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India
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The Bridgespan Group
Released
March 2021

Building Strong, Resilient NGOs in India: Time for New Funding Practices

The Bridgespan Group

This report examines the resilience of the nonprofit sector in India primarily through a funding lens. A survey of 388 NGO representatives, and financial analysis of 40 NGOs, were conducted for the study, covering issues including the levels of indirect costs, cash reserves, operating surplus and organizational development. Findings point to a pattern of chronic underfunding for the sector, limiting the capacity to set strategic and leadership foundations, build financial resilience and scale for impact. The study recommends new pathways and approaches for funders that holds promise in addressing the chronic funding gaps among India’s NGOs. Read it here.