This is a programme to identify, induct and mentor volunteers from professional and corporate sectors to create a pool of independent board members to enhance governance in NGO sector. Because better governance leads to better outcomes!
The programme provides an opportunity for passionate individuals to serve NGOs by becoming a board member. The programme looks for enrolments from middle level managers and senior professionals in fields like IT, CA, Lawyers, Medical, Academic, Banking, Social sector and retired Govt officials to serve as board members.
The other aspect of Updeshak is about capacity building of existing board members. This is done through board interactions and training programmes on specific topics.
29 Professionals from our First Batch are already serving NGOs in Karnataka. The second batch of NGOs are also in Karnataka. We have also launched this programme for NGOs in Tamil Nadu.