IQ Social

IQ Group

IQ Social

IQ Social

Social Impact & NGO Sector

IQ SOCIAL - Talent search for the Social and Development Sector.

Until the 1990s, philanthropy in India was driven by individuals who were passionate about social issues and who wanted to contribute to society in some way. With the rapid growth in private foundations, NGOs and CSR programs, social impact activity has become institutionalized over the years.

India today has a whopping 3.3 million NGOs. The CSR requirement for corporates as well as the proliferation of grassroots organisations in the sector has increasingly led to the growth and need for skilled staff who can combine professionalism from corporate experience with the understanding of managing projects at a grassroots level.

The Opportunity: The corporatisation of the social impact sector calls for greater accountability and transparency and has created an unprecedented demand for professionals who bring technical and managerial skills. Social Impact sector employers understand today that for survival it is critical to have a mix of business-driven, process and technical skillsets.

However, the nonprofit sector in India is facing a massive talent shortage. Nonprofit employers understand today that for survival of their sector it is critical to have a mix of business-driven, process and technical skillsets alongside the traditional nonprofit individual. In other words, to attract, retain, and develop skilled talent, NGOs must compete directly with the private sector.

Benefits of hiring us:

Team members at IQ have had direct employment in nonprofit organizations at some stage of our careers. Our team has combined 20 years of senior-level nonprofit and social impact industry experience. This gives us our insight into the requirements of our social sector clients.

  • We do our research about the organisation and the projects and are equipped to engage with candidates effectively

  • We understand that job roles have to evolve in the sector and sometimes that occurs during the recruitment process

  • We form robust partnerships with clients to seek long-term solutions, not quick fixes, and develop lasting relationships with both clients and candidates.

  • We employ a consultative approach and we have a commitment to establishing long-term relationships with each of our clients.

We have been fortunate to work with clients such as:

NASSCOM Foundation
Concern India Foundation
Kotak Education Foundation
CanKids KidsCan
Ambuja Cement Foundation
Aangan Trust
Morris Foundation
Unltd India


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