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We are pleased to announce the opening of the fourth batch of our LEAD to Serve Course, covering the 10 leadership competencies of the Philippine NGO Leadership Competencies Framework. The Course features assessments of the leadership competencies and organizational capacities, planning to achieve results, mentoring support and hybrid sessions (in-person, synchronous and asynchronous). Registration fee is P75,000 for AF members and P85,000 for non-AF members. Limited slots only. We will accommodate applications until January 31, 2023 or until all slots are taken, whichever comes first.
The Association of Foundations (AF), a co-Lead Convenor of the Zero Extreme Poverty 2030 (ZEP2030) Movement, successfully organized a learning session on "Bridging and Building Strategic Collaborations in ZEP2030 Communities" held last November 15, 2022. The virtual session was designed to bring together ZEP2030 local convergences and prospective partners, and demonstrate the role of local convergences in achieving collective impact and helping Filipino families rise above extreme poverty. The session featured the poverty profile and collaborative efforts in four areas, namely, Quezon City, La Union, Eastern Samar, and Bukidnon
The Association of Foundations (AF), in partnership with TELUS International Philippines Foundation, Inc. (TIPF), hosted a face-to-face session of the workshop “Write it Right” on December 1, 2022 at Novotel Manila Araneta City in Cubao, Quezon City. Inputs on PDIMME was provided by Ms. Pia Ortiz-Luis and on Risk Management by Ms. Joji Abot-Camelon. A highlight of the event was a panel discussion with seasoned resource mobilization leaders including Mr. Mario Deriquito of BDO Foundation, Dr. Harvey Carpio and Ms. Mylene Lagman of Childhope Philippines, Mr. Felix Tonog of PCNC, Ms. Boots Mendoza, and Mr. Austere Panadero of The Zuellig Family Foundation. TIPF's Ms. Phoebe Carrera also discussed their funding guidelines. The current funding cycle will close on February 10, 2023. More information on the TIPF grant

AF UPDATES

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
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 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.

MEMBER UPDATES

AGFI is proud to announce the success of its Eager Reader Webinars this year! Three out of six webinars, Teaching Beginning Reading, Learning through Play, and The Digital World for Young Learners, garnered the most number of registered attendees since the initiative began in 2020. Proceeds from all sessions were allocated for the Foundation’s early literacy programs.
Philippine Business for Education (PBEd), in partnership with the local governments of Irosin, Sorsogon and Arteche, Eastern Samar, launched JobsNext—a project funded by the Citi Foundation—to equip the youth with needed skills for future jobs. The Irosin launch was held online on November 23 via Zoom and streamed live on Facebook. Meanwhile, the launch in Arteche was held onsite on November 29 at Eastern Samar State University (ESSU) - Arteche Extension. JobsNext, which will be implemented and sustained by the LGUs, will provide industry-relevant training programs to young individuals aged 18 to 25.
Together with Jollibee Group restaurant teams and Global Quality Management Unit, Kabuhayan sa Ganap na Kasarinlan Credit and Savings Cooperative (KCoop) and KASAGANA-KA Development Center, Inc. (KDCI), a learning session was held for almost 70 karinderya owners from Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, and Rizal to share best practices on food safety. The activity sought to spread and increase awareness on the importance of safe and clean food, with an emphasis on proper handwashing. It is part of "Project Karinderya," which was launched by JGF, KDCI, and KCoop in mid-2020 to help micro-entrepreneurs sustain their business and provide food to communities through meal subsidies
December 15, 2022 marked the commitment day of Mt. Kalatungan landscape stakeholders in pursuit of creating innovative environmental solutions and sustainable livelihoods through Xavier Science Foundation’s 3-year project in partnership with the USAID and Gerry Roxas Foundation (GRF) – INSPIRE (Investing in Sustainability and Partnerships for Inclusive Growth and Regenerative Ecosystems) program.
In partnership with LBC Hari ng Padala Foundation, Adarna Group Foundation (AGFI) visited its Step by Step: Handang Magbasa partners in Anao and San Clemente, Tarlac and its Suporta Eskwela partners in Malolos, Bulacan to assess the two programs and celebrate the Christmas season. A total of 31 child development workers and 300 grade school students from Anao and San Clemente, and 30 teachers and parents from Barangays Pamarawan and Vitas in Malolos joined the festivities and received gifts from the two organizations
Habitat for Humanity Philippines urges every Juan to celebrate a purposeful holiday and spark hope by helping build decent, affordable, and disaster-resilient homes and improving the lives of low-income Filipino families this season of giving. Launching its Christmas campaign called “Pasko sa Bahay ni Juan,” Habitat Philippines encourages Filipinos to start a tradition of giving back and help build resilient, sustainable communities by supporting programs for housing, community development, disaster response, hygiene promotion, and youth and volunteer engagement.
As part of a shared advocacy to address hunger, promote food security and support underserved sectors of society, BDO Foundation has inked an agreement with East-West Seed Foundation (EWSF) to promote proper nutrition through improved vegetable consumption. Through a partnership project called Gulayamanan, BDO Foundation and EWSF will establish vegetable gardens in economically disadvantaged communities. The initiative will provide additional food supply to the communities and enable residents lacking livelihood opportunities to earn some income. In line with its financial inclusion advocacy, BDO Foundation will also conduct financial literacy training sessions for the beneficiaries.

REGULATIONS

  • SEC INCREASES FINANCIAL AND NON-FINANCIAL PENALTIES TO NON- COMPLIANCE TO BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP DECLARATION. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued Memo Circular 10-2022 increasing the penalties and imposing additional non-financial penalties to failure to comply with beneficial ownership declaration (BOD) in the GIS. For non-stock corporations, the penalties are assessed based on fund balance and will range from PhP25,000 to PhP1,000,000 depending on the fund balance and number of violations. Trustees who will be found to have failed in exercising oversight in the BOD will be subject to penalties and may be disqualified from serving as trustee in any NGO for at least five years. Read the full circular. (Posted December 19, 2022)
  • SEC ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE OF FILING OF THE 2023 AFS AND GIS. Corporations with a December 31, 2022 cut-off in their financial reporting shall file their audited financial statements (AFS) on the following dates:


Those whose fiscal year ends on a date other than December 31, 2022 shall file their AFS within 120 days from the end of their fiscal year. For the General Information Sheet (GIS), NGOs and foundations must file within 30 days from the actual conduct of their annual membership meeting. Read the full circular. (Posted December 12, 2022)

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  • PROJECT OFFICER FOR LEAD TO SERVE. The Association of Foundations is seeking for a Project Officer who will provide administrative and technical support to the network’s flagship program LEAD to Serve. Please click here for details on job requirements and eligibilities. Interested parties may send their Letter of Intent and CV using ”Application: PO” as subject line to afsecretariat@gmail.com.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST. Jesuit Communications Foundation is looking for a Social Media Specialist to be part of the GOMBURZA marketing team. Interested parties may send their CV and portfolio to jcf@affiliate.ateneo.edu. Application deadline is on Friday, December 16, 2022. Click here for more details.
  • CHIEF OF PARTY (COP). The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded the Investing in Sustainability and Partnerships for Inclusive Growth and Regenerative Ecosystems or “INSPIRE” Project to the Gerry Roxas Foundation (GRF) on September 14, 2021. GRF is currently searching for a Chief of Party (COP) who will provide overall leadership, technical guidance, and supervision to the INSPIRE project team in the implementation of its strategic approaches. Read more.
  • ACCOUNTING/FINANCE MANAGER. Upskills+ Foundation is seeking a Finance Manager that will will work closely with the CEO, HR and Bookkeeper of the charity, and will be collaboratively working with the Program Managers – Welfare Manager and Livelihoods & Community Development Manager as well as our PCF (Purple Community Fund) counterparts in the UK. Applications may be submitted to Joey.calinga@upskillsfoundation.orgRead more.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

TELUS International Philippines Community Board is now accepting grant applications for local, grassroots non-profit NGOs registered with the SEC and BIR for its first funding cycle for 2023. Deadline of submission is on February 10, 2023. More information.

Forest Foundation Philippines supports organizations that implement projects to protect the forests through its Forest Landscape Grant Program and Focused Grants Program. Read more.

The Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI) supports the sustainability of local economies and ecosystems through the Social Enterprise Investment Fund (SEIF), a set of financial products that can be accessed by social enterprises with the goal of reaching economic viability, ecological soundness, and social equity. Read more.

The Foundation for the Philippine Environment (FPE) is accepting proposals for programs and activities that strengthen the role of NGOs, POs, and local communities in the responsible management of the natural ecosystems and the country’s biodiversity. Read more.

Peace and Equity Foundation aspires to drive positive change in poor Filipino household communities by investing in social enterprises that will provide them with viable livelihood and better access to basic services. They work with partners who share this vision by developing models and best practices that will steer social enterprises to scale up. Find out how you can start a promising partnership with PEF. Read more.

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