Program Dates

In-person sessions:  13-15 September 2024 and 22-23 November

Online Program: 21 September 2024 to 16 November 2024

Program Duration

In-Person (5-Day Residential)
Online Sessions (8 Weeks)


Residential Program: Delhi NCR

The ILSS Digital Transformation for Social Impact Program will empower NPOs to drive catalytic impact at scale by crafting their own digital transformation journey, through a holistic understanding of the art of the possible with digital transformation (DT), industry best practices and expert mentorship.

The program will run for 10 weeks, in a hybrid format:

Program Highlights

14 foundational topics + 8 case studies + capstone presentations

10 in-person & 16 virtual sessions

55+ hours of learning & 16+ hours of mentorship (during program weeks)

Post program mentorship for 5 select SPOs, for 6 months

Program Objectives

Learnings from sector leaders about the art of the possible and their transformation journeys

Build an awareness of the journey – tools, steps, critical success factors and risks

Understand importance of data & AI and using those for improving organisational effectiveness

Create a digital transformation vision/ roadmap for your organisation

Be a part of a cohesive network of leaders who can support one another

Receive mentorship during the program, select participants will also receive mentor support for 6 months post program

Why This Program?

Program Curriculum

  • How is technology driving sea changes across various industries? What are the key factors behind these changes?
  • How to design digital transformation beyond merely implementing new technology?
  • What are the roles of key stakeholders? and what is the importance of data and metrics in setting and achieving digital transformation goals?
  • What are the implications of digital transformation for SPOs? How does it help them achieve their impact goals and organisational objectives?
  • How have SPOs successfully implemented digital transformation? What have been the key challenges?
  • What are some of the solutions and innovations that are driving digital transformation in India today?
  • What does a typical digital transformation journey look like?
  • How to design a holistic and future-proof digital transformation strategy, along with a robust execution plan?
  • How to ensure end-user adoption and success?
  • What are the essential technologies in digital transformation programs?
  • What are the business and technology requirements and the trade-offs between buy, build, and boost options?
  • How to budget for digital transformation?
  • From Big Data to Gen-AI – how does it help SPOs in their transformation journey? When is it not helpful?
  • How can data & insights be democratised and institutionalised?
  • How can data be leveraged for storytelling, proposal writing, and fundraising?
  • How to identify common risks in digital transformation initiatives?
  • How to design and build for digital transformation ethically and responsibly?
  • How to develop a cybersecurity and data privacy mechanism? What are the implications of Digital Personal Data Protection Act, 2023 for the vulnerable populations?
  • How to skill and resource for digital transformation, on an ongoing basis? What to have in-house vs. outsourced?
  • What are common best practices and tools?
  • How to ensure robust governance, while staying aligned with impact goals and org objectives?


Akshay V

Akshay V

Founder and CEO, Edzola Technologies
Ekhlaque Bari

Ekhlaque Bari

Founder and CEO, XdotO
Hareesh Tibrewala

Hareesh Tibrewala

Co-founder and Board Member, Mirum India
Rekha Koita

Rekha Koita

Co-founder, Koita Foundation
Rizwan Koita

Rizwan Koita

Chairman, National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH); Co-founder, Koita Foundation
Sanjeev Prasad

Sanjeev Prasad

Senior Business Adviser, Coforge
Savita Muley

Savita Muley

Chief Product Officer, Haqdarshak Empowerment Solutions
Shankar Maruwada

Shankar Maruwada

Co-founder and CEO, EkStep Foundation
Shruthi Iyer

Shruthi Iyer

Co-founder and CEO, Foundation for Mother and Child Health - India
Uma Kogekar

Uma Kogekar

Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Equity and Quality in Universal Education - CEQUE
Vishal Singhvi

Vishal Singhvi

Director, Strategic Initiatives, Generative AI Ambassador, Microsoft

Who is the Program for?​

CEO/CTO/Co-founders/Program Directors of NGOs and SPOs

Program Details

The Program will run in a blended format for 10 weeks as follows:
Mini Cohorts: 8 hours of learning in small groups of 4 organisations DT Mentoring Sessions: 16 hours of mentorship during weeks 2-10 Expert Sessions: Opportunities to learn from industry experts in 1:1 sessions DT Pitchfest: A culminating event where 5 organisations will be selected for continued support and mentorship on their DT strategy for 6 months.

Program Fee : 1,00,000 + GST Merit & Need Based Scholarships are available

Frequently Asked Questions

The program will run for 10 weeks, in a hybrid format:

In-Person Sessions: In Delhi-NCR from 13-15 September 2024 and 22-23 November 2024

Online Sessions: 8 weeks of virtual sessions & mentoring hours


The general guideline for expected time commitment:

1.In-person sessions: 7 hours per day, for 5 days

2.Virtual sessions: 4 hours per week, for 8 weeks

3.Virtual mentoring and cohort connects: 2-3 hours per week, for 8 weeks

The virtual sessions are expected to take place from 9:30 AM -1:30 PM on Saturdays.

Mentorship sessions and cohort connects can be scheduled as per the availability of the participants.

Fee for the program is 1 Lakh INR (+ GST). Merit & need-based scholarships are available.

Once your candidature has been confirmed, we will share the bank payment details with you to pay the fee.

The fee covers the accommodation, on a full-board basis, during the in-person days. Cost of travel has to be borne by the participant.

Yes. The program is, however, mapped to weekends as per IST timelines so you should expect to manage your schedule to align with the program sessions.