ILID was founded to professionalize the non-profit sector by bringing world-class resources into India. The organization articulates its vision as: “To create and empower social entrepreneurial organizations by providing them with guidance on institutional development and leadership”
This vision translates into the following goals for ILID:
1. Institutional Development: To assist social entrepreneurs in the achievement of optimal results in activities that address the critical needs of the society through proper planning, implementation and evaluation of processes
2. Institutional Development: To identify social innovations, which address the critical needs of the society and help social entrepreneurs sustain and scale up such innovations
3. Leadership: To enhance the thinking abilities of social entrepreneurs by helping them build their knowledge and skill-base through training, teaching and research
ILID does not focus on a particular area within social sector: In course of trying to achieve these goals, ILID works on a number of different areas in the social sector – they have chosen not to focus on a particular area of social sector. In their 10 years of existence, ILID has worked across a number of sub-sectors in the social space, like Education, Consumer Protection, Governance, Citizens’ Participation, Micro Finance, Children’s Health, Severely handicapped, Runaway children.
ILID has a process for identifying its potential clients and its request to such clients is “to pay whatever they can afford, including nothing”. ILID has worked pro bono with clients who may lack external funding or startups.”