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About Samarthya Pariyojana

The recent decades have seen significant development and changes in the larger development scenario both nationally and globally. Some of the key important changes that have affected human life are linked with the economy, environment, technology and realization of access to basic services. Despite the government initiatives, the gap between rich and poor have and have nots has increased in various part of the world including India. Civil Society organisations have been playing an important role in ensuring the reach and access of the most marginalised communities and areas.

There has been paradigm shifts and changes in the overall socio-economical, political, technical and legal environment in which the non-profit organisations operate. The shrinking grant-in-aid funds, emergence of CSR, the demand for professional management of programmes and organisational affairs and the changes in legal aspects puts more pressure and demands from non-profit organisations to be more efficient, effective and professional in their management and operations as well as the increased demand for good governance, transparency and accountability towards stakeholders. Moreover, it has largely impacted the small grass-root civil society organisations to be more capable for accessing the resources, compliance with the changed laws and ability and capacities to deal with new stakeholders in the civil society ecosystem, such as CSR, crowdfunding, Govt. project, etc. In this context, there is a need to build the capacity of such grass-root CSOs to remain relevant and able to compete with other organisations for pursuing their mission and mandate. Therefore, this course aimed at building capacities of such grass-root civil society organisations on the NGO Governance, Management and Sustainability, addressing
the capacity issues of the NPOs.

This course sets out to explain the key processes that encompass the management of NGOs, and covers issues such as scale of operation, accountability, transparency, etc. It helps to analyse NGO roles as project implementers, technical assistance providers, intermediaries, partners and advocates. Concentrations in NGO Formation, Governance and its Compliance, Programme and Project Development, Fundraising, Writing Project Proposal, Corporate Social Responsibility, Budgeting and Book Keeping, Reporting and Documentation, Leadership and Communication, Stakeholder Management and Digital Communication are available.

Summing up, this 4-months E-certificate course will help NGO participants to develop a strong understanding of social, political, economic, and environmental contexts of management towards gaining essential skills to organisational management, human and financial resources management, etc.

Course Objectives

The overall objective of the course is to enhance theknowledge, awareness and basic skills of participantsregarding NGO Governance, Management and its sustainability.The specific learning objective of the course includes:

Course Faculties

Dr. Harish Vashishth

Executive Director
Credibility Alliance

Dr. Pankaj Anand

Director, Programme & Advocacy
Oxfam India

Ms. Gayatri Subramaniam

Association of Women in Business

CA Anjani Sharma

Co-founder & Director
SAGA Pvt. Ltd.

CA Subhajit Sahoo

Founder & Principal Partner S. Sahoo & Co. Charted Accountants

Mr. Anthony Chettri

Lead – Organisation Program Sustainability IGSSS

Ms. Shilpi Agarwal

Executive Director

Course Modules

The course has been designed in a modular format, where each module is an independent module as well as linked with other modules to enable a comprehensive and smooth learning process.The module addresses the varied aspects of NPO Governance, Management and Sustainability. The key contents of the modules are as follows,

  • Introduction and Icebreaking
  • Expectation levelling and Objective setting
  • Overview of the programme – course structure, assessment process and timelines
  • Characteristics of NGOs
  • Incorporations/registration process and laws
  • Overview of NGO Governance- Organisational processes and system
  • Legal registrations and compliances-registration, tax, FCRA, Darpan and other laws applicable to NGOs
  • Overview of programmes – Developing domain expertise (core programme areas, I.e. health, education, skills etc.)
  • Project attributes
  • Project management cycle
  • Mapping funding landscape – funding agencies govt, donors, CSR, crowdfunding
  • Fundraising strategies and understanding donors
  • Value chain partner to CSR/Donor- problem analysis to solution provider for fundraising
  • How to approach a donor
  • Mapping funding landscape – funding agencies govt, donors, CSR, crowdfunding
  • CSR law
  • Permissible activities under CSR
  • Understanding CSR perspective and priorities
    Mapping CSR landscape
  • How to approach a corporate for support and engagement for CSR activities
  • Understanding organization and donor requirements – solution-oriented approach
  • The framework of project proposal – a professional approach to proposal writing
  • Writing Organisational profile
  • Understanding result-based framework/Impact oriented project planning
  • Accounting systems of NGOs
  • Understanding budget and its management
  • Book keeping and financial reporting
  • Auditing
  • Office management – Productivity (efficiency and effectiveness
  • Systems and policies – Leadership, Human Resources, Financial Management, Procurement, Gender etc.
  • Documentation and report writing (case study writing)
  • Mapping stakeholders and their interests
  • Developing stakeholder participation strategy – a collaboration with other NGOs, CSR and Government
  •  Effective communication and use of digital communication tools – website, social media tools and digital marketing
  • Strategic planning – VMS, environment analysis and long-term planning/perspective plan
  • Assessment process and certification
  • Felicitation
  • Follow up plan

Internal Faculties

Dr. O P Goel

Head- Bosch India Foundation
CSR & Skill Development

Mr. Uday Shankar Singh

Chief Controller
Vishwa Yuvak Kendra

Mr. Ajit Kumar Rai

Programme Officer
Vishwa Yuvak Kendra

Coordination Team

Mr. Manjunath K

Programme Associate
Vishwa Yuvak Kendra

Mr. Rakesh Singh

Programme Associate
Vishwa Yuvak Kendra

Ms. Mukta Bhardwaj

Programme Officer
Vishwa Yuvak Kendra

Mr. Anand Kumar

Programme Officer
Vishwa Yuvak Kendra