Call to participate in the Doing Good Index (DGI) Survey

The Association of Foundations is, once again, partnering with the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS) on the Doing Good Index (DGI) for its next iteration due in 2024 or the DGI2024. The DGI aims to generate more financial and institutional support for the social sector. The confidential information collected in this survey will become part of a larger body of evidence […]

Invitation to forum on protecting the nonprofit sector from financial crimes

The Association of Foundations (AF), Caucus of Development NGO Networks (CODE-NGO), League of Corporate Foundations (LCF), Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), and Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC) jointly present this forum which aims to help increase awareness of the threats and vulnerabilities of nonprofit organizations (NPOs) to terrorism financing and money laundering exploitation. […]

INVITATION: Write It Right – proposal writing series

The Association of Foundations (AF), in partnership with TELUS International Philippines Foundation, Inc. (TIPF), will be holding another run of proposal writing learning sessions. Entitled “Write it Right”, the sessions aim to help participants particularly NGOs, foundations, and people’s organizations (POs) in drafting project briefs that will effectively convey an organization’s relevance and impact and get them closer to […]

AF, CAPS partner anew for Doing Good Index

The Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS) and the Association of Foundations (AF) renew their partnership to gather data from the Philippines for the next iteration of the Doing Good Index due in 2024. AF participated in the CAPS’ Doing Good Index (DGI) 2024 Partner Workshop in Bangkok held on Feb 9-10. AF was […]

AF holds orientation for CSO Academy mentors

On 21 February 2023, AF held a Local Governance Orientation for the mentors of the LEAD to Serve Course participants in South Cotabato. Officials and staff of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) of Region 12 served as resource persons. The LEAD to Serve […]


The Association of Foundations (AF), in partnership with TELUS International Philippines Foundation, Inc. (TIPF), conducted the workshop series “Write it Right” which aims to help NGOs in drafting project briefs that will effectively convey its relevance and impact and get them closer to clinching funding support from prospective donors. In the first session held on November 16, Ms. Boots Mendoza discussed Fundraising for Social Good and Fundraising Trends. In the second session held on November 23, Ms. Pia Ortiz-Luis discussed the project cycle (PDIMME) vis-à-vis developing a project proposal. TIPF’s Phoebe Carrera also discussed their funding guidelines. The current funding cycle will close on February 10, 2023. Over 500 individuals have joined the virtual learning sessions.


The LEAD to Serve Batch 3 came together on Oct 20-21, 2022 at Joy Nostalg for the first in-person session since the start of the pandemic. The group demonstrated their communication competency through their impressive individual presentations and assessments of another person’s presentation. They also had fun going through negotiation simulations as part of the introductory activities under the Consensus Building Module. The current cohort is scheduled to end its LEAD to Serve Course in March 2023 covering the 10 leadership competencies of the Philippine NGO Leadership Competencies Framework.


The CSO Academy in South Cotabato has officially started the training program for its first batch of 20 scholars on November 14, 2022. The first module, with a focus on Leading Self and Strategic Management, was held from November 14 to 17 and was facilitated by Joji Abot-Camelon and Pia Ortiz-Luis of the Association of Foundations (AF). Patterned after AF’s LEAD to Serve Course, participants revisited and reflected on their core values, motivations and life’s purpose, toward continuously improving as leaders. They also explored how they and their organizations can commit to a purpose creatively, systematically and strategically