Capacity  Building

It is our endeavour to create an enabling environment where NGOs can thrive.

CONNECT Workshops

We conduct multiple capacity building workshops for NGOs called CONNECT – an acronym for Commune Network Nurture Engage Collaborate Transform.  


Through these workshops, challenges faced during the programme implementation are addressed. CAF India has tailored training programmes, for NGOs implementing CSR grants, and NGOs implement payroll grants.

Infograph on Benefits of CONNECT 

The Capacity Building Interventions will broadly cover the following aspects :

  • NGO governance
  • Legal, regulatory and fiscal compliances
  • Programme & financial management
  • Monitoring & Evaluation - logical framework, 
  • Result-based management
  • Need assessment
  • Writing effective project proposals
  • Resource mobilization & fundraising
  • Building effective partnerships
  • Documentation & report writing
  • Policies development in NGOs
  • Building effective HR & financial practices
  • NGO management


Featured Story
Devi Will Win the Race

Hailing from a small village, called Kuranda in Nagercoil, Devi, 14 joined Isha Vidhya (a unit of Isha Education) as a pre-schooler. In this short span of time, Devi and her family have been through several ups and downs.

The family had dealt a severe blow in 2015, when her father, who worked for a fish-net company met with a near-fatal accident. Her father survived but was unable to work. Having a courageous mother was a boon. Devi had barely passed Class VI, yet her mother was determined to educate her children and empower them to chase their dreams. There were times they slept on an empty stomach, but she did not budge from her commitment.

After two trying years, her mother finally landed a job in a fish-net company. Today, she is the sole bread-winner, earning a humble ₹5,000 a month. With no financial support from relatives or friends, the family somehow manages.

Devi is a scholarship student and her education is sponsored by employees of CISCO through CAF India’s Employee Giving Programme. Devi excels in sports. From 2015 to 2018, she has won first prize in running, high jump and long jump. She has also won multiple cash prizes. She aims to buck up in academics and excel there too.

Devi is a sportswoman in the making and with the right encouragement and guidance, she will make a name for herself.

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