This is discussion about Ensuring Social Impact.
I seriously do. There are 100s of NGOs or activists like these and some have been proven as right and rest are proven to be followers who don't know how to channelize the money but sure know how to collect money. I've been bitten by such organizations before and am sure that they are in this "business" for purely fame and money. I'd like to see some videos of how they deal with social issues and how they actually look like because I've seen that people running these businesses often love to flaunt their designer wears or always want to have those but they are good at hollow talks.
Other issue I have is that if they have the right motive then why don't they support those NGOs which have proven track record and are already doing good jobs. Why they want to have competition because it's not business for them as they say.
Firstly, thanks for reading the post. The link http://ekjaa.org/Ekjaa/about/regionalAllies_NGO would show you the NGOs we have collaborated and have proven track record. Even after the proven track record we go by and visit their project sites.
It is sad to know about your experiences, but there is no designer wears or business in our initiative we are Not for Profit charitable organization.We work on a success based model and no charges, membership fees and all like other websites, before we deliver results.
Hope you have some good experiences in future.
I would also like to mention about Social monitoring during pre-disbursal and post-disbursal phase of every project. The CSR in our country in minimal and done in bits and pieces we are striving to provide them solution as well. Kindly read and go through our site for more details: www.ekjaa.org.
I'm thrilled to read this:
"The CSR in our country in minimal and done in bits and pieces we are striving to provide them solution as well."
Can you provide me the data of CSR in India because I'm sure that you have slightest of idea for the same and as you are stating "in our country", I'm sure that you have an idea about other countries too. I'm a European residing in India for last 7 years and I'm really sure that in India, CSR is still higher than many NGOs' acts.
Visited your website and struggled to understand the model.
Firstly, thanks for visiting the website and then commenting. Glad to know that you are in India since past 7 years but curious about the sector that you are working with.
Kindly go through the following link which would provide you with the statistics of only 500 largest companies in India and their performance of CSR.
Let me emphasize only 500 largest companies, India being the 2nd most developing nation has a good base of mid-sized companies which are our potential market and the question to make CSR mandatory is clearly visible through various discussion forums but the initiatives are still in process and bills are still in the finalization stage.
The following discussion may interest you as well, discussion is going on below:
The large sized companies have their processes set up and still need assistance to identify the projects and conduct social monitoring. The mid-sized companies have minimal to nill activities in the social sphere. I would also add there are about 3ml registered NGOs out of which few have the requisite documents out of which again few actually deliver what they say, recognizing them is also a challenging. We have a lend model too in which we are serving a different sector of society all togther.
Great to know that you are from EU whereby CSR reporting is mandatory and Denmark has CSR implementation mandatory as well, I am sure the trend would follow. CSR in most of the developed nations is well in place but ISO26000 has yet to be finalized.
More details on CSR: There are countable number of companies which are SA 8000 certified (In India) and ISO26000 still have to be accepted and standardized as mentioned before, so that process is in the evolution stage.
Struggling with our Business model: Performance based models are used in diverse sectors and is result-driven.
I came across one excellent video on it:
Related scholarly article on performance based model:
Also note that in a start-up business model evolves continously as per the requirement, feasibility and self-sustainability of the organization as a whole. I started this with an intent to serve the end beneficiaries :-) even if the organization is just self-sustainable and delivering its objectives that should content me.
That should answer your last question. Thank you for the wonderful queries raised, it is a pleasure answering them. Also, if you are based out of India presently and are interested to join us, it would be a privilege. We are organizaing a cultural show in association with some of our organizations in this month in Hyderabad, let me know if you are inclined to join in.
Your idea bridges a wide gap in the sector. Could you please clarify how exactly the website would connect these groups?