Hello, readers!

We trust all of you are keeping safe and have had a good year so far. October is a month full of vibrant festivities and bountiful celebrations. It’s now more than ever, when our underserved communities require our assistance the most!

At ConnectFor we have planned a series of volunteering opportunities, which will help you in giving back to the communities. Daan Utsav is a cherished week and the biggest festival where individuals across India give donations in money and kind to the needy within the social sector. You can now donate in kind by investing your skills…


Volunteering is extremely rewarding, but let’s face it- it is equally draining. Most of the time, we do not volunteer unless it is asked of us. Let us also look at the major reasons why most people do not volunteer. After reading this, we guarantee that we can convince you to volunteer:

1. Lack of Benefits:

Oftentimes we think volunteering is not personally benefiting us in any way; let us dispel that myth. Even though volunteering positions are unpaid, there are numerous mental health benefits to them. Volunteering allows you to step outside of your world and be of use…


You just donated to a charity! However, you wish that you could do more!

Have you heard about volunteering?

Do any of your friends or family members volunteer?

Why not be the first to volunteer and set an example for others?

Here’s how you can start volunteering for various social causes.

What is an NGO?

An NGO or Non-governmental organization is a not for profit entity that works towards social development and social change. …


Corporate Social Responsibility is a management concept whereby companies blend social and environmental matters in their business operations and communications with their stakeholders. The top 3 companies with the most eminent involvement in CSR are Infosys, Mahindra & Mahindra, and Tata Chemicals.

To begin with Infosys, the company spent nearly Rs. 360 crore towards several CSR schemes this year. COVID-19 relief work dominated the activities, with education and health-related programs following after. …


What would happen if there were no matchmaking platforms like ConnectFor in place?

ConnectFor is a successful non-profit volunteering platform which has paved the way to make volunteering opportunities accessible in India. There is a positive change in the social ecosystem that is brought about by the Changemakers. This shift happens when the changemakers donate their time and skills to non-profits. ConnectFor is an all-encompassing resource solution for nonprofits. It attempts to assist the development; of the culture of volunteering across India. It supports both the individuals and the various organizations. It encourages them to realize how they make the…


After volunteering in Chile, Japan, and India, I graduated to designing volunteer programs. When I create a program, I often get stuck when I reflect upon these questions.

Do we care for our volunteers?

A friend of mine left her volunteer service in India due to bladder issues that surfaced as she never used the toilet in her rusty school. The latest trends show that volunteering in the education sector is not just about teaching! There are strategists, economists, and technocrats who innovatively help with their skills. …


Every bright and shiny novice moving into the city to chase the corporate wagon has overprotective parents sitting back home with their smug faces, thinking you’ll come crawling back at the first sign of trouble. Don’t you just love it when at your first call they immediately assume you need help doing laundry or cooking and you turn around and proclaim that Urban Clap or Swiggy took care of that for you? Technology has really simplified things for the young Indian, hasn’t it? So much you can get done at the touch of a button. …


Hello, readers!

Martin Luther King very rightly said, “We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.” These trying times have tested the best of us. There have been heart-wrenching losses and a blanket of grief that somehow seems to have engulfed India.

Therefore, it is now more than ever that we as part of the entire human race, need to collectively give back to our own kind, altruistically and with great intent. …


It was just another pandemic-infested day and you are sifting through the newspaper while sipping your morning coffee. You couldn’t help but murmur faint disapprovals and shake your head from time to time as you read through bad news that goes from the ground to the gutter. Forget work and the weather, corruption, hunger and environmental facets have taken over your small talk Banter. You think you would be better and you would be the one to take a step and do something about it, but you are stuck and you don’t know what you could do to make things…


Hello, readers!

We trust you’re doing well and keeping safe. At the onset of the very new FY, we cannot help but share with you our rapid growth story which has made us overcome the challenges of the past year which was both daunting and unprecedented for all of us.

Having the first-mover advantage in the social space, our Virtual Volunteering program skyrocketed in April 2020; months ahead were spent towards testing and executing new projects to ensure maximum value generation for our non-profits and corporate stakeholders who remain our key partners in the space. These projects included 34+ webinars…

ConnectFor

An online volunteering platform that seeks to promote a culture of volunteering and maximize the human potential within the social sector.

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