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The 4th Wheel Experience – From our intern
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The 4th Wheel Experience – From our intern

The rhetoric of the self serving, evil corporation is one we are all too familiar with. It is also one that up until very recently, I completely bought into. I certainly did not believe they served any cause beyond self interest that I could get behind (funnily enough, business school seems set on making me do just this). My summer internship at the 4th Wheel...

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29 Aug 2018
Changing the ‘Learning’ Narrative!
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Changing the ‘Learning’ Narrative!

A Project on Youth-Led Development, using Technology for Social Change An ambitious project is under-way in Bhuj and Gandidham talukas of Kutch district in Gujarat, based on an understanding that all youth use phones and are involved on various social media platforms. Sadly their engagement in socio-economic development is rare. A collaboration between UNESCO-MGIEP, T-Learning and 4th Wheel, the essence of the project lies in...

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25 Jul 2018
Using Data Mining for Donor Profiling (Part 2)
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Using Data Mining for Donor Profiling (Part 2)

In the previous post, we discussed how data mining, a process through which meaningful data and patterns are acquired from large data sets, can benefit the charitable sector. Since the techniques used for mining meaningful data relies on computer science and coding, it is often automatic (or semi-automatic) once the algorithms are in place. Therefore, this process can be a feasible and effective tool for...

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18 May 2018
Using Data Mining for Donor Profiling (Part 1)
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Using Data Mining for Donor Profiling (Part 1)

In the age where we are all a string of numbers that can be reduced to categories and patterns through which organizations and politicians target us with their products and agenda, it’s difficult (if not impossible) to stay completely off-the-grid and keep your information private. Only a nomad living in the woods can afford the luxury these days!   Data mining, the process of extracting...

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10 May 2018
3 ways to make your participatory tools more effective
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3 ways to make your participatory tools more effective

Participatory methods emerged as an alternative tool to traditional-style development methods in the 1970s and have been well-used for development practice since the 1990s. The tools have become popular among researchers because they challenge the traditional top-down system of work by propagating a more linear method towards addressing development issues.  Moreover, they are positive and inclusive because they allow researchers to step outside power structures,...

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07 May 2018
Process Documentation
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Process Documentation – The How and Why ! (With Toolbox & Casestudy)

Documentation is often seen as a difficult task by most development organisations. The documentation challenge generally links back to lack of knowledge on and usage of ideal tools and techniques for documentation. Another critical challenge is from the point of view of motivation for and realisation of the need for documentation. Photo source: Process Documentation-A Practical Manual for Development Workers, Action for Food Production (AFPRO)...

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01 May 2018
3 innovative communication tools for NGOs
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3 innovative communication tools for NGOs

82% of the respondents for the 2018 Global NGO Technology Report believed that email updates were the most effective communication & fundraising tool employed by NPOs, NGOs and charities. In this day and age where today is already yesterday, Technology has become an integral part of our personal as well as professional lives. With companies like Zomato, Flipkart and Paytm reaching out to consumers in...

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24 Apr 2018
Annual Report
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How to make your annual reports more interesting

Be it the development, corporate, government or any other service sector, annual reporting of work, achievements and profits is considered a minimum mandate. Very often writing annual reports is seen as an ‘annual grind’ to meet the minimum requirements put down in company/society registration acts, give account of funds to donors and a way to document all the hard work for the year. While all...

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16 Apr 2018
Skilling Matters – A look into the past, present & future
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Skilling Matters – A look into the past, present & future

“Collaboration should be about evolution and not revolution” — Raj Gilda, Co-founder, Lend-A-Hand   A noble quote which justly defines the collaboration between J.P Morgan, UnLtd India & 4th Wheel Social Impact for the Learning Journey series – Skilling Matters. A mere 2% of the Indian population has received any form of skilling which is lower than most developing countries. By 2020, it is estimated that...

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04 Apr 2018
3 ways to make your research more participatory
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3 ways to make your research more participatory

Contextualised understanding is the foundation for sustainable programs. Good research enables contextualised understanding. Survey is the most commonly used method for conducting research but it may not lead to inclusive & participatory data. This video talks about innovative research tools like Photo Voice, Card Sorting & Temperature Gauges.

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21 Feb 2018
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