Monthly Archives: August 2014

AF holds forum on enhancing nonprofits’ impact and visibility through communications

“In a crowded marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible, ” says marketing expert and author Seth Godin.  Forum resource person Cecile Victoria Dominguez, in her opening remarks, added to this quote that “simply being visible, in the absence of a clear, compelling definition of who you are, invites the risk of(…)

AF holds forum on DepEd program to reach “last-mile” learners

The forum “DEDP: Community Engagement in Education” was held on August 18, 2014, from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the Boardroom of MFI Foundation, Inc. in Pasig City.  During the event, Department of Education (DepEd) Undersecretary Mario Deriquito discussed their plan on how to reach-out to “last-mile” learners through a strategic partnership with communities.  (…)

AF holds forum on strategic communications for non-profits

“In a crowded marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible.” Marketing expert Seth Godin’s famous quote doesn’t just apply to corporations, but to nonprofits as well. However, simply being visible, in the absence of a clear, compelling definition of who you are, invites the risk of others defining you and your work. Now more than(…)

Oman Jiao guests on SOLAR Newsday episode today (Aug 6)

AF executive director Oman Jiao appeared on SOLAR Newsday today, August 6, to talk about ways to start a charity. Anchored by Mai Rodriguez, SOLAR Newsday airs from 12:00 nn to 1:00 pm over over RPN 9, Sky Cable 14, Destiny Channel 14, Cignal Channel 10 and Cable Link Channel 14.   A link to(…)

Forum on DepEd’s “Division Education Development Plan”

In its effort to make education more relevant to the needs of local communities, the Department of Education (DepEd) has instituted a local planning process on the division level to produce what is called the Division Education Development Plan (DEDP).  DepEd documents describe the DEDP as “the main vehicle through which the division can effectively(…)

2015 GPB Projects released by DBM

The 2015 National Expenditure Program (NEP) has been released by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and the list of approved Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Process (GPB) projects may be downloaded though this link: 2015 GPB Projects. A summary of the 2015 GPB projects may be seen here: 2015 GPB summary.   The Association of Foundations(…)

Statement of Support for the GPB

Grassroots Participatory Budgeting (GPB) – Participatory Local Governance at Work We, civil society organizations (CSOs), who have participated in and supported the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting (GPB) Process, formerly known as Bottom Up Budgeting (BUB), and who value participatory and accountable governance, poverty reduction and national development express our full support for the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting(…)