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Interview with Experts from the Nonprofit World
28 minutes | Jan 13, 2020
Sasibai explains in depth her trials and tribulations of setting up Earth Heir, a successful social enterprise in Malaysia.
Sasibai Kimis speaks to Dr. Sudeep Mohandas, Co-Founder/Managing Director or I First International about Earth Heir. Earth Heir works with over 100 artisans from women’s cooperatives, indigenous tribes and refugee groups, across six states of Malaysia. By combining traditional artisanal skills with modern, contemporary design, Earth Heir is a true celebration of Malaysia’s varied heritage art forms and unique cultural narratives. Earth Heir is fair trade certified with the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO).
13 minutes | Dec 23, 2019
Aresandiran shares why focussing on the Operations is so crucial to the success of a Nonprofit.
Dr. Sudeep Mohandas, MD of I First International speaks to the Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management (MIHRM) is a nonprofit. Aresandiran, CEO, shares how he and his team over 10 years have built the organisation from where it was. The key to its success focussing on the operations.
31 minutes | Dec 12, 2019
Listen to what Stuart has to say about the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) an NGO linked to AFC and FIFA.
Dr. Sudeep Mohandas, Co-Founder/Managing Director of I First International speaks to the Secretary General of FAM, Stuart Ramalingam about the issues he faces and looks forward to in working for an NGO that is established and focussed on an area that has global presence - football!.
12 minutes | Dec 11, 2019
Monitoring & Evaluation to the Nonprofits. Khalid shares its relevance to Impact Assessment.
Dr. Sudeep Mohandas Co-Founder and Managing Director of I First International speaks to Khalid al Walid, Managing Director, Philandure about Monitoring and Evaluation. This is an important tool that can help NPO's be better at ensuring they can make the difference on the ground.
1 minutes | Nov 24, 2019
Interview with Experts from the Nonprofit World (Trailer)
17 minutes | Nov 21, 2019
MySkills Foundation Founder Mr. Pasupathi shares his joys, pains and achievements over 20 years by helping the Indian Youths in Malaysia
Listen to Dr Sudeep Mohandas, Co-Founder and Managing Director of I First International, a Consultancy striving to professionalise the NGO/CSO/NPO sector in the world. Listen to his conversation with Mr Pasupathi as the story unfolds and invariably Mr. Pasupathi narrative becomes a learning for those who have similar aspirations to do wonders for their community.
10 minutes | Oct 1, 2019
Peter explains the tools required to make decisions that will help the urban poor in Nairobi, Kenya
Dr. Sudeep Mohandas, Co-Founder of I First International talks to Peter Muthaura, from the Human Needs Project in Nairobi, Kenya.
18 minutes | Sep 12, 2019
Spina Bifida, a medical condition affecting the spinal chord. Ir.Dr. Kriban explains how it started.
Dr. Sudeep Mohandas Co-Founder/Managing Director of I First a International talks to Ir. Dr. Kriban who is the Secretary of Spina Bifida Association of Malaysia on how it started in 2007 and where it is now today.
15 minutes | Aug 27, 2019
Arshwin offers through his NGO a chance for talent to find jobs and for recruiters to identify suitable talent
Dr. Sudeep Mohandas, Co-Founder and Managing Director, I First International, speaks to Arshwin Nair, the President of Recruiters Association Malaysia (RAM) about his reason for setting up his NGO, the ingredients required for a good resume and why it is important to fill the void of finding the right talent for the job within the Malaysian Society.
17 minutes | Aug 20, 2019
George explains about his experience & knowledge about the Inuit Community (Eskimos) in Canada and his observations on Talent Employability in Malaysia
George Bohlender is the Managing Director of Dragonfire Corporate Solutions. He is also a Writer, Entrepreneur, and an Advocate for Islamic/Responsible Finance & Entrepreneurship. He shares his views with Dr. Sudeep Mohandas, Co-Founder, Managing Director of I First International on the issues associated with the Inuit community, the employability issues in Malaysia and the general education system that covers career counselling.
14 minutes | Aug 8, 2019
The constant challenge and struggle for orphanages in Malaysia. An inside view from Inthira.
Inthira, Executive Council Member of Agathians Shelter speaks to Dr. Sudeep Mohandas, Co-Founder/Managing Director of I First International about the issues and challenges associated with managing an Orphanage in Malaysia.
13 minutes | Jul 15, 2019
Ulrika Brunner explains why Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) needs a rethink and a review to benefit People and Planet.
Ulrika Brunner, Country Director for Inspire Global Malaysia speaks to Dr. Sudeep Mohandas, Co-Founder/Managing Director of I First International about the issues associated with Corporate Social Responsibility and its link back to the Nonprofit Sector.
12 minutes | Jun 24, 2019
What happens when we leave a Nonprofit Organisation and become an Entrepreneur?
Dr. Sudeep Mohandas Co-Founder/Managing Director speaks to Mr. Brien Lee who is the Managing Director of Splendens Vita and how he has managed to move from a person who was focussed on the mission in a nonprofit to someone who is now focussed on the mission of his own training company.
14 minutes | Jun 21, 2019
Prof. Suresh shares the Power of Voluntarism and the Internal Well Being to doing Charitable Work
Dr. Sudeep Mohandas, Co-Founder/Managing Director - I First International speaks to Prof. Suresh Kumar Govind from the Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya. He was the former President of the Sathya Sai International Organisation, Malaysia a Nonprofit Organisation. Today he is doing coordinating work for all the 120 Sathya Sai Nonprofits across the globe.
14 minutes | May 16, 2019
Rina Sarif details out the Paid Talent versus the Volunteer dichotomy and how it is playing in the corporate and nonprofit world
Dr. Sudeep Mohandas, Co-Founder/Managing Director of I First International speaks to Rina Sarif, Talent Specialist, Advocate, Founder and Thought Leader about the issues that surround being a paid talent against being a volunteer.
12 minutes | May 6, 2019
Kamal puts across his experiences and observation when it comes to Board Governance at the Nonprofit level.
Dr. Sudeep Mohandas, Co-Founder and Managing Director of I First International speaks to Dr. Kamal Kenny a Board Member of the Malaysian Council of Children Welfare about the issues and potential for change at a Board Governance level for every nonprofit.
11 minutes | Apr 29, 2019
What the world needs to understand about Philantrophy in today's context. Farah explains why we should be thinking about it differently.
Dr. Sudeep Mohandas, Co-Founder/Managing Director of I First International discussed with Farah Deba a lawyer and Chair for STEP Malaysia shares her own insights and views based on her own professional experience dealing with philanthrophists and working in the landscape.
13 minutes | Apr 22, 2019
Ismail Baba explains about the challenges and issues associated with the youth today in looking at Social Work as a career in Malaysia
Dr. Sudeep Mohandas, Co-Founder and Managing Director of I First International speaks to Prof. Dr. Ismail Baba from the Malaysian Association of Social Workers (MASW).
14 minutes | Apr 16, 2019
Catherine and Glenn share why Oaktree Resources is making waves in Penang by setting itself to cater to special needs children with different learning needs.
Dr. Sudeep Mohandas speaks to the husband and wife team - Catherine and Glenn about how their daughter who has down syndrome became the pillar and reason for them to set up Oaktree Resources Centre in Penang, Malaysia. Their organisation is now going through a process of scaling up and also in the process of consideration of establishing themselves in order to ensure they can provide more services to these special needs children.
18 minutes | Apr 16, 2019
Abir shares her moments that triggered her and her Co-Founder to establishing Lean In Malaysia and becoming an iconic establishment to the Women Movement
Dr. Sudeep Mohandas, Co-Founder and Managing Director of I First International speaks to Abir Abdul Rahim the Co-Founder of Lean In Malaysia, the Malaysian Chapter. Lean In was established as result of a book club among like minded women who were sharing their understanding and appreciation to Sheryl Sandberg's book, Lean In. The discussions at their book club meeting highlighted the issues, challenges and celebration of what it is to be a women in the workforce today.
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