Author: Dien Yuen

Dien S. Yuen is founder and managing director of Kordant Philanthropy Advisors, a social venture firm dedicated to more effective, impactful and joyful philanthropy. As an advocate of donor education and the strengthening of the philanthropic sector in the U.S. and Asia, she speaks at many events and her insights are often quoted in leading publications, including Forbes Asia, New York Times, Family Office Review, San Francisco Business Times and Economist Intelligence Unit reports.

What Do Travel Advisors and Social Impact Have in Common?

The Good Travels Advisor program trains travel advisors in responsible travel, giving and volunteering. Research has shown that giving back matters to travelers and travel advisors have a chance to support their meaningful experiences, giving and learning through especially powerful travel experiences, which in turn supports the travel advisor’s business as well as travel destinations.

Bill Somerville: Simple Can Be Significant

Bill Somerville’s career as a maverick grantmaker spans 50 years in the nonprofit sector. At this talk TEDx event, Bill shows us how philanthropic efforts can be nimble, responsive, and imaginative.

Fair and Equitable Compensation in Nonprofit Work

Fair and equitable compensation in the nonprofit sector is required if we are to retain and recruit the best talent to tackle social issues. The Chinese American Community Foundation’s survey on executive compensation in the U.S. paints a different story. What about the situation in Asia?

Nepal Disaster and Recovery Efforts: Long Road Ahead

The global outpouring of support for Nepal’s earthquake victims has been generous and welcome. However, donors should treat their contributions as they would other investments, and carefully consider the organization receiving their gift.

Asia-Pacific Family Offices and Philanthropy

Report finds family beneficiaries are more likely to be involved in Asia-Pacific offices, not only in investment planning, but notably in their engagement with philanthropy, often taking strategic roles.

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.