The Dream Team

Meet Our Team

Alex Rodrigues (Accountant)

Alex has a post-graduate degree in Accounts and Finance and over 30 years of experience having worked for multiple companies like Wizcraft International, Brilliant Entertainment, Balaji Telefims, AG Nadiadwala etc.

“I feel that the social sector doesn't receive as much support as it should. The issues faced in this sector are far greater than others I have been part of, and that's what makes working here interesting and challenging. I relate closely to HelpYourNGO's values of transparency and accountability”

Mikael Fernandes (Research Associate)

As a fresher who graduated with Commerce, Mikael had plans to work in the corporate sphere but after seeing the chaos caused by the pandemic and sorrows of the unprivileged sections of the society, he decided to select the social sector for his first job.

“After working at HelpYourNGO, I realised how the social sector works. It is astonishing to see that even with so many limitations, NGOs try their best to reach the necessary sections of the society. You realise that the work done by NGOs is not easy and with limited funds they have to reach to the maximum beneficiaries, NGO have to be extremely efficient to survive. HelpYourNGO has made it easy for donors to figure out efficient NGOs so that their donations are put to the optimum use.
As a Research Associate in HelpYourNGO, I have learned to have a professional approach in every aspect of my work, while maintaining integrity and transparency.”


 

Nishant Parekh (Head - Research and Advisory Services)

A Chartered Accountant by qualification and a certified CSR professional by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Nishant’s association with the development sector began in college as head of the National Service Scheme unit.

At HelpYourNGO, he strives to utilize his analytical skills to promote financial transparency in the social sector. As an advisor to donors, including as CSR consultant to corporates, the responsibility and challenge of optimising clients’ funds in the best possible manner is something that he finds most fulfilling.

An educator by passion, he is also a teaching faculty at leading institutions like NMIMS.

Winnie Dholakia (Director)

A Chartered Account by qualification, Winnie has over 14 years of experience, which includes a seven-year-long stint with Ernst & Young where she audited renowned Indian companies.

In 2015, she decided to use her skills in analysing financials and identifying good management to bring transparency to the social sector and thus started her journey with HelpYourNGO to ‘make a difference’. Winnie is currently leading a team of passionate individuals committed to helping and supporting non-profits achieve the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).