Online Workshops

Online workshop on Fundraising for NGO’s with Dhimant Chovatia

The session will have useful information on various channels of Fundraising that NGOs may pursue depending on their cause. There will be specific inputs for NGOs who are new and do not qualify for major big-ticket giving. Topics covered will include characteristics of each type of donor and stories of success with them from the speaker’s own experience.


  • 11:00 am to 11:05 am – Speaker introduction
  • 11:05 am to 11:10 am – Setting the context
  • 11:10 am to 12:20 pm – Fundraising simplified by Donor type
  • 12:20 pm to 12:40 pm – Q and A and closing

Meet our trainer – Dhimant Chovatia!

Dhimant ChovatiaDhimant has more than 15 years of experience across conventional trading, corporate houses and the development sector with large and mid-sized national and international organizations. Over the years, Dhimant has established a strong network among the Indian non-profit and fundraising community, particularly in and around Hyderabad and South India. Some of his Key clients include NMDC, BDL, Bank of America, Bayer Biosciences, Mondelez, Natco Pharma, Deloitte, Microsoft, etc and many HNIs in Hyderabad.


Work Experience

 Founded Dhriti Communications
 Worked for Rang De as Vice President, Fundraising
 Work experience includes Magic Bus India Foundation, Naandi Foundation, Dell and Reliance Communications
 Played a key role in initiating and executing fundraising partnerships and campaigns across 8 years in the development sector
 Has a keen understanding of issues such as children’s education, skill-building, and livelihoods
 Creative skills include photography and short film-making for storytelling.


Coupon Code: COVID19

Introduction to CSR and Sustainability with Dr. K.K Upadhyay


This is an introductory level course for learning the basics of CSR and Sustainability, the Indian approach and the present trends in the space.


11:00 am to 11:10 am – Knowing the audience and trainer

11:10 am to 12:00 pm – Understanding CSR and Sustainability, the difference between them and case study

12:00 pm to 12:30 pm – Comparing The Indian Approach with International, Legal aspects

12:30 pm to 12:45 pm – Q&A

12:45 pm to 1:30 pm – CSR Budget allocation, basics of measuring and monitoring tools, Case studies

1:30 pm to 1:50 pm – Case studies

1:50 pm to 2:00 pm – Q&A and Conclusive remarks.

Our trainer – Dr. K.K. Upadhyay

Dr. K.K UpadhyayDr. K. K. Upadhyay, an alumnus of the Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA), is a seasoned professional with over three decades of experience across government, not-for-profits and corporate.

He has pioneered several innovative successful models that exist in the development sector today; including Mother Dairy Fruits and Vegetable – “Safal”; an integrated rural water supply, sanitation project for 1000 villages and 10 towns in Rajasthan – “Aapni Yojana”; Bastar Integrated Development Project for Royal Danish Embassy and Health of the urban poor program for USAID/ PFI.

He has been an expert with the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, was on board of National Trust, Jan Sthirta Kosh, Global Compact Network. He has conducted and commissioned research studies for USAID, UNDP, and IIED London. Dr. Upadhyay headed the FICCI Aditya Birla CSR Centre for Excellence. At present, he is Director with Centre for Social Review (CSR).


Coupon Code: COVID19

Social Entrepreneurship with Dr. Smriti Pahwa


This course is to learn the evolution of Social entrepreneurship models to promote CSR and Sustainability in companies.


Introduction:  15 minutes

What is SE? : 10 mins

Why is SE being talked about? Why is SE important? : 10 mins

Where is SE relevant? : 20 mins

Who could be involved in SE: 10 mins

When is it prudent to address SE: 10 mins

How to go about SE? : 30 minutes


About our Trainer – Dr. Smriti Pahwa

Dr. Smriti PahwaSmriti holds a doctorate in Nutrition along with a degree in Education as well as Management. She has a keen interest in Research, Capacity Building, and SBCC in the Maternal- Child – Adolescent Health Nutrition and Education domain. Her professional experience spanning more than 15 years has been across diverse sectors and operating systems enabling her to view the development landscape through the lens of a Researcher, Practitioner and a Policy Advocate. Smriti has worked at different full time as well as consultancy positions with Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Directorate of Education, Government of NCT- Delhi, IGNOU, ASER (Assessment Survey Evaluation Research) Centre of Pratham, Evidence Action, IntraHealth International, Arogya World, World Bank as well as various MSME enterprises involved in CSR evaluations-MLE, Edu-tech and Health-tech systems”

Additionally (for reference as and if required)
Snippets from previous sessions as we discussed are here:

FSSAI-Eat Right panel on transforming Ecosystems

Fireside Chat- Indus Action ay Ashoka Univ:

IILM Industry 4.0 session moderation

WEF award acceptance speech

Coupon Code: COVID19