Sep 16, 2020

When we come together - nothing is impossible!

LIN & 10 Grants from Covid-19 Fund
LIN & 10 Grants from Covid-19 Fund

Dear friends, 

I hope my message finds you safe and well, wherever you may be. 

Three months after we introduced Covid-19 Response Community Fund, we have never imagined receiving such amazing support from the Community, and we are so touched to see many people such as yourself who give a hand wholeheartedly. Thanks to your generous donation and support, 10 local nonprofit organizations (NPOs) working tirelessly on employment, children, youth development and women causes, were able to receive this important funding support which play a significant role to help those organizations to carry on their operations and programs that serve those marginalized groups in their local communities in the next 6 months. This financial aid will somehow alleviate the burden of operational costs to sustain the organizations and resume their activities after the social lockdown. 

Please click here to download our initial report of Covid-19 Response Community Fund with summary of our fundraising result, introduction of 10 NPOs receiving the fund and our criteria how to select these 10 NPOs. We will continue to follow up with these NPOs in the next six months to evaluate the impacts of this funding support on their organization and their work, we hope to have some great stories and photos to share with you by the end of this year too. 

Moreover, despite all the challenges and barries under Covid-19 pandemic, we also managed to successfully organize our very first virtual conference after months of planning. This new format of LIN's Annual Cross Sector Conference was made to adapt to the new situation. Therefore, we are grateful for the support and understandings of all great sponsors, partners, speakers and supporters to make this event happen. 

And another good news also came two weeks after the Conference, the Opportunity Networking event of LIN's Annual Cross-Sector Conference which had to be delayed due to the social distance rule, is finally happening on 30th September thanks to the recently lifted restriction on event gathering in Ho Chi Minh City.

Our goal is to create opportunities for business and non-profit representatives, philanthropists to meet and connect with potential partners towards the 5 main themes including Education, Gender Equity and Social Inclusion, Environment & Climate Change, Job Training & Youth Development, Economic Empowerment & Entrepreneurship. If you are in Saigon and interested in attending the event, you can register to join us here.

Once again, on behalf of the LIN team and our community, we thank you for your generosity, support and kindness. 

Should you have any question or need any further information in the meantime, please do let us know. 

With gratitude,

Vo Ngoc Tuyen (Kelly)

Head of Corporate Partnerships & Fundraising 

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Aug 15, 2020

Challenging times make us come together as a community!

LIN's Representative & Grantees
LIN's Representative & Grantees

Dear friends, 

I hope my message finds you safe and well, wherever you may be. 

Three months after we introduced Covid-19 Response Community Fund, we have never imagined receiving such amazing support from the Community, and we are so touched to see many people such as yourself who give a hand wholeheartedly. Thanks to your generous donation and support, 10 local nonprofit organizations (NPOs) working tirelessly on employment, children, youth development and women causes, were able to receive this important funding support which play a significant role to help those organizations to carry on their operations and programs that serve those marginalized groups in their local communities in the next 6 months. This financial aid will somehow alleviate the burden of operational costs to sustain the organizations and resume their activities after the social lockdown. 

Please click here to download our initial report of Covid-19 Response Community Fund with summary of our fundraising result, introduction of 10 NPOs receiving the fund and our criteria how to select these 10 NPOs. We will continue to follow up with these NPOs in the next six months to evaluate the impacts of this funding support on their organization and their work, we hope to have some great stories and photos to share with you by the end of this year too. 

At this time when I am writing this report, Vietnam has entered to second wave of the pandemic after nearly 100 days without community cases. Danang, a central city in Vietnam has gone under strict lockdown from unknown source of Covid-19 cases started from three major hospitals in the city. Other cities and provinces are now again in a precarious status. We are also aware that the difficult times will not be over anytime soon, the social distance regulation doesn't allow any gathering more than 30 people and many people, activities are back to uncertain stage like before, that being said, we will need to continue remaining vigilant and resilient which helped Vietnam overcome the first wave of the pandemic. 

I do hope this shall pass soon and we can feel safe to go out, meet, connect with each other and do things out door again. In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. 

Once again, on behalf of the LIN team and 10 selected NPOs, we thank you for your generosity and kindness. 

Should you have any question or need any further information in the meantime, please do let us know. 

With gratitude,

Vo Ngoc Tuyen (Kelly)

Head of Corporate Partnerships & Fundraising 

 

 

 

Jul 6, 2020

Covid-19 can't stop the good things we do!

LIN visiting the community
LIN visiting the community

Dear friends,

We know things have been turned upside down for many of us during this trying time and we hope you are safe wherever you are at the moment. That being said, our collective work and its impact still really matter to many people every day.

We also understand sometimes it could be hard to keep track of the impact of your contribution and learn how we can do together to even better support the local communities and people who need help. In that spirit, in the third and fourth quarters of 2019, we organized Site Visits for projects that were selected in the funding rounds of 2018 to 2019 of Narrow the Gap, from which LIN can promptly evaluate the impact of projects on the community and provide appropriate solutions and orientations for the next quarters.

Please click here to download the full report.

On the latest update about Narrow The Gap, after months of delay due to the pandemic, we are now able to kick off again our Narrow The Gap 2020 - Planet for the Next Generation campaign. And we hope you will continue to support Narrow The Gap in 2020. Grassroots movements such as these depend on grassroots support, and that's why we really need your help!

And as a learning journey, we want to keep you informed about how your support can turn to changes in people's lives, as well as seek your feedback, inputs in order to improve our programs, our communication to strengthen our partnership and better serve our community.

There are many ways for you to get involved either donating directly to Narrow The Gap on GlobalGiving or even create your own fundraiser to support Narrow The Gap by clicking here (it is a very simple step by step process)

If you have any questions about Narrow the Gap, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at kelly.vo@linvn.org.

Please stay safe and well!

With gratitude, 

Vo Ngoc Tuyen (Kelly)

Head of Corporate Partnerships & Fundraising

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