Joining a Nonprofit Board: Mandala Night In July

Written by Phuc Le Thanh

In July, Mandala Night, provided an opportunity for skilled professionals to learn about opportunities to join a nonprofit's board of advisors. Five NPOs attended the event to introduce their organizations and an opportunity to become an advisor: Huynh Tan Phat Foundation, Ceporer Hoc Mon, SCD, CHANGE, and AWO.

The event was held in the Loft Café, which provided a cozy atmosphere for intimate sharing among nonprofits and volunteers
During the event, NPOs had an opportunity to meet, talk with, and obtain the contacts of potential candidates for their advisory boards. Meanwhile, professionals interested in joining a nonprofit board, had a chance to learn about five different nonprofits and learn about the requirements for becoming a Board member. Following Mandala Night, we received the following updates from the five participating nonprofits:


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...