Giving Compass' Take:

• Philanthropic experts share their perspective on learnings from how philanthropy addressed the COVID-19 crisis throughout North Asia and the main takeaways that will help move the response forward. 

• How can the U.S. learn from these insights as philanthropy responds to the crisis? What information-sharing is happening in the charitable giving sector during this time? 

• Check out these vetted coronavirus and COVID-19 relief funds. 

COVID-19 started its spread in Asia and has since become a global pandemic. It is clear that we are facing unprecedented challenges through the widespread disruption to healthcare, financial markets, economy, livelihoods, travel and supply chains.

To glean best practices on how philanthropy in North Asia has been responding to COVID-19, we invited Harvey Koh, Managing Director of FSG, Leong Cheung, the Executive Director of Charities & Community at the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), and Yanni Peng, CEO of Narada Foundation to share their perspectives.

Here are three key takeaways from our conversation:

  • The pandemic is most felt by the vulnerable communities
  • Speed, flexibility and innovation trump perfection
  • Work with partners to respond to the crisis
  • How do we continue to stay vigilant?

Read the full article about philanthropy's response to COVID-19 across North Asia by Amy Lim at AVPN.