| Apr 26, 2022
On Giving Well: One step taken is one step closer.
Participants at Giving Well Workshop - May 2022
Dear friends of LIN,
As the old saying goes, the journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. So does the pathway to grow social impacts. LIN believes the difficult tasks of social change begin with an individual recognizing that they have the capability to contribute to sustainable development. On the Journey of philanthropy, the first stride one will take is to be aware that giving is not limited to a few affluent with financial assets, but is, instead, extended to each and every one with time, skills, knowledge, etc. to offer. LIN packs all our knowledge, insight and experience of philanthropy, community philanthropy and the nonprofits of Vietnam into what we call the Giving Well training Workshop.
On 23 April 2022, LIN conducted a Giving Well session to 25 female members of the Women Empowerment Club in Ho Chi Minh city. The training session delivered both theories and practical tools and group work to support participants to not only understand what philanthropy and its principles are about, but also to start engaging in baby steps to kick start their philanthropic journey. As a training point, we focused on the diverse ways of giving to the audience so as to gradually drive out the stereotypes that philanthropy is for the well-off, and ultimately to encourage more people to do good.
As a major nonprofit network facilitator in southern provinces of Vietnam, LIN has more than a few real-life stories of how communities are being tranformed to share and discuss, inviting workshop participants to think further of the groups of vulnerable people and the cause they would like to show support for. Majority of the Giving Well participants expressed a positive attitude to the new learnings, giving us greater momentum to achieve our mission for philanthropy in Vietnam.
To see each single step taken bringing the change we aspire for, no matter how small it is, LIN understands that every contribution from our donors plays a crucial role. Over a decade into establishing and operating in Vietnam, LIN is grateful for your continuous support to help build a dynamic ecosystem of community philanthropy and philanthropy.
LIN staff in training Giving Well workshop