AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023


Innovative Funding Models for Sustainability

By Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)


NAMA FOUNDATION Level 13, Menara Tokio Marine Life, No. 189, Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur



Date & time

29 October 2019



29 October 2019


About this event

Innovative Funding Models
for Sustainability

29 October 2019, Tuesday
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Level 13, Menara Tokio Marine Life,
No. 189, Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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How to use money more effectively? That is the perennial question of every funder and resource provider. As social and environmental needs get increasingly more complex, the solutions used to address them correspondingly needs to increase in sophistication. Traditionally, most funders tend to use only one or two methods, and so may miss out on other financial models/tools that might be more appropriate, possibly more innovative, and could make their money go further.

This session will explore the various funding models along the continuum of capital that addresses various needs and risk levels. How can we be more creative and innovative in finding the right blend of funding tool to meet our various objectives? What are the additional opportunities that we can tap into?

The session will also discuss the other players in the ecosystem and how their roles can help funders in the whole process. Therefore, public-private collaborations play important roles, and how can funders build capacities in their current models to include these other players?

We will study a couple of case studies in the session.

Come join us to advance your journey to better deploy capital and address your pet causes more effectively!

Patsian Low
Chief of Staff and Director of Policy, AVPN

Patsian has almost 25 years of work experience from private and civic sectors, -crossing the fields of social finance, social entrepreneurship, impact philanthropy and non-profit leadership. She has also has conducted training across Asia in Social Entrepreneurship, Assessing Social Impact, New Social Trends, Microfinance, and Human Capital Development. She also serves on the board of several small but growing non-profit organisations.Prior to AVPN, Patsian was a Senior Vice President at DBS, where she was Head of the DBS Foundation and CSR, leading their work in championing social entrepreneurship. Before that, she was Director of Philanthropy at Singapore’s National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) which promotes and engages philanthropy from different donor sectors. She had also previously started her own social incubation business.


NAMA Foundation is an international grant provider organisation incorporated in 2004 under the Companies Act 1965 (Malaysia) as a non-for-profit Company Limited by Guarantee. The foundation’s main focus is to empower the education sector, and capacity building of third sector, i.e. Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Community Based Organisations (CBOs) in our countries of concentration around the globe, which include but not limited to Tanzania, Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia, Palestine and Lebanon. www.namafoundation.org

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