Celebrating Daan Utsav 2018 – India’s Festival of Giving

Daan Utsav, India’s festival of giving also known as Joy of Giving week is celebrated in India every year from October 2-8. In 2017, over 60 lakh people across 200 cities participated in this event by doing acts of giving; this included over 1,000 companies, 1,000 NGOs and over 1,100 events organised across the nation. More information here

Let’s talk about how Bhumi volunteers can celebrate Daan Utsav with your children
Open to all Bhumi Volunteers, kindly share with all teams

Agenda: What’s happening this Daan Utsav at
1. Bhumi schools
2. Bhumi community centres
3. network colleges. Last year we reached colleges in 40 cities across India. This year we should reach more
4. Catalyse teams in some cities. What’s happening in other chapters?
5. Discuss What’s happening in Ignite shelter homes centres?

Date: Sep 28, 2018
Time: 6PM – 7PM or 9pm – 10PM IST, the calls will begin on time
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Session anchored by – Dr.Prahalathan, co-founder Bhumi

Open to all Bhumi Volunteers, kindly share with all teams

Ignite NSTs Forum – MOM [29/4/2018]

MOM-NST Meeting-29th April 2018

Venue: Bhumi office

Time: 02:00 PM – 05.00 PM

Attendees: Gokul, Ranjith, Gana, Murali, Arun, Wahab, Doc, Akshay, Arshath ,Ganesh and Shilpa

Agenda 1

It was opened by Arun with positive gathering and moments of celebration

Lakshya:

  • It was a progressive week
  •  Social project was started in two community centers with a strength of 30 children.
  •  Response from the children was appreciable.

Kanini:

  • The second AVM was held and discussion was held on improvement of content and impact
  • Scratch workshop was started in Bangalore and Chennai

LEM:

  • Content improvising was initiated by Arun and Satheesh

Content evolution document discussion will be held.

Agenda 2

Arun did a follow-up on the previous MOM

  1.  Lakshya Project Expansion plan by Akshay/Sriram [30-04-2018]
  2.  Centre Identification status- Report updated by Joshua  [30-04-2018]
  3.  Ignite Centre database was shared by Joshua [30-04-2018]
  4.  Status of EYR reports for Bangalore/Chennai was shared by Joshua; Chennai data to be shared by Wahab; Chennai CST had attended a meeting with Wahab and the report will handed over next week
  5.  Fulcrum outcome report by Akshay to be reviewed by BST next week and published [06-05-2018]
  6.  AK to share the outcome to the NST by tonight
  7.  The outcomes to be discussed in project content meeting.

Agenda 3

ELDP & LB Updates by Arshath/Ganesh

Lead Bhumi:

  • LB team will require the support of NST to encourage the LB applicants of their respective projects to complete the PSR tasks
  •  Most of the applicants have requested but very few have completed the task
  • LB application is open throughout. The process will remain for anyone who applies. Instead of group task, one more PSR activity will be given

Beacon+ dates:

  1.  Kolkatta-12 and 13 may
  2. Pune – 26 and 27 may
  3. Bangalore-12 and 13 may
  4. Chennai – 19 and 20th may
  5. NST will encourage the applicants to complete the task and plan for Beacon+
  6. LB support team will connect with CST and gather feedback
  7. Review should be done for all completed applicant by LB support team
  8.  If an applicant is waitlisted/rejected, a grooming process can be planned.
  9. Announcing the results to applicants after LB review process [LB team]
  10.  Satheesh to give a demonstration of LB review process in NST group
  11. Project wise status will be shared by Ganesh about PSR

ELDP Updates

  •  ELDP team will make sure the NST will attend next meeting
  •  Final list of ELDP was shared with their scopes and responsibilities
  •  NST and CST responsibilities have been shared. RST will be a part of NST
  •  Feedback of ELDP was shared as well
  •  Grooming plans were also shared
  • Quarterly recognition will be done
  • Certificate will be provided for successfully fulfilling the ELDP programme as per expectations
  • Project vision started during beacon will be shared with the applicants
  • Project which doesn’t have NST or POC can be selected after conducting an interview
  • Process date will be decided by ELDP

Agenda 4

Annual Feedback Status was presented by Ganesh

  • Total feedback received was 359
  • All cities are progressing well, except Chennai
  • Ganesh will be sharing the chennai specific data with CST, with concerned people in loop
  • A discussion to be held with CST and project lead
  • Name, email and mobile number to be removed as required fields
  • Tracking of clicks and forms filled based on file
  •  Another bitly link will be created for Chennai
  •  Follow up of the feedback on completion before the start of academic year
  •  City wise/project specific feedback can be shared and follow up plan will be done post Beacon+
  •  Project wise feedback will be shared by 05/05/2018
  • Consolidated feedback report will be shared once 500 feedbacks are received, probably by mid of May

Agenda 5

Volunteer Retention to be presented by Sai KP

  • Agenda Point carry forwarded to next NST meeting

Agenda 6

Promotion status and plan for the upcoming year by Sai KP

  • Agenda Point carry forwarded to next NST meeting

Agenda 7

LEM & SPO Class Trend by Gokul/Arshath

  • NST’s/IA’s to be shared the class trends for their respective projects by next NST meet

Agenda 8

Annual project planning / meeting schedule by Murali

  • Start having meeting regarding project planning by mid of May
  • Visioning has already been initiated.
  • Final project plan presentation will be shared by last week of May

Agenda 9

Pedagogy training update presented by Arun

  •  Identifying the trainers by end of May
  • Trainer identification form will be shared by today
  •  Ganesh to come up with an action plan for orientation by Tuesday
  • Trainer mentor should be aligned with CST.
  • Discussion will be held on the structure and planing will be done

Agenda 10

Project Induction and ongoing content support strategy by Murali

  • NST to come up with project induction strategy and content for review to Murali
  • Murali to draft a template of induction checklist to circulated to NST
  • Review meet will consist of one from curriculum team , one from BST , and one volunteer by end of May
  • Presentation will be shared by second weekend of May.

Agenda 11

TFI workshop takeaways by Arun

  • Takeaways attached herewith

Chennai x 3

​Recently Chennai has become one of India’s largest urban clusters​​ increasing seven-fold from 1,189​ ​sq​ ​km to 8,878​ ​sq​ ​km, including parts of Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts and Vellore’s Arakkonam taluk, making it the country’s second largest urban agglomeration after the National Capital Region (46,208sqkm) (Reference).

We had already been struggling with Chennai city chapter’s unequal expansion, lack sufficient city level leadership etc. A larger city ​area we feel ​would only further expand our issues hence we decide to adopt smaller geographic administrative area​s. For this we have chosen the administrative structure of the Chennai Corporation.

T​oday we announce the launch of three new chapters Chennai-North, Chennai-Central, Chennai-South. The map below shows current Ignite centres in these chapters.

There will be 3x more leaders which we hope in the long run will lead to larger and deeper impact in each of these three chapters.​​

Careers: Math lab facilitator

About Altius

Altius Foundation looks at new age transformational ideas that are scalable and have great impact on specific areas in the field of education. We’ve designed and implemented two projects and continue to scale up. Through our project – Gift a Future, a web-based program that provides educational assistance to rural students for completing secondary education and Karka, which attempts to showcase a new model of education facilitated by technology, the Foundation covers a wide spectrum of school education in a focused manner.

Why Karka Math lab?

On one hand, ASER reports came out with shocking numbers in the year 2010 about Mathematical skills in children. On the other, there have been incredibly foresighted, education scientists and policy makers opening our minds to the kinds of change possible. Khan Academy’s free, open source Math resource got us thinking. Could we use technology to bridge this gap?

How does our project use technology in a unique and innovative way?

The uniqueness of this project is the use of technology

  • to provide a personalized learning path at students own pace,
  • facilitated by instructors and
  • supported by peer tutoring

which results in higher grades and improved self confidence.

Teacher/Facilitator role

The aim is to create a belief system that students can learn either on their own or in association with other students.

The key role is to observe and understand how a student learns and where he/she has difficulties in learning. We need to provide support where the student has difficulties. Encourage the student to learn on his/her own.

Qualifications of the teacher / facilitator

The person must be a graduate (not necessarily math) , have a liking for maths. He/She must be capable of communicating in English and be comfortable in handling computers.

Pay Scale: around Rs.12,000/-

If you are interested please contact Mr.Krithivasan  @ 9444231243

Careers – Deputy Manager, Credibility Assurance Team, Give India

Are you looking to travel the hinterlands of our country? Would you like to experience the warmth and  simplicity of life? Here is an opportunity to breathe in the country air. We are looking for people who love to travel, interact with people and do audits while at it.

GiveIndia is a donation platform that allows donors to support 200+ NGOs that have been screened for credibility. We channel over Rs 30cr p.a., from 50,000+ donors. GiveIndia has three fundraising verticals – Online & Retail Giving, Payroll Giving (PRG) and Projects (HNI Giving). NGOs are listed on our platform based on requirements of donors. Our team, Credibility Assurance Team (CAT), is responsible for the due diligence of partner organisations. We ensure listing and sustained credibility of our partner organisations.

The person

  1. We require a self-motivated proactive person who will take on the following responsibilities
  2. Has the ability interact and build relationships with people
  1. Ability to plan, co-ordinate and conduct audit visits including project sites
  2. Basic knowledge of accounting. Knowledge of Tally desirable
  3. Analytical approach and ability to work with excel
  4. Proficiency in English with good communication skills

The role

  1. Conduct Audit visits to NGO’s office and project sites – Our process is comprehensive to ensure that the NGOs being supported are genuine. You will have to conduct due diligence of NGOs Identifying and persuading NGOs to list with us.
  2. Identify and enlist new partners on the website based on fundraising requirement. on The criteria for identification of NGOs include norms on accountability, transparency and good governance apart donor’s specification.
  3. Plan, monitoring and coordinate on ground due diligence of existing partners through the year.

The person should be willing to travel 15-20 days a month for the purpose of evaluation. This is a field visit-cum-desk role

Designation – Depends on Experience (Dy Manager to Manager), Credibility Assurance Team

Locations – Work from office, based out of Mumbai.

Qualification Post graduates preferably from IRMA/IIRM/XISS/IIFM with accounting background (B.Com/M.Com)

Experience Minimum 2 years experience in the NGO sector, preferably in evaluation/review of NGOs and their programmes/projects/activities.

 Salary 25-30,000 p.m CTC + Performance based Incentive (based on qualification and experience).

Interested candidates can email their resume to careers@giveindia.org with the subject line – “I want to travel all over India :-)”

Careers: Operations Coordinator, Tamil Nadu

Job Description : Operations Coordinator
Location : Trichy
Job Nature : Permanent Full-time

The applicant should be willing to travel extensively within Tamil nadu and interact/work with people including beneficiaries, centre authorities, colleges, corporate, NGO partners and vendors.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Visit & identify shelter homes (orphanages) and community centres to assess suitability and need for Bhumi programmes
• Organize and coordinate volunteer recruitment campaigns
• Assist with coordinating volunteering activities in the city
• Identify and engage vendors, procurement of materials (on need basis)
• Assist with execution of events operations
• Tracking, reporting and managing of teaching materials and assets at shelter homes (eg. Computers)

Preferred Education Qualification / Experience:
• Work experience – desirable, not essential
• Any graduation – desirable, not essential

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Reasonable interpersonal and communication skills –Tamil & English
• Basic computer skills – MS Word & Excel – Desirable
• Resourceful, responsible and self-starting
• Willingness to travel extensively – locally
• Having a two wheeler – desirable

Other Information:
• Reporting to: Chief Operating Officer
• Expected Age: Below 30
• Scope: Willing to work flexible hours
• Remuneration – Rs.11,000 – Rs.15,000 p.m
• Expected Joining Date: Immediate

If you qualify and are interested to take up the role, please fill the form below

Careers: Operations Coordinator, Pune

Job Description : Operations Coordinator
Location : Pune
Job Nature : Permanent Full-time

The applicant should be willing to travel extensively within Pune and interact/work with people including beneficiaries, centre authorities, colleges, corporate, NGO partners and vendors.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Visit & identify shelter homes (orphanages) and community centres to assess suitability and need for Bhumi programmes
• Organize and coordinate volunteer recruitment campaigns
• Assist with coordinating volunteering activities in the city
• Identify and engage vendors, procurement of materials (on need basis)
• Assist with execution of events operations
• Tracking, reporting and managing of teaching materials and assets at shelter homes (eg. Computers)

Preferred Education Qualification / Experience:
• Work experience – desirable, not essential
• Any graduation – desirable, not essential

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Reasonable interpersonal and communication skills –Marathi, Hindi & English
• Basic computer skills – MS Word & Excel – Desirable
• Resourceful, responsible and self-starting
• Willingness to travel extensively – locally
• Having a two wheeler – essential

Other Information:
• Reporting to: Regional Manager
• Expected Age: Below 30
• Scope: Willing to work flexible hours
• Remuneration – Rs.12,000 – Rs.15,000 p.m
• Expected Joining Date: Immediate

If you qualify and are interested to take up the role, please fill the form below

Careers: Operations Coordinator, Mumbai

Job Description : Operations Coordinator
Location : Mumbai
Job Nature : Permanent Full-time

The applicant should be willing to travel extensively within Mumbai and interact/work with people including beneficiaries, centre authorities, colleges, corporate, NGO partners and vendors.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Visit & identify shelter homes (orphanages) and community centres to assess suitability and need for Bhumi programmes
• Organize and coordinate volunteer recruitment campaigns
• Assist with coordinating volunteering activities in the city
• Identify and engage vendors, procurement of materials (on need basis)
• Assist with execution of events operations
• Tracking, reporting and managing of teaching materials and assets at shelter homes (eg. Computers)

Preferred Education Qualification / Experience:
• Work experience – desirable, not essential
• Any graduation – desirable, not essential

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Reasonable interpersonal and communication skills –Marathi, Hindi & English
• Basic computer skills – MS Word & Excel – Desirable
• Resourceful, responsible and self-starting
• Willingness to travel extensively – locally
• Having a two wheeler – desirable

Other Information:
• Reporting to: Regional Manager
• Expected Age: Below 30
• Scope: Willing to work flexible hours
• Remuneration – Rs.12,000 – Rs.15,000 p.m
• Expected Joining Date: Immediate

If you qualify and are interested to take up the role, please fill the form below

Careers: Operations Coordinator, Bengaluru

Job Description : Operations Coordinator
Location : Bengaluru
Job Nature : Permanent Full-time

The applicant should be willing to travel extensively within Bangalore and interact/work with people including beneficiaries, centre authorities, colleges, NGO partners and vendors.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Visit & identify shelter homes (orphanages) and community centres to assess suitability and need for Bhumi programmes
• Organize and coordinate volunteer recruitment campaigns
• Assist with coordinating volunteering activities in the city
• Identify and engage vendors, procurement of materials (on need basis)
• Assist with execution of events operations
• Tracking, reporting and managing of teaching materials and assets at shelter homes (eg. Computers)

Preferred Education Qualification / Experience:
• Work experience – desirable, not essential
• Any graduation – desirable, not essential

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Reasonable interpersonal and communication skills –Kannada, English
• Basic computer skills – MS Word & Excel – Desirable
• Resourceful, responsible and self-starting
• Willingness to travel extensively – locally
• Having a two wheeler – essential

Other Information:
• Reporting to: Chief Operating Officer
• Expected Age: Below 30
• Scope: Willing to work flexible hours
• Remuneration – Rs.12,000 – Rs.15,000 p.m
• Expected Joining Date: Immediate

If you qualify and are interested to take up the role, please fill the form below

Careers: Executive Assistant to Co-founder

Job Description: Executive Assistant to Co-founder
Location: Chennai
Job nature: Permanent Full-Time

The person will work closely with the co-founder and shall provide executive support in a one to one working relationship. The person will act as the nodal point of contact for internal & external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the co-founder. The Executive Assistant must be creative and enjoy working within a small, entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven, results-driven and community oriented. The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. He/She must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.The applicant shall interact/work with people including employees, volunteers, donors, communities, centre authorities, partner organisations, corporate and vendors.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the co-founder including managingappointments, completing expense reports, composing and draftingcommunication and compiling documents & reports
• Provides a bridge in maintaining an efficient flow of information between all levels of the organisation including internal and external contacts on a wide spectrum of plans and priorities; demonstrating leadership to maintain credibility, trust and support of all
• Coordinate with other staff members and volunteer leaders to monitor, track and report periodically on the progress / performance of all projects / initiatives as prioritised by the co-founder
• Successfully completes critical aspects of deliverables with a hands-on approach, including drafting acknowledgement letters, personal correspondence, reports and other tasks that facilitate the co-founder’sability to effectively lead the organisation
• Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on all matters and concerns addressed to the co-founder, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature and recommends appropriate course ofaction, referral, or response
• Works closely and effectively with the co-founder to keep him well informed of upcomingcommitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately. Acts as a “barometer”, having asense for the issues taking place in the environment and keeping the co-founder updated.
• Prioritizes conflicting needs; handles matters expeditiously, proactively, and follows-through on tasks to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.
• Assists in coordinating the agenda of top management team meetings and allstaff meetings; summarises the minutes of meetings and follows up with appropriate individuals on closure of the actionable in a timely manner
• Performs any other critical organisation tasks as maybe required by the co-founder

Education Qualification / Experience:
• Any graduate
• Holding a Masters in Business Administration will be an advantage
• More than 3 years of relevant work experience
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Power Point)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
• Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, volunteers, external partners and donors
• Expert level written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent computer skills
• Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
• Emotional maturity
• Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently
• Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions
• Resourceful, responsible and self-starting

Other Information:
• Reporting to: Co-founder
• Expected Age: Above 25
• Scope: Full time
• Remuneration: Rs.25,000-Rs.30,000 p.m. based on the candidate’s profile
• Expected Joining Date: Immediate

We are looking for someone who is committed to Bhumi for at least three years. If you qualify and are interested to take up the role, send in your resume along with a brief note on your aptitude for this role to careers.ea@bhumi.org.in