Non Profits

The future of CSR in Vietnam

The future of CSR in Vietnam

A CSR case study: Lin Oi, Where Are We Going?

What can we learn about the future of CSR in Vietnam, or in general from LIN's newest project.

The Green Bamboo Boys Shelter

The Green Bamboo Boys Shelter

Reposting this post because GBS is currently in the midst of fundraising drive in order to stay open! Please consider making a donation if you can! I have worked with the Green Bamboo Boys Shelter in Vietnam for four years and it is an amazing organization that does great work for disadvantaged boys in Saigon. 

Blue Dragon Children's Foundation on how to find the right organization to volunteer with (among other things)

Blue Dragon Children's Foundation on how to find the right organization to volunteer with (among other things)

The second part of my interview with the founder of the Blue Dragon Children's Foundation.

Blue Dragon Children's Foundation on the benefits of hip-hop (among other things)

Blue Dragon Children's Foundation on the benefits of hip-hop (among other things)

The first part of my interview with the founder of Blue Dragon Children's Foundation. We got carried away talking and I didn't want to cut anything out so I split the interview in two, so stay tuned!

Narrow the Gap for the Environment

Narrow the Gap for the Environment

Solving problems and preventing escalation of existing issues requires collaboration and planned philanthropy.

LIN’s Narrow the Gap Community Fund brings local resources together to support local nonprofit organizations that are tackling the most pressing problems in Ho Chi Minh City.
By engaging people with a shared vision, by pooling available resources and by investing together in projects that address local needs, a Community Fund helps make it easier and more rewarding for people to become more strategic with their giving. Read more about this amazing organization and event that I have been so lucky to be a part of!

Hoi An: A sustainable development model for Vietnam

Hoi An: A sustainable development model for Vietnam

Action for the city is a non-profit organization based out of Hoi An whose goal is to make the city more green and more livable for tourists and residents. They aim to be a sustainable model for all development in Vietnamese cities, something which is sorely needed as growth in Vietnam continues at a rapid pace. 

How Can You Help Add Value When You Give or Volunteer?

How Can You Help Add Value When You Give or Volunteer?

The question isn't how can you help, but rather how can you add value as a volunteer or a donor, from my interview with Dana Doan the founder of LIN.

The slow food movement in Bali

The slow food movement in Bali

One reason why I loved Bali... the food. In particular the restaurants that are part of the Slow Food Bali Movement. 

Why you should never travel and volunteer with children

Why you should never travel and volunteer with children

My interview with ChildSafe International's 7 Travel Tips manager. We talked all about why you should never volunteer with an organization that works with children when  you are travelling and she gave a lot of great insites into what you should do instead. 

The Landmine Museum in Siem Reap

The Landmine Museum in Siem Reap

If you are looking for a way to engage with the local community and give back while you are in Siem Reap, I highly recommend stopping in at the Landmine Museum on your way back from the Women’s Temple. The landmine museum is much more than just a museum: it is also an Non Profit Organization (NPO) that supports and educates at-risk youth and children affected by landmines.