CAP's Advisory Panel comprises of individuals who provide advice as we endeavor to expand and improve our programmes. Together, these advisors are a sounding board and have vast experience and expertise in nonprofit law, finance and other areas of philanthropy.

Areas of Expertise
Dr. Ruth A Shapiro
Dr. Ruth A Shapiro is the Chief Executive and Founder of the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS). CAPS is committed to increasing the quality and quantity of philanthropy and social investment in Asia. CAPS works with major donors and partner organisations throughout Asia to carry out its research and donor services.

Dr. Shapiro is the Editor ofThe Real Problem Solvers, a book about social entrepreneurship in America.She also co-authored the book, Building Energy Efficiency: Why Green Buildings are Key to Asia's Future. She is currently writing a new book on philanthropy and social delivery norms and trends in Asia. Prior to CAPS, Ruth Shapiro founded the Asia Business Council and served as its Executive Director since its inception in 1997 until May 2007. She is now Senior Advisor to the Council.

Dr. Shapiro has been involved with the social sector her whole career. She was a Peace Corps Volunteer right out of university and has held international development and non-profit jobs ever since.

"I am focused on increasing the quality and quantity of individual and corporate philanthropy and social investment in Asia. The goals and strategies of CAPS (Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society) and CAP are very much aligned. I look forward to a strong, mutually beneficial partnership."


Areas of Expertise
Milind Gandhi
With over 25 years of experience, Milind is the Founding Partner of Milind Gandhi & Associates, a CA firm founded by Milind himself which now has partners onboard as well. He joined the accountancy profession after completing his BCom. and Chartered Accountancy. In his CA exams he was an All India Rank Holder (stood 42nd). Milind is responsible for the three verticals namely- Taxation, Audit & Assurance and Consultancy in his organization and has the overall responsibility for business development as well. His principal areas of expertise include- Taxation, Foreign Exchange Laws and Taxation for NGOs. He was the visiting faculty at the Mumbai Education Trust (MET). His main clientele are from the financial markets, engineering sector, stockbrokers, funds abroad and several NGOs.

Milind plays tennis and he and his family are avid trekkers. He is very interested in politics and the social change that India is undergoing. He reads books in these areas as well.

He is a member of the Mumbai Economic Forum which is not a registered body, but is a group of likeminded CA's and MBA's who come together once a month to debate on topics to improve their own understanding of world economy as it is today.

Milind started getting involved and interested in the social sector when his wife started working for one and now has been actively working in this space for the last five years with a few NGO as his clients. He feels NGOs have a very inclusive approach whereas, in the corporate world people are aligned to the main philosophy of profit - which is the only objective.

"I feel NGOs need more handholding and support at different levels especially in Finance. I am happy to provide this support to many more NGOs by being an Advisory Panel member at CAP."



A big thank you to the CAP consultants for answering our queries on Labour Law & Finance with patience, and for resolving them. The coffee consultancy mornings are a blessing for us and help us get the right advice from the experts.
Sonali Saini
CEO, Sol's Arc

Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy