"The Journey of an Individual Philanthropist"

by LIN Center for Community Development
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"The Journey of an Individual Philanthropist"
"The Journey of an Individual Philanthropist"
"The Journey of an Individual Philanthropist"

Project Report | Apr 29, 2019
Check out what we have achieved together in past three months!

By Kelly Vo | Head of Corporate Partnerships & Fundraising

Narrow The Gap's Pitching Day Event
Narrow The Gap's Pitching Day Event

Dear our valued donors, 

We are excited to fill you in the updates of our journey in the past three months. Thanks to your generous donation, we were able to organize many meaningful activities that raise the awareness and understanding of local Vietnamese about philanthropy. 

On 28th March, as part of the fundraising campaign this year, we organized our third fundraising event titled “The Journey of the Individual Philanthropist”. The event attracted nearly 100 philanthropists, many inspiring philanthorpic stories were shared by our guest speakers. We are delighted to share that, as a result of this event, we were able to raise 614 million VND. This will be contributed to support LIN’s work in community development and facilitating cross-sector partnerships by organizing programs and events for our local nonprofits to equip them with skills and experience to better serve their beneficiary communities. In the same way, this fund will also support LIN to grow and strengthen as an organization striving to connect all sectors for a resilient Vietnam. Click here for the full summary of the event and see more photos from the night. 

Continue on this journey, on 19th April, we officially launched our "A Home for Nonprofits" - With this new venue, LIN will be able to support at least 6 seats for non-profit organizations partners and conference room for NPO's workshop/training activities. 

The event was also the celebration of our 10th anniversary since LIN Center for Community Development was established. More than 50 attendees from the non-profit, volunteer and donor communities came to celebrate with us. At the event, Ms Betsye Moon Park, LIN's Interim Executive Director, shared the meaning of the “Home for Nonprofits” for LIN and the community as a whole, and sent our thanks to Irish Aid for supporting us to create this special place as a big step towards our mission in “Connecting All Sectors for a Resilient Vietnam.” Before cutting the cake, everyone joined the LIN team to sing a birthday song in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Check out more photos of our house warming event here. 

On a high note of the journey, on Sunday 23rd April, The Pitching Day of Narrow The Gap 2019, Round 1 was successfully organized in order to select 6 winners to receive grants from Narrow The Gap. At the event, 10 Finalists presented their projects and answered all the questions from the audience. Our Grant Allocation Committee also provided their valuable feedback to 10 projects, furthermore, as a result, a few connections have been made at the event between nonprofit organizations and with donors. Nearly 100 residents from the commmunity, half of them were under 25 year old, went to the event and casted their votes for their favorite projects, it positively proved the increasing interest of local Vietnamese, especially young people in social causes and community impact. 

If you want to learn more about the six winning projects, please click here. 

Thank you again for making all this happen. We hope you will not only continue to accompany us on this meaningful journey but also spread the words to your friends, family and your network by sharing this page https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/journeyofaphilanthropist/ to help our cause reach more people. 

If you have any questions about LIN or our programs, please feel free to contact me at kelly.vo@linvn.org.


Kelly Vo - Head of Corporate Partnerships & Fundraising. 

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LIN Center for Community Development

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, NA - Vietnam
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Twitter: @LINCenter
LIN Center for Community Development
Kelly Vo
Project Leader:
Kelly Vo
Ho Chi Minh City , NA Vietnam

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