Save the Date: AVPN Annual Conference on 20-22 April 2015, Singapore


Alfred Poon


S4The 2015 AVPN Annual Conference will be held from April 20th-22nd at the National University of Singapore UTown campus.

Next year’s conference will be even bigger than before, with more opportunities to network, learn and share. Day 1 of the conference will only be available to AVPN members, with in-depth country sharing and exclusive networking during curated dinner discussions. The next 2 days will involve more than 400 delegates from across Asia, speaking on their practical experiences of ‘doing’ venture philanthropy.

Venture Philanthropy encompasses a set of practices that help deliver greater effectiveness in philanthropy. These practices include due diligence processes on potential grantees or investees, capacity building of these organisations, assessment of social impact, managing a portfolio to impact a sector and partnering effectively across private, public and civil society sectors. For the new philanthropist seeking to engage with the sector, we invite you to explore these practice areas in more detail and identify the ones that are most relevant for you to start journey. For seasoned practitioners, we invite you to share with and learn from the community.

We will be welcoming delegates from our 170+ member organisations comprising venture philanthropy organisations, impact investment funds, private equity, wealth management, academic and grant-making institutions to this event, as we advance the practice of venture philanthropy in Asia. In addition, some of the world’s best known leaders from the social finance, business, governmental and academic sectors will be joining us to examine the latest developments in the philanthropic and social investment community.

For more information on the event please check out www.avpn2015.com – please check back for updated programme and speakers. Member registration will commence in December 2014 and wider registration for the social investing community will open in January 2015.


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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