3 DefinitionISKCON Entity:A centre established and managed according to GBC rules and regulations
4 DefinitionISKCON 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
5 Objectives of Affiliation Unity in diversity – to formalize connection with devotees who adopt new preaching strategies and innovations.
6 Objectives of Affiliation To endorse, support and encourage bona fide ISKCON related activitiesTo check activities which exploit ISKCON’S name and goodwill
7 Why Creating Affiliates? From GBC feedback, Oct 2011:Engagement for congregationsPotential to eventually become a templeGeneration of goodwill from public/government entitiesTo satisfy legal requirements which normally do not allow ISKCON to perform
8 ISKCON PARTIAL AFFILIATE AFFILIATE LEVELSLEVELSNOMENCLATURE1ISKCON FULL AFFILIATE2ISKCON PARTIAL AFFILIATE3NON-AFFILIATE
9 ISKCON FULL AFFILIATEFeatures for consideration:Legally not registered as ISKCONFull managerial control, ISKCON appointed TrusteesSometimes required to suit the law of the land.Ownership/transfer of assets, ideally in favour of ISKCON
10 ISKCON FULL AFFILIATEEstablishments: Restaurants, Gift Shops, FFL, Mid-day Meals, Goshalas etc. Safeguards: Regular review of trustees to minimize abuse and/or deviations Benefits: BTG listing, ISKCON’s FULL endorsement, stall at temple/festivals, fund raising
11 ISKCON PARTIAL AFFILIATE Features for consideration:Agreeable to not present ideas against Krishna ConsciousnessSome form of financial support when applicableEstablishments :.Some restaurants, yoga clubs, vegetarian societies, Goshala, etc.
12 ISKCON PARTIAL AFFILIATE Safeguards :Appropriate documents eg. MOU to regulate the relationshipBenefit: ISKCON’s 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 entitiesSafeguards:Establish appropriate forms of communications to educate and protect ISKCON interests and its members
14 Sri Sri Radha Damodar Charitable Trust, Juhu, Mumbai, India ISKCON Full Affiliate Case StudyNeedISKCON as a charitable trust cannot run business : Law of the Land in India
15 Sri Sri Radha Damodar Charitable Trust, Juhu, Mumbai, India ISKCON Full Affiliate Case StudyTrusteesISKCON Juhu Managers
16 Sri Sri Radha Damodar Charitable Trust, Juhu, Mumbai, India ISKCON Full Affiliate Case StudyObjectivesTo promote vegetarianismFree food distributionCan run business entity: Govinda’s
17 Sri Sri Radha Damodar Charitable Trust, Juhu, Mumbai, India ISKCON Full Affiliate Case StudyBenefits for ISKCONRent from premises / equipmentsDonationsIndirect benefits
18 To ride on ISKCON’s goodwill and brand name XYZ RestaurantNon-Affiliate Case StudyNeedTo ride on ISKCON’s goodwill and brand name
19 XYZ RestaurantNon-Affiliate Case StudyManagerNon-member of ISKCON
20 XYZ RestaurantNon-Affiliate Case StudyObjectivesTo generate revenue on the strength of ISKCON’s standing and reputation
21 Possible negative publicity XYZ RestaurantNon-Affiliate Case StudyLoss for ISKCONExploitation of namePossible negative publicityPossible loss of revenue for ISKCON affiliates
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 DevoteesHappier Devotees
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