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NGOs, let’s be smart; it’s 2015!

It was in 2010, I wrote a post on how I would like to see disability organizations and we are now in mid of 2015; but I don’t see any much change.

I got a call from a disability organization (I prefer not to mention the name) and person who called me is their employment officer; whose responsibility is to identify suitable jobs for their clients and the conversation goes as follows:

Me: Hello, this is Srini here
Caller:Am I speaking to Srinivasu
Me: Yes, you are
Caller:Hello, my name is xxxx and I have recently joined xxx organization as an employment officer
Me: Okay, how can I help you?
CallerAs I said am an an employment officer working for a disability organization, does your organization have any job openings?
Me: Well, there would be plenty of job openings but what kind of jobs are you looking for?
Caller: You know we work for people who have some sort of disability so do you have any openings that they can take up?
Me: Okay, I’m sure people with disabilities can take up wide range of jobs, so can you please tell me what skill set does your candidates have and what kind of jobs are they interested in?
CallerAny job sir
Me: (I got a bit annoyed); what do you mean by any job? there might be CEO or Chairman job would be available, do you have any candidates? You should tell me what kind of skill set your candidates have and what are their interests? I would suggest please go back and work on specifics and we can then talk…
Caller:Ok (and hangs up… doesn’t even say a thanks:-()

Ah! the person called me from very far from Hyderabad and I’m sure she would be calling several people from across the country; which means she would be investing a lot of money on phone calls that too without any preparation.

Come on guys, we are in 2015 and there are so many opportunities. Let’s the NGOs upgrade the way we work and provide quality services.

Srinivasu is an accessibility evangelist with 16+ years of experience. Currently works as Senior Accessibility Program Manager at Watermark. Previousely held several positions at companies like BarrierBreak, Yahoo, PayPal, Deque, HCL etc., He believes in the teachings of Shri. Adi Sankaracharya, Swami Vivekananda. He is also Founder of ServeOM Inclusion - a platform to pormote accessibility.

3 Comments

  1. Dear sir,

    Greeting From mamatha makkala mnadira, Bangalore. India.
    we are an N.G.O. working with poor and Needy peoples, we are working with Agriculture, Sustainable agriculture , women empowerment, Formation of self- help Groups. community development, Social services,
    Kindly help us to our N.G.O.
    with warm regards
    B.M.Doddaiah
    Secrteary
    M.919448075055

  2. Dear Doddaiah:
    This is exactly my point. Unfortunately, the way you wrote doesn’t sound professional. What kind of help yare you looking? Please share more details and explanation.

  3. Dear sir/madam

    Greeting From Mamatha Makkala Mandira, Bangalore 560072, Karnataka, India.

    I am B.M.Doddaiah, Secretary Of Mamatha Makkala Mandira NGO, Which is been working Since, Last 25 Years, In Karnataka, And our main Operations are in Bangalore, Ramnagara, And Mysore District, We have worked in Various Projects, From State Govt & Central Govt Projects So far, And our organization has Registered In the year 1990,And it also contains 12A, 80G and FCRA,

    Hence its been grown very much we are looking forward to take over an CSR projects in future, So we need your help to make out with the project, It will be an Pleasure if we can come and meet you directly in the Your office,

    And also we are looking to make an 35AC 1 & 2, So if possible we can have a Discussion regarding that also by the time we meet each other, So that we can discus about your consultation fee for making CSR projects And Fund rising for our organization.

    So i Request you to Revert us Back with Your Office Address, For our further Meeting

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