Giving and Receiving: Looking Ahead - Singapore as a Philanthropic Hub

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Since January 2021, the Lien Centre for Social Innovation (LCSI) has been holding a series of forums as part of the Giving and Receiving programme series, aimed at extending conversations around the findings of a report by the same name that was released at the end of 2020. From January to May, various topics related to philanthropy were discussed through panels as well as interviews, including exploring Eastern and Western philosophies of giving, giving and investing in women and girls initiatives, interfaith giving, as well as trust-based philanthropy.  

This final Giving & Receiving event will discuss the future of Singapore as a philanthropic hub. Unpacking where Singapore stands now in the global philanthropic space, we’ll explore Singapore’s vision of what it means to be a philanthropic hub - where new and innovative approaches to philanthropy can be tried, tested, and scaled. We’ll also look at how Singapore’s strengths can be leveraged in partnership for the well-being of the region. 

The objectives for this session include to:

  • Discuss upcoming and future trends in philanthropy and how Singapore can play a role in facilitating this
  • Discuss the aspiration of Singapore as a philanthropic hub and why Singapore should aspire to this
  • Discuss why (or why not) Singapore is primed to be a philanthropic hub and what are ways that it can become one
  • Discuss action and challenges to achieving the discussed aspiration of being a philanthropic hub

Date: 25th June 2021 (Friday) 
Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm (Singapore Time) 
Location: Online via Zoom (Zoom link will be sent in an email to registered participants)

Registration for the event has ended. If you are interested in the contents covered in the event, head on over to our Social Space Magazine for the full webinar. For more information, please email liencentre [at]


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