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Collective Wisdom
Collective Philanthropy

ISDM aims to establish the domain of Development Management by catalysing a vibrant, and global ecosystem of ideas, institutions and individuals, comprising social purpose organisations, organisations that support the sector, pioneering development practitioners, leading voices in the sector, and eminent academicians for Development Management. 

Nurturing a vibrant ecosystem

We believe that to change the way social purpose organisations are led and managed, it is important to catalyse a vibrant and global ecosystem of ideas, institutions and individuals for development management. This necessitates an approach which leverages the power of “collective wisdom, collective philanthropy” to catalyse the entire ecosystem for Development Management . 

Nurturing a vibrant ecosystem
collaboration is key

Collaboration is key

We aim to create that ecosystem through our partnerships and collaborations involving social purpose organisation, organisations that support the sector, pioneering development practitioners, leading voices in the sector and eminent academicians. 

A stellar support system

Over the years, we have been fortunate to have distinguished advisors and well-wishers who always have been by our side in offering their unwavering support and being our guiding light in all endeavours.

Stellar support system

Partnerships and Associations

We have established strategic partnerships with several leading ecosystem organisations, philanthropies and donor organisations who have been supporting our work and vision. 

NatWest India

NatWest India

As a Founding Patron of ISDM, NatWest Group India is deeply invested in nurturing talent to positively contribute to India's development needs and has been a key partner with ISDM in enabling the consolidation, expansion and growth of ISDM's flagship Post Graduate Program in  Development Management.

Omidyar Network India

Omidyar Network India

As a Founding Patron of ISDM, the ONI group has offered Institutional support to ISDM.

Ford Foundation

Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation has extended its support and guidance to the ISDM-Centre For Philanthropy For Inclusive Development towards strengthening the ecosystem and catalysing philanthropy for equitable and sustainable social change through the creation, application and dissemination of knowledge and thought-leadership in philanthropy for inclusive development.

The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

HSBC India has offered special support to the continuance of a high quality PGP in Development Management during COVID-19 and build a very robust placement procedure

Citibank N.A (“CBNA”)

Citibank N.A (“CBNA”)

As part of one of their 'Leadership for Tomorrow' initiatives, the group chose to invest in our core areas of work – nurturing talent (Post Graduate Program – Development Management), knowledge creation (Global Knowledge Hub) and capacity building (Strategic Capacity Building programs)

A.T.E. Chandra Foundation

A.T.E. Chandra Foundation

ATE Chandra Foundation has extended its support by providing a revolving working capital fund to support students to pay their fees towards the PGP DM program over a period of two to three years after they graduate

Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy

Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy

CSIP is working with ISDM on a collaborative to identify best practices in order to attract and nurture the best possible talent  in the Indian social sector

Dasra

Dasra

Dasra is jointly working with ISDM and Governance Counts on Women on Boards,  a program designed specifically for women, aimed at building the capacity of at least 100 women leaders to become board members within the social impact sector 

Governance Counts

Governance Counts

Governance Counts is jointly working with ISDM and Dasra on Women on Boards,  a program designed specifically for women, aimed at building the capacity of at least 100 women leaders to become board members within the social impact sector