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Dining For Women Conference

Dining For Women

Knowledge is Power Conference May 4-5

US Institute of Peace, Washington DC

Over 300 chapter members, leaders, grantees, staff, and volunteers gathered in Washington to celebrate DFW’s 15th Anniversary and help plan the future. The energy, sharing, laughter, and learning could not be beaten! Safe to say we all wanted the weekend to continue – how many conferences can you say that about?

See more on DFW’s Facebook and website and, if you’re not a member already – find a Chapter near you and join now!

As one wonderful grantee said at the beginning of her panel remarks, “I didn’t realize it before I came, but this feels like a secret society. You can say anything and everyone just helps you!”

Feedback from NGO Connect

Great feedback from the NGOs who participated last Thursday!  I came away with a brain full of new ideas and a bag full of business cards.  I know others did as well.

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Comments included:

  • useful and thought provoking
  • I enjoyed meeting super dedicated people who work so hard
  • really good for other people in the NGO, not just the project leader
  • such a great day

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  • useful notes afterward; so glad to have them
  • roundtable participation so valuable
  • when is the next one?
  • thanks for the opportunity to be part of a very meaningful NGO connect
  • the platform opened doors for all
  • we were able to make connections right then and there
  • “when the power of love overcomes the love of power, then the world will know peace”

How could I improve on that last comment?

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NGO Connect

The first “NGO Connect” gathering of Delhi-based NGOs was held today at the Eros Hotel, Nehru Place.  I have been working with colleagues on this initiative for nearly a year and we are thrilled at the results.  I presented my findings and recommendations on NGOs in the Marketplace. The purpose of the workshop was networking and learning from each other. Thirty NGOs (see list below) participated in four sessions:

– Using Volunteers

– NGOs in the Marketplace: Income Generation or No Income Generation?

– Best Practices

– Challenges: Panel Discussion

This event was organized by a consortium of the American Group AWA, Delhi Network, Main Tendue (French), the British High Commission, and ANZA (Australia & New Zealand).  Representatives from the Japanese charitable organization were able to attend as well.

We will be planning another event shortly.  Stay tuned!

REPRESENTATIVES INCLUDED:

Action for Autism
Alpha Montessori
Anurag
ANZA
AWA
AWA
Bagiya/Sanshil
BHC
CanSupport
Conserve India
DN
Gairatpur Baas Panchayat School (Tikli Bottom)
Genesis Foundation
Genesis Foundation
Guest AWA
Jagriti
Japanese Aid
Japanese Aid
Kamalini
Kamalini
Kriti Team
Main Tendue
Main Tendue
MESH
Mobile Creches
Nai Disha
Naz Foundation
PCI
Prabhat/Trash for Cash
Railway Children
Salaam Baalak Trust
Save the Children India
Seva Oasis
Sewa Ashram
STOP
Sunshine
Support Foundation
Swati
Tara
The Credence
Torch
Vidya and Child
VSAI
VSAI