The Doar Institute ranking points out the institutions that stand out in the country for their management, governance, financial sustainability and transparency
The Ramacrisna Institute is among the top 100 third-sector organizations in Brazil in 2021, according to the Best NGOs Award. , financial sustainability and transparency. The selection of NGOs was supported by researchers from Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV), Instituto Humanize, Fundação Toyota do Brasil and Canal Futura. This is the fifth consecutive time that the Ramacrisna Institute is among the best functioning NGOs in the country.
“There are more than 300,000 organizations in Brazil, so being among the top 100 is a source of great pride for us. It is a reference award for the sector, as it evaluates organizations in detail under various aspects. Therefore, this placement is a true recognition of the great social work that Ramacrisna, employees and partners have been carrying out for 62 years”, highlights Solange Bottaro, vice president of the Ramacrisna Institute.
Even with the pandemic picture for the second year in a row, the award had the record number of participants. In all, 1033 organizations signed up for free and competed for awards in various categories.
“We were even happier because it was a difficult year, which comes after another that had already been difficult. This shows the importance of professionalizing civil society organizations,” says Fernando Nogueira, a researcher at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV), who has coordinated the process of evaluating the Prize’s competitors since the first edition.
The highlights in the special categories by type of cause and best NGO among them will be known during the official awards ceremony, which is scheduled for December 9, at 6:00 pm, broadcast on Youtube by Canal Futura.
The Institute was founded in 1959 by journalist Arlindo Corrêa da Silva, and has already impacted the lives of nearly two million people in 13 cities in Greater Belo Horizonte in the last 62 years.
Located in the city of Betim, Ramacrisna is considered a reference in self-sustainability projects. In 2019 and 2021, it was awarded the A+ Seal by Instituto Doar, which audits and recognizes civil society organizations that follow international parameters of management and transparency.
The Institute has also had a partnership with Fundação Dom Cabral since 2008, with the objective of training managers and implementing management tools to improve internal processes. Over the past four years, Ramacrisna has been among the 100 best NGOs in Brazil and in 2018 it was elected the best Social Assistance Organization in the country. In addition, in 2020 it received the seal NGO Transparent.