The NOW Society of United Way India is a membership-based society that connects business and philanthropy. The uniqueness of the Society is the space it gives to businesses and philanthropic leaders across India to revisit their roots through local United Way Chapters and make a difference in the lives of communities at neighbourhood levels. These initiatives then hold the potential to be broadened to touch more lives.
The Society builds bridges between investors and social issues, as well as encourages immersive activities that existing and prospective donors experience together. Members are inspired and facilitated with new ideas for personal philanthropic work, and to become stronger advocates for local issues.
All The NOW Society initiatives are committed to the building blocks of life:
Biennial Round Table on Philanthropy
“ The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. ”
— Dalai Lama
Gratitude is embedded in The NOW Society’s value system. Individual donors of The NOW Society are felicitated annually in several ways based on their contributions. Additionally, as a mark of special recognition and appreciation for patrons, the United Way Roundtable on Philanthropy (ROP) is held every two years, with a special evening dedicated exclusively to million dollar members of the Society. The ROP is attended by some of the world’s best known leaders in governments, philanthropy, business, creative arts, and cinema. Structured informally, the evening provides the perfect platform for networking and mutually productive initiatives that impact society at large.