India’s multiple social challenges have a high impact on society and especially, the marginalized communities. NGOs, as they are without the trappings of power or driven by profit, are often more effective in driving change in the communities they work in. NGOs can therefor be a credible bridge between Government and society, as also between for-profit institutions and communities. The smaller and more rural NGOs are specially hard pressed to adapt to these changes. This has led to a drop in both quantity and quality of work getting done. Dhwani foundation focuses on building capacity in NGOs.Dhwani does this by mentoring as also by imparting knowledge and skills in the areas of compliance, good governance, accounting, MIS, technology adoption, program management & strategic planning. Dhwani simultaneously works with other players in this ecosystem, including Government, NGO Federations, Corporate Donors and Donor Agencies to build a common understanding of issues.
A vibrant and credible social sector where voluntary organization are run professionally and benefit large sections of society.
To gain consensus across stakeholders for common professional standards Enhance Visibility, Transparency, Accountability and Efficiency through better use of process and technology in the social sector Enlarge quality resource pool for Social Sector
5th Phase of Leaders Training
5th Phase of Leaders training was held in Bangalore on StrategicPlanning during which Mr Aditya from Titan Group conducted a 3 days extensive workshop on creation of Strategic Plan Document for each of our partners. All the participants involved with great enthusiasm and we were successful in drafting the final copies of Strategic Plan for all the 23 NGO partners along with their Board members, Leaders and Operations Managers.
10th Phase Operations Manager Training
10th Phase of training for the Operations Managers was held in Bangalore on first 2 day of the training covered the good practices in Finance and accounting for an NGO facilitated by Mr. Jahir Mansuri renowned charted accountant, Followed byHuman Resource Management by KN Gopinath, V Satish and Ms. Anita Bhat on HR and developing Prevention of sexual harassment policy
Operations Managers 9th phase training
9th Phase training Program for Operations Manager Accountants on Tally and digital Media Content writing by Prof Usha Reddy. Topic covered on Website, Facebook Page and linked in Update on the social site. On 24th to 29th Sept 2018 at Bangalore
Operations Managers 8th phase training
8th Phase training program conducted for the Operations Manager on Minimum wage, HR, and Fundraising on by Mrs. Anitha Bhatt, Mr. M J Aravind, and Mr. Gopinath. Topic covered on Leave policy Child protection policy as well 21st to 24th August 2018 at Bangalore
Operations Managers 7th phase training
7th phase training program for the Operations Managers on digital Media content writing, Goonjan MIS and write up on One pager from 24th July 27th at Maitreya Bangalore
Operations Managers 6th phase training
Training conducted on Legal compliance for an Operations manager and accountants on 19th to 22nd June at Chithradurga Mr. Jahir Mansuri Resource person taken sessions on the legal compliance of PANCARD, TAN, 80G 12AA and PF, etc.
Operations Managers 5th Phase training
Operations Managers 5th Phase training program at CFL school Magadi. From 13th to 18th May 2018 Training on good Governance by Mr. Venkesh HID Forum Topics covered on - Principles of good governance,ethical practices in the Board, Legal compliance and public disclosure, Laws and regulations, Effective governance, Board responsibilities, and Board Meetings.
Operations Managers 4th phase training
Operations Managers 4th phase training at on Digital Media. At IIIB Bangalore. On 10th to 14th April 2018. Training on Digital Media content writing, creating a website, facebook and link din by Mr. Rajesh, Mr. Amit, and Ms. Usha Reddy. 25 Website and Facebook page were created by all the OMs in the training program.
3rd Phase OM's Traning
3rd phase of operations manager's training program was held from 5th to 10 March 2018 at ISI. Session on HR was facilitated by Mr. Gopinath and on basic principles of marketing by Mr. MJ Aravind. OM's were then taken on an exposure visit to APD to understand the standard and systems of the organization.
2nd Phase OM's Training
Operations Managers 2nd phase training program. Conducted by Mr. Ramakrishna Surdev at ISI training center from 8th to 12th Feb 2018. 25 Operations managers participated in the training on leadership management and team building. Also, OM presented their respective organization profiles and case study.
1st Phase OM's Training
1st Phase induction training program for Operations Managers was held from 22nd to 24th January 2018 at ISI training centre at Bangalore. Training was conducted on Niranthara program's roles and responsibility of the OM's, risk management, team building. Session were run by Mr. Gopinath and Mr. Suranjan.
1st Phase leaders training program
Inauguration of Niranthara Program by Mr. M J Arvind and Mr, Amit Das. 1st Phase leaders training program on Leadership Management for NGO leaders organized on 22nd to 23rd Dec 2017 25 NGO leaders have participated in the training session was taken By RK at Ashirvad training center Bangalore. Resource person Mr. Shidhar TITAN interacted with all the leaders and explained what CSR companies expecting from the NGO Sector
Mr. M. J. Aravind
MJ Aravind has over 30 years of global experience with large multinational corporations including Compaq, DEC, and Xerox in areas such as supply chain, sales and marketing, customer service and field operations. Aravind was a co-founder and VP Operations of Daksh eServices, one of India’s earliest and largest independent BPO (business processing organization) companies. Post Daksh, Aravind leveraged his operational experience and extensive network to help set up the India operations of Artiman Ventures, an early stage Venture Capital firm. In the last decade, Aravind has been extensively involved with the Social Sector in executive and Board roles. He was on the Board of The Association of People with Disability for 8 years. He is also an Advisor to the Disability NGO Alliance, Bangalore. He is based in Bangalore
Ms. Chitra Aravind,
Ms. Chitra Aravind, a Founder of Dhwani Foundation is an artist and avid gardener. She is a practitioner and teacher of Stained Glass artworks. She is based in Bangalore
Ms. Manju Kuchal
Ms. Manju Kuchhal has nearly 20 years of experience in the area of technology. For the last 8+ years, she has been volunteering with Dhwani Foundation which works towards providing technology solutions to NGOs. She is currently Trustee of Dhwani Foundation. As part of volunteering, she works with NGOs in identifying the areas where technology can help their operations, engages with relevant technology solution providers and help them with the implementation of such solutions. Before that, she worked with Tata Consultancy Services in their software division. She has done Master in Computer Application from LD College of Engineering, Ahmedabad, Gujarat University.
Mr. K. N. Gopinath, Executive Director
KN Gopinath heads Dhwani Foundation as its Executive Director. He is responsible for developing the organization’s strategic plans and directing and executing the overall operations of the foundation. He has over 20 years of varied experience in the Social Sector with a long stint in The Association of People of Disabilities, Bangalore He is the managing trustee of Motivation India, a subsidiary of the Motivation UK one of the leading international organization in the field of wheelchair provisioning. Gopinath is also a sought after resource person in the Sector. He holds a master’s degree in Social Work and a Certified Common Purpose Graduate
Mr. V. Satish, Senior Program Manager
Mr. Satish is a development sector professional with about 2 decades of experience working with National and International organizations across the country. He has experience of working in Education, Water and Sanitation sectors and Health Sector – HIV/AIDS, Urban Health, Maternal Child Health. During his journey with development sector, He has learnt work with various beneficiary communities like Urban and Rural poor, Commercial Sex Workers and People Living with HIV/AIDS. As part of his roles, he has managed large teams spread across various states. Academically he is Master in Sociology.
Ms. Thriveni G., Cluster Manager
Ms. Thriveni Gandhi working as a Cluster Manager at Dhwani Foundation from Dec -2017. she has taken a responsibility of 4 Organization which is based in central Karnataka. She completed her Graduation from Kuvempu University. She also completed her Fellowship program from Deshpande Foundation Hubli in 2008. She started her career 2005 as a National Service Volunteer at Chikmagalur District she moved to Bangalore and started her Career in the NGO sector in 2006-07 she worked in nearly 7 Organization both National and International Organization in the sector of Community Health and Research in all over Karnataka. She severed in Many organizations as District co-ordinator, currently, she is working in Dhwani Foundation as a Cluster Manager. Based in Davanagere
Ms. Vinaya K., Senior Manager Technology Solution
Vinaya has over 18 years of experience in the IT services industry. She started her career with Infosys and spent a decade there amassing technical knowledge and honing management and customer relationship skills. After a short maternity break, she returned to the industry and founded her own design services company focusing on providing training and developing multimedia solutions. Being a boot-strapped start-up, she managed it end-to-end and turned it into a professionally managed successful venture. She was selected as one of the privileged few across the country to undergo Goldman Sachs-ISB sponsored - “10000 World Women Entrepreneur Management Program” in 2011 Vinaya is based in Bangalore
Mr. Pradeep B. K., Assistant Cluster Manager
Pradeep has spent his entire career in the Social sector and has worked with GVSSN, Magic Bus India Foundation, and NIMHANS. . Pradeep holds a Master’s degree in Development Management from the University of Mysuru. He is currently based in Bangalore
Mr. Absar Patel, Assistant Cluster Manager
Absar has 5years’ experience in youth development, corporate training, marketing, sales and project mentor-ship. Prior to Dhwani, Absar worked with Deshpande Foundation, Authentic, and Vidya Sankul IT Solutions. He has started 17 youth clubs in 17 villages around Chikodiwhich leads up to creating employment skills for unemployed youth. He has also held the post of General Secretary for IYC (Indian Youth Congress) from Raibag region. He is a Commerce Graduate from Monad University, Hapur, UP
Shruthi T., Senior Associate - Technology Solutions
Shruthi started in the development sector 2 years ago by joining as a Project Manager in Don Bosco Tech Society where she worked on skilling and employment programs for underprivileged youth. Shruti is an IT graduate with MBA in Global Business, and started her career in TCS She is based in Bangalore
Mahesh Chandra E, Manager – Finance/Admin/Operations
Mahesh comes with over 17 years of experience in the area of finance and admin. He worked with organizations such as, World Health organization – Gulbarga branch office, Institute of Leadership & Institutional development (ILID), Child Fund India and few others. His expertise is in the field of accounting, finance management, training, grant management, partnership management & administration. He holds PG diploma in financial management and higher diploma in software engineering. He is based in Bangalore with his wife and young daughter of 7 years old. He is the native of Gulbarga (Kalburgi)
PROGRAM 1 - GOONJAN
Hearing a lot of social sector organizations and donors say that existing applications do not fulfill the unique needs of their work, Goonjan met with a large cross-section of Donors, NGOs and IT professionals to establish customer requirement. Goonjan was therefore created ground-up from these findings.
Additionally, Goonjan attempts to address some common sector issues of poor connectivity, old the hardware limited IT capability and low understanding of English by designing a cloud-based system with easy User Interfaces.
Mr. Ramakrisha Sudeo – Development Trainer, Odisha
Dr. Jogin Desai - Chair of Social Venture Partners India, Bangalore
Mr. Jerome Dsouza – General Manager, Programs - APPI
Mr. Narayan Krishnaswamy – Chief Peoples Officer, APPI
Ms. Liril Gupta – Chief Finance Officer – APPI
Mr. Adithya – Montblack – Tata
Mr. Sreedhar – CSR Country Head, Titan
Ms. Prathibha – Livelihood Expert, Titan
Mr. Abhijit Mukherjee – Former Director, Marketing & Fund Raising, APD
Ms. Anita Bhat – HR Expert
Mr. Krishna Kumar – Fundraising Expert
Mr. Pravin – State Manager, CRY
Mr. Basavaraju – State Commissioner for Disabilities, Govt of Karnataka
Ms. Christy Abraham- Chief Executive Officer - APD
Ms. Jacintha – Founder, Transcendix LLP
Mr. Ram Sheshu – Rotarian
Ms. Leena David – India CSR Coordinator, Capgemini
Ms. Nona – Consultant
Mr. Krishna – CEO, Sattva Consulting
PROGRAM 2 - NIRANTHARA
Niranthara was conceived by surveying over 100 donors, Government agencies, beneficiaries, NGO leaders and managers, by asking them, “What makes for a good NGO?”
From this exercise, emerged a total of 161 points highlighting important characteristics which then was converted to a curriculum. 23 NGOs from different domains enrolled in the pilot program launched in January, ’18.
The program focusses on building institutional capacity of NGOs through 24 months of comprehensive hand holding involving classroom training, the supply of tools, overseeing site implementation and building support for the changes with the Board, Leadership, senior managers and program staff of the NGOs.
Alongside, the program works with subject experts, donor community, academic institutions, and technology houses to set standards
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