Lin Center for Community Development ranks 7 in Top 10 Philanthropic Organizations/Individuals in Asia as selected by Asia Spa Magazine.
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The LIN Centre for Community Development is a relatively new organisation flying the flag for philanthropy and social responsibility in Vietnam. It launched in August 2009 with a mission to make it easier for philanthropists to share wealth and knowledge with not-for-profit organisations in and around Ho Chi Minh City. The Centre provides grant makers with research, consulting and information-sharing programmes to link with non-profits. Expert legal, management and financial advice is offered pro
bono by a board of professionals led by Executive Director Ms. Ngo Quynh Nhu who has worked for some of Asia’s leading legal firms.
The Centre also funds non-profit organisations directly and helps organise volunteers to work on a growing database of community
projects such as women’s shelters, orphanages, schools, libraries and centres for the blind.
The LIN Centre’s philanthropy advisor Dana Doan says 2011 is set to bring new philanthropic services as well as new grants and
support for community development programmes. “In 2011, the LIN Centre is planning to roll-out customised services for philanthropists that want to improve the quality of life and support disadvantaged groups in and around Ho Chi Minh City,” Ms. Doan says. “We believe donors appreciate and benefit from services such as timely research, due diligence and advice such as the importance of donor-grantee agreements and the monitoring and evaluation of a contribution. Meanwhile, we are pleased to be able to introduce new programmes that will highlight and promote best practices among our not-for-profit partner organisations, particularly in the areas of financial management, networking and grant management.” The Centre has just released their 2010 annual report online, detailing their successes in 2010 and plans for 2011. Check it out at http://www.LINvn.org.