One more chance to attend the 1st session of the capacity building workshops for GuideStar India Certification (Repeating on high demand)

We are excited to invite you once again for the capacity building workshops and for the overview of GuideStar India’s upgraded certification on Monday,18th December, 2023 from 3PM to 5PM IST.

GuideStar India’s upgraded Certification is based on an assessment rubric covering 7 pillars or clusters with 500+ parameters that will give you an edge globally.

The certification process will comprise 4-5 Capacity Building workshops. What’s more…you apply for the Capacity Building + Certification programme and have the chance to qualify for Platinum/ Gold/ Silver/ Bronze based on your assessment score! Every organisation has an equal chance to qualify for Platinum regardless of its size! The assessment parameters are divided into qualifiers and differentiators, and you need a minimum score in each pillar to qualify. There could be differentiators that you may learn about, but put into practice in the future. The applicability of parameters is based on the size of the organisation.

This will be a journey of learning and reflection with your internal teams, management and governing body members! 74 NPOs have gone through our pilot phase and 97% found the framework useful!

GuideStar India certified NGOs showed remarkable resilience in the pandemic. In past 5 years, 88% of GuideStar Certified NGOs registered growth vis-à-vis only 57% on non-GuideStar India certified NGOs.

Here’s what some of the participants from the pilot launch had to say after attending the series of capacity building workshops:
“I think there is a solution to everything and I am now more confident that as an organisation we can work on preventive measures to avoid any risk that can happen to the organisation.”
Shannon Dona Massar, Faith Foundation

“Realistic examples and cases were eye opener and push us to look into our books of accounts appropriately”
Shwetha, DEHAT

“The possibility of communicating our work better to an external/general audience, Connecting with a community of NGOS”
Poonam Kathuria, Society for Women’s Action and Training Initiatives

Overview and Workshop dates:

We have planned for 5 workshops to cover the 7 pillars or clusters that form our certification rubric. We have shared with you (please refer to the table below) who should ideally attend these workshops.

Once you apply for certification, you can continue to attend all the 4 workshops

Some of you would have started our new certification process. However, we recommend you to attend these workshops so that you can complete the process smoothly.

Role of the Certification Champion (Contact person from your organisation):

Please note that you need to nominate one person from your organisation to attend all the workshops and champion this process internally and be responsible for completing the process with GuideStar India in a time-bound manner.

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to write to us at with a copy to

We look forward to this journey with you!

Best wishes