Forging Filipino Culture: A Chat with Ballet Philippines President Margie Moran-Floirendo

Earlier this month, Give2Asia attended the Ballet Philippines’ performance in San Jose, California, as the group toured the Pacific Northwest. A new partner of Give2Asia, Ballet Philippines (BP), promotes art and Filipino culture through a range of activities, including performances and educational programs. We chatted briefly with Ms. Margie Moran-Floirendo, President of the Ballet Philippines, about […]

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When Disaster Strikes: Strategies for Disaster Giving

Director of NGO Disaster Preparedness Program Matt Grager writes in Alliance magazine about five steps donors can take to integrate disaster resilience into their philanthropy, making their giving more effective. Here is an excerpt: “Step 1: Assess disaster-vulnerable assets and investments Donors should take a close look at their assets and philanthropic investments in regions vulnerable to […]

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Field Report: Rebuilding Schools in the Philippines After Yolanda

It has been almost a year ago since Super Typhoon Haiyan, known as Typhoon Yolanda locally, left its trail of destruction in the Philippines. Tacloban City was one of the cities that directly felt the impact of the typhoon, leaving about 95% of the city in ruins and displacing approximately 12,000 households. Give2Asia partnered with various […]

Shifting Private Sector Perspectives On Disaster Philanthropy In Asia

Give2Asia’s Director of Disaster Preparedness Program Matt Grager writes in Forbes Magazine about the important role of private sector philanthropy in disaster resilience. Even though it is known that Asian countries are prone to natural disasters, they still lack funding and support for Disaster risk reduction (DRR) programs. Most of the help that they receive are more […]

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Disaster Philanthropy: Recommendations to Donors

In Give2Asia’s Disaster Giving in Asia: Lessons, Guidelines and Opportunities, it began by saying we are fortunate to live in a world where people and organizations have both the desire and the ability to help each other in times of disaster, “to reach across the globe to lend a hand.” While the ability comes from […]

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Disaster Vulnerability: Snapshot of Myanmar

Give2Asia and the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) have partnered to connect private sector philanthropy to effective community-based programs that mitigate disasters in Asia’s most vulnerable countries. This post comes as the last in a series of six outlining the vulnerability of countries selected for the program. Learn more about the NGO Disaster Preparedness […]