What We Believe
Leaders of small-to-medium sized NGOs lack access to professional training to grow their organizations to better help vulnerable beneficiaries and alleviate complex societal issues.
Asian Charity Services offer a variety of free management seminars and strategic workshops — from marketing to fundraising, strategic planning to communications — for today’s NGO leaders with the help of our deep network of passionate, skilled volunteers and generous corporate and foundation sponsors. Asian Charity Services is a Hong Kong registered NGO since 2007.
We envision excellence in the standards and operations of the non-profit sector, which maximizes its positive impact on people, communities and nations, cultivating a more empathetic and serving society.
We want to effect change and raise standards and professionalism of small to medium-sized nonprofits, enabling them to be more effective, efficient, and sustainable in serving our communities.
It all started with a vision to serve the NGO community…
In 2007, two friends, Nancy and David, with a heart to serve realized that, with a little bit of help, NGOs could be so much more impactful. To assess how this could be done, Nancy met with various NGO leaders to better understand their needs. Through those meetings, Nancy realized that by leveraging skills-based volunteers, who would act as consultants and advisors, NGOs could have access to the knowledge and resources they needed to scale and amplify their social impact. Nancy also realized that NGOs needed a connector and a community advocate, who can assist with the sharing of knowledge and increased collaboration. This is how Asian Charity Services was born.
How did Asian Charity Services (ACS) start their journey …
Nancy worked for years as a management consultant, then became a mobile gaming entrepreneur. After her company was sold to Disney in 2007, she followed her passion to help the social sector utilizing what she learned as a management consultant to start the ASCEND program and other programs under ACS. David, former Morgan Stanley CFO in Asia-Pacific and active philanthropist, knew that NGOs needed assistance since, in Hong Kong, only 1.9%1 of NGOs receive government funding and smaller organizations are generally under-resourced and have limited capacity or knowledge to raise funds and scale-up, so he worked with Nancy to shape the mission and vision of ACS. Nancy and David understood what was needed most was not a book or a lecture on running NGOs, but rather, someone that will walk alongside these NGOs – to provide the resources, skills, and support that they needed to grow and fulfill their passion to make a difference.
Through these two friend’s dream of helping NGOs in Asia, ACS has been able to serve hundreds of NGOs. ACS has grown not only as a capacity builder, but also as a community connector. We not only provide support and training to NGOs, we also facilitate peer-to-peer learning and cross-sector collaboration, and help bridge the gap between resources and NGOs.
With ACS, we can multiply our positive impact on society through the various NGOs that we assist. As Mother Teresa said, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
We invite you to be a part of our story and join us as we “serve those who serve.”
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