Svarya has brought to the forefront things that should be at the top of our mind, and have let us know why they are important, and why we should make them a priority.
Two myths about organisation culture, and what to do about them
'Culture' is a term that nonprofits are using more and more. But what exactly is organisation culture? And how can it help attract, engage, and retain employees? The term ‘organisation culture’ has gained popularity
Understanding the external environment – Sector Research
A prerequisite for any aspiring changemaker should be an understanding of the environment in which they operate, and how that environment could be modified for the better. Research on a sector is thus
Bringing a vision alive – Strategic Planning
In Svarya’s experience, “strategic plan” and “business plan” are probably amongst the terms most often put to leaders of social organizations, especially growing ones. Strategic planning, sometimes used interchangeably with business planning, is
Making change happen – Leadership and Culture
There is an important distinction to be made between managing change and making it happen. It is the difference between a team that responds to change by trying to survive, and one that
Climate philanthropy in India is still very niche – and we need to change that!
In early 2020, the world was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and that has understandably dominated all discourse since. Conversations around climate action also reoriented towards COVID-related issues. In our work over the
Who do you see?
Notes on leadership: Part 2 "I’m the head of this organization. I have to embody the mission or else I’m just a hypocrite." The statement stands out as one of the most powerful
Your way or mine?
Notes on leadership: Part 1 The opportunity to work with people who run different kinds of organizations has been a highlight of being a consultant as well as a coach. Engaging with leaders as they envision
What makes a collaborative tick?
2020 has not been the greatest year for the world: from the COVID-19 crisis and the ensuing economic downturn to forest fires, flash floods and the rise of nationalism. If this year is any indication, we