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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Amazing offer for GuideStar India NGOs to attend the Global CSR Conference!

Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), Ministry of Corporate Affairs in partnership with Samabhavana, an NGO, is organising  “Global Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility - India” ( on 16th and 17th April, 2013 at the Lotus Room, Hotel Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai.



About the conference:
Samabhavana being an NGO understands the difficulties in fundraising, and hence it has designed this conference keeping in mind the needs of NGOs and the difficulties faced while interacting with Corporates. With the introduction of the Companies Bill and the new provisions on Corporate Social Responsibility in the Parliament, there is a need for dialogue between the Corporates and Civil Society.

The shift in how CSR is being perceived now has been possible due to the initiatives undertaken by the government, financial institutions, NGOs and other stakeholders. With the changing scenario, companies will need to reconsider their existing CSR strategy. An increasing number of companies are interested in making their business operations sustainable and at the same time are struggling to establish clear processes that would help them set goals, measure, monitor and report CSR. The objective of the Conference is to bring together Government, Corporates and the Civil Society plan for a better India.

List of speakers: You may click this link to go through the list of speakers from Government, Coporates and NGOs :

Agenda :  Click on this link to go through the conference agenda

What are the benefits for NGOs:
  1. The key benefit is the opportunity to actually network throughout the 2 day conference with about 80 corporate delegates expected to attend.
  2. IICA and Samabhavana will strive to form various connections between Corporates & Civil Society organizations through specific activities at the event.
  3. Cause and issue based time slots and a separate conference room arranged so that Corporates can connect with Civil Society Organisations.
  4. Listing of the NGOs attending with details of the organisation name, a brief profile of the organisation, email address and postal address in the conference booklet.
Who can attend: Heads of civil society organisations, key decision makers, Board members.
How to register:
  • Please click here to register or copy paste this link to your browser (In the registration form in the space provided for Postal Code please prefix 0. For example if your Postal Code is 400063, please write 0400063
  • In the registration form, please enter your GuideStar Number (refer to the top of this email for your GSN) to avail of the 40% discount in the registration fee.
  • Registration will be on first-come-first-served basis, so please register at the earliest.
    • For your profile to appear in the Conference kit, please login here to update your profile on GuideStar India. Please include number of lives impacted, nature of work, type of communities served, locations covered and unique achievements. We also encourage you to enter your key programmes in the tab FULL REPORT, sub tab PROGRAMMES.
What is included when you register: Breakfast and Lunch with Tea/Coffee during breaks, Conference kit & an invite for the IBM sponsored Networking Cocktail & Dinner
Registration Fee: INR 6,000/- only for GuideStar India registered NGOs which comes to Rs 3000 per day for the two day conference. For those not registered with GuideStar India, the fee is INR 10,000.

Payment Details:
Cheque/DD payable in favour of Samabhavana Society payable at Mumbai.
Address for the sending cheque/DD/Cash:Samabhavana Society 
4th Floor, S.S. Phule Municipal High School, 
Meherpada Compound, 
N.M.Joshi Marg, 
Byculla West , Mumbai-400027 
For Wire Transfer, RTGS details are:1. A/c Name : Samabhavana Society 
2. A/c No : 014000101016870 
3. Bank Name: Corporation Bank 
4. IFSC Code : CORP0000140
How you will know about your registration status: An auto reply will be sent for your registration. Once payment is received, the receipt as well as the Conference delegate number will be e-mailed.
Last date for registering: 13th April, 2013

For details/ clarifications:
Please contact: Ms Ritu / Mr Kiran of Samabhavana: +91 22-23001093 & +91 22-23008430
(9.30 am to 5.30 pm - Mon to Sat)
Email: with a cc to

We will see you at the conference!

Avail of 50 to 100% scholarship to SPJain's Executive MBA for NGOs

A great opportunity for working professionals in the development space! S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) in collaboration with BAIF Foundation invites applications for  Post Graduate Certificate in Development Management (PGCDM). This is an 18-month modular contact programme.

50% - 100 % Scholarship
S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research’s
Executive MBA for the Development Sector
Post Graduate Certificate in Development Management (PGCDM)
batch starts on 22nd april, 2013

GuideStar India is pleased to announce the PGCDM programme for working professionals in the development space who are currently working in NGOs, Foundations, Corporate and Government organisations.

What are the benefits for the participant:     
A comprehensive study while working programme  
Enhances managerial effectiveness 
Enables application of management principles in day-to-day operations 
Collaboration with BAIF adds development sector insights to the curriculum 
Innovative pedagogy includes classroom sessions, case studies and field visits 
Mentor guidance at the sponsoring organization 
Regular interface with experts from the field ( Maahir Milan) 
Range of project assignments and domain specific electives

Benefits for the organization:
Enhanced managerial and leadership competencies of your key talent will enable more productive, effective and efficient utilization and management of organisational resources 
A more robust and capable management level will infuse better thought out and executed growth, people and resource management strategies and plan. 
Increased organisational capabilities will result in a significant increase in the impact by your organisation on the segment of the development sector that you seek to create awareness about through advocacy, to uplift through direct action and are working so passionately

Who can apply: Middle and senior level executives of NGOs, CSR teams and government bodies.  Graduates with minimum two years’ relevant experience.

How to Apply:  Link of the form and Steps to complete the registration process: through GuideStar India.pdf
1)      Download the application form from the link above 
2) Take a printout of the form 
3) Fill the form and attach a DD/Cheque of Rs.500 towards registration in favour of 
  ‘ S P Jain Institute of Management & Research’. All candidates including those requesting scholarships need to send a non refundable DD/ cheque for  Rs500. 
4) If you wish to apply for scholarship, attach a request letter stating your credentials and explaining clearly why you deserve this scholarship 
5) Submit the duly filled form along with DD of Rs500 to S P Jain Institute directly on the below address ONLY:
Ms Pradnya Ranshinge 
Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan’s 
S P Jain Institute of Management & Research
Munshi Nagar, Dadabhai Road,
Andheri (W), Mumbai 400 058.
Direct: +91 22 61454248
Mobile: +91 9930139878
Programme Fee Details:
50% scholarship to all participants: It costs only Rs 3333 per month. This is payable in installments of Rs 20,000 per Semester for 3 Semesters.
The first installment is payable within 3-4 days of receiving confirmation mail from SPJIMR in April2013. 
The second installment is to be paid in the month of September 2013 .
and last one in the month of March 2014. In all there are 3 Semesters over a period of 18 months. 

Upto 100% scholarship is  offered based on merit :  Please contact SPJIMR  and indicate that you would like to apply for 100% scholarships, which could be made available for meritorious applicants.

Participants availing of scholarship need to furnish a refundable security deposit of Rs. 25,000. Deposit will be refunded on completion of the programme.

There is a facility for bank loan from Indian Bank. To take the loan you need to contact S P Jain directly.

Travel and lodging and boarding expenses to be borne by the participants.

Pay offs begin almost instantly after the participants attend the 1st Contact Session and continue well beyond the duration of the programme with the participants exploring, experimenting with applying the management education and tools they receive, at their work places and returning to discuss their experiences among their peers and with faculty thereby further expediting and enriching their learning.

PGCDM existing participants
Aditya Birla Group
Alert - India
Aseema Charitable Trust
Birla Cellulose (Grasim Industries)

Care India
Child Fund India
Desh Bandhu & Manju Gupta Foundation
Ensemble Career Solution (P) ltd
Essar Group
Essel Mining & Industries Ltd
Excel Industries

Family Service Center
Heroes Project
Hindalco Industries
Lupin Human Welfare & 
Research Foundation
Nirman “Youth Organisation
Parivartan Shikhan Sanstha
Sakhi Gram Vikas Sansthan
Ultra Tech Cement
Vigyan Ashram
Vivekanand Research 
& Training Institute
We – Working for Empowerment

How you will know about the status of your application
The team members of SPJIMR will send you a confirmation email. If you do not hear within a week of sending the form, please feel free to contact us.

Closing date for application: 17th April 2013. Please note that because of limited batch size, you need to apply soon, especially if you are applying for a scholarship.

For details/clarifications: 
Please write to or contact Vineeta/ Sangeeta of GuideStar India at 022-26856900/98/99