuring impact
02:15 – 02:45 pm Session V: Communicating Impact
02:45 – 03:15 pm Session VI: Using technology effectively
03:15 – 03:30 pm Coffee and conversations
03:30 – 04:15 pm Session VII: Preparing a pitch
04:15 – 06:30 pm Networking with Companies

Tapping into CSR funds – Mumbai

The need Register Today

With the Companies Act 2013 mandating Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for companies in India, the social sector holds the potential to transform and expand. Increased corporate engagement in India’s social development arena paves the way for opportunities of collaboration between companies and social organizations (primarily comprising of NGOs and Social Enterprises).

Companies, starting June 2014, will have allocated CSR funds to support programs undertaken by social organizations. However, this would require social organizations to effectively conduct outreach, corporate engagement, and understand the nature of a strategic and sustainable partnership in order to establish and implement large-scale, impactful social interventions.

The offering

Having successfully undertaken CSR projects and events with a wide network of NGOs and SEs, as well as facilitating partnerships between companies and social organizations, Samhita is well placed as the knowledge leader to effectively create a platform where both companies and social organizations can interact, grow and sustain, pushing evidence-based social impact at the forefront of strategic CSR.

Some of our past trainings and conferences include TechCamp Mumbai (in partnership with US Consulate Mumbai), TechCamp Bengaluru (in partnership with US Consulate Chennai), CSR in Healthcare (in partnership with USAID) and CSR in Education (in partnership with DFID). Samhita is also one of the learning and development partners of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (affiliated with the Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs) and is taking an active role in norming and educating all key stakeholders of the Companies Act 2013.

The offering is a one-day capacity-building event that addresses the core needs of social organizations and equips them to better access companies and tap into CSR funding, while also giving companies the opportunity to interact and gain exposure to the work being done on the ground.

Objectives

  • Increase awareness among social organizations about the life cycle of corporate engagement and insights into nature of partnerships
  • Training social organizations for appropriate skills and resources for establishing and developing partnerships with companies and maintaining effective engagements with them
  • Create a platform for social organizations to understand objectives, model, existing infrastructure, organizational requirements, and functional structure of Companies and vice versa.
  • Record best practices and case studies from past successful social organization-corporate engagements
  • Provide an opportunity to social organizations to pitch programs, collect feedback from companies and potentially kick-start some dialogue that can lead to partnerships

Registration fees

  • Rs.5,000 (excl. taxes) per head

 

Note: You can avail of a 10% discount if more than one person from your organization is attending the event.
Note: Limited seats available. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.

Register Today

Proposed agenda

Training and sharing

08:30 – 09:00am: Registration
09:00 – 09:30am: Introductory Session: Primer of the Companies Act
09:30 – 10:00am: Session I: Accessing companies
10:00 – 10:30am: Session II: Models of effective partnerships between social organizations and companies
10:30 – 11:00pm: Session III: Writing Proposals
11:00 – 11:15am: Coffee and conversations
11:15 – 11:45pm: Session IV: Designing a Program
11:45 – 12:30pm: Session V: Co-Implementing Programs
12:30 – 01:15pm: Session VI: Measuring Impact
01:15 – 01:45pm: Lunch
01:45 – 02:30pm: Session VII: Communicating Impact
02:30 – 03:15pm: Session VIII: Engaging companies and employees in your programs
03:15 – 03:30pm: Coffee and conversations
03:30 – 05:00pm: Networking with Companies

U.S. Consulate General Mumbai Small Grants Program

Deadline: April 22, 2014

The U.S. Consulate General Mumbai is holding a small grants competition to fund programs that promote Indo-U.S. relations.  The programs must occur in western India (the states of Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh and/or Maharashtra).  Proposals can include, but are not limited to, projects, seminars, conferences, workshops, exhibitions and outreach campaigns.

Proposals must focus on one of the following three priority areas of the U.S. Mission to India:

  1. Promote better Indo-U.S. bilateral relations, with an emphasis on business ties
  2. Encourage regional and global roles for India
  3. Enhance security cooperation

 

  • The project supports one or more of the grant priorities outlined above
  • The proposals should be submitted via email or mail and should include a written narrative in English
  • This competition is open only to individuals, non-governmental organizations, public education institutions, and other legally-recognized non-profit institutions that meet Indian and/or U.S. technical and legal requirements to develop and implement public diplomacy programs
  • Indian organizations must have registered and received a Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) number from the Government of India

To apply click here