LIN Center for Community Development

LIN's mission is to provide support services to local NPOs, skilled volunteers and donors who are committed to building strong communities. The LIN Center for Community Development serves grassroots not-for-profit organizations (NPOs) and individual and corporate philanthropists located in and around Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. By helping local people to meet local needs, LIN aims to promote a healthy environment for philanthropy in Vietnam and strengthen the communities in which we live and work.
Jun 12, 2013

Let's surpass the initial target of $1K!

Less than a few hours into our Brown Bag Lunch Day for Kids campaign and, with cash donations made here in Vietnam, we are more than half-way to our target.  So, we've submitted a request to GlobalGiving to revise the target to USD $5,000 (up from the initial $1K target), we thought that would be too high for a one day campaign and just asking for lunch money but you've changed our minds...

The more we raise for this fund, the more grants we can make to support vulnerable children in HCMC!

By the way, we've had some great photos of friends packing their lunches before work today posted onto Facebook. Check them out here:

https://www.facebook.com/BrownBagDay4TheKids

We are so grateful to our friends and supporters for raising our expectations!

Sincerely,

Dana

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Jun 7, 2013

Initiative Unites Nonprofits & Companies in HCMC

LIN CPI poster
LIN CPI poster

On Friday, 31 May 2013, the Community Partnership Initiative (CPI) organized by LIN Center for Community Development (LIN), kicked off with an information event for interested advertising agencies, PR/Marketing and CSR specialists. 40 representatives from at least 24 companies attended the event at Zest Bistro & Café, HCMC, showing their interest in the project.

At the info session, LIN elaborated on the different options available for companies, including leading a workshop on communications for non profit organization (NPO) staff; hosting a company visit for the NPOs; or partnering up with an NPO and working together in 6 weeks to create a communications tool for the NPO to raise awareness about the needs of vulnerable children, and win attractive prizes.

The information evening, and the project as a whole, is generously sponsored by Intel Products Vietnam Ltd. “The Community Partnership Initiative offers a unique and proven approach to building stronger community service opportunities in HCMC,” said Ms. Uyen Ho, Corporate Affairs Manager at Intel. “The CPI offers a ready-made volunteer program for employees with the benefit of training nonprofit staff in communication skills, an essential ingredient in organizational sustainability.”

All companies and NPOs signing up for the mentorship will be invited the Meet and Greet event on the 20 June where they could learn more about each other and find a suitable partner. The partnership will start on 1 July and last for six weeks, during which the companies will mentor the NPOs on communication skills and create a communications tool to enter a competition. After a public vote and judges’ professional decision, the winners of the competition will be announced at the Award Ceremony on 13 September.

The event for companies was hold one week after a similar information session for the local NPOs, where 11 NPOs signed up to participate in the CPI. To enable effective matches between the organizational needs of these NPOs and corporate core competencies, LIN is currently inviting interested companies to get engaged with the community.

Get involved!

Interested companies and communications professionals could find more information about the concept and how to get involved in this link. Deadline for registration is 19 June, 2013.

WE’RE ON THE NEWS!

Watch CPI Information Session on Tuoi Tre TV! (for Vietnamese speaking donors)

Ms. Truc spoke with an agency attending the event
Ms. Truc spoke with an agency attending the event

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May 7, 2013

LIN Community Center Opens its Doors!

What does LIN Community Center do?
What does LIN Community Center do?

Dear Friends!

We have a lot of wonderful news to share with you!

With your trust and support, LIN Community Center was able to open its doors. The Center now has enough space to offer six different services and support over 100 grassroots not-for-profit and charity organizations (NPOs) that together help over 2000 disadvantaged people in HCMC. We invite you to take a virtual tour of the LIN Community Center to see first hand what you helped us build!

To celebrate the Center's opening, the LIN Team organized two events. The first event, the Center's Opening Ceremony on March 9th, brought together representatives of LIN's partner NPOs and members of LIN Board of Directors and Board of Advisors. The guests learned about the capacity and services of the new Center, and were able to network and discuss major challenges that local NPOs in Vietnam face. Visit our Blog to read more about the Opening Ceremony or our Facebook page to see the event photos.    

Another event marking the Center's opening was Housewarming for LIN Donors on April 11th. Over 30 LIN's most devoted supporters gathered together to tour the new Center, receive appreciation tokens from LIN Team, and network with other donors and LIN's Board Members and staff. All of us at LIN were happy to see some of you at the event. For those of you who could not visit in person due to distance or work or family plans we put together a short account to share some of the event's good spirit and joy!

All of LIN Board and staff members would like to thank you once again for your support, the Center would have stayed a dream but for your contribution! As always, we invite you to stay in touch via our E-Newsletter Nhip Cau, our Blog or Facebook page. The new chapter of LIN Community Center is just starting, and we hope that you will help us write it to make Ho Chi Minh City a better place for all of its residents!  

Donor Appreciation Board at LIN Community Center
Donor Appreciation Board at LIN Community Center
Center
Center's Opening Event for Partner NPOs
Housewarming Event for LIN Donors
Housewarming Event for LIN Donors

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