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Give2Asia launches online learning opportunity for community-based NGOs in Asia


The new platform, powered by Philanthropy University, offers nonprofit staff an opportunity to learn best practices and connect with peers across the region.

Give2Asia is launching a new online learning community for our  partners, especially those involved in disaster response and resilience 

The courses, powered by Philanthropy University, are available for free and on-demand. Featured course offerings are: 

  • Introduction to Fundraising 
  • Fundamentals of Project Management 
  • Planning for Monitoring and Evaluation 

These self-paced courses require only 1-2 hours per week towards full completion. Modules are developed by academics, non-profit experts and field practitioners. Learners will also receive a Certificate of Achievement upon completion from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. 

Hand-picked by Give2Asia, these three courses are beneficial for our fiscal sponsorship partners to enhance donor engagement and strengthen program management. With interesting cases and up-to-date information, these courses offer fresh perspective and a big step towards increasing our partners’ capacity in non-profit leadership and fundraising. 

In addition, all organizations will be connected to Give2Asia’s exclusive virtual learning community at Philanthropy University. Using this tool, our diverse set of non-profit partners can network to exchange ideas, share best practices and grow together.  

Like Give2Asia, Philanthropy University recognizes the vital role of local organizations in the development of the Global South and the need to be better equipped and more empowered to address the challenges of local communities. This partnership is part of Give2Asia’s commitment to support and grow its nonprofit network.  

Nonprofits that are part of Give2Asia’s fiscal sponsorship network who participate in the new courses can be eligible for a US$5,000 grant for their organization. To qualify, charities must: 

  • Be a member of Give2Asia’s fiscal sponsorship network with current (non-expired) due diligence 
  • Create PhilU accounts through the Give2Asia landing page  
  • Have at least two (2) staff complete any two (2) of Give2Asia’s three recommended courses by April 30, 2020. 

In addition to the US$5,000 grant, Give2Asia offered another US$2,000 grant opportunity for fiscal sponsorship partners that complete two COVID-19 mini courses 

You can access the courses and register for our online community at https://courses.philanthropyu.org/partners/give2asia/ 

June 2020 Update: Congratulations to our grant winners!

Lakhom Komnit Organization, a group of Lakhon Niyeay artists (Cambodian Spoken Theatre) who value the artform as a meaningful artistic practice, fosters critical thinking and improves the lives of Cambodian Communities. The team reports that they were pleasantly surprised that the courses taught so much, which they are already applying in their work.

Network for Human & Social Development, a national organization working for vulnerability reduction of communities in Pakistan, is our second grant winner. They report that this grant is timely, as it will support NHSD’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 crisis impacting communities in Pakistan.

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