CSR Degree in Asia Now Available

CSR Asia, in partnership with the School of Management of the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand, is launching a new executive-style, professional Master’s degree in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Giving in Thailand: Opportunities for 2010

Guest author, Ruth Mantle, advises NGOs on how to raise money effectively so they may achieve their mission. She is co-author of a market research report called Giving in Thailand: Opportunities for 2010. Ruth shares with us her insight into fundraising in Thailand.

Tsunami Pushed Philanthropy Forward

Five years ago today, the devastation caused by the tsunami in India, Indonesia, Sir Lanka and Thailand was overwhelming. 230,000 people were killed, thousands injured and 10 million were homeless or displaced. But the response by individuals, companies and foundations was just as overwhelming.

Community Foundations in Asia

Community foundations are well known in the U.S. for raising charitable funds from the community and distributing the money back to the area’s non-profit organizations. In the U.S., we have approximately 780 community foundations. Globally, there are 1,441 community foundations in 51 countries. In Asia, community foundations exist in India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and the Philippines.

Organizations Addressing Similar Issues in Asia

Nish Bakshi writes about three organizations doing similar work in three different countries. If we introduced them to each other and nurtured them to address their issues on a regional or even global level, could we not dramatically improve the number of lives they touch so much more effectively?