Mr. V. Sridhar is a Management Graduate in Marketing;
he did his Post Graduation Proficiency course in Marketing
Management and Financial Management from Indian Institute
of Science, Bangalore in 1986. His basic education
is Bachelor of Commerce from Bangalore University
He served the corporate world for a period of 18 years
and served organizations like Dunlop India Limited,
Brilliants, Pentasoft Technologies and later served
the Development Sector for a period of 8 years. His
highest position that he held while he was in Corporate
was General Manager and he managed a large team of
over 800 people working under his dynamic leadership.
He also served Amity University, Noida and managed
an independent institution called Amity Institute
of NGO Management where he introduced several courses
including the Post Graduation Diploma in NGO Management.
He was highly successful in placing students of NGO
Management in large NGOs and managed to raise funds
for various NGOs across the country by extending consultancy
services to the tune of over Rs. 25 crores. His networking
with national and international funding agencies besides
contacts in Government of India is noteworthy.
Between July 2007 to June 2008 Mr Sridhar took the
challenge of developing one NGO in Bangalore which
is taking care of providing food, shelter and education
to disabled children. This Trust was established by
three visually impaired young graduates. Inspired
by the passion, dedication, and commitment by these
three young graduates, Mr. Sridhar took the challenge
of developing this NGO in the year 2007. During this
period, Mr. Sridhar introduced many fundraising activities
which helped this Trust raise over Rs. 1.5 crores.
Some of the fundraising initiatives introduced by
Mr. Sridhar are:
Charity Pizza .. Charity Diwali .. Charity Movie ..
Cultural Nites .. Stalls & Eco friendly product
sales .. Corporate Bulk Funding .. Energy Saving fundraising
initiatives and so on..
He pioneered a concept of outsourcing to a global
organization, the activity of raising funds from individuals
of Bangalore City. This has never happened in India.
Even organizations of repute who are of International
standards have not thought of such an "out of
the box" innovative idea. The activity is quite
successful and going on fine as of now.
Mr. Sridhar has conducted over 20 fundraising workshops
and over 500 NGOs in India have benefited from his
powerful public speaking capabilities. During his
workshop, several NGOs have found his fundraising
techniques quite useful and those who have implemented
his ideas, have seen tremendous success.