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Bradley Wo Bradley Wo

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At the AVPN Conference last month, more than 1,200 funders and resource providers from across 40 countries gathered in Singapore to learn best practices to address critical impact areas. With collaboration as a central pillar for scaling strategic philanthropy, it is no surprise that engaging philanthropists was a pertinent topic at the largest social investing convening in Asia.

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Lucy Moore Lucy Moore

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Privatize failure, socialize success. These were Clearly founder James Chen’s opening words in his keynote address at the AVPN Conference 2019. The event brings together social investors and thought leaders across Asia, equipping them to champion and deploy capital towards the issues they care most about. Chen’s words gave conference delegates an inspiring model, demonstrating how private philanthropists’ calculated risks on bold new concepts can lead to scalable solutions that address the world’s most pressing social issues.

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Atul Sukumar Atul Sukumar

5 min read

A lack of access, skills and business acumen often prevent women and women-owned enterprises from being able to participate in markets or scale their economic participation. Find out what e-commerce can bring to the table.

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Andrew Milner Andrew Milner

20 min read

The 2019 AVPN conference in Singapore put its cards firmly on the table from the start. The focus would be on big themes: education, gender equality, hunger and malnutrition, and climate change – most of all on climate change. From the first session, speaker after speaker reminded us that we only have 15 years in which to reduce greenhouse gas emissions before the effects of climate change become irreversible.

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Andrew Milner Andrew Milner

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Funders are too far away from the end-beneficiaries of their programmes. Hearing what they have to say about them can help refine and improve those programmes. It sounds obvious, doesn’t it? And yet the practice tends to be the exception rather than the rule.

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David Kugler David Kugler

4 min read

As a human resources professional, I believe that an organization’s most valuable asset is its people – their skills, individual identities, and uniquely lived experiences that employees bring with them when they arrive to work. When these attributes are harnessed, social purpose organizations can increase their impact and work toward solving socio-economic crisis that matter most to them.

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David Kugler David Kugler

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I have a confession: I enjoy small talk. Yes, it’s true. Maybe it’s because I’m an extrovert or maybe it’s just because I like to talk about myself. Regardless of the reason, I get excited about attending conferences in order to meet my fellow attendees, and over the years, I’ve picked up a few tips about how to be intentional and impactful in my networking. From June 25th to 28th, I had the opportunity to apply some of these lessons that I’ve learnt during the AVPN Annual Conference held in Singapore. I will like to share three of these lessons with you.

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Rachel Chan Rachel Chan

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The 2019-20 cohort of policy fellows from the Policy Leadership Lab were inducted at the AVPN Conference, marking the start of a 12-month journey of working with AVPN members and resources to advance policy initiatives in their respective markets.

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Patsian Low Patsian Low

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The United Nations estimates the financial capital needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals is US$ 5-7 trillion annually – imagine if the reported amount could be deployed from the philanthropic capital worldwide towards achieving the SDGs.  The complexity of the impact challenges in Asia have led to a call for more strategic collaborative opportunities between the philanthropic community and policymakers, so that greater impact can be created between their resources and policy mandates and programmes.

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AVPN Marketing Team AVPN Marketing Team

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资助机构与资源提供机构往往在孤岛中工作, 无法找到可供投资的优质机会。与此同时, 社会企业也在寻求帮助, 但不确定如何以及在哪里可以得到支持。

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AVPN Marketing Team AVPN Marketing Team

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印度约有近70% 的学龄儿童营养不良,针对这一问题各方的分散行动没能产生足够的影响力。

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Doug Miller

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2002年的时候,我当时在做私募股权的工作,我领着来自9个国家的27位朋友,前往越南扫雷,这是一个慈善募款活动的行程。我们中的一些人开始讨论我们当时资助的项目。我们不仅对我们提出问题所获得的答案不满意,而且强烈地认识到我们的项目缺乏有效性,缺乏透明度,衡量影响力的方法也很差劲。显然,需要做些什么。

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