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Fundraising and philanthropy observations from Asia – China

‘Not to know and know that you don’t know, that is to know” -Chinese proverb. I love the work I do as it’s a continuous process of studying, sharing and strengthening the social impact sector, organisations and its leadership across Asia.  Here are some of my recent observations and learning about the fundraising and philanthropy […]

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Fundraising Practices in Singapore

I am delighted to have collaborated with the National University of Singapore’s Centre for Social Development Asia (CSDA) to launch Singapore’s first exploratory studies on fundraising practices, with a focus on the Health, Social and Welfare sectors. The studies include a quantitative research on the disclosure of fundraising practices covering 126 IPCs (Institutions of Public […]

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Fundraising Landscape in China

The nonprofit sector According to the latest statistics from the Ministry of Civil Affairs, at the end of December 2015 there were a total of 658,000 social organizations in China. These included 326,000 community organizations, 4,719 foundations, and 327,000 private non-enterprise work units. By way of comparison in 2014 there was a total of 606,000 […]

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Asian Fundraising Insights

Special thanks for the input from Wei Zheng (China), Sarath Yoeung (Cambodia), Daniel To (Hong Kong), Kunal Varma (India), Maitra Widiantini Faiszal (Indonesia), Aliyah Karen (Malaysia), Mayan Quebral (Philippines), Rod Paterson (Thailand). Fundraising in Asia is surviving the economic slowdown. It is refreshing to note that it is thriving in some places, although not without […]

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Action without thought is labour lost!

Blog Post by Usha Menon for 101fundraising , Aug 2015 Evaluating activity v/s  performance   In my last post ,  I  shared my insights on the importance  of making Optimism an actvity (yes! not just an attitude) to impact fundraising performance.  In this post, I want to focus on the negative  impact of ‘activity ’ […]

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APT Considerations: Fundraising’s Market-entry Into Asia

A recent blog post on 101 Fundraising where Daryl Upsall gave his views on what it takes ’to go global’ in fundraising,  got me thinking of fundraising’s  market entry into Asia.  If indeed INGOs want to head East with a new-market strategy they will do well to know a few ground realities. For INGOs especially […]

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Fundraising Funnels and Flasks

    Hello Usha, I have just sold my stake in an Indonesian company. I plan to retire from business and spend time with my grandchildren.  I want to give the entire amount of US$3.0 Million to a good charity. But you have to promise me that they will not follow me after that; because […]

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Generation G: Teachings from a five year old philanthropist

While much is written and discussed about the giving behaviours of the baby boomers, Gen X, Gen Y (or Millennial), I want to focus on Generation G in this post.  Generation Generosity cuts across many age-groups and their generosity embraces more than charity. Here is an account of a recent encounter with a member of […]

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Trio of Influence

Trio of influences coming to bear in Asia Hand in hand with the growing wealth in countries across Asia, the region is making strides in all aspects of local fundraising and philanthropy. However I anticipate that three key factors in particular will have a critical impact in the giving landscape going forward. China’s mega-philanthropy By […]

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The 3 Ps of Philanthropy: Philosophy, Process & People

With the rapid changes around us, including the stations on the philanthropic journey, I find that many donors are seeking the philanthropic model best suited to them. Those engaged in philanthropy are becoming more discerning and diligent about managing their philanthropy and life’s many choices. Hence I believe they should treat their philanthropic portfolio just […]

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