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Call for proposals for implementation of CSR & Sustainable development activities

Deadline: August 19, 2014

NHDC invites EOIs, for empanelment of Agencies such as NGOs/ Self Help Group, etc., which are active at least for last 3 years and can demonstrate positive impact.

NHDC Limited (A Joint Venture of NHPC Limited & Govt. of M.P.), formerly known as Narmada Hydroelectric Development Corporation Limited, was set up on  August 1 2000 with its Corporate Office at Bhopal.

Qualifying criteria:

  • The Specialized agency should have successfully completed work of minimum INR 15  lakh per annum for the last three financial years ending March 31 2013
  • Recognition from the NCVT or MPCVET in case of agencies who undertake skill development through vocational training programmes
  • The Specialized agency should be registered under the Indian/ State Societies Registration Act/ Trust Act/ Charitable and Religions Trust Act/ Section 8 of Companies Act, 2013 for more than 3 years with no political affiliations
  •  The Specialized agency shall have an office at Bhopal or at any location proposed for CSR and Sustainability Initiatives or shall furnish an under taking to set up an office in the allocated project area within three months of allocation of work
  • The specialized agency shall submit a declaration that the agency has not been black listed by any Government Department/ Ministry/ PSU/ Municipal body
  • Experience of successful completion of at least three Govt/ PSU’s/ Municipality projects in the areas mentioned in the Guidelines on CSR and Sustainability for CPSE issued by Department of Public Enterprises and CSR listed works within the notified provisions of the Companies Act 2013, during last three years ending last day of month previous to the date of submission of bids

Click here for the detailed EOI application form.

Training session on “Fundraising-Learn How?”

Date: July 26, 2014

iVolunteer brings you a highly customized training session on “Fundraising-Learn How?” as a part of GYAN, the newest initiative where high caliber professional volunteers to train staff of NGOs on various skills to help increase their efficiency.

What does the session cover?

The session will help NGOs to develop and implement a Fundraising Strategy Plan. Various sources of funds, tools of fundraising, identifying donors and donor retention, etc will be discussed.

It is comprehensive training in all aspects of resource mobilisation and sustainable fundraising techniques. The emphasis is on sharing current knowledge and best practices in the sector with ample opportunities in cross learning among participants.

Who should attend?

This training is most suitable for CEOs, Fundraising officers and executives who are engaged in meeting donors and raising funds for their organizations.

What do you leave with?

The GYAN Session will provide an in-depth look at how you can improve your organization’s fundraising efforts. You will learn how to develop a compelling and consistent message, and how to deliver it to increase visibility, supporters, and volunteers.

Please register for the training session here.

Marketing and communication services for NGOs and social enterprises

Re-imagine the way in which you present your story to the world and engage your supporters.

Our expert Communications team is currently working with several NGOs to revamp their branding and redefine the way in which they reach out to donors, sponsors and supporters. We are happy to extend this service to you too. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to revolutionize the way the world sees you. With the right messages, you can inspire thousands to join your cause today.

•       Position your organization as credible and transparent, and showcase the wonderful impact you create
•       Develop branding and communication material that stand out among those of your peers
•       Promote your cause and impact through social media, online channels and other innovative ways

To know more, email us at [email protected]

Fundraising through Crowd funding and CSR Partnerships: A Training Workshops for NGOs

Deadline: July 25, 2014

NGOs need to identify new streams of funding for their projects and ensuring financial sustainability. ‘Crowdfunding’ and ‘CSR partnership’ are the two new avenues of fundraising for NGOs as well as social businesses.

NGOBOX is organizing ‘Fundraising through Crowdfunding and CSR Partnerships: A Training Workshop for NGOs’ on July 25 in Dehradun

The workshop covers:

  • Fundraising scenario in India
  • New Fundraising options for NGOs
  • CSR Partnerships for NGOs
  • Fundraising through CSR
  • CSR provisions under the Companies Act 2013
  • Whom to approach and how to approach
  •  Writing concept notes · Dos and Don’ts in CSR partnerships
  •  Crowd funding for NGOs and Social Businesses
  •  What is Crowd funding and how NGOs can raise funds
  • How to use/select crowd funding platforms
  • What are the requirements/eligibility
  •  How to design a campaign/cause
  • How to engage with online community

The workshop is a must attend for Senior management of NGOs (CEOs, COOs, CFOs), Fund-raising managers/executives, Project /Programme Managers, Communication Managers, Researchers and students.

Venue: Hotel Amrit Regency, Near ISBT, Saharanpur Road, Dehradun

Register for the workshop here.


[The Economic Times] Start-ups & online portals advising companies on how to invest strategically in CSR

Samhita Social Ventures is featured in this Economic Times article which profiles its business model as well as its online networking portal – the CSR Marketplace.

The CSR Marketplace is a platform for companies, social enterprises and NGOs to engage and interact with one another, thereby laying the foundations for long-term partnerships around business as well as social development initiatives.

To read the full article,  click here 

UN-HABITAT’s Urban Youth Fund for youth-led NGOs

Deadline: April 15, 2014

The UN-HABITAT’s Urban Youth Fund is accepting applications from young people from developing countries who have projects to work towards advancing the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and the Habitat agenda. The major objective of the funding opportunity is to assist youth-led organizations to develop and implement projects that will contribute to sustainable urbanization in the developing world. The Fund aims to document best practices from successful youth-led projects, and create greater awareness of the need for youth mainstreaming in development policies and strategies.

This Fund aims to advance the achievements of the Millennium Development goals and the Habitat Agenda by providing grants up to $25,000 to youth-led projects piloting innovative approaches to employment, good urban governance, shelter and secure tenure.

You may apply for the grant here

Highlights of the mandatory CSR provision in the Companies Act, 2013

On February 27, 2014, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs notified the rules for Section 135 of the Companies Act 2013 which pertains to the mandatory CSR provision for companies. The CSR provision will come into effect from April 1, 2014.

As per the provisions of Section 135, a company with a turnover of INR 1,000 crore or more or of a net-worth of INR 500 crore or more or net profit of INR 5 crore or more is required to spend at least 2% of its average net profit of the past three years on CSR activities. Further, the Act provides that if, for any reason, a company is unable to spend 2% of their average net profit on CSR, they are required to explain the reason for not doing the same.

In order to provide clarity on the rules, Samhita Social Ventures has prepared a brief document highlighting the workings and implications of the CSR provision. You can view the document here.

For a more detailed interpretation of the CSR provision by Samhita’s Managing Director Krishnan Neelakantan, click here.