About Planning & Development
Planning and Development (P&D) is a strategic initiative programme that supports the core programmes of Janaagraha. It has two mandates – strategic planning of the organization’s resource portfolio, and project development.
The programme provides on-going support for all Janaagraha projects through its fundraising and planning initiatives. The programme also implements and undertakes activities responsible for the brand management and network expansion of Janaagraha. These range from the publication of performance reports for both internal and external stakeholders, to database management and implementation of organizational processes which ensure smooth and sustainable functioning.
With the rapid conversion of Janaagraha’s pilot projects into full-blown programs, the need for a team dedicated to the core functions of organizational planning and development was felt, and the P&D program was developed in 2011 to meet this need. The primary focus of P&D has been to aggressively raise funds for the ever-expanding programs at Janaagraha, to nurture and liase Janaagraha’s partnerships and governing structure, and to put in place benchmarking and reporting formats so as to relay performance metrics to external as well as internal stakeholders.
Our donor engagement framework has value offerings in employee engagement, making employees good citizens first and good employees next as a natural extension.
The portal enables us to create engagement calendars with our long standing donors that fit their focus and priority areas and facilitates seamless planning and coordination towards fulfilment of the engagement activities. It also showcases our engagement with some of our donors that has evolved and matured to a great place.
“JanaEngage” is developed on the technology platform Sharepoint, has exclusive logins for our donors and creates a collaborative environment through meaningful interactions to transform our engagement with the donor community into strategic and intellectual partnerships.
Coordinator - Planning & Development
Partha has a Master’s Degree in English Literature from Calcutta University and 26 Years of Leadership experience managing domestic and international markets for Dunlop, PepsiCo, The Discovery Channel, Greenpeace International and The Akshaya Patra Foundation. His key strengths are in managing start-up operational set-ups, developing new businesses and franchising. Janaagraha’s revenue model is grants and donations and as Head of Fund Raising, Partha’s role is to forge and manage partnerships with Corporates, Foundations and Bilateral Agencies to ensure Janaagraha’s financial sustainability.
Partha’s non work interests lie in Reading, Classical Music, Swimming and Aviation.
Manager - Communications
Prajakta Patil joined the Fundraising team at Janaagraha after a stint of 8 years with Hewlett Packard, FCB+Ulka and JWT in the marketing and advertising functions. She has completed her post graduate studies in Advertising and Marketing Communications.
Prajakta enjoys reading fantasy fiction and playing poker and board games for leisure.
Manager - Corporate Partnership
Shiv manages Corporate Partnerships. His primary role is to foster long term partnerships with Corporate Institutions and Foundations and mobilize funds and ensure the financial sustainability of Janaagraha. He spent over 11 years at Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) India, one of the world’s leading business information provider. In his last stint at D&B, he was heading Business Development for its Supply Chain Management Solutions business, working closely with some of the largest Fortune 500 and Top 500 companies in the country. Shiv has over 15 years of experience in the area of Business Development and comes with a rich and varied experience in managing start-up ventures, planning & executive effective GTM strategies in earlier stints. He is currently pursuing Business Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur and a Masters’ in Business Law from National Law University, Bangalore.
Reading, Cooking and Music and a keen sense of learning drives his non work life.
Manager - Strategic Partnership
Saurabh has joined the Fund raising team to manage Strategic Partnerships. His primary role is to forge intellectual and financial partnership with high net worth individuals, global corporate houses and philanthropies. He Joined Janaagaraha after a stint of over 15 years with CMC Limited, TCS, HSBC and Amnesty International, India. He has done his post-graduation (Systems) from Calcutta University.
Born and brought up in Calcutta in a joint family. He and his wife Nandini has been blessedly fortunate to have 2 children-Ruhani (6 ½ year) and Rehaan (3 ½ year)
During free time he would love to watch movies on end and catch up on his reading……
Associate - Donor Engagement
Priyanka Varanasi joins us as Associate - Donor Engagement in the P & D team. She has done her MBA in Marketing from Christ University Institute of Management, Bangalore.
Her hobbies are dancing, crafting, feeding and playing with stray cats & dogs.
Associate - Communications & Fund Raising
Priyanka Roy has joined the Planning & Development Team as the Associate - Communications & Fund Raising. A student of social science, she has graduated from Presidency College, Kolkata in Political Science and pursued Masters in International Relations from Jadavpur University, Kolkata . She has prior experience of three and half years in the development sector across organizations like Greenpeace and Karnataka Health Promotion Trust in roles of Corporate Outreach and Knowledge Management.
She enjoys listening music and reading
Vijaya Lakshmi Kotla
Associate - Corporate Partnerships
Vijaya Lakshmi Kotla has earned her Master’s degree in Business Management from Christ University. She has worked with CredR.com for a short duration. Since she is passionate about photography & filmmaking, she interned with Janaagraha in the Communication Department for around 4 months before accepting a full time offer as an Associate- Corporate Partnerships in the P & D team.
Apart from her passion for Photography and Filmmaking, she is a fitness freak and thoroughly enjoys playing volleyball.