Back to resources

Report | Why Philanthropy Must Support Crowdfunding in India

Strategic Philanthropy | Everyday Giving | Nov 1, 2017

Since the beginning of this decade, crowdfunding has enabled an ever-growing number of projects, from films to products to charitable work, to be successfully funded through online platforms. The proliferation of crowdfunding platforms in India that enable individuals and groups to seek funds for non-profit and charitable causes, is an indication that the public is open to new ways of engaging and participating in positive social change.

View PDF

More like this

Strategic Philanthropy

Companies Act Must Amplify, not constrain the idea of CSR

he Companies Bill will soon become a law. My particular knowledge and concern is clearly about only one part of it, which requires that companies of a certain size and profitability contribute 2% of profits to corporate social responsibility (CSR). Many of us, including myself, have opposed this idea vociferously for multiple reasons, and this […]
Aug 11, 2013 | Article

Water  |  Strategic Philanthropy

Press Release: Arghyam Announces the Retirement of Rohini Nilekani as the Chairperson

Arghyam announces the retirement of Rohini Nilekani as the Chairperson; Sunita Nadhamuni is appointed as the new Chairperson  Since its inception, Arghyam has operated via an endowment of Rs 150 CR provided by Ms Rohini Nilekani in her personal capacity.  Bengaluru, June 28, 2021: Arghyam Foundation announced that Rohini Nilekani has decided to retire from […]
Jun 28, 2021 |

Strategic Philanthropy

Giving Pledge is not meant to be prescriptive: Rohini Nilekani

Rohini Nilekani on why she and her husband Infosys chairman Nandan Nilekani signed up for Bill Gates and Warren Buffett’s Giving Pledge initiative. In a phone interview from Bengaluru, Rohini Nilekani explains why the couple felt the need to sign the pledge, how wealth can influence policy and how societal platforms will help them scale up. Edited […]
Dec 5, 2017 | Interview

Strategic Philanthropy

Small bunch of Indian philanthropists supporting ventures in unconventional areas of governance, human rights

Even as much of Indian philanthropic capital flows into predictable areas like education, healthcare or water, a small and gutsy bunch of philanthropists is directing their generosity towards issues like governance and the thorny thickets of human rights. View PDF
Oct 2, 2014 | Article