Results from the Narrow the Gap Community Event

Written by Tran Vu Ngan Giang

Dear friends,

I am thrilled to share with you the results of our Narrow the Gap Community Event 2016, which took place last Saturday:

  • Nearly 400 guests attended the event, which took place at the Shouthern Vietnam Women's Museum.
  • VND 1,750,436,000 (~US$ 77,797) raised from 209 individuals, 10 corporations and institutions for the entire program with three grant rounds (click here for a complete list of donors).
  • At their booths, the 6 project finalists of Narrow the Gap - grant round II, helped guests "sense" the challenges they seek to address and responded to questions about their proposed solutions.
  • Over 1.176 votes submitted online (weighted at 15%), 345 votes submitted during the event (weighted at 20%), and scores from 16 grant evaluators (weighted at 65%) were all tallied.

And the winners of a grant from the Narrow the Gap Community Fund, grant round II, are...


Legal advice for nonprofits: Fundraising

Written by Son Pham

LIN Center is receiving legal questions from the nonprofit community, which are reviewed and answered by RAJAH & TANN LCT LAWYERS on a pro bono basis. On behalf of the NPO community, we send our thanks to RAJAH & TANN for their support. If you have any legal questions related to nonprofit issues in Vietnam, please feel free to send them to Mr. Truong Son at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Question 1. How can a nonprofit organization, without legal status (clubs, volunteer groups, networks, etc.), have a bank account under their organization's name?