Asian Charity Services is committed to supporting you and your team. We collect a number of resources from our network of nonprofit organizations and partners to help you navigate and weather the headwinds.
Our Community Support Platform profiles almost 100 small to medium sized nonprofit organisations in Hong Kong, across 9 different service sectors, which serve the community and do impactful work everyday without guaranteed funding sources. We invite potential funders and other resource partners to learn more about our Champion organisations, their impact on their service users, and their current needs, and to connect with them. If you are an NGO and would like to participate in this Platform, please complete this Questionnaire.
This Donor Directory provides information on more than 540 philanthropic foundations, government grants and funding sources, categorised according to the causes that they support.
Give.Asia is a free trusted giving platform for people to come together and move causes forward. It has helped more than 20,000 campaigns across APAC, raising more than HKD$6 million by providing a space for charities to receive recurring donations, create fundraising campaigns/events easily and for public to do fundraising for your organisation with a 0% bank transaction and 0 service fee.
Lush Charity Pot funds small, grassroots organisations that are working in the areas of animal protection, the environment, and human rights. Average grant is around HK$40,000 to HK$70,000 with a maximum of HK$120,000 per project. To apply for a Charity Pot grant, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Application Form Request” and complete the form.
NWS Holdings Charities Foundation encourages registered voluntary or charitable organizations to apply for funding not exceeding HK$30,000 for their projects. The Foundation are interested in empowering the next generation, fostering a volunteering culture and promoting environmental sustainability. Applicants should submit a detailed proposal together with an application form completed. Application form should be submitted at least three months prior to the activity. Click here for the online application form.
The Innovation and Technology Fund for Better Living (“FBL”) is a scheme for funding innovation and technology (“I&T”) projects which will make people’s daily living more convenient, comfortable, and safer, or address the needs of specific community groups.
This document provides a set of five core competencies that helps guide employees to be successful within a nonprofit organization and enables greater transparency within the performance management process. The competencies identify specific employee behaviors and are meant to provide clarity on expectations of a position. They play a critical role in the process of reviewing an employee’s performance, development and advancement.
The Entrepreneur’s Toolkit includes 35+ practical business guides and templates useful for any organization – covering topics from accounting, marketing, funding, and legal to productivity, HR, etc.
Applications are now open for the 2023 GLG Social Impact Fellowship – an in-depth, two-year pro bono partnership with GLG, the world’s insight network. Dedicated GLG client service teams help Fellow organizations pinpoint their most pressing questions and challenges – and interactions with GLG experts help solve them. And with continued alum support from GLG, the two-year Fellowship is often just the beginning of the partnership with Fellow organizations.
The LinkedIn for Nonprofits Resources Hub provides a collection of guides, best practices, and expert advice to help nonprofits make the most of the free features available on the LinkedIn platform to maximize nonprofits’ impact on LinkedIn.
The Open Letter to Funders drafted by the NGO Taskforce is here for you to refer to and use in your discussions with your funders. We hope to encourage conversations on trust, multi-year unrestricted funding under flexible conditions and a more complete partnership between nonprofit organisations and their funders.
This Summary reflects the discussion with NGO Leaders on the challenges they have experienced over the past year, and opportunities we see going forward. Also included in the Summary are the results of a survey which reflect the increased demand for NGO services and access to funding.
The SDG Primer, a free course organized by the United Nations, aims to establish a common base of understanding and approach for the UN system in supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is meant to inform the programmes and actions of all UN entities, including their engagement with government and civil society partners.
These Principles address some of the most common issues inherent in funding relationships and offer an open-source practical framework, reflecting best practices for achieving collective impact. They are the result of consultations, roundtable discussions, and one-on-one dialogues with both funders and nonprofits in Hong Kong.
PILnet and Mayer Brown created the “Employment Manual,” a new resource for NGOs that guides organizations through the life cycle of an employment relationship. This guide is designed to help non-profit organizations and associations in Hong Kong understand and practicably apply labor law principles to their day-to-day operations. It does so by providing practical explanations of basic labor law concepts, how such concepts commonly apply to non-profit organizations in Hong Kong, and what steps your organization can take to minimize risks associated with such concepts.
Chatteris Educational Foundation – Child Safeguarding Policy
It is critical that nonprofits that work with youth have Child Safeguarding Policies and Protocols which protect the safety and wellbeing of these youth. These policies and protocols also enhance and protect the organisation, making it more attractive to parents, staff and donors. Huge thanks to Chatteris Education Foundation for sharing these Policy Templates and the Reporting Form Templates below.
To download the Policy Templates, click here.
To download the Reporting Form Templates, click here.
More than ever, NGOs in Hong Kong need easy-to-implement policies to navigate the money laundering risks of their operations, including around fundraising activities. In response, PILnet has partnered with Davis Polk to create a template Anti-Money Laundering (AML) policy, specially tailored to NGOs in Hong Kong. The policy provides guidance on key areas such as money laundering and terrorist financing, risk assessments, due diligence, suspicious transaction reports (STR), and record keeping. Click on the graphic to download the AML Policy Template.
Marketing & Communication
With a TechDonation validation token (can get one from being a member of TechDonation), your non-profit can get a $10,000 USD of in-kind advertising every month from Google Ads, an online advertising solution from Google. You could recruit more volunteers. Attract more donations. And share your story with audiences all over the globe. Click to sign up.
HKGoodPost is a unique blogger and media platform focusing in Hong Kong Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Social Innovation. In addition, HKGoodPost also develops a section HKGoodJob for social good related jobs listing for FREE. If you would like to share your social good stories, insights and jobs opening, please feel free to reach out email@example.com.
This toolkit will show you how to design and strategize for impact in your progressive social change initiatives. It is designed for documentary or journalist video-makers, established Video for Change organizations, and nonprofit organizations that are using or thinking about using video to engage their communities.
The Doing Good Index 2022 is the most comprehensive social impact index in Asia to date, highlighting the factors that drive or hinder private capital flowing towards social and economic challenges across 17 Asian economies. It provides a roadmap of the policies and practices that can unleash this capital by mitigating the trust deficit; leveraging local support; and facilitating cross-sector collaboration. In mapping the landscape of social investment, the study examines four sub-indices: Regulations, Tax and Fiscal Policy, Ecosystem, and Procurement. A section on how the Covid-19 pandemic impacted the social sector is also included.
ACS partnered with PwC to bring the latest developments on Inland Revenue Department’s review of NGO’s tax-exempt status, and their potential impact on NGOs. Click to download the presentation.
PwC HK has launched a free online tax health check self-review portal for charitable organizations to raise NGOs’ awareness of their potential tax reporting obligations before being reviewed by the Inland Revenue Department. Scan the QR code on the left to find out more.
The latest edition of the Tax Guide issued by the Inland Revenue Department is available for download by clicking on the graphic. NGOs should note new paragraphs 12-15 of the Guide.
Equipments & Facilities
A donor is looking to donate a system that combines oxygen generation and air conditioning into one machine to improve air quality and well-being, to NGOs or elderly care homes. The system requires installation similar to a split air conditioner and an installation fee is required. If you are interested, please contact ACS via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Xero’s simple, not-for-profit accounting software covers accounting essentials. Its standard plan for small business is US$30 per month. As a registered non-profit charity, trust or society you’ll save 25% on your Xero subscription. Free trail for a month is on offer.
‘Tech To The Rescue’ is a global platform matching technology companies and non-profit organizations. It connects he tech and NGO worlds, so that together they can implement pro bono digital solutions to solve the world’s most pressing problems.
HandsOn Hong Kong, is pleased to provide this Sector Guide regarding volunteer behavior, screening of volunteers and NGO liability, developed pro bono by Stephenson Harwood. We are grateful to the Thomson Reuters Foundation for connecting us with this wonderful law firm as part of their TrustLaw initiative.
Singapore’s National Council of Social Service has issued a Learning & Development Roadmap on the technical skills and competencies and critical core skills required of Volunteer Management Practitioners, to assist them in identifying competency gaps and increase ownership in their professional development.
Time Auction is a charity that advocates volunteerism by encouraging volunteering with inspiring experiences. They have launched a new technology platform to facilitate the skilled volunteers and NGOs matching. You can now sign up to their new platform and post your skill-based volunteer needs. If you’re interested in finding more about their platform, feel free to contact email@example.com !