Presenting the Ignite Shelters Support Team

The Bhumi Support Team and its people have collectively managed the Ignite – Shelters programme since inception, till date but times have changed.

2006-20162016
Only one major programme: Ignite – SheltersSeveral major verticals including Ignite – Shelters; Ignite – Communities; Ignite – Schools, Catalyse, REFRESH, Scholarships
Average age difference between volunteers & management team: Five yearsAverage age difference between volunteers & management team: Ten Years+
All team members were PCs of various projects initially, even volunteersNot any more

A case for change is the Ignite (Shelters) Support Team – ISST, a team that

  • is more connected with the volunteers on the ground
  • Can oversee day to day management the programme giving its undivided focus only on Ignite – Shelters
  • can take decisions for Ignite – Shelters more aligned to how contemporary volunteers think and do 

What will the Bhumi Support Team – BST do?

  • Function as the “Board” for the Ignite – Shelters team
  • Divide time better across the organisation
  • Support and hand hold the Ignite (Shelters) Support Team in the transition

Responsibilities of the Bhumi Support Team for Ignite – Shleters

The Bhumi Support team will focus keeping with the organization’s vision, mission, and strategic planning goals. Responsibilities include:

  • Approving members chosen for the Ignite (Shelters) Support Team
  • Providing strategic direction and long term priorities / goals for the programme
  • Approving major policies / decisions
  • Reviewing progress – Quarterly
  • Serving as external advocates – Representing the programme to funders etc. 

Responsibilities of the Ignite (Shelters) Support Team

The team will lead the programme in keeping with the BST’s direction. Responsibilities include:

  • Providing direction on annual priorities / goals for the programme
  • Making policies / decisions pertaining to the programme
  • Keeping the BST educated and informed
  • Bringing well-documented recommendations and information to the BST 

Presenting the Ignite -Shelter Support team  

From left: Vaishnavi Srinivasan (BST), Ganesh Kumar, [National HR, Bengaluru] (ISST), Meghna Raveendra [Lead Bhumi, Mumbai] (ISST), Dr Prahalathan KK (BST), Mohammed Arshath Parvez Murthuja [Computers & Science NST, Chennai] (ISST), Ayyanar Elumalai (BST), Sanjna Chebium [Computers NST, Chennai] (ISST), Satheesh Ravi [Maths & English NST, Chennai] (ISST), Neha Singhal [Kolkata CST] (ISST), Ganapathy H Krishnan (BST)

Letzchange Fundraising Challenge 2018

Here is a fine opportunity for volunteers to financially support Bhumi’s initiatives. LetzChange Fundraising Challenge ’18 will be held from February 10 – March 30, 2018. Bhumi welcomes all its volunteers to take up the challenge and support Bhumi’s initiatives.

As you cross each slab, there is a guaranteed reward for Bhumi. And the best part, the percentage (and the amount) of the reward increases as Bhumi raises more.

Mega Reward: 

On crossing Rs. 15,00,000 benchmark there is now a guaranteed additional 20% match and, we also stand a chance to win the mega prize – a flat 50% matching-reward on the total amount raised by us! If we reach the second spot, 30% of the raised donations will be matched.

10 Ka Dum
A bountiful opportunity for us to win rewards EVERYDAY from March 12th-21st, 2018. Under 10 Ka Dum, if we raise maximum amount in a single day, we will receive a 10% matching-reward upto ₹1,00,000 over the funds raised on that day (from March 12-21). This implies that relentless efforts in these 10 days can help us end the challenge with huge rewards. 

Start planning for the Fundraising Challenge now. 

  • Decide on the campaign you are going to raise funs for; you can choose an existing campaign and promote it or create a new one
  • Draft the content for the Letzchange Campaign, if you are creating a new one
  • You can also get the Campaign content verified by Bhumi Social team, if support needed; You can mail the content to social@bhumi.ngo
  • Decide on the contacts you will be approaching
    • Send out mails to your contacts
    • Be ready with the Creatives (posters) for promoting in your Social media pages
    • Approach your friends, family members, colleagues, neighbours

The cumulative amount raised by Bhumi volunteers between Feb 10,2018 to Mar 30, 2018 will be considered for the challenge.

Gear up to join this exciting Challenge; Your support can have a massive impact on realising Bhumi’s goals – Quality Education and Sustainable Development.