Sunday, 27 July 2014

Workshop Report

The first event was held successfully where 24 participants attended. The group comprised of NGOs largely followed by few corporate foundations, private companies and students who aspire to become CSR professionals. Inspite of the heavy rain most of the Mumbai participants made to the venue unfortunately few of outstation participants couldn't attend the event. 

The event started with brainstorming on challenges NGOs face in accessing financial support from corporates. This was followed by presentations by CSR heads from two reputed corporations. They gave an overview of the new Company Act and CSR. They provided insight about corporate operations, systems and compliance which helped the participants to understand their working style. They provided case studies of CSR projects and initiatives. The participants have Q/A session where they queries were answered by our CSR guest speakers. 



The post lunch session included participants working in groups developing their corporate offerings in terms of services, products and training. There were four groups and each group worked on a corporate programme plan in aligned with the CSR mandate. A clarity on CSR and compliance activities was drawn. As a feedback the participants agreed that there is need of direction for NGOs so that they do not approach corporates aimlessly. 

The programme concluded with vote of thanks to Mr. Avinash Kubal for allowing Maharashtra Nature Park to be the venue partner for this initiative. A special thanks to our CSR guest speaker and our intern Krutika Dalvi who helped with the workshop arrangements.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

FREE Workshop on CSR for NGOs: Are you CSR ready?

  
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is now seen as ethical and smart way to conduct business, making corporate entities into socially responsible organizations, visibly contributing to the social good. The Company Act 2013 has made CSR legally binding with a mandate. There will be around 16000 companies in India who have to set-up their full-fledged ‘CSR Department’ with 2-Existing and 1-Independent Director, and will be spending 2% of PAT (profit after tax) as CSR around Rs. 22,000 Cr yearly. Such business regulations in India have already created a platform for NGOs to play a part in creating shared value, by recommending the implementation of CSR projects through NGOs and development sector agencies. Businesses are also viewing CSR not only as a means of 'doing social good' but also as a means of 'value creation'. In this context, it is essential that NGOs understand the CSR landscape in India. After decades, CSR has created a new world of opportunities for the Indian youth. India will require more than 1,00,000 CSR trained professionals across the country for different Corporate, Business Houses, Foundations and NGOs

So your NGO is excited about the new Company Act, hoping to make good this financial year with CSR funds, but is your NGO ready and prepared to work with corporations? Is your house in order before you venture out to address the corporate mandates? Have you customized your services and products to fulfill your organization’s mission as well as the corporate mandate? More importantly do you have a fair idea about the new CSR law? If your answer for any of these questions is NO, you should be then attending our FREE day long workshop which will help you to get these answers.

The Ladybird Environmental Consulting (LEC), an environmental social enterprise in collaboration with Maharashtra Nature Park (MNP) invites all NGO professionals to attend this unique workshop. Participants will receive their e-certificates on completion of the workshop.




Date   : 27 July 2014
Venue: Auditorium of Maharashtra Nature Park,  Opp. to Dharavi Bus Depot, Mumbai-400016
Time  : 10.00 a.m to 3.00 p.m.
Number of Seats: 25 only
Things to carry: Organizational promotional materials such as brochures, flyers, annual report and others, notepad, pen

How to Register: Fill the online registration form at www.ladybirdconsulting.co.in  or  send an email to info@ladybirdconsulting.co.in/consultladybird@gmail.com


Programme:
9.30 a.m.: Registration
10.00 a.m.: Introduction by Dr. V.Shubhalaxmi, Founder & Director of LEC
10.15 a.m.: Self Introduction of Participants
10.45 a.m. : Brainstorming of NGO challenges in terms of accessing corporate funds
11.30 a.m. : Tea break
11.45 a.m.: Overview on Corporate Social Responsibility by CSR Manager
12.15 a.m. : How to know if your NGO is ready for CSR funds? Open discussion with CSR Managers
1.00 p.m. : Lunch break
1.30 p.m.: Group Work: Packaging of Services and Products in line with CSR mandate areas
2.30 p.m. : Group presentation and discussions.
3.00 p.m. : Feedback & Conclusion.

Instructions: Lunch is not included, you could carry your own lunch or preorder it at MNP canteen. Tea will be served. Certificates will be sent via email.
Contact person: Dr. V.Shubhalaxmi,Founder & Director at 9820165525