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Affiliate Development Team Sri-vallabha das (Dubai) Devakinandan das (Singapore) Udarakirti Caitanya das (Bahrain) Mukunda Madhava das (Juhu, Mumbai)

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1 Affiliate Development Team Sri-vallabha das (Dubai) Devakinandan das (Singapore) Udarakirti Caitanya das (Bahrain) Mukunda Madhava das (Juhu, Mumbai)

2 ISKCON GBC Body ISKCON Entity ISKCON Affiliate

3 Definition ISKCON Entity: A centre established and managed according to GBC rules and regulations

4 ISKCON Affiliate: An organization officially attached to ISKCON by way of a set of well defined documentation designed to regulate relation between ISKCON and the affiliate Definition

5 Objectives of Affiliation Unity in diversity – to formalize connection with devotees who adopt new preaching strategies and innovations.

6 To endorse, support and encourage bona fide ISKCON related activities To check activities which exploit ISKCONS name and goodwill Objectives of Affiliation

7 Why Creating Affiliates? From GBC feedback, Oct 2011: Engagement for congregations Potential to eventually become a temple Generation of goodwill from public/government entities To satisfy legal requirements which normally do not allow ISKCON to perform

8 AFFILIATE LEVELS LEVELSNOMENCLATURE 1ISKCON FULL AFFILIATE 2 ISKCON PARTIAL AFFILIATE 3NON-AFFILIATE

9 ISKCON FULL AFFILIATE Features for consideration: Legally not registered as ISKCON Full managerial control, ISKCON appointed Trustees Sometimes required to suit the law of the land. Ownership/transfer of assets, ideally in favour of ISKCON

10 Establishments: Restaurants, Gift Shops, FFL, Mid- day Meals, Goshalas etc. Safeguards: Regular review of trustees to minimize abuse and/or deviations Benefits: BTG listing, ISKCONs FULL endorsement, stall at temple/festivals, fund raising ISKCON FULL AFFILIATE

11 ISKCON PARTIAL AFFILIATE Features for consideration: Agreeable to not present ideas against Krishna Consciousness Some form of financial support when applicable Establishments :. Some restaurants, yoga clubs, vegetarian societies, Goshala, etc.

12 ISKCON PARTIAL AFFILIATE Safeguards : Appropriate documents eg. MOU to regulate the relationship Benefit: ISKCONs Limited endorsement, stall at temple/festivals, Sharing of funds

13 NON- AFFILIATES Features for consideration: No form of control in any manner i.e philosophy, finance etc. Establishments: Independent restaurants, yoga clubs and other entities Safeguards: Establish appropriate forms of communications to educate and protect ISKCON interests and its members

14 ISKCON as a charitable trust cannot run business : Law of the Land in India Need ISKCON Full Affiliate Case Study Sri Sri Radha Damodar Charitable Trust, Juhu, Mumbai, India

15 ISKCON Juhu Managers Trustees Sri Sri Radha Damodar Charitable Trust, Juhu, Mumbai, India ISKCON Full Affiliate Case Study

16 To promote vegetarianism Free food distribution Can run business entity: Govindas Objectives ISKCON Full Affiliate Case Study Sri Sri Radha Damodar Charitable Trust, Juhu, Mumbai, India

17 Rent from premises / equipments Donations Indirect benefits Benefits for ISKCON ISKCON Full Affiliate Case Study Sri Sri Radha Damodar Charitable Trust, Juhu, Mumbai, India

18 To ride on ISKCONs goodwill and brand name Need Non-Affiliate Case Study XYZ Restaurant

19 Non-member of ISKCON Manager Non-Affiliate Case Study XYZ Restaurant

20 To generate revenue on the strength of ISKCONs standing and reputation Objectives Non-Affiliate Case Study XYZ Restaurant

21 Exploitation of name Possible negative publicity Possible loss of revenue for ISKCON affiliates Loss for ISKCON Non-Affiliate Case Study XYZ Restaurant

22 Proposed Creation of ISKCON Affiliate Office Functions: To draw up rules and regulations To monitor through Affiliate Audit To report directly to the GBC Body

23 Affiliates Development to lead to More Devotees Happier Devotees

24 Thank you very much Hare Krishna! For more information please contact


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