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Funds crunch: Harvard Business School, Ashoka varsity to 'guide' Indian NGOs

By Our Representative
The Ashoka University’s Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy (CSIP), in collaboration with the Harvard Business School have decided to offer Covid response programme for new certificate programme for India's NGO leaders non-profits. Called Resilience Strategies for Nonprofits (RSN) the interactive workshop will be help on July 27, 28 and 29.
Announcing this, an Ashoka University release said, RSN is an opportunity for senior leaders and managers to reflect on their organisation’s Covid-19 response, assess its resilience needs, and reimagine its post-pandemic future. The interactive workshop have been offered via three 2-hour sessions over Zoom. A maximum, 200 eligible applicants will be allowed to participate.
Ingrid Srinath, Director, Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy, said, the RSN is being organized at a time “nonprofits in India face a perfect storm”, especially a “looming funding crunch even as demand for services skyrockets.”
V Kasturi Rangan, Malcolm P McNair professor of marketing at Harvard Business School, added, the short three session programme proposes to “draw on live case studies of nonprofits in India” in order to develop a body of tools and practices that may be helpful as we navigate NGOs.
Online registration is available till July 20 on a first-come, first-served basis at Rs 5,000 per organisation, the release said. The registration process includes a questionnaire that will help tailor RSN’s discussions to the applicant’s needs and requirements.

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