India today, has a burgeoning development sector with social innovation rapidly gaining momentum. It is hardly surprising that organisations, both domestic and international are looking keenly at solving some of the most significant social challenges. However, a critical problem faced by players, big and small, in the development and social impact sectors is finding adequate and competent human capital.
In the... read more
By Surabhi Nijhawan
If you are a job seeker who is transitioning from the corporate sector to the social impact sector, you can expect this question during your interview, ‘why the shift?’ or ‘how will your corporate experience contribute to the growth of the social organisation?’
We bring you a few answers to the... read more
By Anchal Kakkar and Satyam Vyas
One of the common misconceptions about the social sector is that it is limited to NGOs. One can attribute this to the lack of awareness about the social impact sector as a career option and the job opportunities available within it.
In the recent years, social impact sector has seen an increase in professionals joining the workforce, MBAs, researchers,... read more
Do you want to work for the government of India? Do you think you can assist the Indian government in creating new policies ?
If yes, the good news is that NITI Aayog is hiring.
The National Institution for Transforming India, popularly known as NITI Aayog, is a policy ‘Think tank’ of the government of India. They help in providing inputs both at the direction and policy level.
NITI... read more
By Rahul Balakrishnan,
As someone who has worked extensively in both – the corporate sector as well as the social impact sector, one commonality that I have noted, is that all organisations work towards – Employee Retention.
But to ensure retention what organisations miss out working on is Employee Engagement.
According to Wikipedia, an “engaged employee”... read more
Impact investing is fast becoming one of the coveted career options in the social sector. But, first, what is impact investing? According to Global Impact Investing Network, ‘Impact investments are investments made into... read more
Indian’s School of Development Management’s year-long course in development is an exciting opportunity for professionals, committed leaders and entrepreneurs for the development sector (NGO’s, CSR, Social and Corporate Foundations, Social Enterprises, Social Consulting etc.).
The course has a unique focus on praxis (Classroom+Field)... read more
The reason India’s nonprofit sector is booming is due to its significant social challenges – myriad issues are plaguing the country’s growth such as clean water, sanitation, and cleanliness to healthcare, education and unemployment.
However, this can change if leaders of development sector organisations can present a mission-driven strategy, strong governance and a robust operational mode.
A... read more
The social impact space has garnered much ‘limelight’ over the years; becoming a preferred career avenue. As the sector has opened itself to new business models, solving significant development challenges, it has into led to the inclusion of more and more professionals entering the space from other sectors, or contemplating the same.
However, many find the sector to be closed, hard to get in or are clueless... read more
By Aditi Agrawal
The development sector is becoming increasingly more professional. There are a lot of changes, with social sector organisations recognizing the need for investing in talent. However, right now, talent management is mostly restricted to recruitment.
Organisations need to be able to respond,... read more