Deal Share platform FAQ

Deal Share Platform (DSP): Bridging Social Investments

The Deal Share Platform streamlines communications on prospective funding and collaboration opportunities for AVPN members* on Deals, Projects and Programmes. It provides connections in a targeted manner, and channel members’ resources strategically to develop Impact Organisations** (IOs) towards investment readiness. Alongside the Platform, we showcase innovative solutions for Social Impact via our Impact Live Sessions.

*AVPN members refer to our funder and resource provider network. We generally refer to organisations listed on the DSP or Impact Live alumni as Impact Organisations. 
**Impact Organisations (IOs) refer to organisations ( ie for-profit social enterprises (SEs), not for-profit organisations (NPOs), non-governmental organisations (NGOs), charities, etc) whose mandate is to deliver social and/or environmental impact.

Frequently Asked Questions

AVPN Members:

  • Identify deals of interest to you on the Deal Share Platform and connect with IOs for possible financial and/or non-financial support. 
  • Endorse your IOs to be listed on the Deal Share Platform. More on endorsing deals as an AVPN member below.
  • List your resources available for Social Enterprises’ Development on the Social Enterprise Development Toolkit here. Resources can be in the form of financial support (grants, debt) or non-financial support (accelerator programmes, toolkits, technical assistance etc.). Learn more about the toolkit here.
  • Partner with the Capital Mobilisation Team for AVPN Conferences and other in-market activities. Get in touch with us at capital@avpn.asia if you have active campaigns/programmes and are looking for quality projects to collaborate with.

 

Impact Organisations:

  • List your deal on the Deal Share Platform (DSP) and gain enhanced visibility to the AVPN member network. More on the deal listing endorsement criteria and how you can list your deals below.
  • Opportunity to participate in Deal Share Live events and access social investment insights. More on Deal Share Live events below.
  • Collaborate with other IOs on the DSP. Reach out to the Capital Mobilisation Team at capital@avpn.asia to find out more!
  • Access curated resources according to your organisation’s level of investment readiness, through the Social Enterprise Development Toolkit. Take the test to find out where you are!
  • Browse all of the 250+ resources from AVPN member organisations here that range from grant programmes, competitions, insights, toolkits, consultancy/advisory services, technical assistance programmes and more.
How to use the DSP: Click here for a demo video. To search for an IO, you can use the filters at the top of the Deal Share page to sort by various interest areas.
 
  • List the project from an IO that you have supported previously or are currently supporting to help them receive additional resources by getting them to complete the Deal Submission Form. Support refers to both financial and non-financial capital.
  • Search for IOs that have been endorsed by other AVPN Members to grow your pipeline of deals and increase their social impact through your support. 
  • Notify the Capital Mobilisation Team if there is interest in a Deal, Project or Impact Organisation.
  • Reach out to IOs and their respective AVPN member endorsers directly using the AVPN Connector, a messaging function accessible through all user profiles.
How to use the DSP: Click here for a demo video. To search for an IO, you can use the filters at the top of the Deal Share page to sort by various interest areas.
 
  • List the project from an IO that you have supported previously or are currently supporting to help them receive additional resources by getting them to complete the Deal Submission Form. Support refers to both financial and non-financial capital.
  • Search for IOs that have been endorsed by other AVPN Members to grow your pipeline of deals and increase their social impact through your support. 
  • Notify the Capital Mobilisation Team if there is interest in a Deal, Project or Impact Organisation.
  • Reach out to IOs and their respective AVPN member endorsers directly using the AVPN Connector, a messaging function accessible through all user profiles.
  • Identify if you are eligible to list on the Deal Share Platform. The main criteria is that you must have at least one AVPN member endorsing your work. Endorsements from AVPN Members mean that your work has been supported by the member via financial and/or non-financial support, and the member has a good understanding of your work. To identify an endorser, you may refer to our AVPN member list, or fill up a short Endorser Scan Form to identify potential endorsers. 
 
  • Submit your deal or project. If you are eligible to list: Complete the Deal Submission Form to get your project or organisation to be listed on the DSP, indicating the identified AVPN endorsing member and contact details of the person you have been liaising with in the form. The Capital Mobilisation Team will verify the endorsement with the indicated AVPN Member Representative before publishing the listing. IOs may also choose to submit more than one project to be listed on the DSP.
 
  • Refer to this sample deal in your preparation for the submission. This sample deal guides you in structuring your project for maximum effectiveness.
 
  • Use this PDF version of the form for reference of the questions asked prior to filling up the online form.*Note: AVPN Deal Share does not provide any due-diligence support for deals listed on the DSP.
  • An Endorsement means that your Organisation has been supported by the AVPN member via financial and/or non-financial means, and that the member has a good understanding of your work. Endorsements help to build trust and lower barriers for engagement for Impact Organisations. 
  • To be listed on the Deal Share Platform, IOs will require an AVPN member to endorse their project on the DSP.
  • The endorsing member and its contact person will appear on the IO’s page.
  • If you are submitting a deal as an AVPN member, you cannot endorse your own deals and would require another AVPN member for the endorsement.

Complementing the Deal Share Platform, the AVPN Impact Live sessions serves to showcase high impact projects across the APAC region that are supported by our members to the wider community at signature as well as more intimate, curated experiences.

  • Participate in online and offline experiences that aim to carve out opportunities for collective action to surface ground-breaking solutions.
  • Deepen understanding on the overall landscape, investable pipelines and resource pipelines through hearing first-hand about implementation work on the ground.
  • Explore collaborative partnerships through in-person interactions or real-time online engagement with IOs, grant-makers, impact investors and other possible partners in the region.
  • Identify resources, connections and support that can help propel capital towards impact.

AVPN members fund across the spectrum from non-profit organisations to social enterprises and provide financial, human and intellectual capital.

Financial support includes:

  • Grant
  • Equity
  • Convertible Debt
  • Loan

 

Non-financial support includes:

  • Strategy and Operations Consulting
  • Mentorship
  • Capability Development
  • Access to Networks
  • Professional Services (e.g. Accounting, Legal)
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Fundraising Advice

 

Much of the resources provided by our members and partners are also available to browse under Deal Share Resources.

  • Read more about how we are supporting SPOs with their operational challenges through partnering with Cross Fields on their Corporate Volunteering Programme.
  • Learn more about how we are working to bridge the gap between investors and social entrepreneurs by building a common language framework on investment readiness that social enterprises are actively using.
  • Learn more about how we are supporting SPOs with their legal needs and operational challenges through partnering with Trust Law Pro Bono legal Programme.

As the Deal Share Platform is a Members-only platform, only AVPN members will be able to see the full details of the deals. The deal page will be visible across our 600+ wide AVPN member network.

In the event that an IO is presenting at an Impact Live event, their Deal Page will be made public to all audiences for a limited period of time, where their profile will be linked across the DSP as well as Deal Share Live event webpages to increase visibility.

*Note: By proceeding with the Deal Share Platform submission, you are giving consent to AVPN to collect and use your organisation and personal data for the purposes of and in accordance with AVPN’s Data Protection Policy.

Unless otherwise specified, deals will be listed until the round of funding closes or non-financial support has been met. For IOs, we suggest refreshing your listing every year, or when there are specific milestones achieved.

When the needs of your organisation or project has changed, such as your financial and/or non-financial asks, IOs will be asked to fill up the Deal Refresh Form. You may fill up the sections of the form where changes are required. 

In short, AVPN does not manage the programmes/projects that are listed on the DSP and would not be able to guarantee a match.

What we aim to achieve is ecosystem building through facilitating meaningful connections:

    • Members/Funders with IOs – Connect AVPN members with IOs whose projects require further resources to scale and to operate sustainably. We do this through providing members with landscape knowledge and insights on IOs’ activities, which allows us to help members identify, shortlist and connect with quality projects that are relevant to their specific areas of work.

      •  Listen to what our partners and IO community are saying about the work that we do.
     
    • IOs with other IOs –  IOs can also be connected with other IOs to explore collaboration opportunities, especially if they operate within the same sector and/or when they would like to scale to different markets. Reach out to the Capital Mobilisation Team at capital@avpn.asia and we will be happy to make those introductions for you!