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August 28-30


Bangalore International Centre, Bengaluru

Total Openings

25 Seats

Registrations for Submarine Mumbai Feb'24 are full.


Pre-register now for Bengaluru Aug'24

A 3-day immersive conference custom-designed for social impact organisations to leverage the power of communications to achieve their annual targets and goals.

Strengthen your connection with funders, partners, & govt reps.

Submarine is a unique comms-focussed bootcamp targeted towards strengthening your brand presence, fundraising & partnership efforts, program delivery and organisational team culture. The bootcamp is structured to be a highly collaborative experience packed with workshops, brainstorms and group critique spaces. Our sessions are curated to give you a 360 degree understanding of all aspects of communications, from research, to content writing, to design, to conversion & outreach strategies.


This session will give you a comprehensive run down of all materials and assets you need to elevate your organisation’s brand experience across stakeholders. You will learn about why and how to build each of the materials with details about timelines and resources needed to invest. The checklist will help you feel confident and clear about how to devleop your org’s starter kit customised for its annual goals.

The starter kit to strengthen your brand communications for fundraising and expansion.


This session addresses the need for and power of a strong communications strategy. You will engage in a step-by-step process on how to build a strategy for your organisation, how to monitor it, and how to iterate on it as the year progresses. The session includes tips on how to get all departments in the organisations involved and contribute to your strategy.

Structuring a comprehensive annual communications strategy that adapts to your org goals


Your pitch is your brand narrative. It acts as the core nucleus of your communication efforts. Everything you create needs a strong foundational narrative. The session will help you learn how build a powerful brand/program narrative, and customise it for varied usages and stakeholders. You will leave this session with a framework that you can confidently use and that can adapt to your org requirements.

Customising your narrative pitch for different 
scenarios and stakeholder


Sometimes, the hardest part of the work is the actual "building" process. 
This session will provide a framework to use to build your materials from 
start to finish. In addition, we will deep dive into the fundamentals 
of design. By the end of the workshops you should feel more in control 
of the process and confident to deliver top quality creatives within set deadlines. The process will help you manage time, manage expectations 
with external collaborators in the creative process, and keep you on track 
to achieving your targets.

Demystifying the creative implementation process


Qualitative impact plays a critical role in engaging with external stakeholders 
like funders and potential partners. This session will take you through the specific role that videos, photos, stories, qualitative information play in creating 
a level of understanding, empathy and urgency in the work that your organisation does. You will get guidelines on how to collect qualitative data, 
and an execution plan on how to put it together to present to your stakeholders.

A simplified execution plan to document and showcase outcomes and impact (qualitative)


Getting the right resources is critical in achieving your communication goals. We will recommend the most impactful and cost-effective ways to achieve your targeted org goals. This could range from outsourcing a large part of 
your comms to building a full-suite robust in-house communications team. 
We will help you plan for and source the right mix so that you can get started with your newly designed strategy!

The foundation of constructing an in-house communications team for the future

Note: The current agenda listed on the website reflects the exact line up for our Mumbai February '24. We may be making minor adjustments to enhance the experience of the bootcamp for the Bengaluru Conference. 

9.30am -10: Meet & Greet
10am-10.45: Opening + Intro
10.45am-11.15am: Session 1
11.15-11.30am: Break
11.30-12.15pm: Workshop
12.15-12.45pm: Reflections
12.45-2pm: Lunch
2-2.45pm: Session 2 
2.45-3.30pm: Workshop
3.30-3.45pm: Break
3.45-4.15pm Q&A
4.15-430pm: Recap + Wrap


9.30-10am: Recap & Intro to Day 2
10am-10.30am: Session 3 (Part 1)
10.30-11.30am: Workshop
11.30-11.45pm: Break
11.45-12pm: Session 3 (Part 2)
12-1230pm: Workshop
12.30-12.45pm: Reflections + Summary
12.45-2pm: Lunch
2-2.45pm: Session 4 
2.45-3pm: Q&A
3-3.15pm Break
3.15-4.15pm: Workshop
4.15-4.30pm: Reflections + Wrap


9.30-10am: Recap & Intro to Day 3
10am-10.45am: Session 5
10.45-11.15am: Planning Time + Q&A
11.15-11.30pm: Break
11.30-12pm: Session 6
12-1230pm: Q&A
12.30-12.45pm: Reflections
12.45-2pm: Lunch
2-2.45pm: “What Next” Discussion 
2.45-3.15pm: 3-day recap + Thoughts
3.15-3.30pm Closing + Wrap



Partner, CEO/Creative Head

Harish Subramanian

Partner, Head of Strategy & Business



Senior Design Researcher




We will focus on giving you simple processes, easy-to-implement action plan to get you started on your own. These tools will help your team craft a more powerful brand story, know how to customise pitches for various stakeholders, create stronger materials, and streamline the way your org communicates.

Our ultimate goal with the bootcamp is to build capacity in you 
(and in-turn, your org) to effectively integrate stronger communication and design practices into organisation’s workflow across departments.

Leave with confidence and a clear action plan

Application Details

Bangalore International Centre,
August 28-30

Early Bird Application

Deadline: Friday, May 31st
Fee: INR 15,750 + gst

General Application

Deadline: Sunday, June 30th
Fee: INR 19,750 + gst

Note: We've limited the conference to 25 seats 

For questions please write to

Submarine is designed to fit the needs of NGOs of all sizes, and experience levels. Whether you have a bootstrapped 4-person team, or larger multi-city team, the processes and frameworks is flexible to adopt. To maximise learnings from the bootcamp we recommend having a leadership-level member from your org to attend it. In the past we have had CEOs, Founders, Fundraising Heads, and communications managers part-take in our bootcamps.

Who is the conference for?

The fee includes access to all 3-days of sessions, workshops and lifetime access to resources/materials shared during the conference. It also includes lunches & snack for day 1, 2, 3 and all-day refreshments during the conference. 

What does the fee cover?

Click on the registration form to register for the conference. We will then send you an email with the payment link. Your seat at the conference will be reserved once you have made the payment. If you have any questions, please email us at

What's the application process?

Across Healthcare, Youth Development, Women & Child Safety, Education, Road Safety, School Strengthening, Sanitation, Leadership training, Climate and Environment. 

120+ Past Participants

200 Million Artisans
321 Education Foundation
Aangan Trust
Aasmi Foundation
Agro Rangers
Alag Soch: Reimagining Shiksha
Alohomora Education Foundation
Anthill Creations Foundation
ASER Centre
Ashraya Foundation for Children
Avanti Fellows
Ayang Trust
Bala Vikasa
Barefoot College
CKS Foundation
Development Solutions
EdelGive Foundation
Enabling Leadership
Entrepreneurs Associates
SwitchON Foundation
Equitech Futures
eVidyaloka Trust
Femme First Foundation
Fortify Health

Foster and forge foundation

Foundation for Mother and Child Health India

Global Partnership for Social Accountability

Global School Leaders
Haqdarshak Empowerment Solutions Pvt. Ltd
India Fellow
International Innovation Corps (UChicago Trust)
Involve Learning Solutions Foundation
iTeach Schools
Jai vakeel Foundation
Labour India Gurukulam Public School
Leadership For Equity
Learn To Play, Botswana
Lend a Hand India
Make A Difference
Moi Namaste
NalandaWay Foundation
People's Science Institute
Piramal Foundation
Project Baala
Project Potential Trust
Quality Education Support Trust (QUEST)
Quest Alliance
Room to Read
Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management

Sama Shiksha Foundation

Sanjhi Sikhiya

Sanjog India
SEWA Bharat
Shiv Nadar Foundation
Simple Education Foundation
Slam Out Loud
Sols ARC
Sri Guruji Art Academy
Srijan Ek Soch
St.George Educational Trust
St.Willibrords Innovative School
Sutradhar India
Teach A Class
Teach For Bangladesh
Teach For India
Team Everest
Tech Mahindra Foundation
Technoshala Foundation
The 4th Wheel
The Akanksha Foundation
The Apprentice Project
The Education Alliance
The Farming Buddha
The/Nudge Institute
TYCIA Foundation
Udhyam Learning Foundation
Vedica Foundation
Vivekanand Vaidyak Pratishthan
Vrātya Foundation
WAIC- 'Where are India's Children'
WRI India
Yein Udaan
Youth Alliance

Investing in comms can be a gamechanger for your organisation

Having a strong communication and design practice is the foundation for building high impact solutions, especially in the social impact space. It is critical for our market to see them beyond the conventional, demarcated roles/functions in a “comms team”.It plays a critical role in almost all areas of an organisation’s work.

It makes or breaks your fundraising efforts, the team culture, and influences the success of your program’s impact on ground to a large extent. It helps you create experiences that are more immersive, articulate, cohesive. Investing in it allows you to build a deeper and more meaningful connection with your stakeholders, your internal teams and your end users.

Feeling the love from our past participants