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 4share and Thien Tam Huong’s Orientation meeting   It was nearly 7pm at Dung Dinh café on a rainy day at the beginning of June 2014. The LIN team was ready to meet with team Sexual Rights and their volunteer mentors for the orientation meeting in LIN Community Partnership Initiative (CPI). At 7pm sharp, all participants...
Singapore – On 7 November, Ms. Dana R.H Đoan – Founder and Strategic Advisor of LIN Center for Community Development – took part in the two full days of dialogue designed to improve the impact of philanthropy in Asia. This article shares Ms. Dana’s thoughts after the summit.  “What struck me most during the 2014 Summit was the frequent...
On December 4th, Lotus Impact, Spark Center for Social Entrepreneurship Development (Spark), and Center for Social Initiatives Promotion (CSIP) co-organized the Vietnam Social Investment Forum (SIF) 2014 at Novotel Saigon hotel. This forum brought together social enterprises, local, regional and global investors, policy leaders, and other intermediaries to showcase the emerging social investment field in...
Circular 96/2015/TT-BTC (MOF, June 22, 2015) (“Circular 96”) extends the scope of deductible expenses for organizations’ charitable and humanitarian activities. Upon this expansion, the taxable income of an organization shall be reduced, and thus the taxes due are reduced. However, to take the respective deductions it is necessary to provide authorities relevant documents, invoices, receipts...
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...
“How does a nonprofit, or donor for that matter, demonstrate their accountability to the beneficiaries?” This was a question raised by Ms. Nuala O’Brian, Head of Development at the Embassy of Ireland in Hanoi during LIN’s NPO morning coffee with NPO partners on March 31st 2016. As part of her sharing, Ms. O’Brian presented two...
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