NPOs get ready to compete for the Narrow the Gap Fund 2013!

Workshop to call for Project Proposals for the Narrow the Gap Fund 2013

After announcing the Narrow the Gap Fund 2013 (NTG Fund) in LIN NHIP CAU in June, LIN organized  a workshop on Friday, July 12th designed to help the staff of local not-for-profit organizations (NPOs) to better understand the concept of the NTG Fund, to increase the quality of the project proposals, to discuss the guidelines for project evaluations, and to discuss the activities that LIN will organize to collect donations for the Fund. Over 20 staff members from NPOs helping vulnerable children in HCMC attended the workshop.


Mr. Pham Truong Son – Vice Manager of LIN started the workshop by introducing the goals of the Narrow the Gap Fund 2013 as well as the requirements for the NPOs to send in their project proposals.


Next, Elizabeth Pham – Director of Philanthropy Advisory Service at LIN discussed how to write project proposals in a clear and attractive manner. The NPOs tend to make common mistakes when writing proposals such as unclear goals, insufficient action planning, failure to describe relevant experience, unclear budget, and lack of methods to measure outcomes after the project is finished. Elizabeth’s presentation was designed to help the NPOs foresee and avoid making these mistakes.

Finally, LIN staff explained clearly and in great detail how the proposals will be selected for funding as well as all the fundraising activities from now till September. A new addition to Narrow the Gap Fund this year is the online community vote that will complement the usual vote at the Narrow the Gap event.

Deadline to submit project proposals is 17:00 o’clock on July 31st, 2013.

For more details please click  here.  For more information about project proposals please contact LIN at or call 84-8-3512 0092.

Posted in LIN Stories, NTG Fund Updates

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