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VIP 2017 Impact Report: Uplifting the Lives of 12,840 Beneficiaries

The Volunteering International Professionals (VIP) Fellowship Programme 2017 is a National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) initiative, monitored and overseen by the National Strategy Unit (NSU) of the Malaysian Ministry of Finance, which aims to develop economic and social wealth in the ASEAN region by developing social impact frameworks for 10…

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Do you really need to volunteer? Are you selfish when you don’t?

If it’s up to us (or some of us at the very least), we want to do whatever we can or whatever it takes to help whomever is in dire need of help. But let’s be realistic here. If you’re not making this your full-time job, it’s impossible for you…

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Why international NGOs lean towards corruption?

“If you’re in the business of helping people, do it right. Do whatever it takes to make it right.” This is one out of many comments that I saw when the Red Cross post went viral across social media. If you missed the news, let me tell you exactly what…

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3 Things Governments, Companies, NGO’s, and Volunteers Can Do To Solve Society’s Challenges

Now, I don’t know about you, but I for one am getting pretty fed up with this nonsensical idea that we can rely on organizations such as the UN, large international NGO’s, and governments to solve some of the most pressing issues society has ever faced. Have a look at…

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Everything That’s Wrong With The Charitable Industry In One Sentence

There is one crucial thing I learned from running both a for-profit business and a social enterprise, and I think every so-called “social entrepreneur” should take a minute of introspection to contemplate on this. Because in my humble opinion – and I’m sorry (not sorry) if this offends you in…

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These Are The Most Charitable Countries In The World

You’ll never guess who comes out on top of the World Giving Index – a list that ranks over 130 countries to how charitable they are… Myanmar Is The Most Charitable Country In The World Myanmar has improved on its joint second place reported in 2013, with an increase from…

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Sarah & Phil’s ‘Serious Action’ Campaign Impacts 1000’s of Malaysians

Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye, performed in Malaysia at Incitement for the 1st time in their careers. Not only did they blow away the 500+ audience with an incredible performance that literally brought a handful of attendees to tears, they also inspired around 50 Malaysians to create social impact for…

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