Engaging C-Suite Executives in Volunteerism Across Asia


Alfred Poon


S8 roadshow

AVPN took the Pilotlight model of skilled volunteerism on a 5 city road show in October – travelling to Mumbai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo. The sharing in each city with local leaders on corporate volunteerism differed in each country, but enthusiasm on the concept was extremely encouraging in all our stops.

The revolutionary concept behind Pilotlight stems from the model of charging corporates to place their C-suite executives in specially assembled dream teams of 4, which combines top executives from different organisations to work with non-profits and social enterprises on a strategic level. The programme is very structured and time-specific, thus not wasting any time from the executives. At the same time, Pilotlight manages the relationship between the team and the recipient organisation, ensuring the highest efficacy and maximum social impact.

One of the participants in the workshop, Truc Nguyen from LIN Center for Community Development in Ho Chi Minh City, who attended the Singapore event, noted that “the information I gained there was precious. I also shared with my colleagues at LIN about Pilotlight model and we were impressed with how the organization could engage hundreds of senior corporate volunteers.”

AVPN is actively supporting new and effective modes of carrying out venture philanthropy. We will be facilitating the roll-out of Pilotlight models in Asia and welcome any queries.Find out more about Pilotlight at their website: http://www.pilotlight.org.uk/Pilotlight small

Presentation materials from the road show available at our website: /2013/11/04/avpn-road-show-2013-mobilising-human-capital-presentation-materials/


A. Environmental Stewardship
To protect the environment, we organize programmes like mangrove nursery and Reforestation, Coastal and River Clean-Up, Community Based Environmental Solid Waste Management, Environmental IEC Campaign and Eco-Academy

B. Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood
To ensure a sustainable livelihood for the community, eco-tourism include Buhatan River Cruise Visitor Center Buhatan River Mangrove Boardwalk are run by the community. Others include Organic Vegetable and Root crops Farming, Vegetable and Root crops Chips and by-products Processing and establishing a Zero waste store.

C. Empowered Communities
To empower the community, we provide product and Agri-Enterprise Development Training, Immersion and Learnings Exchange Program, Earth Warrior Training and Community Based Social Entrepreneurship Training


Alfred Poon


Alfred Poon is Director of Digital Transformation of AVPN. He is a geek by nature, adman by passion, and holds a Masters in Nonprofit Communications from Indiana University. Alfred spends his time building communications infrastructure that brings people together. Prior to joining AVPN, Alfred has consulted for Social Purpose Organisations in over thirty countries, bringing his unconventional mix of nimble technology to enable data driven communications

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