Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) India in partnership with United Parcel Service (UPS) Foundation organized a national conclave to mark the successful completion of the project titled ‘’Strengthening growth of not-for-profits through Inclusive Partnerships’, aimed at creating an enabling environment for building capacities of NGOs in the country.
The conclave covered wide-ranging issues faced by the NGOs and the corporate sector in implementing CSR initiatives, focusing on the need for ensuring credibility in the NGO sector and capacity building of local NGOs, both of which are essential for more inclusive and impactful CSR projects. Eminent decision makers from the NGO, Government representatives, and corporate sector shared their best practices at the Conclave. Meenakshi Batra, CEO, CAF India, said, ‘’To deliver on the development agenda, it is important to invest in capacity-building of the NGOs.
Having worked in the philanthropy sector for the last 18 years, we have witnessed gaps in various areas of NGO management ranging from governance to compliance and overall management to reporting. We are thankful to UPS Foundation for providing the grant support for building capacities of local NGOs in Delhi NCR.’’ . Gayatri Subramaniam, Chief Program Executive and Convener – NFCSR, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), reasoned, “NGOs need to foster good relations with corporates by incorporating proper mechanisms and expertise.
Their strengths must be integrated to create the multiplier effect to their projects in order to ensure maximum impact. The need of the time is to carve and develop a new relationship for the best results. Capacity-building of NGOs is definitely the need of the hour.’’