Two hundred people in one room to discuss philanthropy! A few years back this would not have been considered possible. But the third of Dasra’s annual Indian Philanthropy Forums, held in Mumbai on 21 March, continued to build on previous successes.
And what a day it was! The topics ranged from making toilets aspirational to the challenges facing adolescent girls, skill development and rural artisans, ending with human rights. The previous evening saw 41 of India’s social entrepreneurs graduate from Dasra’s Social-Impact programme. This was the sixth time this programme had run. These graduates were trained to build sustainable organizations that will have deep social impact.