Like every individual who intends to volunteer, I had some inhibitions too when I agreed to volunteer for GYAN on ‘Volunteer Management’. Having served at various roles for 8.5 years and a background of volunteer management didn’t add to letting off my fear and nervousness. The ‘yes’to taking the workshop was soon followed by constant…… Continue reading The Magic of Volunteering!!
We are looking for committed professionals between the age group of 27 to 64 with a minimum of four years of work experience and with a penchant to share their skills and learn about new cultures. Most importantly you should be in a position to give a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of…… Continue reading Looking for brave hearts to volunteer abroad with VSO @ Voluntary Services Overseas
I recently conducted a GYAN session on crowd funding for non-profits in Dehradoon where I shared my experiences of raising money through crowd funding for a range of projects. These projects included raising money for a school to raising money for rehabilitation work in Uttarakhand. I shared how one can create a projects on crowd…… Continue reading GYAN- Crowd funding for non-profits
Greetings for the festive season ! and this month it’s only fair to get a little extra.. So please welcome the very FIRST “Featured Trainer Duo” for the month. Yes not one but two volunteers who shared their expertise on Using Excel for data management & Reporting, to improve the efficiency of 10 NGO’s working in rural areas of…… Continue reading “It’s a perfect arrangement to not just build capacity of others but self-learn as part of this process”
Ms. Shalini Gambhir, a CSR consultant and an alumnus of Delhi University and Delhi School of Economics volunteered her time and efforts in contributing towards GYAN an acronym for Get Your Answers Now. GYAN is an initiative of iVolunteer that offers Volunteer led capacity building workshops for the Non Profit sector. We spoke to Shalini about her…… Continue reading “The small size of the group is good for interaction”
Ms Roma Mehta, from Living Design, a design house that believes that design and creativity elevates communication. She has created promotional material in print and digital media for nonprofits and foundations in Taiwan, Australia, DRC Congo and India. She manages a design and print business in Taiwan and is now based in Kolkata. Roma also loves art and works on creative art…… Continue reading “Our first and foremost duty is to serve humanity”
Holding a Volunteer Manager position is not easy! We deal with motivations, agreements/disagreements and expectations of volunteers and non-profits on a daily basis. The highs and lows of each project result in many a lessons learnt and many ignored. Volunteers must never make the mistake of believing that non profits are ready to take just…… Continue reading 10 Qualities that Non Profits look for in a Volunteer
Meet our very own Deepam Yogi, Ex Head of Marketing iVolunteer who currently Heads Operation at Social Access Communications, A marketing and communications Professional her strength lies in bringing people (things) together to provide unique, strategic and structured solutions to situations at hand. Committed to social change and an active volunteer herself, she believes that…… Continue reading It’s not a cake walk !!
Saumya, a senior professional from a well established corporate volunteers during her lunch hours by talking to several vendors in getting a website done for a start up non-profit. Kumar, another senior professional volunteers his time at a start up which mentors children on various career paths. He started as a mentor for five children…… Continue reading Leveraging top talent to meet the community’s greatest needs!!
Not a GyAni but I love GYAN. Why? cause Get Your Answers Now, volunteer led customized workshops, is what it means to me and hope that with time it will replace the existing connotation of the word “gyan”, at least the development sector !. What makes me hopeful of this change is not only my passion…… Continue reading When you know what it really is !