Development 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.
Head - Development
Shivkumar Menon has over 18 years of experience in Business development. A commerce graduate from Mumbai University and a post graduate in Business Management from XLRI. He has held diverse senior management positions in his last stint at Dun & Bradstreet India. In his current role at Janaagraha he heads Fund Raising and Strategic Partnerships. He is also part of the Executive Committee headed by the Chief Executive Officer.
Manager - Development
Sandeep brings with him over 12 years of cross functional experience in Human Resources, Marketing Communications, Sales and Global Account Management. Prior to Janaagraha, he was responsible for managing sales for south region of Dun & Bradstreet’s data business. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Science and Masters in Social Work from Madras Christian College.