Starting the crowdfunding intiative, the benefits of DIF and the online platform
Ranjan was very supportive of the open source approach, believing in complete transparency and sharing learnings so as to replicate models, improve upon them and thereby maximise impact.
DIF could certainly benefit from this approach to use as one of the main funding platforms, financial and impact reporting methods and also documenting and updating our DIFmaker community. This will certainly make our intitiative highly scaleable and replicable, and thereby help benefit anyone who needs to adopt/ approach us to assist them.
Use of technology would act largely as enabler especially mobile and internet in the field, and also help in rapid development and exposure for communities we seek to assist.