<ul><li>Credibility Alliance-   </li></ul><ul><li>“ An Initiative from within the Sector” </li></ul>
<ul><ul><li>Voluntary Sector – Current Scenario  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The voluntary sector in India plays a vital ro...
<ul><ul><li>Voluntary Sector -  Mushrooming  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>There are 17 Lakh NGOs in India </li></ul><ul><li>A la...
Why Are We Talking about   Credibility of  Voluntary Organizations  ?
Voluntary Sector – Credibility  <ul><li>Absence of a proper regulatory framework </li></ul><ul><li>Outdated laws </li></ul...
Voluntary Sector – Donors <ul><li>Whom to Trust? </li></ul><ul><li>Whom to Give? </li></ul>
Credibility Alliance Alliance  created by the  sector for  Enhancing  Credibility
Credibility Alliance (CA) ‏ <ul><li>Credibility Alliance is an initiative by the  sector  </li></ul><ul><li>Credibility Al...
Board  Members - wide spectrum <ul><li>Mr. Mathew Cherian – Chairperson -Chief Executive, HelpAge India  </li></ul><ul><li...
Vision  <ul><li>To develop a voluntary sector which is responsive to the needs of the society, is democratic and transpare...
Mission  <ul><li>To build the Credibility  of the voluntary </li></ul><ul><li>sector through  creation  and promotion of t...
Objectives <ul><li>Development of norms of good  governance,  public disclosure  </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of an accredi...
<ul><li>The Norms have been broadly   </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum Norms </li></ul><ul><li>Desirable Norms  </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>Minimum Norms </li></ul><ul><li>1.Identify  </li></ul><ul><li>2.Vision,Aims,Objective & Achievements </li></ul><ul...
B. Desirable Norms   1.Governance  2.Accountability & Transparency  - Next level of Norms for Good Governance  - Not manda...
Our  Programmes  <ul><li>Membership  </li></ul><ul><li>380+ voluntary organizations </li></ul>
<ul><li>ACCREDITATION   </li></ul><ul><li>38 NGOs accredited  </li></ul><ul><li>150 applicants  </li></ul>Our  Programmes
What is Accreditation?  <ul><li>Verification of a voluntary organisation’s  adherence to CA Norms. </li></ul><ul><li>Proce...
Accreditation – Process
Benefits of  Accreditation  Improved governance  Self Sustaining Enhanced  Networking Attract prospective donor assistance...
Accredited Organisations <ul><li>Udayan Care, Delhi*  </li></ul><ul><li>Network for Enterprise Enhancement Development Sup...
Initiative with CRISIL  <ul><li>CRISIL  believes that  Credibility Alliance’s accreditation  process will help more NGOs t...
Let’s come together ! “ The only thing required for evil to triumph is for the good people  to do nothing”
For membership and programme details visit us at  www.credall.org.in Credibility Alliance 3rd Floor, Khetwadi Municipal Sc...
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Accreditation of NGOs

  1. 1. <ul><li>Credibility Alliance- </li></ul><ul><li>“ An Initiative from within the Sector” </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><ul><li>Voluntary Sector – Current Scenario </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The voluntary sector in India plays a vital role in society </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate sector derives its legitimacy from well defined corporate law, regulatory bodies, and easily measurable “bottom line” goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government is accountable to people through democratic processes though its transparency and accountability are also not evident </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><ul><li>Voluntary Sector - Mushrooming </li></ul></ul><ul><li>There are 17 Lakh NGOs in India </li></ul><ul><li>A large section of these NGOs are not registered </li></ul><ul><li>Total Foreign Contribution amounts to Rs. 6252.09 crores (2006-07). </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why Are We Talking about Credibility of Voluntary Organizations ?
  5. 5. Voluntary Sector – Credibility <ul><li>Absence of a proper regulatory framework </li></ul><ul><li>Outdated laws </li></ul><ul><li>Improper implementations </li></ul><ul><li>Very little control </li></ul><ul><li>Misuse of public money </li></ul>
  6. 6. Voluntary Sector – Donors <ul><li>Whom to Trust? </li></ul><ul><li>Whom to Give? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Credibility Alliance Alliance created by the sector for Enhancing Credibility
  8. 8. Credibility Alliance (CA) ‏ <ul><li>Credibility Alliance is an initiative by the sector </li></ul><ul><li>Credibility Alliance is a network of 380+ NGOs </li></ul><ul><li>Credibility Alliance was registered in May 2004 at New Delhi </li></ul><ul><li>Credibility Alliance is registered as a Society under Societies Registration Act (XXI) OF 1860 </li></ul><ul><li>Credibility is supported by FORD FOUNDATION </li></ul>
  9. 9. Board Members - wide spectrum <ul><li>Mr. Mathew Cherian – Chairperson -Chief Executive, HelpAge India </li></ul><ul><li>Ms. Sucheta Dalal - Vice-Chairperson Business Journalist, Money LIFE Magazine </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Venkat Krishnan N. Treasurer -Director, Give India </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Jagadananda, Secretary -Centre for Youth and Social Development </li></ul><ul><li>Mr.Yogesh Kumar, Samarthan, Bhopal </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Shyamal Deb; Abhoy Mission, Tripura </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. B.N. Makhija; Member Advisor , Society For Service To Voluntary Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Amit Chandra, Bain Capital </li></ul><ul><li>Ms. Armaity Desai; Former Chairperson, UGC, Former Director TISS </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. S.Sen; Deputy Director General, Confederation of Indian Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Ms. Poonam Natarajan ; Chairperson, National Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Ms. Rozmin Ajani ; Chartered Accountant </li></ul><ul><li>Dr.Bhushan Punani -Blind People’s Association, Gujarat </li></ul><ul><li>Ms.Usha Sridhar; The Interface, Chennai </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. George C Varughese; President, Development Alternatives </li></ul><ul><li>Ms. Elizabeth Kurian; Sightsavers International, Mumbai </li></ul>
  10. 10. Vision <ul><li>To develop a voluntary sector which is responsive to the needs of the society, is democratic and transparent in its functioning and accountable to all concerned. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Mission <ul><li>To build the Credibility of the voluntary </li></ul><ul><li>sector through creation and promotion of the </li></ul><ul><li>norms of good governance </li></ul><ul><li>and public disclosure. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Objectives <ul><li>Development of norms of good governance, public disclosure </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of an accreditation system for the Voluntary Sector </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of capacity-building initiatives for Voluntary Organisations to enable compliance with norms </li></ul><ul><li>Policy advocacy for enhanced credibility, acceptability and recognition of the work done by the Voluntary Sector to the: government, donor community, corporate sector, media & public </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>The Norms have been broadly </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum Norms </li></ul><ul><li>Desirable Norms </li></ul><ul><li>The minimum Norms are the Norms that all voluntary organizations should follow. </li></ul><ul><li>It is mandatory for all members of the alliance to comply with the Minimum Norms or give undertaking that they will comply with the norms within a years time </li></ul>Norms of Good Governance & Public Disclosure
  14. 14. <ul><li>Minimum Norms </li></ul><ul><li>1.Identify </li></ul><ul><li>2.Vision,Aims,Objective & Achievements </li></ul><ul><li>3. Governance </li></ul><ul><li>4. Operations </li></ul><ul><li>5.Accountability & Transparency </li></ul>Norms of Good Governance & Public Disclosure
  15. 15. B. Desirable Norms 1.Governance 2.Accountability & Transparency - Next level of Norms for Good Governance - Not mandatory - Enhance the transparency & accountability of an organization Norms of Good Governance & Public Disclosure
  16. 16. Our Programmes <ul><li>Membership </li></ul><ul><li>380+ voluntary organizations </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>ACCREDITATION </li></ul><ul><li>38 NGOs accredited </li></ul><ul><li>150 applicants </li></ul>Our Programmes
  18. 18. What is Accreditation? <ul><li>Verification of a voluntary organisation’s adherence to CA Norms. </li></ul><ul><li>Process: </li></ul><ul><li>- Self Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>- Visit by external assessors </li></ul><ul><li>- Central Accreditation Committee </li></ul>
  19. 19. Accreditation – Process
  20. 20. Benefits of Accreditation Improved governance Self Sustaining Enhanced Networking Attract prospective donor assistance Enhanced Credibility Hand holding Capacity Building
  21. 21. Accredited Organisations <ul><li>Udayan Care, Delhi* </li></ul><ul><li>Network for Enterprise Enhancement Development Support, Jharkhand* </li></ul><ul><li>Badlao Foundation, Jharkhand </li></ul><ul><li>Apanalaya, Maharashtra </li></ul><ul><li>National Society for equal opportunities for the Handicapped, India (NASEOH, India), Maharashtra </li></ul><ul><li>Indian Council for Mental Health (Hygine), Maharashtra </li></ul><ul><li>Kherwadi Social Welfare Association, Maharashtra </li></ul><ul><li>Janseva Foundation, Maharashtra </li></ul><ul><li>Bhagini Nivedita, Maharashtra </li></ul><ul><li>Indian Association of Promotion of Adoption, Maharashtra </li></ul><ul><li>Childlink India Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Tata Steel Family Initiatives Foundation, Jharkhand </li></ul><ul><li>Tata Steel Rural Development Society, Jharkhand </li></ul><ul><li>Association for Social Research and Action, Bihar </li></ul><ul><li>Association for Social Engineering Research & Training, Bihar </li></ul><ul><li>Society for Development Alternatives* </li></ul><ul><li>Meenakshi Mission Charitable Hospital & Center </li></ul><ul><li>NM Sadguru Water & Development Foundation* </li></ul><ul><li>Azad India Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>HelpAge India* </li></ul><ul><li>*- Accredited based on Desirable Norms compliance </li></ul>
  22. 22. Initiative with CRISIL <ul><li>CRISIL believes that Credibility Alliance’s accreditation process will help more NGOs to gain credibility and is assisting Credibility Alliance in its efforts towards enhancing the transparency and accountability of the voluntary sector. </li></ul><ul><li>As accreditation of NGOs is a relatively new concept in India, CRISIL has sponsored publication of booklet on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on accreditation. </li></ul><ul><li>CRISIL Staff to volunteer for accreditation exercise </li></ul>
  23. 23. Let’s come together ! “ The only thing required for evil to triumph is for the good people to do nothing”
  24. 24. For membership and programme details visit us at www.credall.org.in Credibility Alliance 3rd Floor, Khetwadi Municipal School, 5th Lane, Back Road, Nr. Alankar Cinema, Khetwadi, Mumbai- 400 004 Ph. No.- 022-23894046/47

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