|Due Diligence Process at United Way of India
Due Diligence at United Way of India is a collaborative effort and a multi-stakeholder process involving:
- United Way personnel and team
- Non-Profit/NGO partner
- Beneficiaries of the project
- Corporate partner
- Experts from the focus area/field
- United Way Board Members
During the selection process, some of the key criteria against which partners would be evaluated are mentioned below:
- The potential to grow in effectiveness and impact
- Ability to replicate the program in other geographical areas
- Strong leadership and sound Management
- Passion for strong community participation through demonstrated experiences
- The use of technology and new age media to deliver innovative and creative solutions to address issues of education, health and livelihood
- Transparency and Integrity in fund management
- Engagement with UWI through a constant feedback mechanism
- Legal Compliance: The NGO must conform to all legal requirements of the country as a registered non-profit body.
- Sustainability: The NGO programs must have quantifiable monitoring and evaluation indicators .
- Measurable Results: The NGO programs should lead to social/financial empowerment of beneficiaries and measurable positive behavior.
- Long Term Impact: The NGO must have a long term vision and mission and preferably be working with large population groups and its programs should aim at creating self-sufficiency among the beneficiaries.
- Scalability: Organized systems and processes of project execution with clearly defined goals and objectives, potential to grow and implement programs over a significant geographical area (city/district/state).
- Legislative Potential: The NGO understands the relationship between the governmental agencies and beneficiary groups and explores solutions to help change/modify systems to impact the groups positively.
To be eligible to receive funding from United Way of India, an NGO must meet the following criteria:
- Be a registered not-for-profit organization in India.
- Have an active board of directors that meets with a quorum at least every quarter .
- Have a stated mission and bye-laws .
- Not be affiliated with any political party.
- Conduct an annual audit and submit the audit report to the concerned authorities.
- Subscribe to the mission of United Way as demonstrated by conforming to the Memorandum of Understanding (to be signed between the NGO and United Way).
Please find below a list of our key NGO partners: