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The 360 View – June 2023

Lots to write about and lots to keep busy people happily busy! We are excited to share all that has been happening here at Jupiter. It has been a busy quarter and we are looking forward to this season being even busier than before. 

Introducing ATREE A Jupiter 360 Foundation Partner Organization. Photo of Kamal, ATREE founder

First things first! Jupiter 360 is proud to partner with a global organization that is doing phenomenal work for mitigating climate change and promoting biodiversity. ATREE; The Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment was founded by Kamal Bawa. Kamal is an evolutionary ecologist, conservation biologist and a distinguished professor of Biology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. In 2012, Bawa received the first Gunnerus Sustainability Award, the world’s major international award for work on sustainability. He is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was elected a Member of the American Philosophical Society in 2019. 

The ATREE Board, composed of the who’s who in Indian philanthropy is taking the organization to new heights by raising awareness for the work it does in India and now in the US. ATREE is an accelerator partner with us and we can’t be happier working with Kamal and the ATREE India team in Bangalore. Find out more at:  

As always, we are in the midst of bringing technological changes to the nonprofits we work with. New websites, pitch videos, presentations, CRM development, data analytics, fundraising insights, narratives and storytelling are some of our niche areas of expertise in building a brand in the US for our partners. Check out the latest videos we made for Ekal and SRLC.

A mention for SRLC cannot go without a short brief on my March visit to Dharampur to witness the programs this organization is integrating in 225 villages. Telemedicine, a medical van making the rounds with physicians on board, digital education, a world class hospital with a neonatal unit, maternal care, physiotherapy and rehabilitation services for children born with low birth weights, an animal care program pilot that is now expanding to a full fledged animal hospital are just some of the things SRLC has undertaken. I see this as a 100 year vision, to build schools, colleges, institutions in the immediate vicinity of the most marginalized communities in India. Kudos to the founder, Rakeshbhai for his vision and perseverance. Here are some of the field pictures and videos of my visit.


After a 3 year break, a trip to the East Coast was memorable. SRLC hosted an event in Long Island, hitting all measures of success with attendees, fundraising, quality of the program, pitch presentation and follow up after the event. Made me so happy to see the volunteers giving their very best and owning their success! Shoutout to Mitesh, Chintan, Ushma, Amit, Hardik, Darshan, Shreyansh, Krish, Ketan, Alpa and so many more. You rock!


Jupiter 360 was thrilled to co-host the Ekal Bay Area invitees only event with three Forbes 30 under 30 as our speakers. Arun Saigal, Sampriti Bhattacharyya and Komal Ahmad are true pioneers in the field of no-code, robotics and AI, achieving resounding success from startup to second rounds of funding. Made us so proud to listen to our first gens making a difference!


Please mark your calendars for the next Founders Forum August 24th at 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 8.30 pm IST! We will feature Kamal Bawa, and SRLC’s team in a very different kind of panel discussion. The last one brought a lot of positive feedback, our speakers were happy with the loads of questions and the audience was happy to learn about our NGO partners and the work they do. We will feature Kamal Bawa, and SRLC’s team in a very different kind of panel discussion. You can RSVP for the event here

We can’t do what we do without your support! The Jupiter 360 Foundation provides services to nonprofits for building capacity, infrastructure and providing operational guidance. Please donate generously so we can continue to support nonprofits and their founders.

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The Year of Founders and Seekers

The Year of Founders and Seekers

We look back in gratitude at the year gone by, for the partnerships forged and the opportunities to create change for 80 million people in rural India. Thank you!

We are grateful for our volunteer advisors and trustees who work patiently and tirelessly with our nonprofit partners while also mentoring our team at Jupiter 360 as we pioneer new ways to serve nonprofits. Thanks to Savi Sharma, Mohit Tandon, Ajit Chandorkar, Siva Sivakumar, BV Jagadeesh, Himanshu Palsule, Dulari Amin, Krutika Pranav – your unconditional love and support is much, much appreciated.

Our partner organizations – Ekal USA, SRLC USA, Plaksha University, One Billion Literates Foundation, 17,000 ft Foundation, Buddha Fellows, Vigyan Shaala have shown great courage and dedication towards the work they are doing in education, healthcare, skilling, and job creation. Your support and encouragement have gone a long way for developing the US audiences for increasing awareness and funds.

Takeaways from our Founders Forum: The one thing most nonprofits – and for profits for that matter miss is connecting the dots between marketing and customer service – as our keynote speaker Dheeraj Pandey so eloquently spoke about during our online global founders forum. The marketing team does not speak with customer service and on the nonprofit side, the donors never hear back after making a contribution. Simple things that build long term relationships. Insights and significant points that were presented via our founders panel, a CSR and US donor panel and a fireside chat with Dheeraj. A big shoutout to our CSR partners and their pioneering leaders, Pearl Tiwari, President, Ambuja Foundation, Lalit Mohan, President & COO, State Bank of India Foundation, Sakina Baker, Head CSR, Bosch India Foundation for sharing valuable insights into rural development.

At Jupiter 360, we are making connections deeper, vibrant, and alive as we dig in and build narratives, best practices in marketing and fundraising and finally, most importantly, building on a vision bigger than all of us.

Reach for the Stars Gala

Global Founders Forum

As the year heads to a close, I appeal to you to donate generously towards rural development in India. It is much needed, the wellbeing and livelihoods of the most marginalized people is in your hands. We are a 501c3 with overheads of just 3%. Effectively, 93% of your contribution goes towards program expenses and capacity building.

Great year end news: We recently signed an MoU with the State Bank of India Foundation. Every dollar raised for the 17,000 feet Foundation and One Billion Literates Foundation will be matched dollar for dollar in India.