Built on Smile Foundation’s 20 years of extensive experience working with social entrepreneurs and social initiatives in India, Empowering Grassroots brings an India focused programme to strengthen the capabilities of social change makers and grassroots organizations towards better governance, strengthened leadership, resilience and sustainability. The programme enables them to gain credibility and support. It also helps them become self-sufficient by honing their skills in identifying, accessing and mobilizing locally available resources.
Helps local initiatives understand the importance and basics of governance compliance – legal requirements, registration, etc as well as good governance
Enables social entrepreneurs to develop key leadership skills and competencies in meeting the changing needs of the civil society and beneficiaries and delivering on the key performance areas
Helps local grassroots initiatives to put things into perspective and streamline the operations right from planning, to implementation and evaluation
Trains local social purpose initiatives on ways to enhance visibility, improve their ‘ask’ and broaden their reach, thus ensuring credibility and accountability
Highlights strategies that maximize the efficiency of existing resources as well as acquire new resources for reach and scale. This comprises two courses, Local Fundraising, and Mobilising Support.
Imparts basic knowledge and skills to successfully raise funds locally and diversify the source of income and increase the donor base
Provides knowledge & skills to identify potential stakeholders & their strengths and work together by complementing & supplementing government initiatives in catering to the last mile of the society
Trainers’ Refresher Meet, organised at Zorba the Buddha, Ghitorni, New Delhi for the training and research vertical of Smile Foundation
A Trainers’ Refresher held for three days under Training and Research vertical of Smile Foundation. Read more…
Empowering Grassroots – changing the face of nation
The growth of the non-profit sector in India in the last two decades has been phenomenal. India has possibly the largest number of active non-government, not-for-profit organizations in the world. Official estimates put the number. Read more…