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.

Impact Form: Igniting Capital Markets for Social Good

Asia is leading the growth of social capital markets in part thanks to IIX and Shujog. Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) is the home of Asia’s first private and public platform for social enterprises to raise capital efficiently. Shujog is a nonprofit that is affiliated with IIX to support the work of social enterprises in the form of advocacy, research, and capacity-building.

A Better Way to Share Annual Reports?

Each year, nonprofit organizations spend valuable time and money on pulling together an annual report. Is there a better way to reach the same goals but with less time, effort and money?

2012 – Year of Taking Risks and Being Bold Says Leaders

Arabella Advisors released Impact 2012, a collection of first-hand pieces from Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, and 11 other prominent leaders from the public, nonprofit, and for-profit sectors offering their advice about how to be more strategic and create more impact for 2012.

Golden Bridges: China NPO Weibo Digest (October)

Golden Bridges Foundation, a U.S. nonprofit founded by Holly Chang, publishes the “China NPO Weibo Digest” each month. Weibo is a Chinese micro-blog and Holly’s team sifts through thousands of reports to curate and translate selected reports to English. Below are the top 10 highlights for October:

China Development Brief in English (November)

The China Development Brief is a Chinese-language online and print publication that has more than 47,000 subscribers to its online newsletter and 5,000 to its print issues. Until recently, the articles have only been in Chinese. Under the leadership of Shawn Shieh, there is now an English version of the CDB.

Golden Bridges: China NPO Weibo Digest (September)

Golden Bridges Foundation, a U.S. nonprofit founded by Holly Chang, publishes the “China NPO Weibo Digest” each month. Weibo is a Chinese micro-blog and Holly’s team sifts through thousands of reports to curate and translate selected reports to English. The top 10 highlights are provided.