BRLF organizes a Prabodhan online course for small and medium NGOs on financial management

The Bharat Rural Livelihoods Foundation (BRLF), an independent company under the Ministry of Rural Development, has opened registration for its online webinar series ‘Prabodhan’ for NGOs on statutory compliances, finances, accounts and grant management to raise awareness and provide support. The webinar is completely free for NGOs. For institutional donors, organizations, companies that provide grants to NGOs, a nominal fee is charged on a case-by-case basis.

Registration for the next batch of Prabodhan from June 1, 2022, is now open.

“The nonprofit sector today faces an increased burden of statutory compliance as the regulatory landscape becomes increasingly difficult and demanding for NGOs nationwide. Most conformity is now online and faceless. Small and medium NGOs are facing maximum heat to deal with this dynamic situation. These organizations are also those whose institutional position is fragile despite the excellent work they do on the ground. These organizations are in urgent need of compliance support, as evidenced by audit findings and interactions, signaling a strong latent demand for capacity building of key NGO staff on matters relating to statutory compliance , Finance, Accounts and Grants Management,” CS Sharad Bhargava, Chief Operating Officer (Finance), BRLF.

The webinar series would include nine sessions of two hours each spread over eight weeks, focused on educating NGOs on regulatory and statutory provisions in a rapidly changing landscape faced by charitable institutions. Empower NGO teams, key government officials and finance staff with now faceless, digital regulatory compliances and a 360-degree view to aid in action “on the desk”.

Over the past 15 months, since the deployment of Prabodhanthe BRLF organized 11 course packages, reaching more than 1,600 NGO staff.

“Over the past two years, the country’s legislative and regulatory landscape for CSOs has evolved rapidly with new rules and regulations coming into force under various laws. In this regard, it was deemed imperative that network CSOs associated with Welthungerhilfe India be aware of these changes to ensure maximum compliance and to approach institutional donors and CSR with better understanding and preparation to develop a more meaningful partnership.” , Gagan Mehta, Head of Partner Support, Welthungerhilfe India, said.

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