Empowering Grassroots

Trainer Speak


Nav Kishlay

CSR Consultant, Life Coach & NLP Trainer

“In an association of more than five years with Smile Foundation, I find myself privileged to be able to contribute to the society through it. Smile has been successfully empowering grassroots NGOs working specifically in the areas of education, livelihood, women empowerment, and health by helping them in fundraising activities and capacity building. I find it as one of the most efficient organizations in the social sector across the world that focus extensively in the domain of learning and development of its staff, partner NGOs and beneficiaries. "


Suman Srivastava

Corporate Trainer & Founder, Marketing Unplugged

“I was delighted to help Smile Foundation during the Empowering Grassroots programme in Mumbai. It is an innovative effort for preparing grassroots NGOs in India so to make them accountable, professional and sustainable. It was a unique experience for me to discover each participant’s passion and eagerness to learn new things which would benefit someone else’s life. I shall keep contributing to the programme and hope it expands.”


Aarti Madhusudan

Founder, Governance Counts

“I find Empowering Grassroots revolutionary an effort in building capacities of small NGOs in accounting and governance, project management and communication etc. so that they become accountable and efficient. I am as delighted as inspired to contribute my expertise in this novel effort of Smile Foundation.”


Richa Sahay

Spiritual and Behavioral Trainer, Coach and Entrepreneur

“My journey with Smile Foundation has been about learning, contribution, relationships and growth. Throughout my association with Smile, I feel blessed to have met people who are dedicatedly working on the ground to bring change in society through education and empowerment. The training programmes on Mobilising Support (MS) and Local Fund Raising (LFR) which have been developed in collaboration with Wild Ganzen and MDF Consultancy are highly empowering and I have witnessed a shift in the mindsets and vision of the grassroots NGOs after attending these trainings towards becoming much more sustainable in the long run.