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Lessons Learned on Philanthropic Impact Investing

Sono Aibe reflects about sustaining the impact of Asian philanthropy based from her years of experience as a grant-maker and a grant-seeker. Sono’s article is part of Asian Philanthropy Forum’s “Exploring the Impact of Asian philanthropy” series.

The Rise of the Middle-Class Donor in Hong Kong

Edwin Lee is a Philanthropy Advisor with the WiseGiving unit of The Hong Kong Council of Social Service. He provides us with profiles of “middle class donors” and how they pursue impact. Edwin’s article is part of Asian Philanthropy Forum’s “Exploring the Impact of Asian Philanthropy” series.

New Trends in Philanthropy in China

Karla Simon reviews current publications and recommendations for constructively engaging governments, businesses, and families in philanthropy in China. Karla’s post is part of the Asian Philanthropy Forum’s “Exploring the Impact of Asian Philanthropy” series.

Upcoming Conferences & Events in Asia

Asian Venture Philanthropy Network, Asia Community Ventures, and IIX have conferences coming up. Let us know if you are attending any of these events!

31 Philanthropy Guides Now Available in Chinese

Grantcraft and the China Foundation Center have translated 31 philanthropic educational resources into English. Are these documents relevant to Chinese grantmakers? Will they be effective in growing the philanthropic practices of Chinese foundations?

Funding Groups Report Trust Deficit in Sri Lankan Civil Society

Last Thursday’s teleconference by the International Human Rights Funders Group and EDGE Funders Alliance on the state of Sri Lankan civil society painted a sobering picture of the critical needs still unmet there. While several issues were discussed, perhaps the most alarming for those of us working in philanthropy were reports of the difficulties faced by development organizations.