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TATA Social Enterprise Challenge

Deadline: October 7, 2015

The Tata Social Enterprise challenge is a joint initiative of the Tata Group with the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C) started in 2012. The Challenge endeavors to find India’s most promising early stage social enterprises, and create an ecosystem for social entrepreneurship – encouraging sustainable, scalable and measurable social Impact.

The Business plan invites social entrepreneurs who have an early stage venture (not older than three years) or a promising idea with a plan that could create sustainable social impact in India. In addition, the enterprise is required to demonstrate significant social impact through results or proof of concept.

In order to be eligible to apply and participate, all teams must meet the following criteria:

  • The team can be represented in the competition by a maximum of two members
  • There is no restriction on the age or background for applicants
  • If the submission is an idea, a proof of concept (E.g. prototype) is required.
  • If the submission is a venture, the venture must not have been in existence for more than three years
  • The entries received will be recognized by the “name” of the venture/idea
  • The applicants may or may not be Indian Nationals, however, the social venture should be aimed at creating social impact in India.
  • Enterprises that were selected as Semi-finalists in previous year’s Tata Social Enterprise challenge will not be eligible for selection
  • Business plans for the competition will be invited for all sectors including the following focus areas
  1. Agriculture, Food and Dairy
  2. Healthcare, Water and Sanitation
  3. Technology and Development
  4. Education
  5. Housing
  6. Handicrafts
  7. Energy
  8. Microfinance/Financial Inclusion

Interested organizations can apply here.

Sandbox Samvidha

Deadline: July 10, 2015

Sandbox Samvidha is an inspiring platform that encourages next generation social impact ideators to scale up their innovative ideas and interventions. The aim is to support new organizations looking to affect social change by providing them with the tools required to translate their ideas into actions.

Seeking individuals and organizations driven to solve social issues in response to community needs, eager to learn and open to feedback.

Applications are invited that:

  • Are high potential early stage ideas yet to be piloted
  • Are led by a passionate and driven team,committed to create social change in their community
  • Have social impact:Applications that hold the potential for systemic change and significantly improve the quality of life of the underserved, especially those who are economically disadvantaged
  • Are innovative and scalable:Applications that differentiate themselves from existing competitors/models in the field and have the possibility for replication
  • Demonstrate sustainability:Proposals that have a clear set of short and long-term outcomes, and a strategy for reaching those goals and achieving financial support and long-term sustainability

The online application form is available here.

Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge 2015

Deadline: 26 April 2015

The Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge awards $75,000 prize money to two innovative projects that best demonstrate how they can provide sustainable access to safe water or sanitation. Projects must have clear practical applicability, address identified needs and advance related issues such as health, education or human rights.

This is the fifth year that Reed Elsevier has held this challenge.

For more information on how to apply visit this link.

World Habitat Awards 2015/16

Deadline:  April 30, 2015

The World Habitat Awards were established in 1985 by the Building and Social Housing Foundation as a part of its contribution to the United Nations International Year of Shelter for the Homeless. These awards recognize innovative, sustainable and scalable solutions to key housing challenges facing communities around the world.

Housing projects and approaches are sought that

  • Demonstrate practical, innovative and sustainable solutions to current housing issues faced by countries all around the world
  • Can be transferred or adapted for use as appropriate
  • Are already being implemented or are completed i.e. not at design stage or very early stages of development
  • View the term habitat from a broad perspective and bring other benefits as well, such as energy or water saving, income generation, social inclusion, community and individual empowerment, health benefits, capacity building or education.

Submissions can be made in English, Spanish or French. All entries will be assessed and ten projects will shortlisted by an assessment committee.

For more information, visit the link here.

TATA Social Enterprise Challenge 2014

Deadline: November 15, 2014

TATA social enterprise challenge is a joint initiative by the TATA group and the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM Calcutta) to create an ecosystem for social entrepreneurship and encourage sustainable, scalable and measurable social impact.

The challenge invites social entrepreneurs from across India, who either have an early stage venture or an idea with a proof of concept. The proposed venture needs to have a sustainable business model that creates social impact. There is no restriction on the business model and it can be for-profit, not for profit or even a hybrid model.

The challenge has three stages:

  1. Impact Proposal Round – In this round, teams will need to submit an ‘Impact Proposal’ through the website. The proposal is a detailed business plan format that has been developed to capture the needs and the impact created by any social venture.
  2. Semi-Finals – On clearing the Impact Proposal Round, a maximum of twenty teams will be invited to pitch to a panel of esteemed judges consisting of Social VCs, Social Entrepreneurs and faculty from IIM Calcutta.
  3. The Grand Finale – A maximum of ten teams will be selected for the Grand Finale and will pitch to a panel of esteemed judges, consisting of TATA Business Leaders, CEOs/Founders of Social VCs, Social Entrepreneurs and faculty from IIM Calcutta.

Business plans for the competition will be invited for all sectors including the following focus areas:

  • Agriculture, Food and Dairy
  • Healthcare, Water and Sanitation
  • Technology and Development
  • Education
  • Housing
  • Handicrafts
  • Energy
  • Microfinance/Financial Inclusion

For more information on the application procedure, visit the website here.

Live Webinar on “How to raise funds from US Foundations”

Date: August 6, 2014

Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm

In these challenging times, NGO managers and fundraisers are under pressure to diversify their funding sources. It is crucial to identify viable prospects of funding and route the complexities of applying for the same. However, numerous sources are overlooked and NGOs get often discouraged by the complexity of donor’s systems ending up not applying for those funds. This interactive web-based online seminar aims to inform managers and fundraisers on types of funding available to them through an introduction to US Foundations.

The webinar will cover:

  • US Foundation Fundraising Landscape: giving for International Causes
  • Finding US Foundation Funders: Prospect Research Strategies; Print and Online Resources; Foundation Databases and Directories
  • Strategy for Successful Applications: Networking with US Foundations; Tips and Tricks for Letters of Inquiry and Proposals

This course is best suited for the executive directors/NGO managers who are responsible for donor relations and individuals who want to develop their professional skills and effectiveness.

The course will be delivered entirely through the internet. You will need to have a computer, a high-speed internet connection and a headphone. Participants from any part of the world can attend it. In case you miss the live webinar, you will have access to the webinar recording and the training materials.

It will consist of a 60 minute presentation, followed by a 30 minute Q&A session during which your questions will be answered by the trainer in real time.

Click here to register for the webinar.

Webinar on “Donor Networking; Creating Lasting Relationships”

Deadline: October 6, 2015

One of the most important strategies for successful fundraising is to develop strong and long-lasting relationships with institutional donors. Whether your NGO is working with governmental, foundation, or other types of donors – this webinar will provide you with the skills needed to do so successfully.

The webinar will cover:

  • Why do we need to network with institutional donors?
  • How do I identify and reach donors?
  • What are some good techniques to build a relationship?
  • What if a donor doesn’t want to network?
  • What if a donor doesn’t want to network?
  • How can we keep the relationship going?

This course is best suited for the executive directors/NGO managers who are responsible for donor relations and individuals who want to develop their professional skills and effectiveness.

The course will be delivered entirely through the internet. You will need to have a computer, a high-speed internet connection and a headphone. Participants from any part of the world can attend it. In case you miss the live webinar, you will have access to the webinar recording and the training materials.

It will consist of a 60 minute presentation, followed by a 30 minute Q&A session during which your questions will be answered by the trainer in real time.

Click here to register for the webinar.

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.

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.