Workshop & Peer Review: (Draft) Statement On Ethical Principles In Fundraising

Written by Tham

"On January 12th, at Hoa Sen University, the LIN Center helped to organize and facilitate the workshop, "Successful Fundraising - Working toward International Ethical Standards". The workshop was organized, in part, to share and solicit input from representatives of the nonprofit sector in Ho Chi Minh City on the first draft of a code of conduct for fundraising professionals in Vietnam.

The draft was prepared by a volunteer consortium of fundraising profesionals, representing both local and international nonprofit organizations in Vietnam, who came together in 2015 for the purpose of adapting the International Statement of Ethical Principles in Fundraising to the context and needs of nonprofits in Vietnam. The purpose of developing a "Statement of Ethical Principles in Fundraising in Vietnam" was to unify the fundraising community in Vietnam - those who are dedicated to accountability, transparency and effectiveness - behind a single universal declaration of fundamental principles. It was also designed to foster public trust in the nonprofit sector while discouraging personal gain at the expense of donors and stakeholders.

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The importance of engaging target beneficiaries in community development programs

Written by Tham

On the 30th of December 2015, LIN's monthly NPO Morning Coffee returned to the subject of Community Development with a focus on "The participation of beneficiaries in the design and implementation of community development projects". The guest speakers were Mr. Pham Thanh Van, Founder and Director of the AIDS Program, and Mrs. Truong Nguyen Bao Tran, Deputy Director of the Research Center - Counseling Social Work & Community Development (SDRC).

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