Merely funding NGOs not enough; philanthropists like Amit Chandra helping to build their ‘capacity’Economic Times, 7 Oct, 2014

Prolific donors like Chandra would like to see at least a few hundred NGOs operating on scale. His capacity-building forays are beginning to address shortcomings of NGOs that impede quick scale-up. Take Pipal Tree Foundation, which trains unemployed youth in the rural hinterland in skills like masonry, steel work for construction, plumbing and painting. It…

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Philanthropy is an opportunity for change: Amit Chandra in Live Mint 3 Oct, 2014

Philanthropy is an opportunity for change: Amit Chandra in Live Mint 3 Oct, 2014 Smaller contributions are more valuable than much larger donations from philanthropists or a CSR contribution There are two truths about India that we Indians just can’t escape.First, for a vast majority of our fellow Indians, living a decent life is a…

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