Dr. Shariq Siddiqui is the Executive Director of (ARNOVA), Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action. ARNOVA is a leading international association that connects scholars, teachers, and practice leaders in research on nonprofit organizations, voluntary action, philanthropy and civil society. Siddiqui serves as the co-editor of the new Journal on Muslim Philanthropy and Civil Society that will be in published through a partnership of the Center on American Muslim Philanthropy and Indiana University – Indianapolis University Library. Prior to taking over the helm of ARNOVA, Shariq was Director of Development for the Indiana University School of Education. Dr. Siddiqui has taught and has served in leadership roles in the local, regional, national and international nonprofit organizations for over fifteen years. He teaches at the Fund Raising School at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University; Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs; Indiana University School of Social Work Indiana University, where he has taught exclusively online since 2009; and Andrews University, where he is teaching nonprofit executive leadership in Italy and Ghana.The Role of Nonprofit Organizations in the Provision of Public Good
Sabith Khan is a scholar-practitioner, with expertise in American philanthropy, civil society, religion and culture. Khan has been a consultant, Public Relations specialist and an entrepreneur in the past. Khan has initiated award-winning social change communications campaigns during his time at Ogilvy Public Relations, revived an ailing NGO in Washington D.C. and advised numerous nonprofits, including healthcare nonprofits in the US. His skills include: management and leadership of organizations, strategic communications. Having worked in India, U.A.E and the U.S., he brings strong cross-cultural expertise, as well. In addition, Khan served as a Visiting Researcher at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University between 2015-17. He is the author of a book titled “Islamic Education in the US and evolution of Muslim Nonprofit Institutions” published by Edward Elgar Publishing (2017).Models of collaboration between government and nonprofit Exploring the possibilities:
Tim Pennell is a Director in Third Sector’s Boston office where he manages feasibility assessments and construction of Pay for Success projects. In addition, Tim leads Third Sector's business development and communications/PR activities. Tim is leading Illinois’ Pay for Success initiative to serve youth dually-involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems and he managed Third Sector's inaugural Social Innovation Fund Pay for Success grant competition. Prior to joining Third Sector in 2012, Tim served as Development Manager for the Winston-Salem Symphony in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he managed individual giving, grants, and special events. Mr. Pennell graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a B.S. in Human and Organizational Development and a second major in Music, and holds an M.B.A. with honors from Boston University.It Takes a Contract: Opportunities and Challenges for the “Third Sector” in Delivering and Improving Public Services
Mr. Mushtaq Chhapra is the Founding Director of TCF who formed the organization back in 1995 with an aim to better the social conditions through education. Mr, Mushtaq is a highly respected and decorated social entrepreneur. He was awarded the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship (2013), Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2015) and is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative for his work with TCF. For his exemplary social services, he has recently been conferred with Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence) by Pakistani Government, the third highest civil honor in Pakistan. A strong believer in the cause of education, he has invested himself immensely in making TCF the exemplary success that it is today. A businessman and philanthropist, Mr. Mushtaq also serves as an Honorary Consul General of the Royal Nepalese Embassy in Karachi. He is also serving as the director of various corporations.TCF - A Citizens’ Movement
Gopi has over 25 years of experience in implementing large-scale service-delivery programs in low-resource settings. He founded Janani, a non-profit entity that accounts for more than 20% of family planning in the state of Bihar. Janani won national and international acclaim for its innovative and creative management, which enabled the program to serve some of the poorest communities in the world on a sustainable basis. Specializing in public–private partnerships, Gopi is an expert in leveraging private sector resources to complement public sector service provision. He has been a member of India’s Population Commission and has advised the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and numerous national and international organizations on large-scale cost-effective service delivery. He has served on the global technical advisory board of the International Finance Corporation, and currently is on the Advisory Group on Community Action (AGCA) of India’s National Rural Health Mission and the Global Coalition against Tuberculosis. Gopi was the Director of International Programs of DKT International and received a prestigious civilian honour from the Government of Vietnam for his work as the Country Director of DKT International in Hanoi. In 2013, Gopi received two prestigious awards for Social Entrepreneurship from the Skoll Foundation and Schwab Foundation and is an Ashoka Fellow.From Advisors to Implementers: The Changing Face of Non-profits in Healthcare
Amitav is Founder CEO, The Education Alliance. TEA is a registered non profit organisation based in India and works primarily as a facilitator of Public Private Partnerships in Education across the country. Prior to this Amitav was Country Director, Absolute Return for Kids (ARK), India, a UK based philanthropic co-operative founded in 2002. He was responsible for setting up and managing the India operations for ARK and was with the organisation since it’s inception in India in 2008 until April 2014. Amitav worked as a General Manager in the office of the CEO and MD at Ranbaxy Laboratories prior to his switch over to the development sector. Amitav began his post MBA career in the USA working for Bristol Myers Squibb and Co. based in Princeton. He managed a part of their Oncology portfolio and was also responsible for setting up their office in Mumbai, India in 2003. Amitav has been part of his family-run food processing business since 1994. Amitav was educated at the Doon School, Dehra Dun and went on to study Economics at the St. Stephens College, Delhi University. He got his MBA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and worked in the US for 4 years before returning home. He sits on the board of Central Square Foundation, AVPN India and several other companies. He recently joined as a member of the PPP Alliance of the Global Education and Skills Forum. In 2010, he was selected as an Aspen Fellow and joined the 3rd Batch of the India Leadership Initiative. In 2015, he was elected as an Ashoka Fellow and in 2017 he was selcted as an N/Core Fellow for their inaugural class.Improving the Quality of Government Schools in India
John has led Bridge Housing Limited since 2006, growing the organisation from 650 to 1,857 properties. He has led the transformation of the company from a property manager to one that undertakes property procurement and development, raising $25m in debt to finance its development activities. As CEO, he provides the strategic focus for the company’s direction. Prior to joining Bridge Housing, John held senior positions in NSW Government and the community services sector. He led affordable housing policy development in the NSW Department of Housing and Department of Planning, and was Community Services Manager with the Uniting Church Board for Social Responsibility. He has also advised federal and state governments on housing policy. John has a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Work, and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment (FINSIA). John is a former Chairperson of the NSW Federation of Housing Associations and is the NSW Region Director of the national Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA).Emerging Role of Australian Community Housing Providers
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08:45 AM - 10:00 AMThe nonprofit sector plays an important role in providing needed public services. In the United States, one on ten members of the work-force are employed by the nonprofit sector. This is a dramatic increase since major public policy decisions that sought to engage nonprofits in providing services that have traditionally been reserved for the public sector. The nonprofit sector provides important value as a provider for public services. Nonprofits traditionally have greater flexibility than government which allows them to experiment and innovate. This speech will examine the US nonprofit sector and its changing role in providing services. We will discuss the value that the nonprofit sector can bring to a broad policy framework centered around efficient provision of services. We will discuss the important role and relationship with government to achieve success. Finally, we will look at factors that can help the nonprofit sector in fulfilling this role. We will draw upon important case studies to illustrate the important role the nonprofit sector can play in the provision of services in healthcare, education and housing sectors.
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12:00 PM - 01:15 PMIn this talk, The speaker will present a framework utilizing the principal-agent model of collaboration and governance with the government-private actors. Using case studies, one examining international healthcare and another involving local healthcare, we will look at the challenges to planning, implementation and governance of healthcare sector. Lessons drawn from research and practice will be shared in this interactive forum. This session will be rich in theoretical inputs as well as practical application. Resource allocation, control of agenda and measures of effectiveness are key issues we will examine, as part of the governance mix. Keywords : collaboration, government, nonprofits, governance
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08:45 AM - 10:00 AMThe lecture will outline the growth of the not for profit sector in housing provision to low to moderate income households in Australia. It will place this growth within the increasing pressure that the housing affordability is placing on traditional approaches to meeting housing demand through home ownership, private rental and public housing. I will use the experience of Bridge Housing to illustrate attributes of a not for profit providers as they meet this challenge and how as we provide more than housing by undertaking community development and engagement and partner to link housing to education and employment. It will close on the future role our sector may play through Australian Federal and State governments policy response to the challenge of housing affordability.
10:15 AM - 11:30 AMAmitav will present the experience of The Education Alliance (TEA) working with the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), to set up a whole-school partnership project aimed at creating exemplary government schools. In 2015, 35 of SDMC’s 581 schools had less than 50 children. This partnership program was started with the purpose of turning around failing government schools, reviving lost confidence in the public school system, and bringing back children to empty schools. The project started with 1 school, and is now running across 30 schools, with 12 NGO partners, impacting ~5000 children. As a result of the program, there has been an 87% increase in enrolment in these schools in just 3 months, and 90% of parents have reported an improved quality of life. Early indicators of learning outcomes also show positive trends with children learning at 1.5 to 3 times the rate of private schools. As a result of this pilot, the SDMC is considering a formal PPP policy that will entail cost-per-child reimbursement to operating partners, and thereby facilitate sustainable expansion of the program. PPP policies are also being considered by other state governments in India. Amitav will deliberate on the lessons learnt over the past 3 years and make recommendations on what constitutes a successful PPP.
12:00 PM - 01:15 PMThe non-profit sector of the 21st century has moved in significant ways from being a pressure group engaging with the government on policy matters to being partners in delivering health care to underserved and remote communities. Since areas that are rural or socially disturbed typically have high poverty, weak infrastructure and low human resource, the NPOs have played a role of collectivising all available resources in order to address the rising health and development needs of these communities. Very often it is by serving as a bridge between the public and private sectors judiciously combining the strengths and resources of each to achieve the larger social objective. With many bilateral, multilateral and private donors willing to provide guidance and large-scale financial support, NPOs have also been increasingly able to undertake responsibilities that are not solely dependent on the country government’s good will. There have been some fault-lines too. Often, governments have felt threatened by the role of NPOs. In other situations, NPOs have also overstepped their brief and involved themselves in controversial roles. Hopefully, in the times ahead, a worthwhile and practical equilibrium will be established in which all the constituents will establish ways to gainfully engage with each other.
01:15 PM - 02:30 PMThe Citizens Foundation (TCF) is a professionally managed, non-profit organization set up in 1995 by a group of citizens who wanted to bring about positive social change through education. 22 years later, TCF is now one of Pakistan’s leading organizations in the field of education for the less-privileged. The TCF model focuses on providing quality education through purpose-built schools located in the heart of Pakistan’s urban slums and rural communities. The organization ensures that girls make up nearly 50% of overall student strength. To magnify its impact, improve enrolment and quality of education, TCF is now adopting Government schools across Pakistan.
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