AVPN 2015 conference — aligning networks for collective impact

Abbie Jung (Synergy Social Ventures) recaps the recent AVPN conference in Singapore, describing synergy as beneficial to the impact ecosystem in Asia, and how overcoming fear o failure can help. “Despite the old Chinese proverb, 失敗為成功之母 or ‘Failure is the mother of success’, fear of failure is still a major impediment to risk taking and social innovation in Asia.”

Stacey Choe — Venture philanthropy in practice

Stacey Choe, member services director at AVPN, previews the 2015 Conference and explains the network’s new Capability Development Model for the social investing community, a tool it hopes will also speak to organizations who aren’t yet fully familiar with the venture philanthropy concept.