Fundraising Workshop by Times Foundation

Venue: 2nd Floor Conference Hall - TOI Building

Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Event Date/Time: Nov 26, 2005 End Date/Time: Nov 27, 2005
Registration Date: Nov 23, 2003
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Every NGO programme is an organisational response to an issue. The community is organised around an issue, and the campaign arising out of it. It is only in this context that the NGO derives it's raison d'etre. Funding is an issue which in the past has been making NGOs from one issue to another. However, the fundraising space has changed in the last few decades with issues like foreign vs Indian funds, corporate funding, mass funding etc becoming more and more relevant. Also, the NGOs have moved from one level to different level of organizational evolution. Fund generation has become the call of the day and sustainability, matching funds from NGOs etc are becoming the norm of the day.

The objective of the seminar is to familiarize the participants on the possible of fund generation and managing the fund generation. The seminar would focus on assisting NGOs on fund generation not as an one time activity but on a continuous basis. The seminar would also try to assist the NGOs in creating systems which would ensure the continuity on fund generation.

Fund raising – Concept What are the possible reasons for fundraising , why should the NGO look for fund raising.
Sources of funds - What are the possible sources of fund how to collect the data base and identify the right sources for you.
Fund raising vs fund generation - How is fund raising different from fund generation, what to do in fund generation, objective for fund generation.
Funding generation planning - Defining requirement Identifying customers and activities for fund generation Role of senior management in fund generation.
Managing donor expectations - What are donor expectations how to mange them.
Role of communication in fund generation - Marketing, branding and communication for effective fund generation.
Role of system and process in fund generation - Role of process in effective fund generation, how to create the systems and process.
Some useful tools for the social enterprise - Balance score cards for NGOsSix Sigma for NGOs.
Success stories - Sharing of some success stories on the fund generation.


Ø Group discussion
Ø Presentations
Ø Brainstorming sessions/ experience sharing
Ø Case Studies

End of the course the participants should be in position to identity the opportunities, find the right funding agency and represent their case to the agency in a manner which would increase their probability to get the funds from the agencies. Besides this they should also be able to identify new sources of revenue besides funds and market the same for them selves.
Target Audience:
Middle to senior level professionals of NGOs who are currently involved in resource mobilization activities & grant seeking.

Ranjan Sinha
An Agricultural Sciences graduate and PG Diploma in Rural Management from Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA), RS has extensive work experience in process mapping, monitoring and evaluation of social development projects apart from managing the supply chain and distribution networks in large organizations and developing food security and livelihood strategies. RS has worked in multi-disciplinary projects and programs targeted towards the vulnerable strata of the society that includes artisans, tribals, small/micro entrepreneurs, small marginal agri-producers, landless farm laborers, women, children and such other socio-economically marginalized people.
RS has worked with organizations like CARE India, Management Analytics and AMUL and has a total cumulative work experience of more than 11 years.

V. K .Mehandru
VK is the CEO of NiMble has long experience on corporate management. Mechanical engineer by training VK has more than 35 years of work experience and has been extensively involved in corporate and propagating process in corporate. He is a six sigma trainer and also one of the few balance score card trainer in India.

The programme will be conducted at: 2nd floor conference hall, Times of India Building, Dr. D.N Road Mumbai 400 001.

The programme will be conducted on 26th & 27th November 2005.

1000 hrs to 1700 hrs

Registration Fee:
Rs. 2,500/-
Registration fee includes workshop participation, course material, refreshments and is non-refundable. However, in case you are unable to attend, you could replace your name by nominating another participant.

Payment to be made in cash or by demand draft favouring “Times Foundation”.
The program is Non – residential and Outstation Participants are required to make their own arrangement for accommodation.

How to Participate:
The participants are requested to fill up the “Registration Form” and send it to Times Foundation, The Times of India Building, Dr. D.N Road, Mumbai 400 001. For registration, please contact Mr. Raj Dobriyal 022 56354376 or Ms. Divya Jagasia 9819765234.

For queries regarding the workshop, the participants may contact Raj Dobriyal / Divya Jagasia at 022 56354376/56354398/56354345.
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Registration closes November 23rd 2005
Note: To facilitate greater interaction and participation, the workshop is limited to a maximum of 25 participants on first come first served basis.

This is part of an initiative of Times Foundation who has evolved a comprehensive capacity enhancement programme to offer opportunities to non-governmental organisations and other people organizations for collective learning. The programme aims to support organisations to strengthen their role in society and improve the outreach of their activity by building up their capacity.


2nd Floor conference hall, Times of India Building, Dr. D.N Road, Mumbai 400 001