United States Delegate to India, a Funraiser's Journey

316 views

Published on

United States delegates to India share best practices in the nonprofit sector with NGOs on the other side of the world. A snapshot of some of India's challenges being addressed by the nonprofit sector.

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
316
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
18
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
3
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

United States Delegate to India, a Funraiser's Journey

  1. 1. My Journey as a United States Delegate to INDIA representing Professional Fundraisers Peter Zehren February 2010
  2. 2. We visited several NGOs to share &quot;best practices.&quot; <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Changing the lives of India's disadvantaged children.                ~ Deepalaya </li></ul><ul><li>India </li></ul><ul><li>a land of contrasts </li></ul><ul><li>of great wealth and poverty </li></ul><ul><li>education and ignorance... </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>the passion and inspiration </li></ul><ul><li>we bore witness to </li></ul><ul><li>will inspire the delegation </li></ul><ul><li>as we share </li></ul><ul><li>how one person </li></ul><ul><li>can truly </li></ul><ul><li>make a difference. </li></ul>
  3. 3.   Visiting Deepalaya in Delhi
  4. 4. Fundraising is all about building relationships face to face. The open market in Delhi reflects the culture’s more personal way of commerce.
  5. 5.   The value of an   education is not   seen by many  young men.  They &quot;hang out&quot;  in the streets  waiting for their  mandatory stint  in the service   before starting  a trade or job.
  6. 6. Congestion in Old Delhi makes it difficult to travel by any other means than foot or bicycle carriage.
  7. 8. United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEDF) I enjoyed an intense conversation about education in today's global environment and the need for change.
  8. 9. India is Calling Me Peter Zehren 2/17/10 <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>India called me today </li></ul><ul><li>through an eight year old </li></ul><ul><li>who could not say  where </li></ul><ul><li>my country was, but called me sir, </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>through her streets of dust </li></ul><ul><li>where even men in business suits </li></ul><ul><li>pee beside green metro stairs </li></ul><ul><li>where sari wrapped women climb </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>to be heads of organizations </li></ul><ul><li>that mother orphans </li></ul><ul><li>and nurture the forgotten. </li></ul><ul><li>Today I was called to stand </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>and examine my profession alongside my colleagues at the cusp of a revolution in fundraising—I’ve been here before.   For 30 years, with no training, we forged a path, laid the foundation to reach out and help a country bursting with potential.   India called me today and, as a fundraiser, I must answer children of a new age, succumb to passion, and assist.
  9. 10. The conversations, experiences and exchange of ideas between the delegation and NGO leaders in India will help shape a global concept of fundraising &quot;best practices.&quot;   I'm proud to be a part of this continuing effort.       Peter Zehren US India Delegation, 2010

×