Board of Directors:

Dr. Sri Gopal Mohanty (Chair)
266 Lloyminn Ave
Ancaster ONT L9G 1J1
phone: 9056480203
Email: mohanty at mcmaster dot ca

Dr. Priyadarsan Patra (Founding Chair)
1552 W Mead Ct
Chandler, AZ 85248
Phone: 512-666-3488 (H)
Email: ppatra at seedsnet.org

Dr. Gopal Mohapatra (Treasurer)
9617 Mariposa St
Houston, Texas 77025
Tel: 7136149950 Email: gkmohapatra @ gmail dot com

Dr. Abani Patra, Chair
605 Furnas Hall, Dept. of Mech. Eng.,
SUNY-Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260
Tel: 716-645-2593x2240
Email: abani at eng.buffalo dot edu

Dr. Manoranjan Acharya
Portland, OR
Tel: 503 793 4135
Email: manoranjan.ac at gmail dot com

 

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Other active volunteers who may be contacted:

Dr. Dhanada Mishra, Mr. Sandip Dasverma, Ms. Ranu Mahanti, Ms. Mamata Misra, Mr. Subhas Choudhury, Prof. Lalu Mansinha, Dr. Sikhanda Satapathy, Prof. S.P. Mohanty, Mr. Pranabesh Dash, et al.

2 Comments

Sandhi Bhide · March 12, 2015 at 10:52 am

I would like to know what is your administrative and other overheads in terms of percentage of your total donations you get? Out of every dollar I donate, what percentage will finally reach the end cause?

–Sandhi Bhide

    darshan · March 17, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Thank you for the question. So far our track record has been that nearly all 100% of the donation goes to our supported cause. Typically there are other fees we end up paying such as Paypal transaction fees and bank/wire transfer fees. We pride ourselves as “zero overhead” nonprofit — what happens is our own small group of activists/volunteers covers most of the costs incurred in the process– such as communication, paperwork, site visits, etc. — in addition to of course volunteering their time and skills. Hence, someone has joked that we are a “negative-overhead” org!
    Of course, that “idealism” is hard on the volunteers, so, going forward, we ask our donors to cover at least our nominal end-to-end transaction expenses (3-5%).

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