Asha Austin: Distributed Models and Towards Sustainability

Contributors: Ranga Srinivasan, Mohit Sood and Subra Nathan

After a few years of a slowdown in terms of fundraising, discontinued active support of projects and volunteer attrition, the Asha Austin chapter volunteers decided to shift their approach to better align to their strengths as a smaller Asha chapter.

Asha Austin began by setting up a fixed 7-year term for their project engagements and worked with project partners to adopt a distributed fundraising model, a model the chapter was able to also successfully extend to their fundraising and volunteer retention efforts. Here, they share with us how a ‘distributed model’ can help in enabling a chapter to become more robust and better manage for risks faced previously.

Read more about the Asha Austin chapter’s efforts in our 2019 Annual Report here

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