filamthropy

fresh perspectives on filipino diaspora, philanthropy and social innovation

On Celebrating a President… and a King

Today, in the United States, we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday and the inauguration of a history-making President.  Personally, I reflect on the past four years as citizen, consumer, … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

On Opportunities for Filipino Corporate Volunteers

This first entry of the new year is a deviation from previous ones.  In the past, I’ve focused more on challenging notions of philanthropy in the Filipino community.  This short … Continue reading

January 11, 2013 · 6 Comments

Take Care of That Which Takes Care of You

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to speak to students at my high school alma mater in South Texas.  My fellow alumni and I spoke about our academic, career, … Continue reading

September 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

On Time… The Smallest Unit of Integrity

On treasure, on talent… and on time. Every day, we make promises to our family members, our colleagues, and ourselves.  The most simple of these are agreements about time.  We … Continue reading

October 9, 2011 · 2 Comments

On Talent… Positive Self Worth

Last year, I was invited to join a small, weekly discussion group with fellow career changers and job seekers.  We spoke about our personal experiences in prior roles and projects … Continue reading

September 17, 2010 · 1 Comment

On Treasure… Positive Net Worth

My first exposure to personal debt was in enrolling in a private university after spending my entire K-12 education in public schools.  In addition to my parents taking loans to … Continue reading

September 13, 2010 · 3 Comments

Lead Off Questions for “Filamthropy”

As I begin this endeavor of writing and, hopefully, engaging others in a thoughtful conversation on Filipinos and philanthropy, I am considering certain questions to shape and drive my thinking.  … Continue reading

September 7, 2010 · 1 Comment

Your “Filamthropic” Portfolio

I often hear that the contributors in the nonprofit sector, particularly on boards, bring with them either time, talent, or treasure.  They have time to spend through volunteerism.  They have … Continue reading

September 2, 2010 · Leave a comment

On Philanthropedia

Last year, I met Erinn Andrews, the COO of Philanthropedia, at a gathering organized by the Center for Philanthropy & Civil Society (PACS) at Stanford.  As I read and re-read … Continue reading

September 1, 2010 · Leave a comment

Corporate Philanthropy in the Philippines

The City University of New York’s (CUNY) Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (CPCS) published a report on Corporate Philanthropy in Asia.  This is another look at the case of … Continue reading

August 31, 2010 · Leave a comment

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