AVPN Investment Showcase: RunOurCity & iHealth

The AVPN Investment Showcase at the upcoming AVPN conference features successful organizations that are supported by members. Members can sponsor organizations to be featured in a “pitch” session during the conference. This year, sponsored organizations include RunOurCity and iHealth.

Philanthropy for Better Cities, Hong Kong, Sept 22-23, 2016

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust is convening a philanthropy forum in Hong Kong during September 22-23, 2016. “Philanthropy for Better Cities” attempts “to build a community of like-minded stakeholders to share ideas on how philanthropy can help towards building better cities.”

What’s Next for China’s Economy?

The end of the Chinese migrant miracle is near. The road ahead looks painful for China and for the world. But it could also be the beginning of the Chinese economic transformation of the future, one that will benefit China, and the world, in bigger and better ways than we have seen thus far.

AVPN: How Has Social Investing Impacted Asia?

The 2016 Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) conference, How Has Social Investing Impacted Asia? will be in Hong Kong. Asian Philanthropy Forum will be covering the event. May 23-25, 2016.

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?

Largest Donors to Harvard No Longer Chinese

Last fall, the Morningside Foundation, which is supported by Gerald Chan and his brother Ronnie Chan, made a $350 million gift to Harvard University. It was the largest single donation in Harvard’s history at the time. But not anymore.

A Deeper Look at Online Giving Trends

A new online survey compares international and domestic giving, advocacy, and marketing tools. Overall online giving for international groups declined but gifts continue to increase as online social media presence grows.

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.