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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...
On November 30 in Hanoi, the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Science and Technology held a conference on the evaluation of the activities of science and technology organizations affiliated with VUSTA for the 2015-2018 period and the 2018 Networking event for Cooperation and Development. The VUSTA’s...
Author: Ms Betsye Moon Park – Executive Advisor – LIN Center for Community Development   We cannot win the battle of poverty and injustice alone. We must work together. We must continually improve. We must ensure impact. To usher into 2019 and LIN Center for Community Development’s 10 year anniversary, I’m delighted to introduce our...
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