Indian Philanthropy Forum - Dasra UK

Indian Philanthropy Forum - Dasra UK

Charity information

Indian Philanthropy Forum - Dasra UK

Dasra is India's leading strategic philanthropy foundation, working with philanthropists and social entrepreneurs we bring together knowledge, funding and people as a catalyst for social change.

Founded 2010

  • Mission statement

    We believe that if philanthropists and social entrepreneurs (non profits and social businesses) are given the skills, support and networks that enable them to become more strategic in their work, then increased funding will flow to the organizations with the most potential and move more people out of poverty faster.

    Knowledge - We have over a decade of expertise in the social sector in India. Our skills include undertaking in-depth research, developing effective scaling models, capacity building and developing management skills. We share our research and experiences with Indian Philanthropy Forum members and support social entrepreneurs through our executive education program, Dasra Social-Impact.

    Funding - We match resources with needs by developing dynamic funding models for our donors. We bring together strategic financial resources through the Indian Philanthropy Forum and Dasra Giving Circles, and through Dasra Social-Impact help social entrepreneurs gain access to funds to enable them to build scale.

    People - We bring the right people together to create change. We select the most innovative, scalable and high impact non profits and social businesses and employ experienced professionals to work hands-on with entrepreneurs to help them think strategically and ensure their growth targets are met. Highly interested people from the corporate world, social sector experts, academics, government and philanthropists engage with us in discussions on philanthropy and funding.

  • Aims

    Indian Philanthropy Forum - Dasra UK aims to:

    • To identify the most high potential social organizations in India through sector research and disseminate this research publicly to improve people's knowledge of poverty alleviation in India.
    • To enable philanthropists in the UK to give more effectively to high potential social organizations in India through research, due diligence and philanthropy advisory.
    • To support the CEOs of social organizations in India to increase the impact and outreach of their work through management and strategy advice and connections to funding opportunities.
  • Overview

    Established: February 2010

    Registered Charity Number: 1135538

    Board members: 3

    Full time staff: 1

    Phone number: 07949645370

    Address: The Hub, 34b York Way, London N1 9AB

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