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Giving and Fund Raising in Asia Series





Investing in Ourselves: Giving and Fund Raising in Asia Series had its origin in the International Conference on Supporting the Nonprofit Sector in Asia, sponsored by the Asia Pacific Philanthropy Consortium (APPC) in January 1998.

Investing in Ourselves - Giving and Funda Raising in Asia had four principal objectives:
  • to build awareness of successful methods of fundraising employed by Asian NGOs and to identify innovative best practices
  • to increase understanding of the need for transparency and accountability among Asian NGOs of they are to be successful in fundraising
  • to increase the capacity of Asian NGOs to mobilize resources
  • to establish benchmarks against which to measure the nature and scope of philanthropic giving in selected countries

The study produced 112 case studies of successful local fundraising in seven countries (Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand) and household level surveys of charitable giving in four of these countries (India, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand).

March 2004 Series:


Source: Asian Development Bank