Atma

Atma's Mission: Building capacity of education NGOs to achieve organisational sustainability & scalability thereby enabling delivery of quality education. Atma Values are: o Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much. (~Helen Keller) o Excellence is never an accident. (~Aristotle) o Strength lies in differences not in similarities. (~Stephen Covey) o If you say you're going to do something, do it. If you start something, finish it." (~Epictetus)

Atma
A-9, 3rd Floor, Liberty Building,
Hill Road, Next to Vodafone Centre, Bandra (West)
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400052
India
02226429313
http://www.atma.org.in

Executive Director

Mary Ellen Matsui

Management Team

Mary Ellen Matsui, Lisa Rodricks

Board of Directors

Rahul Sood, Mahesh Rathod, Naresh Kripalani, Anant Bhagwati, Krishna Ramkumar, Pooja Warrier

Project Leaders

Kinjal Shah

Mission

Atma's Mission: Building capacity of education NGOs to achieve organisational sustainability & scalability thereby enabling delivery of quality education. Atma Values are: o Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much. (~Helen Keller) o Excellence is never an accident. (~Aristotle) o Strength lies in differences not in similarities. (~Stephen Covey) o If you say you're going to do something, do it. If you start something, finish it." (~Epictetus)

Programs

We help innovative education non-profits in Mumbai to grow. We identify high-potential education non-profits and induct them into Atma's Accelerator Program for a period of 3 years. During this period we provide them with 1200 hours of expertise, one dedicated Portfolio Manager and three volunteers with relevant skill-sets to match. Through the expertise, dedicated skilled volunteers, and training, innovative education non-profits in Mumbai are able to maximize their impact and reach out to more children. During each phase of partnership Atma provides the following core services: (1) Expertise: Atma experts meet with an Atma Partner organisation on a weekly basis to develop strategic goals, and create plans to carry them out. Consultancy forms the baseline of Atma's service offering: this hands-on, intensive support allows partners to set big goals and achieve them. (2) Skilled volunteers: Because of resource constraints in time and expertise, NGOs can often benefit from additional support. Atma brings in skilled volunteers at an appropriate time to complete specific projects that will support the growth of an organisation. Atma has hosted over 240 volunteers from 40 different countries over the last seven years. Volunteers have developed teaching curriculum, designed websites, planned marketing campaigns, completed fundraising strategies, written HR manuals, verified accounting processes, launched blogs, filmed videos and created long term strategic plans for Atma Partners. (3) Training: Atma supports organisations in becoming self-sustaining. Building up skills within an organisation is part of this process. Atma offers workshops and trainings to Atma Partners, developed on a needs basis. Examples of workshops and training subjects include budgeting, Excel and Tally, HR development, fundraising techniques, organisational culture, English language training and more. (4) Advocacy: Though working together in a common space, non-profit organisations can perceive that they are competing for resources and become detached from one another. Atma believes that communication and resource sharing between organisations will strengthen the non-profit and change the norms for the development sector as a whole. Atma arranges opportunities for organisations to meet one another and work together. These four hands-on services help Atma Partners bridge their organisational gaps and achieve their vision.

Statistics on Atma

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2014: $201,295
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $201,295
  • Other funding sources: 59% International Chapters, 30% Events, 9% Corporate & Foundations, 2% Individuals
  • Religious Affiliation: None

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