Project name: Management Skills Training for Social Sector Project in Mumbai, India

Host partner: iVolunteer (India)

Singapore partner: Individual volunteers from Singapore’s education sector

Project aim: To raise professional capacity in the social sector in Mumbai.

Duration: 2017 - 2019

Outcomes: This two-year multidisciplinary project trained 103 mid-level managers from 38 non-profit organisations in Maharashtra, India, in sustaining organisational growth. Training areas included strategic planning, human resources, and organisation management. Five Master Trainers were identified from the participants to learn more skills they could impart to their peers. As a result, iVolunteer, the biggest volunteer organisation in India, is now able to conduct a training programme for other leaders from India’s non-profit sector.

Project name: Programme and Curriculum Development for Long-Term Sustainability in Tamil Nadu, India

Host partner: Buds of Christ (India)

Singapore partner: Individual volunteers from Singapore’s education sector

Duration: 2013 - 2015

Outcomes: This project assisted the host partner in organisation strategy and staff training in three focus areas: marketing and communications strategy for fundraising, youth leadership and caregiver skills. The goal was to ensure the sustainability of their work. The team of Singapore International Volunteers comprised professionals from the different industries, and they also ran programmes and workshops for Buds of Christ staff and partner NGOs.