Nov 19, 2018

We are moving!

Dear Global Givers,

Thanks for all of your support thus far for our Build Home for Vietnam NPOs Thank you to everyone who has funded, shared, and gotten involved – we are always so grateful for your support! 

As our team growing and increasing demand of a place for all NPOs to meet, grow and network. It can be struggle for the NPOs to find a good location for the training and meeting while the budget is limited. Thanks to the support and generous sponsorship of our long term institutional donor, we are now afford to move in a proper place next year to fulfill the mission - a home for Vietnam NPOs. A new home will provide office and meeting space for NPOs and neutral platform for potential exchanges and connections between the NPOs and other community stakeholders.

Everyone needs a home and every your donated dollar counts! Thank you for everything!

Stay tune for more exciting update from us!

On behalf of LIN team 

Kelly Vo 

Nov 8, 2018

Narrow The Gap Round 2 - The final results!

Because of the support from our friends like you, we were able to hold a successful Narrow the Gap Community Day on 23rd September 2018 and award grants to three winning local community projects to make positive changes in South Vietnam.

More than 290 participants including non-profits, skilled volunteers and the business community, media representatives came to network, share, learn and vote at Community Day.

Thanks to our financial and in-kind sponsors who helped make the day a success. Participants enjoyed a Lucky Draw with raffle prizes from local businesses. National and local media came to report on the event, including two national television channels, HTV and VTV (See the VTV video here).

We kicked off the event with a Community Day showcase, complete with stalls for all organizations involved from non-profit and business sectors. Participants played traditional games and took an up-close look at the work of the finalists. The second half of Community Day was dedicated to the pitches and the votes. All six finalists took to the stage one by one to pitch their project to the audience of voters.

The vote was cast:

  • 50% Grant Allocation Committee (made up of skilled volunteers with community project experience)
  • 20% Online voting before the event
  • 30% Community vote from the participants present at the even

Three of the six finalists were voted as the winners of the Narrow The Gap Community Fund and each has been awarded 150 million VND, to carry out their impacting work in the community.

The three winning projects were:

  1. Medical Insurance for HIV Patients
  2. Hospital Theater
  3. Gieo Duyen Bridges

To view the three project profiles, click here.

Although there could only be three winners, all six finalists had a chance to create awareness about their project and connect with potential partnerships and resource opportunities.

There were special moments on the day such as: one of the finalists which did not win a grant pitched the project of seeking to expand their organization to involve IT training and resources for ethnic Cham women starting small businesses had a spontaneous offer of donated computers from a member of the audience.

All six finalists were awarded certificates and the three winners were presented an award check to signify their success at winning the grant.

Thanks for your continued connection with and support of LIN Center and Narrow The Gap! Together we can empower local non-profits to improve the quality of life for the most vulnerable in their communities.

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We are still continuing the campaign and to date we have rasied nearly a half of our $10,000 goal. Please consider telling your friends and family about our project - share the link on your blogs or social networks, use the tell-a-friend feature on the project page to email your network, or just bring us up in conversation. You know your friends and family best, so use your own words - tell them why you chose our project and what it means to you.

Your donations really do help narrow the gap, impacting on thousands of lives each year. Whatever the size of your contribution, $10 or $100, your support directly and indirectly changes the lives of individuals in local communities of Vietnam.

Together we build a strong community!

 

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Aug 20, 2018

Meet The NPOs sharing Our Home!

Dear our invaluable supporters

Thanks for all of your trust and support thus far for our Build Home for Vietnam NPOs project. Thank you to everyone who has funded, shared, and gotten involved – we are always so grateful for your donation!

Please take a few minutes to meet three NPOs are currently using NPOs Home as a base to grow further and fulfill their mission.

1. VIETSEEDS FOUNDATION INC

About: VietSeeds Foundation is an educational non-profit organization that invests in socio-economically disadvantaged, yet high-potential, Vietnamese high school graduates by providing scholarships, mentoring and support networks to help them achieve their greatest potential through a college degree.

2. THE DEAF COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION IN HO CHI MINH CITY (DCOH)

About: DCOH is the first organization in Vietnam operated, managed and controlled by the Deaf

  • Connect, gather and develop community
  • Enhance comprehensive education to prepare knowledge and social identification for the Deaf
  • Actively support all issues related to life of the Deaf

3. CODES

About: Codes is a non-governmental organization that does not belong to or is under the ownership of any organizations. Codes works as a non-profit and depends on the internal power of Vietnamese people for community develop. We accelerate and inspire the the spirit of “SUPPORT AMONG THE VIETNAMESE” for the development and growth of the nation.

Last but not very least, another really encouraging news we love to share with you, one of NPOs, REACH has recently moved to a bigger space as they has grown after one year stayed with us.

We are proud and pleased to see the space has been a great help to local NPOs community. That's why we are determined to meet and hopefully even exceed our goal, but we can’t do it without you. Please consider making a contribution and pass our project with this link https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/build-home-for-vietnam-npos/ on to as many people as you can and help us get the rest of the way there.

We all need a home and every your donated dollar counts! Thank you for being a part of this amazing journey with us. 

On behalf of LIN team,

Kelly Vo - Head of Corporate Partnerships and Fundraising

Sincerely,

 
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