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No right time for hard decisions | Dilip Pattubala

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Episode  ·  9:39  ·  May 5, 2022


What happens when a nonprofit co-founder gets caught up in an unhealthy power dynamic with a funding partner? Sharing his experience is Dilip Pattubala, co-founder of Uninhibited, a nonprofit working on ending the stigma around menstruation. In this episode, he recalls how his inability to step back from a toxic partnership with a funder led to his team experiencing complete burnout, and Dilip questioning his own decisions. Dilip Pattubala is the co-founder and CEO of Uninhibited, a Bangalore-based nonprofit that is working towards making menstruation a non-issue in marginalised communities across India. Read more: Read Dilip Pattubala’s story on Failure Files. Read more failure stories on Failure Files. Check out some ideas and tools from Fail Forward to help your organisation take risks, learn, adapt, and fail intelligently. Understand why the social sector must recognise and talk about failure. Learn why talking about failure is crucial for growth. Want to share your failure story? Learn more about what we’re looking for here, and share your pitch/story on writetous@idronline.org The Failure Files podcast is produced by India Development Review (IDR), an online journal focused on the development sector. IDR publishes cutting-edge ideas, lessons, and insights, written by and for the people working on some of India’s toughest problems. To learn more, visit www.idronline.org

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