Future of Asian Philanthropy Vol.2: Strategies for a Better Future

Philanthropy in Asia is at an important crossroads. The region has enjoyed decades of strong economic growth, resulting in newly created wealth. At the same time, gaps in developmentand social progress continue to exist. As Asia emerges from a global pandemic and faces a looming climate crisis, it is time to rethink what society should look like and how it should operate. The Future of Asian Philanthropy is a future-oriented research project using scenario-planning what philanthropy could look like in 2050, and how it might fulfil its promise as a positive, impactful force in society. In Future of Asian Philanthropy…

Future of Asian Philanthropy

Philanthropy in Asia is at an important crossroads. The region has enjoyed decades of strong economic growth, resulting in newly created wealth. At the same time, gaps in development and social progress continue to exist. As Asia emerges from a global pandemic and faces a looming climate crisis, it is time to rethink what society should look like and how it should operate. The Future of Asian Philanthropy is a future-oriented research project using scenario-planning what philanthropy could look like in 2050, and how it might fulfil its promise as a positive, impactful force in society. Volume 1:Scenarios for Asia…

Philanthropy Ecosystem in Viet Nam: A Field Study / Khảo sát thực tiễn về Hệ sinh thái Thiện nguyện tại Việt Nam

As Vietnam resolves to become a developed country by 2045, what is the role and contribution of non-profit, philanthropy, and other actors to Vietnam’s social sector and society at large? This study outlines the philanthropy ecosystem in Vietnam as it grows and evolves in its forms, practices, and impact towards greater effectiveness and adherence to international standards while drawing from Vietnam’s own “doing good” culture. From the Ho Chi Minh City Peace and Development Foundation, with support from APC To generate the download link, please fill up the following form.

Philanthropy Ecosystem in Viet Nam: A Field Study

As Vietnam resolves to become a developed country by 2045, what is the role and contribution of non-profit, philanthropy, and other actors to Vietnam’s social sector and society at large? This study outlines the philanthropy ecosystem in Vietnam as it grows and evolves in its forms, practices, and impact towards greater effectiveness and adherence to international standards while drawing from Vietnam’s own “doing good” culture. From the Ho Chi Minh City Peace and Development Foundation, supported by APC To generate the download link, please fill up the following form.

Giving to China: A Guide for Asian Philanthropists (Chinese Version)

中国跨境捐赠指南 : 亚洲慈善家指南 寻求社会影响力的思考和建议 The Cross Border Giving Guides act as toolkits for new philanthropists going into countries that they are not so familiar with.  The guides provide a landscape review of the country, including recommendations from experienced practitioners on the ground, relating to the regulatory framework, cultural issues, sources for information, and case studies.  The guide will also help members to navigate working in the country. “Giving to China: A Guide for Asian Philanthropists”, published by Asia Philanthropy Circle (APC), in partnership with China Institute for Philanthropy and Social Innovation (CIPSI) and Nanyang Centre for Public Administration (NCPA) is…

Giving to China: A Guide for Asian Philanthropists (English Version)

The Cross Border Giving Guides act as toolkits for new philanthropists going into countries that they are not so familiar with. The guides provide a landscape review of the country, including recommendations from experienced practitioners on the ground, relating to the regulatory framework, cultural issues, sources for information, and case studies. The guide will also help members to navigate working in the country. “Giving to China: A Guide for Asian Philanthropists”, published by Asia Philanthropy Circle (APC), in partnership with China Institute for Philanthropy and Social Innovation (CIPSI) and Nanyang Centre for Public Administration (NCPA) is designed as a quick…

Giving to Myanmar: A Guide for Asian Philanthropists

The Cross Border Giving Guides act as toolkits for new philanthropists going into countries that they are not familiar with. The guides provide a landscape review of the country, including recommendations from experienced practitioners on the ground relating to the regulatory framework, cultural issues, sources for information, and case studies. The guide for Myanmar informs our work for the Myanmar Community Development Fund and helps members navigate working in the country, which still has an underdeveloped social sector infrastructure. To generate the download link, please fill up the following form. Launch APC launched the guide with our partner, WINGS, via…

Green Paper on Effective Public-Philanthropic Collaboration in ASEAN

As social problems becoming increasingly complex, APC believes that more can be done if governments and philanthropists work in concert. There is value in coming together to align goals and harness each other’s unique strengths. This would leverage the collective intelligence and capacity for better social outcomes. The Green Paper on Effective Public-Philanthropic Collaboration in ASEAN is a first attempt to draw attention to the benefits of governments and philanthropists working together for social good. It examines the current public-philanthropic landscape in ASEAN and suggests practical ways that governments and philanthropists can work together in the near to long term….

ASEAN Impact 25: Impactful Philanthropists in ASEAN

On our journey to build a better Asia, we at Asia Philanthropy Circle (APC) have been inspired by numerous philanthropists who are willing to take innovative approaches to create systemic social change and to effectively improve the lives of their communities. APC has compiled the narratives of 25 such impactful philanthropists from across the region to form ASEAN Impact 25: a catalogue that  outlines the overall impact of their efforts, the motivations that drive their philanthropic work and the milestones they have set for their philanthropy in the coming years. Our hope is that these stories will encourage fellow philanthropists…

Talent Development in the Philanthropy Sector

Across Asia, as philanthropy grows and aims to be more impactful, there is increased demand for more professionalised forms of philanthropy, which in turn requires a ready pool of professionals with expertise and interest in this area.  However, it has also become obvious that the market for social sector professionals who understand what philanthropists want to achieve and who can work with them effectively is limited.  Whichever sector the leaders are taken from, there is often a mismatch: in expectations, in execution, and in the retention of these talents.  The danger is that philanthropic aspirations will run ahead of the…