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Dr Sanjay Patra Dr Sanjay Patra Founder

Starting his journey as a Chartered Accountant, he found his footing in the social sector, during the early 90s, when the civil society movement was going through a tumultuous change and lent his critical voice in many national and international deliberations. Dr Patra, known for his quick wit and logical approach has served for more than two decades in the Financial Management Services Foundation (FMSF), which works in building capacities of Development Organizations in the areas of Governance, Financial Management and Legal Compliances. He served as a member of the Planning Commission task group for drafting policies on the voluntary Sector from 2005-07. In the realms of Financial Management, Governance and Legal aspects of Civil Society Organisations, he has been a resource person in many national as well as international workshops, having facilitated more than 500 workshops till date. He is also a visiting faculty for Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH), India, and teaches stewardship at Haggai Institute, Hawaii. A recognized social activist and writer, Sanjay serves on a number of boards and committees of National and International non-profit groups. As a founder and thought leader for Indiadonates, he would be the flag-bearer of accountability and transparency as well as a mentor to the team.

Sandeep Sharma Sandeep Sharma Founder

Since 2005, Sandeep has been providing leadership to Financial Management Service Foundation in shaping its program strategy and outreach. One of his core competencies lies in the areas of Organizational Development particularly focusing on Governance and Management of NGOs. He has been involved in several organizational development processes for various national and international organizations. He is a seasoned trainer and has facilitated more than 500 workshops across the globe. He is committed to the values of accountability and transparency and is one of the upcoming and leading voices of NGO space and has very wide acceptance within and around the sector. He serves on the board of various national and international agencies. While within the team, he is known for his analytical mind and the gift of the gab, it is his sensibility and deep-rooted empathy for social causes that helped him envision Indiadonates. He founded Indiadonates with a premise to establish an ethical fundraising platform that could optimise the strength of individuals, and minimize the friction of resource availability on the ground. An ardent exponent of ‘technology to drive social innovation’, Sandeep regularly writes on technological enhancements that could improve the landscape of civil society organizations.

Our Team

Uttama Pandit Uttama Pandit Head-Operations

Mise-en-scene being her favourite word, Uttama, loves to ideate through the frame of her lens. Having worked closely with both B-town celebs and grass-root level NGOs over the last couple of years, her proclivity towards the voluntary sector developed as she started travelling to the hinterlands of India, and bringing out stories of change. She identifies empathy as her greatest strength which drives her to make a difference in the lives of others. Currently, she leads the Operations for Indiadonates and hopes to create a systematic and sustainable change in the social transformation story of India. Uttama strongly believes in creating and nurturing syndicates of conscientious individuals, who become equal participants in the growth story of India.

Sasha Samuel Sasha Samuel Communications Officer

Sasha Samuel, is a history nerd turned journalist. After graduating from Auckland University of Technology , New Zealand, she joined the social sector with a hope of ideating & writing to make a difference. She is also a hobby baker, who loves to blend and mix different ingredients, to create delicacies, just like her words.

Puja Biswas Puja Biswas Manager- Partnerships and Communication

Puja completed her bachelor's in Comparative Literature before she opted to study Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Before joining the INDIAdonates team, Puja worked in program planning and management as well as Program monitoring and evaluation. In her free time, Puja likes to read poetry and take up DIY projects.

Prithvi Singh Chauhan Prithvi Singh Chauhan NGO Partnership Officer

Prithvi works in INDIAdonates as our NGO Partnership officer. Before joining us he has worked in the sustainability and development sector in the areas of climate change, gender, public health and governance. He has an academic background in life sciences and development studies. When not at work , Prithvi likes to go out on solo trips, swim and read some non-fiction books.

Nazia Parween Nazia ParweenCommunication Officer

Nazia is a graduate in Linguistics from Aligarh Muslim University and post graduate in Journalism from Jamia Millia Islamia. She has worked as a Freelance Journalist. She enjoys dancing and cooking in her free time. Currently, she works as a Communication Officer at INDIAdonates.

Suraj Khanna Suraj Khanna Communication Officer-Design and Films

Suraj is our in-house designer. After completing his Bachelors in Journalism and Mass Communication, he spelt magic through his designs for various organizations. An art enthusiast , he likes to share stories through his art and self directed films.

Puja Biswas Ranveer Singh Finance and Admin Officer

The team's one-stop solution for all things finance, Ranveer is our numbers master. A CA finalist and graduate from Delhi University , the development sector and its functioning piqued his interest. When not in front of the computer going through budgets, Ranveer likes to travel to new places, go on treks and explore the great outdoors.

Vinishikha Bhandari Vinishikha Bhandari Fundraising Manager

Vinishikha works as Fundraising Manager for INDIAdonates. With the learnings from her work in the sector over the last decade, she aims to bring about a positive impact in the community through her work in INDIAdonates. She is passionate about adding one new learning to her life everyday and in her free time loves reading and cooking.