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Roundtable in Tokyo – Mobilising Human Capital


Nippon Foundation, Tokyo , Japan



Date & time

25 October 2013



25 October 2013


About this event

At a time when global challenges are putting pressure on governments, businesses and non-profit organizations to do more with less, skills-based volunteer programs play a critical role in harnessing the talent of the private sector to help NGOs and communities resolve social, economic and environmental challenges. AVPN would like to invite you to a roundtable in Tokyo on 25 October 2013 to discuss the key issues that can unlock more human capital towards capacity-building of social purpose organisations (SPOs).

This roundtable will be led by Fiona Halton, Chair of Pilotlight UK. Panelists Patsian Low (NVPC) and Ikuma Saga (Service Grant) will also share their insights with the roundtable participants.

All participants to the roundtable are by invitation.  Please register your interest to participate via email to Chelsea Chen ([email protected]) if you would like to join us for the roundtable.

Date: 25 October 2013
Roundtable Fee: Free
Venue: Nippon Foundation. Akasaka 1-2-2, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Event Sponsor

japan foundation

Venue Partner


Roundtable Program
13.15hrs Roundtable registration opens
14.00 – 15.30hrs 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 model

Fiona and local workshop leaders to share on the following:

  1. How to make a convincing business case to employers?
  2. What SPO needs can be effectively met by skilled volunteers?
  3. How to meet the personal and career development needs of the volunteers?
  4. What engagement structures between skilled volunteers and SPOs work well in Tokyo and overseas?
  5. Assessing impact – how to produce substantial value for the SPO?

Moderated discussion, Wrap-up

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 Pilotlight

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/

Event Sponsor

japan foundation

The Japan Foundation is Japan’s public institution dedicated to sharing Japanese culture and language with people throughout the world. By presenting diverse aspects of Japanese culture, the Japan Foundation creates platforms of communication and understanding between the peoples of the world and Japan.

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