Over the last few years, we have been running the Whiteboard expert panels and trying to help NGOs, access the best talent from the corporate sector. This experiment has been largely successful, with over 70 experts, spending a 3-4 hours a month, working with NGOs across 6 cities.
Though NOT a fundraising group :-) this group helps you address the challenges that keep you from raising more resources and/or carrying out your activities on the ground more efficiently.
Based on the feedback that we received from you and others, we have decided to amend this model further. We believe that it would be better for these experts to have a deeper level of engagement with fewer NGOs rather than spread themselves thin reaching out to a large number of organisations. Hence we have decided that each panel will only engage with 6 NGOs in a year and will meet with that NGO regularly. This will benefit the NGOs immensely since the experts will be able to understand their specific issues at a greater depth.
Each ‘Whiteboard’ will commit to working with the selected NGOs for one year, on very specific deliverable's agreed to mutually by the NGOs and the panel. In addition, each NGO will have to pay a commitment fee of INR 10,000 per annum to avail of this service. We believe that this fee will ensure that both NGOs and the panel take these meetings more seriously. We will of course consider a refund if the ‘Whiteboard’ has not delivered its commitment to you.
We are therefore inviting NGOs to fill in the following form to be part of this short list of NGOs who will engage with the Whiteboard panels. You can also view the list of members on the ‘Whiteboard’ expert panel along with a short bio of each member on our website (http://whiteboardindia.org/)
We look forward to hearing from you and helping you engage even more deeply with the expert panel.
Please feel free to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any further clarifications.