- How to make a convincing business case to employers?
- What SPO needs can be effectively met by skilled volunteers?
- How to meet the personal and career development needs of the volunteers?
- What engagement structures between skilled volunteers and SPOs work well in Singapore and overseas?
- Assessing impact – how to produce substantial value for the SPO?
Prior to this roundtable, AVPN will conduct a workshop with up to 20 managers and front-line practitioners to review the ground challenges and compose a set of recommendations that will be put forth for strategic review at the round table. Participants to the roundtable will be primarily senior executives from AVPN member and prospect organisations. Participants will look at the recommendations brought forward by the earlier session. Capacity for this roundtable is limited to 20 persons.
This roundtable will be led by Fiona Halton, Chair of Pilotlight UK.
Patsian Low (NVPC), Jae-heung Lee (The Hope Institute), Moodoo Jin (Big Issue Korea) and Ga-Young Lee (SK Group) will also share their insights from the earlier workshop with the round table participants.
All participants to the workshop are by invitation. Please register your interest to participate via email to Sun Kyung Han (email@example.com) if you would like to join us for the workshop.
Date: 23 October 2013
Workshop Fee: Free
Venue: The Seoul Social Economy Centre at Seoul Innovation Park (5 Nokbeondong, Eunpyoung-gu)
|16.00 – 16.30hrs||Roundtable registration opens|
|16.30 – 18.30hrs||Roundtable discussion: “How to mobilize human capital effectively to build capacity” – discussion leader: Fiona Halton.Introduction by AVPN and by partner organizationFiona to present Pilotlight modelFiona and local workshop leaders to share on the following:
Moderated discussion, Wrap-up
|18.30 – 19.30hrs||Networking reception|
About Fiona Halton
Fiona Halton is Chair of Pilotlight and the creator of Pilotlighting – a unique method that enables business leaders to work effectively with charities so that they increase impact. The model also creates a community of philanthropists. Fiona has a track record in establishing and running new organisations. She set up British Film Year which won the British Sales and Marketing Award and was runner-up for Veuve Cliquot Business Woman of the Year. Fiona was part of the team that ran the first Comic Relief which raised more than £13 million. She was acting director of TimeBank and took it to launch – it is now an established, BBC-supported campaign, inspiring a new generation of volunteers.
About Patsian Low
Patsian is Director of the Philanthropy division in the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC). She is privileged to work with a passionate team to provide programmes that promote and engage philanthropy from different donor sectors in Singapore. Some initiatives include the online philanthropy platform www.sggives.org, independent charity analyst reports from the ICAn programme, a quarterly Funders Roundtable, among others. Patsian also regularly facilitates a module on Assessing Social Impact in the executive course for nonprofit leaders, iLEAP, at the Lien Centre for Social Innovation.
Pilotlight was set up to address the needs of small charities and social enterprises who have the expertise to support their beneficiaries but do not have, and could not afford to buy, the time and skills to develop their own infrastructure. In a survey of small charities, Pilotlight found that only four per cent said they received effective professional help. Pilotlight then surveyed leading business people and found various barriers, such as being time-poor, which prevented them from offering their professional help. Pilotlight then trialled several models of professional skills-giving and arrived at one that overcame those barriers. More info at: http://www.pilotlight.org.uk/
The National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) is the national body in Singapore that promotes and develops volunteerism and philanthropy, functioning as a first-stop centre, catalyst and networking agency to foster the giving spirit in Singapore, whether of time, money or in kind. The Philanthropy in Asia (PIA) Summit aims to promote and deepen knowledge that advances effective and sustainable philanthropy in Asia’s social space. More info at: http://www.nvpc.org.sg/