About Us

OUR BRAND STORY

 

Direct Dialogue Initiatives India aims to provide ethical fundraising and public engagement services to civil society organisations in the development sector. We strive to support environmental and social justice organisations by engaging citizens in direct dialogue on issues that affect them.

 

To achieve this, we aim to provide a wide range of services in the areas of donor enrollment, retention, mobilisation, and marketing. Our key focus is to raise both one-off and recurring donations from individuals across the country for environmental and social justice causes.

 

Founded by Mr Aroon Raman and Mr Arvind Shivakumar, Direct Dialogue Initiatives India has Greenpeace Stitching Council as a major investor and shareholder. Together, we intend to create an enterprise that offers engagement assistance to civil society organisations in building a strong supporter and donor base, and developing a sustainable model of financial support for their work.

 

Direct Dialogue Initiatives India currently has offices in seven cities – Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, and Kolkata.

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We are also in the process of hiring staff for different positions. To know more, contact us at recruitment@directdialogueinitiatives.com.

OUR CORE TEAM

Aroon Raman
Aroon Raman
An Indian entrepreneur and famed author, Aroon's role in the genesis of DDII is phenomenal. He completed his Masters in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi and his MBA from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Raman currently heads a Research and Development company, and has written two books so far.
Arvind Shivakumar
Arvind Shivakumar
Arvind is passionate about co-creative, regenerative, and sustainable lifestyles that serve all beings. To that end, he practices Systemic Constellation Methodology to process information better and ensure inclusion and love. As a co-facilitator and mentor, Arvind has helmed a self-designed course at Swaraj University dedicated to the regeneration of local cultures and economies. He is also learning Transactional Analysis Frameworks and Sociocracy to facilitate change through collaborative processes.
Binu Jacob
Binu Jacob
With a management background and experience in the corporate sales and marketing field, Binu started working in the not-for-profit sector from 2004. He started with the fundraising team of Greenpeace India by leading city operations and then taking up the national-level responsibility of various teams. He was later assigned the role of Fundraising Director at Greenpeace. Binu is a firm believer that as an individual, we all can bring the required change in society. And as CEO of DDII, his focus continues to be people-centric, along with the usage of technology and innovation to aid all endeavours.