Dialogues on Development Management (DoDM)

Dialogues on Development Management (DoDM) is India’s first conference to engage in transformative conversations about the vital concept of Development Management in the social sector. It stands as the hallmark of our mission to create sustained impact at scale. At DoDM, we don’t talk about change, we catalyse it.

DoDM is dedicated to collaborate with thought leaders and organisations, comprehend the intricacies of the sector and accelerate the global agenda of social change.

Our inaugural event, held on September 20th, 2023, marked the beginning of an exciting journey towards redefining the approach towards development management.


Nurturing Management for Social Change

DoDM is a pivotal component of our mission to create a comprehensive ecosystem for Development Management. A one-stop platform that brings together organisations and stalwarts across the social sector to collaborate, converse and explore the nuances of Development Management.

Sessions-Speakers and More

Power of Management to bring about social change

A thought-provoking confluence of Samaaj, Sarkaar, and Bazaar, uniting thought leaders to explore the power of management in driving social transformation for underserved communities.


Ravi Sreedharan, Indian School of Development Management, (ISDM)

Neera Nundy, Dasra

Dr. Saurabh Garg, Department of Social Justice and Empowerment

Transforming India through New Age Philanthropy

Spotlighting the unfiltered insights of Modern-Day Philanthropists, a discussion on innovative approaches to societal issues and reshaping social impact.


Anisha Ramakrishnan, Transworld Group of companies

Anupama Dalmia, Seekho Sikhao Foundation

Nishant Arya, JBM Group

Tara Singh Vachani, Antara Senior Living

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Radhika Bharatram, KARM Fellowship for Young Indian Women

Amit Chnadra, A.T.E. Chandra Foundation

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Funding the Dream: Creativity and Innovations in Fundraising

A Session about innovative fundraising across sectors and insights into challenges, costs, and best practices, all with a strong emphasis on building organizational resilience.


Aditi Jha, Indian School of Development Management (ISDM)

Khursheed N. Khurody, Shivia Livelihoods Foundation

Sriram V, The/Nudge

Priya Naik, Samhita Social Ventures Pvt Ltd

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Anant Arora, The Akshaya Patra Foundation

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Matching Capital with Causes: Innovative Finance’s Landscape and Instruments

Discussing a pool of unique financial tools and regulatory prerequisites, providing in-depth information on their application, while considering the perspectives of non-profit and for-profit social enterprises.


Anushree Parekh, British Asian Trust

Jayant Rastogi, Magic Bus India Foundation

Tushar Thakkar, Dalberg

Aparna Dua, Asha Impact

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Chittaranjan Samantaray, PanIIT Alumni Reach for India Foundation (PARFI)

Dhir Jhingran, Language and Learning Foundation

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Rising Together: Donors and Non-Profits Building Resilient Futures

A fireside chat, exploring the dynamic relationships between prominent funders and their non-profit partners, delving into their mutual impact on resilience and growth.


Gayatri Nair Lobo, A.T.E. Chandra Foundation

Naghma Mulla, EdelGive Foundation

Saroj Mahapatra, PRADAN

Sameer Shisodia, Rainmatter Foundation

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Shashank Rastogi, The Bridgespan Group

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Inclusive Philanthropy for Inclusive Development: A Myth or Reality?

A candid exchange of thoughts amongst leaders from the funding community and social purpose organizations on the nuances of inclusive philanthropy, addressing challenges and strategies for overcoming them.


Neelima Khetan

Shipra Saxena, Transworld Group

Sudarshan Suchi, Bal Raksha Bharat

Matilda Lobo, IndusInd Bank

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Riti Mohapatra, The Bridgespan Group

Shaveta Sharma Kukreja, Central Square Foundation

Sangeeta Bhattacharya, Rebuild India, Dasra

Urvi Shriram, Indian School of Development Management (ISDM)

Neelima Khetan, CSR & Social Sector Adviser

Pradyut Bhattacharjee, SeSTA (Seven Sisters Development Assistance)

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Compensation Philosophies for the Social Sector: How Much is Enough

Prominent leaders from six highly diverse Social Sector organizations will engage in a rapid-fire Q&A session, on intricate topics such as compensation philosophies, benchmarking, talent retention, and determining equitable compensation levels within the Social Sector.


Sanchita Mitra, Sewa Bharat

Uthara Narayanan, Buzz Women

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Gaurav Shah, Indian School of Development Management (ISDM)

Parul Khandelwal, American India Foundation

Harkesh Dabas, William J Clinton Foundation (India)

Osama Manzar, Digital Empowerment Foundation

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Growing with Purpose: People at the Core

An intriguing discussion around ways to maintain and manage people centricism as organisations transition from small to large scale.


Ajaya Samal, PRADAN

Wilma Rodrigues, Saahas Zero Waste

Tinni Sawhney, Aga Khan Foundation (India)

Mathew Cherian, Helpage International

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Aakash Sethi, Quest Alliance

Rajesh Tandon, Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA)

Deeksha Punia, Indian School of Development Management (ISDM)

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Bored on a Board?

A panel discussion where organizational leaders strived to amplify board involvement to advance social impact and the art of fostering substantive board engagement.

Bored on a Board?


Suneeta Kar Dhar, South Asia Women's Foundation

Aarti Madhusudan, Governance Counts

Sudarshan Suchi, Bal Raksha Bharat

Neera Nundy, Dasra

Kal, Aaj aur Kal: Cultivating Successors

This session welcomed practitioners to share their insights on "leadership transition" within their organizations, emphasizing the significance of holistic investments in culture, governance, and competency enhancement processes.


Jayant Rastogi, Magic Bus India Foundation

Puja Marwaha, CRY

Kashyap Shah, The Bridgespan Group

Trina Talukdar, Fields of View

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Pradyut Bhattacharjee, SeSTA (Seven Sisters Development Assistance)

Bharath M. Palavalli, Fields of View

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Passion Meets Purpose: Leveraging Untapped Talent Pools

A session meant to motivate organizations to adopt a strategic approach to engaging volunteers, recognizing them as a valuable pool of purpose-driven talent deeply aligned with the mission and values.


Shalabh Sahai, iVolunteer

Poonam Choksi, A.T.E. Chandra Foundation

Vaijayanti Bagwe, Educate Girls

Jithin Thadani Nedumala, Make a Difference (MAD)

From Data to Ta-da! - Journey to Informed Decisions

Learn how cross-functionality of data can help decision-making and drive effective social development with the thought-provoking session.


Madhu Khetan, PRADAN

Hitesh Kukreja, Indus Action

Gayathri Shanmugam, Haqdarshak

Megha Pradhan, J-PAL

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Karthik Menon, Pratham Education Foundation

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Across the Dataverse: A Kaleidoscope of Careers

Learn from the mid-career professionals, how data-driven roles can propel program missions forward and different career pathways in the data domain within social purpose organizations (SPOs).


Trisha Varma, Indian School of Development Management

Akashi Kaul, Sambodhi

Bharath M. Palavalli, Fields of View

Dr. Sarabjot Singh Anand, Tatras Data

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Dr. Antarin Chakrabarty, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

Mansi Kedia, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

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Through the Looking Glass: The Perils and the Potential of the Digital Personal Data Protection Act, 2023

A spirited discussion on the implications of the Digital Personal Data Protection Act, 2023 for social purpose organisations.


Anumita Raj, eGov Foundation

Prof. Sridhar Pabbisetty, MIT School of Government

Apoorv Anand, CivicDataLab

Apar Gupta, Internet Freedom Foundation

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Anjali Bhardwaj, Satark Nagrik Sangathan (SNS)

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Citizen Gain: Exploring Data for Systems Change

This session highlights strategies to address the constraints of public data, while exploring the potential of citizen engagement and private data to foster a more informed and empowered future.


N M Varchaswini, Janaagraha

Shivashankar Aihole, Janaagraha

Santosh Nargund, Janaagraha

Shobana Venkatasubbu, Janaagraha

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Mohak Mathur, Janaagraha

Karthik Seshan, Janaagraha

Anand Iyer, Janaagraha

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  • Strategy for Non-Profits

    Strategy for Non-Profits

    Learn the essence of organizational strategy and its practical construction in this masterclass, tailored for those seeking clarity and guidance in the strategic domain.

    by Shankar Venkateswaran

    ECube Investment Advisors

  • Don’t Beg. Inspire. (Science of Behaviour Change)

    Don’t Beg. Inspire. (Science of Behaviour Change)

    A class to explore the science of behavior change principles, to effectively raise funds, drive social impact, champion causes, and motivate teams and volunteers.

    by Suman Srivastava

    Marketing Unplugged

  • Applied Systems Thinking for Real World Challenges

    Applied Systems Thinking for Real World Challenges

    Gain insight into the value of systems thinking for in-depth problem understanding and collaborative solutions in this Master Class, featuring real-world examples and the requisite teamwork processes.

    by Mihir Mathur

    Systems Thinking Professor

  • Data for Planning & Planning for Data – Strategic Thinking for Data Collection and Analysis

    Data for Planning & Planning for Data – Strategic Thinking for Data Collection and Analysis

    The Masterclass introduces the strategies for collecting and analyzing data to make informed decisions, emphasizing data's pivotal role in shaping our future plans and strategies.

    Akashi Kaul and Biswaranjan Baraj

    by Akashi Kaul & Biswaranjan Baraj


  • Design Thinking

    Design Thinking

    The master class introduces the concept of design thinking and allows one to have a holistic approach, understand stakeholder needs at a deeper level, explore beyond the conventional methods & co-create sustainable solutions.

    by Bipasha Roy

    Mobius Space Consulting Pvt. Ltd.

A glimpse at DoDM'23

Download this report for a glimpse at Dialogue on Development Management 2023



  • Asha Ventures
  • Capgemini
  • egov Foundation
  • J PAL
  • Plan International
  • Waterfield
  • Ate Chandra Foundation
  • Educate Girls
  • Pradan
  • The Bridgespan Group
  • Delberg
  • Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy


  • Strategy for Non-Profits

    Examining the promise and challenges of blended finance for social impact

    Funding for social development has always been a formidable challenge, with private investors often being reluctant...

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  • Strategy for Non-Profits

    Scaling for impact; pioneering management for social change

    India is one of the fastest growing economies of the world, yet the fruits of this growth and development are not as equitably distributed as...

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Jayant Rastogi
Jayant Rastogi

CEO, Magic Bus


Congratulations to the DoDM team. I was really amazed with how, in such a short time, the team brought up an event of such high caliber, convening industrial leaders and people from all walks of life.

Aakash Sethi
Aakash Sethi

CEO, Quest Alliance


DoDM brought together a great ecosystem of different stakeholders. The track themes were well identified. I think the conversations were able to go deep and cover a wide range of issues.

Megha Pradhan
Megha Pradhan

Associate Director Training, JPal


DoDm was a fantastic experience, collaborating with ISDM and attending the conference. It has been wonderful how ISDM has brought in partners to help curate the different tracks.

Mihir Mathur
Mihir Mathur

Founder, Desta


DoDM is one of the places where you meet so many people under one roof, get a chance to listen to them and interact. It’s the first time it’s organised. I am very happy to attend it.

Jithin Thadani Nedumala
Jithin Thadani Nedumala

CEO, Make a Difference (MAD)


The curiosity that the people have to learn about each other and the discussion. This gives me that there is demand for knowledge around management practices in our sector.

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