AF, CSO Collab Group host forum on PH vaccination status

The Association of Foundations and the CSO & Private Sector Coalition in Response to COVID-19 (CSO Collab Group) hosted a forum on November 9 to discuss the status of the country’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Guest resource persons from the Department of Health (DOH) and Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) provided data while colleagues from the CSO Collab Group shared their LGU-CSO(…)

Study on impact of COVID-19 on Philippine NGOs

In May this year, AF rolled out a survey that was designed to inform the 3rd iteration of the Doing Good Index (DGI) which is expected to be released next year and will be known as DGI2022. A total of 150 AF members participated in the survey (representing 72% of the total AF membership). Our partners at(…)

AF joins partners in Education Nation launching event, supports Philippine education reform

The Association of Foundations (AF) joined the country’s education advocates in the launch of Education Nation on Monday, October 4, 2021. Started by the Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) together with its network in 2009, Education Nation has grown into a coalition of organizations and individuals that collectively commit to achieve the following: (a) help elect(…)

AF holds completion ceremony for LEAD to Serve Batch 2

I LEAD, I SERVE. The second batch of Leaders Empowered and Dedicated to Serve through the NGO Sector (LEAD to Serve) capped their one-and-a-half year of training with a recognition ceremony held on August 13, 2021. The 19 leadership trainees under Batch 2 persevered in completing the Program amidst the many adjustments made on the training design to(…)

AF hosts discussion on the trust rating on NGOs

The Association of Foundations (AF) hosted a small-group discussion about the general public’s perception and understanding of the NGO sector and its role in the development agenda of the country. The discussion which was held on August 3 via Zoom was hinged on the Philippine Trust Index which apparently showed a low trust rating for NGOs. Forum participants(…)

AF holds orientation on Theory U: A path for co-creating a shared future

AF organized this session for an opportunity to provide members with a better understanding of the Theory U process which the network is using to craft its new strategic plan. The resource person, Dr. Juan Kanapi, discussed how organizations may be able to define their shared vision and create innovative strategies to achieve this. The orientation(…)

AF launches a leadership competency guide to nurture future NGO leaders

Manila, Philippines – The Association of Foundations (AF) launched “A Guide: Philippine NGO Leadership Competencies Framework” on June 29, 2021 via Zoom. The virtual event was attended by over 170 participants representing various non-government organizations (NGOs), national government, faith-based organizations, academe, people’s organizations and business in the Philippines. The leadership competency framework was developed for(…)

LEAD to Serve session on performance management system

The Association of Foundations held its final LEAD to Serve synchronous session with the topic “Performance Management System”. The resource person, Mr. Reginald Andal of the Manila Water Foundation and himself a part of LEAD to Serve Batch 2, discussed the critical role of a performance management system in nurturing talents. He also shared pointers on how to(…)

AF holds 1st Conversations on Innovations: Mental Health and Well-being of Development Workers

The Association of Foundations hosted a session on Conversation on Innovations on the topic of mental health and well-being of development workers. Taking-off from the lessons and experiences of the Central Visayas Network of NGOs (CENVISNET), experts discussed the importance of also “caring for the carers” as the nation continues to hurdle the challenges of the pandemic. The event(…)

AF publishes Network Aggregate Report (NAR) for 2020

Every year, the Association of Foundations (AF) gathers information about its members’ programs and projects, expenditures, partnerships, and human resources in order to generate a report on the network’s collective contribution to development in the country. Known as the Network Aggregate Report (NAR), the report is presented annually during AF’s General Assembly. For 2020, 159 AF members(…)

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