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LIN Center for Community Development

180/47 Nguyen Huu Canh Street, Ward 22, Binh Thanh District
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Mission

To provide support services to local nonprofit organizations, skilled volunteers and donors who are committed to building strong communities

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Most Meaningful Change

We would like to highlight two positive changes that our organization has helped to bring about in our community. Skilled volunteerism, which is a term we had to create when we started our work, is now growing in popularity. When we got started, we had trouble convincing people to volunteer their skill sets. Now we have a huge database of skilled volunteers who want to help and not enough positions for them to fill. We have also helped to make it much easier for people to find and engage with others who are working toward shared goals. Through our events and activities, pro bono consultations and, now, our new website (www.VietnamCauses.org), we are making it much easier for nonprofits, donors and volunteers to find partners.

2009 Year Founded
$77,529 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 09.19.14

Population Area Served

8,000,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationLIN Center for Community Development
Address 1180/47 Nguyen Huu Canh Street, Ward 22, Binh Thanh District
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownHo Chi Minh City
State / RegionDid not answer
ZIP / Postal CodeDid not answer
CountryVietnam
ContinentAsia
Map Address (If Different)Did not answer
Map City / Town (If Different)Did not answer
Map State / Region (If Different)Did not answer
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)Did not answer
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone+84-8-3512-0092
Emailinfo@linvn.org
Websitewww.LINvn.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Ngo Quynh Nhu, Executive Director
Primary Contact’s NameDana Doan
Primary Contact’s PositionFounder, Strategic Advisor
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded2009
Mission StatementTo provide support services to local nonprofit organizations, skilled volunteers and donors who are committed to building strong communities
Organization DescriptionCommunity philanthropy organisation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced8,000,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)5
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)3
Total Board Members15
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$315,514
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$157,082
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$77,529
Does Organization Have an EndowmentNo and do not intend to build one
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsSignificant improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a centrally important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a slight role
Grassroots activismPlayed a centrally important role
Inadequate government servicesPlayed a centrally important role
Changes in the political environmentPlayed a slight role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed an important role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed a slight role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingNo role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesNo role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodFair amount of time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyVery little time
NationallyVery little time
InternationallyVery little time
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationCentrally important
Seeking local donationsCentrally important
Having a gender balance in the organizationImportant but not central
Board reflective of community diversityCentrally important
Building an endowmentNot important
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityImportant but not central
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityCentrally important
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyCentrally important
Community developmentCentrally important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureLittle
EducationFair amount
EnvironmentLittle
HealthLittle
Human and social servicesFair amount
Human rightsFair amount
International relationsLittle
ReligionLittle
Economic developmentFair amount
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityLittle
Information technologyFair amount
Strengthening local or regional governmentNot at all
HousingNot at all
ChildrenFair amount
WaterFair amount
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefLittle
Advocacy with authoritiesLittle
Job trainingLittle
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOften
Promote collaboration between granteesOften
Promote understanding of public policyOccasionally
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOften
AdvocacyOccasionally
Loaned staffRarely
ResearchOccasionally
Community needs assessmentOccasionally
Leadership developmentOccasionally
InternshipsOccasionally
Providing space for local organizationsOften
Access to information technologyRarely
Publishing/knowledge sharingOccasionally
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyNo change
CrimeGetting worse
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting worse
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting much worse
Social position of marginalized groupsNo change
Responsiveness of authoritiesNo change
Appropriateness of public policiesGetting worse
Value of community assetsGetting better
Quality of the environmentGetting much worse
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting better
Gender equityGetting better
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingGetting better
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyA few small achievements
CrimeWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Trust among different sections of the communitySome important achievements
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesA few small achievements
Social position of marginalized groupsA few small achievements
Responsiveness of authoritiesWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Appropriateness of public policiesDo not work in this sphere
Value of community assetsA few small achievements
Quality of the environmentDo not work in this sphere
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communitySome important achievements
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsA few small achievements
Networks and links between different parts of the communitySome important achievements
Gender equityA few small achievements
Charitable giving through the community foundationSome important achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingSome important achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensLot
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLittle
National governmentLittle
UniversitiesLittle
SchoolsLittle
BusinessesLot
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersN/A
Regional association of grantmakersN/A
Global Fund for Community FoundationsVery helpful
Particular foundationN/A
Other organizationVery helpful
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsYes
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workYes
Local people control what our organization doesYes
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doYes
Actively engage local people as volunteersYes
All of our board is composed of local peopleYes
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingVery important
Better legal or fiscal environmentVery important
More volunteersImportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceVery important
Better local culture of givingImportant
Stronger civil societyVery important
More responsive authoritiesImportant
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsWe would like to highlight two positive changes that our organization has helped to bring about in our community. Skilled volunteerism, which is a term we had to create when we started our work, is now growing in popularity. When we got started, we had trouble convincing people to volunteer their skill sets. Now we have a huge database of skilled volunteers who want to help and not enough positions for them to fill. We have also helped to make it much easier for people to find and engage with others who are working toward shared goals. Through our events and activities, pro bono consultations and, now, our new website (www.VietnamCauses.org), we are making it much easier for nonprofits, donors and volunteers to find partners.
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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