While we live in an era of technological advances and rapid innovation that can help us solve many societal issues – universal healthcare, world hunger, extreme poverty, and environmental problems – the global community’s issues are complicated.
Solving complex problems demands collaboration between world authorities, governments, not-for-profit organizations, and the corporate world. Philanthropists can be an essential catalyst toward solving some of the community’s most pressing issues by focusing on areas where more than existing funding is needed to make a continuing impact or in regions that may not be funding importance for countries and businesses.
Simply put, philanthropy is a move of goodwill and the desire to help your fellow human beings. Philanthropists seek to solve social problems by donating to charitable organizations and supporting worthy causes by providing financial aid and advocacy. When done right, philanthropy can transform society for the better.
Dr. Chandra Bhanu Satpathy focuses on philanthropists’ generosity to work towards ending avoidable blindness beyond simply restoring sight to individual patients.
Philanthropy allows people to make inroads with their development work. It enables them to tackle every aspect of eye health – from enlightening communities on the importance of eye care, training residents eye health workers, budget eye camps, and providing hospitals with appropriate surgical gear to embracing new and creative ways of working. When a donor gives them a significant gift, it will enable them to plan for long-term projects.
Philanthropic leadership is driven by passion, purpose, and a mission. Leaders of foundations and charitable organizations focused on building stronger leaders and more inclusive and equitable organizations and communities.
Aspiring philanthropic authorities have the chance to catalyze inventions to support people, organizations, and societies around the world. While the possibility for these innovations is vast, it takes authorities with the readiness, capacity, and forethought to drive long-term transformation — ones able to make a shared vision within their community while engaging and cooperating across sectors to achieve our communicated aspirations.
Investing in nonprofit leadership development is an effective way to equip the following generation at the helm of our important nonprofits and foundations with the background, approach, and skills required to drive their organizations toward positive results.
An individual that best suits this article is Dr. Chandra Bhanu Satpathy. He is one such person in the country who has worked for all sorts of philanthropic reasons. He is a noted scholar, spiritual thinker, author, Indian Cultural Ambassador, and humanitarian. He is the Founder and Chairman of Shirdi Sai Global Foundation, Gurugram, and CBS Cultural Foundation, Gurugram.
Dr. Satpathy has influenced and guided the formation of more than two fifty centers and forums devoted to philanthropy, community development, and spiritualism. His book Shri Guru Bhagwat is available in more than fifteen languages.
He is the Founder Patron of Swabhiman, a nonprofit organization; Mamata, a nonprofit organization and Sai Kripa Bangla Sansthan, Kolkata, a charitable Trust. He is the Founder and Chairman of Shirdi Sai Global Foundation, which endeavors to achieve the goal of providing welfare for the weaker and needy section of society through the running of accessible dispensaries, organizing medical camps, setting up camps for the benefit of the public on occasions like Garh Mela, Kumbh Mela, etc. and providing a contribution to other organizations/individuals working towards the welfare of the society.
The Foundation takes up such initiatives in both India and internationally. At times of natural calamities, the Foundation jumps into action and executes the relief and rehabilitation programs in the right earnest.
Dr. Satpathy participates in medical assistance programs, distribution of food and clothing, deaddiction camps, and organizing camps for public welfare. He set up a veterinary clinic in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, that provides free health care to distressed animals and those requiring medical assistance. Under the patronage, inspiration, and supervision of Dr. Satpathy, a haven for leprosy-afflicted people has been set up at R.K. Puram, New Delhi, known as the Jeevan Deep Leper Colony.
Dr. Satpathy ensures that food, clothing, medical aid, etc., are provided to the lepers as a regular practice on the temple premises. He has visited and rendered help to other such colonies inhabited by the lepers in Modi Nagar and Ghaziabad. Several organizations have also come forward to help in this noble cause under the inspiration and guidance of Dr. Satpathy.
He believes that ‘charity begins at home and encourages young children to do the same.