Frequently Asked Questions
What is Transformational CSR?
Transformational CSR focuses on activities that identify and tackle the root causes of our present
unsustainable business model.
This is typically enforced through innovating business models, changing business processes (e.g.
supply chain management),
products and services (e.g. recyclable items) and lobbying for progressive national and
international policies. For example a
Transformational CSR project would engage stakeholders, use the skills and resources available to
the organisation and address a
national or international development need.
How do I register?
Click on the 'Register' link and fill in the form. You may upload an image of your organisation's
logo (size limit: 2MB).
All registered users are required to become members of CSR Sri Lanka. Membership tiers range from
corporate membership to
collaborative partnerships for NGOs and state institutions.
This requirement is to ensure that all Interests/Requests on the platform are made by legitimate
sources. For more information,
contact CSR Sri Lanka (email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel:+94 77 9585259).
What is an Interest?
An organisation that is interested in donating cash, kind or time can submit an 'Interest' which
details their area of concern,
how much will be donated, the purpose and the duration of the donation. Interests are matched to
Requests in order to create a
What is a Request?
An organisation that wishes to make a request for a donation of cash, kind or time can submit a
'Request' which details how much is
required, the purpose and the duration of the donation. Requests are matched to Interests in order
to create a Project.
How do I create a Request/Interest?
Click on the 'Submit Request/Interest' link under the Interest/Request menu and fill in the form
specifying category, geography,
resource type, duration and description. You may upload an image (size limit 2MB). Your
Interest/Request will appear in the
Interest/Request page once it has been approved by the administrator.
What is the duration taken to approve a Request/Interest?
Depending on the complexity of the Request/Interest, it will take 1 - 3 working days to be
Interest/Request/News/Event is not seen in the view page?
All posts are submitted for approval by the administrator in order to avoid errors and to ensure
that Interests/Requests conform to the
principles of Transformational CSR.
How are Interests and Requests matched on the system?
Interests and Requests are matched on the system according to the different categories (resources,
location, duration, etc.).
Each category is given a specific weightage to calculate the extent to which each Interest and
Request matches. The decision to
create a project is based on the final value placed on the match between the Interest and
What is a Project?
When an Interest and a Request are matched, a project is created in order to implement the Request.
Milestones and targets assist in
showing the progress of a particular project during implementation. Projects can be featured on the
home page and viewed by users.
How is a Project created?
When an Interest and Request are matched in the system, CSR Sri Lanka will notify the relevant
parties of the match. The parameters and
milestones of the project are finalised by both parties offline and shared with CSR Sri Lanka, who
will then create a Project on the platform.
What is a milestone?
Milestones are a series of short term project goals which are assigned to a specific timeline in
order to show progress on the project. CSR Sri Lanka will assist you in setting milestones for your
project and share progress with the CSR community.
How do I create an event/news post?
Click on the 'Add News/Add Event' link under the Press Room menu and fill in the form (title,
summary, description) and upload an image (size limitation 2MB). Your post will appear on the home
page and the News/Events page once it has been approved by the administrator.
How can I get my Project featured on the home page?
Please contact the admin in order to feature your project on the home page.
How can we know which interest/request category our requirement or initiative falls in
CSR Sri Lanka has several key national priorities to which an interest or request should fall in to.
The description given below explains each national priority in detail.
1. Good Governance:
The points included in this category were, collaborative corruption, unification, tax evasion,
charity corruption, lack of active citizenship, concentration solely on the profit motive, the human
rights factor, lack of response, participation, ad hoc decisions, and the segment of law and
2. Female participation:
Women empowerment, women's economic participation, single headed households where the female is
the single parent ,the lack of contextualised gender equality, human rights education with respect
to women, women being paid less, despite their educational qualifications, were points included into
3. Entrepreneurship, Youth, social and Economic Development:
The points that were covered in this category were, youth unemployment, a diminishing skilled sector
workforce, the entrepreneurship factor and development of the same, the propagation of vocational
skills, the skills/ training factor, training for teachers, the role of schools and colleges, a lack
of usage of new technology and a disparity in the level of education in the rural areas as against
that available in the city and a mismatch in the education system that leads to the inability of
gearing up for the future.
The points included in this category were, child development and education, special education needs,
value based education, the role of the family, child protection, an aging population,
intergenerational issues, child malnutrition, inclusion, values and social protection.
Ethnic/ Religious conflict, discrimination, with policies that do not focus on the individual due to
politicisation, the human rights factor, reconciliation - inter/intra, harmony, youth unrest and
a lack of cultural infrastructure, which promotes a better understanding in the society as well as
an improved quality of life, were the salient points in this category.
Healthcare, non communicable diseases, chronic kidney disease, road safety, the age factor and resilience were the points that were included in this category. 7. Environment and Climate Change: The points included in this category were, good organisational practices, waste disposal, deforestation, pollution, energy, public transport and consumption.