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Is Philanthropy Really Changing Anything?

Vidya Shah inquires about the state of philanthropy in India and if it is really delivering on its promise.

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In the First Person

“Unfortunately, the discourse today of re-visiting what it means to be secular leaves me in a state of great pain and anguish. How did this come to pass?” inquires Vidya Shah, CEO, EdelGive Foundation.

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A Tribute to Sir Fazle Hasan Abed

It is rare that we come across a life that is lived entirely in the service of others. In these complex times, with the privileged seeking refuge behind their wealth and resources, the story of Sir Fazle Abed is a lesson in in how personal strength, backed by strong intent and effort, can be used to elevate millions of lives.

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Why the Power of One?

The Power of One’ shines the spotlight on stories that remind us that even the smallest shift of the needle is significant. It keeps reminding us in EdelGive Foundation, of why we do what we do.

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Five years of mandated structured philanthropy in India

India made a significant stride towards a system of structured philanthropy, with the introduction of Section 135 of the Companies Act 2013.

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8
Jan

Is Philanthropy Really Changing Anything?

Author:  Vidya Shah, CEO, EdelGive Foundation

In our 2018 Annual Report, I wrote about our 10-year journey; our experiences, our learnings, our failings and how we see the future. Our conviction in our approach and strategy, our beliefs and values expressed therein have only str

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26
Dec

In the First Person

A much-read, much-used copy of the Gita on my father's bed-side table was like any other book.  Loved for just being a book of profound import and used for a meditative practice.  My father was not a temple-goer, and abhorred ritual and rite as his early life taught him that unequal power resided

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7
Jan

A Tribute to Sir Fazle Hasan Abed

“Young men and women growing up today face unique challenges.  We all have an equal responsibility to invest time and energy in shaping their thinking and building their capacities to prepare them for the future.”

- Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Founder and Chairperson, Ba

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6
Nov

Why the Power of One?

The Power of One’ shines the spotlight on stories that remind us that even the smallest shift of the needle is significant. It keeps reminding us in EdelGive Foundation, of why we do what we do.

Given the scale of problems and solutions in India, our conversations tend to revolve aroun

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8
Jul

Five years of mandated structured philanthropy in India

India made a significant stride towards a system of structured philanthropy, with the introduction of Section 135 of the Companies Act 2013, mandating a 2% share of profits (of qualifying companies) to be put towards CSR. This amendment commissioned on April 1st, 2014 was institutionalized as an attempt