AVPN 2014: Forging Ahead To 2015

The end of the 2014 AVPN conference brought with it the announcement of a new Knowledge Center, which has the potential to spread practical tips in the growing Asian philanthropic space.

Upcoming Philanthropy in Asia Summit

The Philanthropy in Asia Summit in Singapore this year seeks to mobilize the new wave of Asian philanthropic leadership. Will you join us at the event?

A Guide to Social Enterprises in Asia

Social enterprises are a growing phenomenon in Asia. This guide will help you understand what they are, how they function, and how they contribute to social and environmental change in Asia.

Let’s Talk About Giving Circles in Asia

The findings of a new study that looked at 35 giving circles across 8 Asian countries will be discussed on May 16 in Singapore. What does the future bode for this grassroots style of giving? Come join the discussion!

How to Stage a Medical Intervention in a War-Torn Country

It takes a lot of grit and compassion to want to stage a medical intervention in a war-torn country like Myanmar. Community Partners International has been doing it for nearly two decades. Here are a few things they’ve learned along the way.

What’s Next for Women’s Health?

The focus on reproductive health may not be enough. We need to re-tailor the plan to improve women’s health based on changing demographics and epidemiological pressure points.

IDEX Gets at the Root of Violence Against Women

Continuing our Women’s History Month features, we talk to IDEX, a nonprofit that works globally to end violence against women. The key is to focus on both the causes and manifestations of violence, while remembering that healing must follow.

How Chinese Americans Give

Two new studies provide details into how Chinese Americans give and how to better engage Chinese American philanthropists.

Where the Women Go To Learn Their Letters and Become Leaders

READ Global is doing amazing work educating and empowering women in South Asia — and they’ve got the numbers to prove it. 2 out of 3 women with READ Centers in their communities have increased decision making power in their homes. Learn more about how the ‘READ effect’ works.

The Cruel Economics of Human Trafficking in India

Human trafficking is foremost a moral issue, but its continued existence is also disturbingly supported by market forces. This report from the Indian strategic philanthropy foundation Dasra examines the supply and demand sides of human sex trafficking in India.

International Giving Rebounds after Recession-Year Declines

In the U.S., giving to international affaires organizations in 2013 was strong. In fact, international affaires organizations showed the most fundraising raising growth compared to organizations in other sectors. Did diaspora philanthropy have something to do with it?

How to Build Momentum for Impact Investing

What’s keeping impact investing from being embraced by institutional investors? Is it investor perception, a lack of investment opportunities, or a lack of funding? In the last part of our interview with Asia Community Ventures co-founder Ming Wong, we take a look at what’s holding impact investing back and how to get beyond those barriers.

Rethinking Routine Corporate Contributions

Instead of putting your corporate contributions to nonprofits on autopilot, maybe it’s time to rethink what you’re trying to do and why. Here are 5 questions you should consider asking at your next budget planning meeting.

How To Donate Without Giving Money

Companies may want to do good, but it’s just not possible for them to fill the thousands of grants requests they receive each year. Leith Robotham discusses how companies can donate without giving money.

5 Ways Tech Is Changing Philanthropy

Tech is changing philanthropy. There’s no doubt about that. But how exactly? That was the subject at a recent event hosted by KQED Public Radio, APM Marketplace, and the San Francisco Foundation.