Community Partnership Initiative 2015
Building Human Resource management capacity for local NPOs
By 2013, LIN began to survey our NPO partners on an annual basis, which allowed us to start tracking trends and identify gaps in capacity. One area where a capacity gap became apparent, both through our analysis of 2014 survey data as well as feedback from CPI 2014 participants, is human resource management
Some of the specific HR management challenges mentioned by our NPO partners in the 2014 annual survey include, but are not limited to:
- Communication with staff and volunteers;
- Setting appropriate expectations for staff and volunteers;
- Building the capacity of staff and volunteers;
- Succession planning;
- How to draft better job descriptions for staff recruitment; and
- Recruiting volunteers, staff and/or board members.
Objectives of CPI 2015
- To facilitate meaningful corporate community engagement through employee volunteering;
- To provide an opportunity for professionals to volunteer their skill sets to support social impact organizations; and
- To build the human resource management capacity of local NPOs.
Call for participation (until 15 July)
Matching process (21 July to 31 July)
Participating NPO's will be asked to complete a survey designed to understand their respective needs and current challenges. Meanwhile, participating companies/volunteers will be asked to complete a different survey designed to assess their current skill sets and strengths.
NPOs and corporate/volunteer teams will be invited to a Meet & Greet event. At the event NPOs and corporate/volunteer teams, in groups of three, will each have a chance to introduce themselves formally and then spend some one-on-one time to talk with each other. By the end of the event, corporate/volunteer teams and NPOs will match themselves and sign a partnership agreement, which will help to facilitate effective communication and collaboration.
HR Capacity- Building workshops (August to September)
The LIN Center for Community Development will work with HR experts to organize 1 to 2 workshops that will address HR challenges and needs as expressed by the participating NPOs in their CPI surveys.
Mentorship program (August to October)
Orientation: Immediately after being matched, LIN will organize a general orientation session for both NPOs and corporate/volunteer teams.
Mentorship: Corporate/Volunteer teams will have 12 weeks to work with their respective NPO partners. LIN recommends that partners work together to undertake the following four steps (in the same order):
- Defining the NPO's HR challenge(s).
- Identify one or more possible actions/solutions to address the NPO's challenge(s).
- Implement one or more action/solution within the CPI timeframe.
- Evaluate the impact of the action(s)/solution(s) taken.
LIN will establish an advisory panel to assist all CPI Partners throughout the program and to help evaluate the outcomes of each collaboration. Panel members may be contacted for advice on goals, KPIs, implementation progress as well as any collaboration or communication challenges faced by NPOs or corporate/volunteer teams. In addition, they will be asked to evaluate the outcomes of each collaboration and to provide feedback to each partner.
Closing Ceremony (October)
LIN will organize a ceremony in early November to recognize the accomplishments of all teams and to share the experiences and results of the partnerships. The three teams receiving the highest scores from the evaluation will be invited to share their experiences during the closing ceremony.
All participating NPOs and corporate/volunteer teams will receive recognition for their efforts and achievements.
Who should participate?
1. NPOs (10)
- At least one staff member responsible for HR at their NPO.
- Able to summarize current HR challenges.
- Willing to commit 2 hours per week over the course of 12 weeks to work with Mentors.
2. Teams of company staff or individuals are encouraged to participate:
- At least three professionals who are experienced and involved in HR.
- Team can summarize their combined HR skill sets and strengths.
- Willing to commit 2 hours per week over the course of 12 weeks to work with NPOs.
You can add real value to the nonprofit sector while capitalizing on this opportunity to connect with peers and nonprofits, expand your networks and enhance your leadership and communication skills.
Join the movement!
Are you ready to get onboard for this exciting project?
Sáng kiến vì Cộng đồng 2014
Nâng cao bền vững tài chính cho các tổ chức phi lợi nhuận
Hàng trăm tổ chức phi lợi nhuận địa phương (NPO) ở TP.HCM đang hoạt động để giải quyết những thử thách thực sự và cung cấp dịch vụ hỗ trợ cho các đối tượng chịu nhiều thiệt thòi trong xã hội. Trước đây, nhiều NPO hoạt động dựa vào nguồn hỗ trợ từ ngoài nước. Tuy nhiên, sau khi Việt Nam được xếp vào nhóm quốc gia có thu nhập trung bình vào năm 2010, nhiều nhà tài trợ đã chuyển sự giúp đỡ này đến những quốc gia kém phát triển hơn. Từ đó, các tổ chức phi lợi nhuận phải tìm cách thu hút được sự hỗ trợ từ địa phương.
Để làm được điều đó, họ cần đến một kế hoạch thực tiễn cùng với những kỹ năng truyền thông và giao tiếp với nhà tài trợ. Dù các NPOs có thừa đam mê và động lực để giải quyết các vấn đề xã hội, họ lại thiếu nguồn lực tài chính và kinh nghiệm hợp tác với khối doanh nghiệp.
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Thời gian biểu
Chi tiết chương trình
Gặp gỡ & Kết nối (23/5):
Giới thiệu về nhóm tình nguyện viên của bạn, gặp gỡ và chọn NPO đối tác.
Action & Learning với HSBC (14/6 - 28/6):
Từ ngày 14 đến 28/6, 5 đội tham gia CPI có cơ hội tham gia buổi Action & Learning (Hành động & Học hỏi) một-một với HSBC Vietnam để tăng cường kỹ năng giải quyết vấn đề.
Hợp tác & Hướng dẫn (1/6 – 20/9):
Nhóm TNV hướng dẫn nhân viên NPO kỹ năng gây quỹ và tạo bộ công cụ
- Chiến lược gây quỹ
- Danh sách nhà tài trợ
- Kế hoạch chăm sóc nhà tài trợ
- 3 ý tưởng gây quỹ
- 1 hoạt động gây quỹ để hiện thực hóa 1 trong 3 ý tưởng gây quỹ
Ban giám khảo chấm điểm dựa trên:
- Bộ công cụ gây quỹ
- Chất lượng và tính sáng tạo trong hoạt động gây quỹ
Lễ trao giải (17/10)
Tất cả các đội tham dự sẽ được mời đến tham gia lễ trao giải, nơi đội thắng cuộc được công bố.
Ai nên tham gia?
1. Tổ chức phi lợi nhuận:
2. Các nhóm nhân viên công ty hoặc cá nhân có các kỹ năng sau được khuyến khích tham gia:
Bạn có thể tạo ra giá trị cho lĩnh vực phi lợi nhuận, đồng thời tận dụng cơ hội này để kết nối với những người có cùng mối quan tâm để mở rộng quan hệ và nâng cao kỹ năng lãnh đạo và truyền thông của chính mình.
Hãy hành động!
Bạn đã sẵn sàng tham gia dự án thú vị này chưa? Thật dễ dàng với 3 bước đơn giản sau đây:
>>>Xem thêm: Bản mô tả công việc cho tình nguyện viên
Giang has both private sector and nonprofit sector experience. Before joining LIN, she worked for nearly eight years with an international non-government, not-for-profit organization supporting education for children with disadvantaged backgrounds in Vietnam, most recently as their Head of Programs. During her last eight years, she realized it was her calling to work in the development sector, which stole her heart and captured her full passion, energy, and commitment.
She joined LIN in August 2015 as the first full-time Executive Director. Before then, she had followed LIN's activities since the very first days and was attracted by the mission and vision that LIN is pursuing. Giang has a strong desire in supporting the capacity building for local NGO workers and the development of local nonprofit organizations, as well as assisting corporate and individual donors, and volunteers to do effective philanthropic work. She believes in what LIN believes: "Helping local people meet local needs".
Narrow The Gap Round 3 - Organizational Development
- Thien Tam Huong received VND 16,000,000 for the project "Capacity building for accountant toward the financial transparency management". Read the full proposal here (Vietnamese only).
- Thao Dan Social Protection Center received VND 22,369,000 for the project "Meeting of strategic plan for from 2014 - 2018". Read the full proposal here (Vietnamese only).
- Huynh Tan Phat Scholarship Fund received VND 44,398,000 for the project "Capacity building for the organization". Read the full proposal here (Vietnamese only).
- ICS received VND 50,000,000 for the project "Support ICS with audit service". Read the full proposal here (Vietnamese only).
- AWO received VND 49,640,000 for the project "Internship 2015". Read the full proposal here (Vietnamese only).
- Smile Group - Friends of Mr. Hung received VND 11,000,000 for the project "Independent audit of financial statements". Read the full proposal here (Vietnamese only).
- Huynh Tan Phat Scholarship Fund received VND 11,000,000 for the "Independent audit of financial statements". Read the report here (Vietnamese only).
Narrow The Gap Round 3
- Be Change Agents Network received VND 50,000,000 for the project "Build capacity for young leader of social projects in HCMC". Read the full proposal here (Vietnamese only).
- School of Don Bosco - Xuan Hiep received VND 23,000,000 for the project "Educational bookcase". Read the full proposal here (Vietnamese only).
- Khanh Hoi Orphanage Center received VND 50,000,000 for the project "Head to the future (Enhance the capability, behavior, living skills and knowledge of Children's rights for disadvatanged children (orphans, children affected with HIV/AIDS and poor children))". Read the full proposal here (Vietnamese only).
- Ba Muoi Charity Class received VND 50,000,000 for the project "Nurturing dreams for disadvantaged children (Provide tutoring, books and school supplies for poor students, and consultation for their parents)". Read the full proposal here (Vietnamese only).
- Mental health children "My Future Fund" received VND 46,800,000 for the project "Rent the venue for the organization’s activities". Read the full proposal here (Vietnamese only).
- Smile Group - Friends of Mr. Hung received VND 50,000,000 for the project "Help the HIV/AIDS affected children to better integrate into the society". Read the full proposal here (Vietnamese only).
- Thao Dan Social Protection Center received VND 49,442,000 for the project "Multi-function room for street children and children with special needs". Read the full proposal here (Vietnamese only).
- Tuong Lai Centre for Health Education and Community Development received VND 25,830,000 for the project "Support disadvantaged children to overcome difficulties in studying". Read the full proposal here (Vietnamese only).
- VietSeed Foundation received VND 50,000,000 for the project "Skill training for students with poverty and special conditions (blind and orphan students)". Read the full proposal here (Vietnamese only).
Narrow The Gap Round 2 - Focus on Education
- Thien An Shelter received VND 600,000,000 for the project "Your understanding - Lightens our life". Read the full proposal here (Vietnamese only).
- Deaf Community of Ho Chi Minh City (DCOH) received VND 400,000,000 for the project "Desire to integrate". Read the full proposal here (Vietnamese only).
- Cau Han (A project of the Ho Chi Minh Child Welfare Association) received 200,000,000 for the project "Enhancing education for migrant children". Read the full proposal here (Vietnamese only).
- CEPORER Hoc Mon received VND 42,000,000 Project "Improve supporting services for disadvantaged children". Read the full proposal here (Vietnamese only).
- Happier Social Work Group received VND 42,000,000 for the project "Alleviate the suffering of patients". Read the full proposal here (Vietnamese only).
- Smile Group – Friends of Mr. Hung received VND 42,000,000 for the project "House of smiles". Read the full proposal here (Vietnamese only).
Narrow The Gap Round 1
- Mental Health Children "My Future Fund" received VND 20,000,000 for the project "Rent the venue for the organization’s activities". Read the full proposal here (Vietnamese only).
- 5 gio sang received VND 31,500,000 for the project "5 gio sang Junior Football Festival Day". Read the full proposal here.
- Ceporer Hoc Mon received VND 42,400,000 for the project "Improve support quality for children". Read the full proposal here (Vietnamese only).
- Happier Social Work Group received VND 30,400,000 for the project "Support children to live healthier and happier". Read the full proposal here (Vietnamese only).
Community Partnership Initiative
Theme for 2014: Improving the Financial Sustainability of Local Nonprofits
Note: These grants will be used to support fundraising activities and/or capacity building for fundraising staff. Please click here for more information about the CPI program.
The winner - Inititative of The Year
Read the case study: "Giving the fishing rod instead of the fish"
Brand Maker - Hoc Mon Social Shelter
Clover4Leaf - Little Rose Warm Shelter
Clover4Leaf - Tuong Lai Center
Lowe Vietnam - Action for Wildlife organization
Matterhorn Communications - Thao Dan Child Center
Over the course of two months, the company employees and the NPO staff worked together and learned from each other. In addition to sharing experiences and mentoring NPO staff, teams were challenged to create a product and design a strategy to help the organization achieve its mission. Their work was then evaluated by a judge panel comprising of experts in Marketing, PR and Advertising, who judged the products and strategies based on a set of criteria.
The exciting challenge culminated in an Award Ceremony on 7 September, where five teams proudly introduced their products and presented their communication strategy. After deliberating together, the judges made a final decision to select the teams they thought producing the best product and strategy. Three winning NPOs were awarded with communication prizes (including website development, digital marketing, printing voucher), which in turn would help NPOs with fundraising, raising public awareness and support for their cause.
Theme: Improving Communications Skills for Nonprofits Addressing Children Needs
The winner - Inititative of The Year
>>>Read the case study on VietnamNet: "Building identity for social work groups"
In six weeks (1 Jul – 15 August 2013), 11 teams, each comprises of one NPO and one company/team of communications professionals, invested their efforts to create a communications tool for each NPO to raise awareness about the need of vulnerable children in HCMC and how local NPOs are addressing those needs.
10 teams submitted their communications tools. More than 400 people voted for their favorite communications tools.
Online vote was accounted for 50% of the final result. Another 50% was accounted for by a panel of judges.