There is a lot of confusion about what NGOs do. Some doubt their professionalism, some question their altruistic motives, and many others scoff at their utility in society. Those that provide infrastructure services find it easier to project their efforts and sincerity – but those that do not run shelters, hospitals and schools are perpetually battling accusations of being corrupt and all-talk-and-no-work.
Mixed Pickles was conceptualized to illustrate ‘what Sanjog does, ‘how Sanjog does it’, and to share the learnings – good practices and failures, successes and challenges – of our work. These experiences have been tested by evaluators who are technical experts, and we hope that fellow NGOs and other interested individuals and organizations working on something similar could learn from then rather than reinvent the wheel.
We’ve tried to make the issues an informative read – stripped of the jargon we activists are so fond of spouting. We look forward to your feedback – whether bouquets or brickbats – email us at [email protected] with your comments.