LIN fosters strategic community engagement by facilitating linkages among NPOs, donors and skilled volunteers. One example is VietnamCauses.org, which enables local NPOs to inform the community about their work while promoting feedback and opportunities for donor and volunteer engagement.
Networking for NPOS
NPO Advisory Group
The NPO Advisory Group was launched in 2011 to create a core group of Vietnamese NPO professionals in HCMC who would meet regularly to discuss issues of common concern and exchange resources of mutual interest. The Group advises LIN on its work plan, providing feedback and advice on LIN programs and support services.
The NPO Advisory Group meets with the LIN team monthly to help LIN bring better, more targeted support services to the not-for-profit community in HCMC.
All NPO staff, advisors and experts from partner organizations are welcome to join the NPO Advisory Group.
Past topics include transparency, networking and fundraising among NPOs. Participants have the opportunity to learn about the selected topic, learn a case study, share ideas and meet with NPO experts.
NPO Leaders Circles
In order to help NPOs have an official channel where they can share experience and information to develop their organizations, LIN has set up NPO Leaders Circles for skilled individuals and organizations working for the not-for-profit , non-government and community development sector in Vietnam.
The Circles are designed to:
- Create a space for practitioners and experts to exchange information on issues facing NPOs, non-government organizations (NGOs) and the philanthropy and community development sector in Vietnam.
- Connect practitioners, managers and leaders from the NPO, NGO and community development sector in Vietnam. The Circles give members an opportunity to get to know each in order to collaborate.
Follow the forum at: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/npo-forum.
HCMC Capacity Development Working Group
LIN, together with Saigon Children's Charity and Education for Development, initiated the launch of a HCMC based Capacity Development Working Group - a collaboration of NGOs and NPOs keen to build the capacity of grassroots organizations in the South of Vietnam.
Happy NPO/ NGO Hour
LIN teamed with Ms. Van Ly, Regional Communications and Development Manager at East Meets West Foundation to organize a monthly NPO/NGO Happy Hour event in HCMC in April 2013 with over 70 participants. The event sought to bring together individuals working with local and international NPOs to share ideas and best practices, to talk about the challenges they face or just to just have some fun with like-minded people.
Link to NPO and NGO Working Groups
Networking for NPOs, Volunteers and Donors
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Links to Vietnam Causes (2i)
Narrow the Gap Event (2c)
NPO Skilled Volunteer Matching (2d)