Noshir Dadrawala

Chief Executive Officer,
Center for Advancement in Philanthropy

Noshir H. Dadrawala is Chief Executive of the Mumbai-based Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy, a company specializing in the areas of charity law and good governance practices for nonprofits.

Mr. Dadrawala is one of Directors of Asia Pacific Philanthropy Consortium (APPC), member of the Coordinating Committee of Worldwide Initiatives & Network of Grant-makers (WINGS), Fellow of the Centre for Study of Philanthropy (New York), and member of the advisory council of the International Centre for Not-for-profit Law. He is also a trustee of Resource Alliance (India), India Sponsorship Committee, Make A Wish Foundation (India), V Care Foundation, Chronic Care Foundation, and the Forbes Foundation. He is member of an Expert Group of the Planning Commission of India on feasibility of a New Central Law to serve as an alternative to All-India Statute for Voluntary Organizations in India.

Mr. Dadrawala conducts seminars and workshops for nonprofits all over the country, and he is visiting faculty member at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, SNDT University, Nirmalaniketan (College of Social Work), Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, the SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, and SIES College of Management Studies.

Mr. Dadrawala has written several resource books, including “The Art of Successful Fund-Raising”, “Management of Philanthropic Organizations”, “Laws Governing Voluntary Organizations in India”, “Merchants of Philanthropy and FAQ on Trusts Act”, and “Income Tax & FCRA”. He also co-authored APPC’s “Philanthropy & Law in South Asia”.