creative CONSULTING : for non-profits & social enterprises

helping small to medium sized NGO’s and social enterprises in India with low cost content management and social media marketing services

“We merely existed on social media, that too because one of the volunteers created an account,”
The turning point was when the organisation realised that on social media it could engage with retail donors who account for 45% of the donor base”
Prateek Madhav, Chief Executive – Samarthanam Trust.

We all know the benefits of getting our story out there to a wider audience on social media. However, many non-profits and social enterprises find it difficult to optimise their social media presence.  Keeping feeds up to date, current, relevant, engaging and interesting can be a constant source of stress. 

A report on this year’s Non-Profit Content Marketing trends, produced by the “Content Marketing Institute, USA” shows the problems that NGO’s in the US face.

 Do any of these challenges sound familiar? 

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So how can we achieve better results on social media without spending lots of money?

There are some simple steps which your organisation can take to optimise presence and take the stress out of social media. 


Have a social media strategy – Strategies don’t need to be complicated; they just need to be useful. Having a strategy doesn’t mean spending more money, it is just a way of focusing your efforts on what you really want to achieve. This can take your social media presence to the next level.


Plan your posts – Take some time out of your busy schedule to chalk out what you want to do on social media in advance. With a plan in place, daily tasks can be identified to make life easier and you can even use a social media scheduling tool to post content regularly.


Develop your team – Give your team the skills they need to take on different roles for content development, posting on social media and engaging with your audience. Once your team knows how to effectively complete different tasks, team members can be given clear responsibilities.


Make engaging content – Content development doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive, think of the number of smart phones there are in your team and amongst you beneficiaries. All these people could be developing original content for you. They can give you images, stories and even video content which can be catalogued and shared to help you tell your story.

NGOs and social enterprises often know what they need to do, but find it difficult to implement.

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How can we help you?

We design and run bespoke workshops tailored to suit the needs of your organisation and your team.  The workshops are designed to encourage collaboration and are highly interactive.
    After attending the workshop, participants will improve their ability in the following areas
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As a team of experienced photographers and filmmakers, we can create professional level content for organisations like yours.


    • Product Catalogue shoots
    • Campaign shoots
    • Narrative stories about beneficiaries’ lives
    • Studio Portraits of team members, beneficiaries, sponsors etc.
    • Behind the scenes content


    • Short stories highlighting the work your organisation does
    • Product videos
    • “Making of” videos
    • Engaging Stories of beneficiaries
    • Interviews
    • Presentation videos for donor funding
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We all know that training sessions alone are not enough to create an impact, they need follow up and teams need ongoing support to implement new ideas and concepts.

We offer a range of follow up support packages depending on the needs of your team. These can include regular follow up calls and/or visits to assist teams with areas such as: 

  • Using and updating tools
  • Monitoring task progress
  • Assisting with content curation
  • Identifying user-generated content
  • Managing in-house content development efforts with the team
  • Measuring effectiveness of social media posts
  • Providing recommendations to course correct
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    If you are small organisation and do not have the bandwidth/resources to manage social media marketing in-house, you can just hire our services to take over your social media accounts in order to achieve your organisational goals.
    We can provide help in the following areas:
  • Identifying user-generated content
  • Managing in-house content development efforts with the team
  • Scheduling posts
  • Measuring effectiveness of social media posts
  • Providing recommendations to course correct
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We have developed a range of easy to use excel templates to make planning and organising your social media work easy.
    There are tools for each of these tasks:
  • Identifying marketing goals and develop relevant metrics
  • Tracking content development activities
  • Scheduling social media posts
  • Analysing the results of your social media activities
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As you can see, audiences want to engage with lots of different types of content. The services we offer can help you make that content

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What makes our offering unique?

Soolkaama creative CONSULTING consists of a small group of dedicated professionals who bring a unique mix of corporate and creative skills including expertise in:

  • Capacity development for non-profits and social enterprises. Through our on the ground experience, we know the needs of this sector. – see case studies for more details of our work. 
  • Professional filmmaking and photography, developing content for commercial and non-profit organisations.  
  • Product promotion, marketing, communications and process implementation through roles in the corporate and social sector both in India and internationally (USA).
  • Needs based curriculum development and high-quality course delivery on visual storytelling, social media marketing and project management.     

Soolkaama is founded by Sandeep Dhopate, an internationally recognised visual artist, who has gained numerous awards for distinctive bodies of art work about contemporary India. Visit Sandeep's website to see more of his work. 

Visual content developers are great at developing professional content but may not necessarily be able to provide expertise in effectively using the content as marketing collateral.

Marketing and PR agencies are great at managing your marketing goals, but will most likely charge additional fees for developing quality content.

With the experience we have gained over the years of working in both fields and specifically with non-profits and social enterprises in India, Soolkaama provides a unique combination of quality content development and marketing into one package at an affordable cost.

What also sets us apart is that we want you to be able to run your social media effectively in house, without external support.  We aim to give teams in non-profits and social enterprises the skills and follow up they need to independently implement all aspects of their social media strategy.

Feel free to browse through some case studies of projects we have been a part of:
    Some of the organisations that we have worked with.






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This is a high level schedule of the workshop. Depending on the team size, we can tailor this to be anywhere from 4 to 7 days.

“Social media helps you measure things real-time, which traditional media does not allow, and NGOs can get more bang for their buck out of this” 
Navdha Malhotra, digital marketing manager of Greenpeace India.
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