Give2Asia has acquired the Asia Pacific Philanthropy Consortium (APPC) and launched a new network, the Asian Philanthropy Advisory Network (APAN). The merged organization, which will retain the name Give2Asia, brings together the grantmaking and philanthropy advice for which Give2Asia is known with the research and advocacy of APPC. The merger also fulfils Give2Asia’s strategy of expanding its presence in Asia and providing bespoke services to donors both there and in the US.
The newly launched APAN, which is made up of philanthropy leaders in Asia (among them several former APPC board members), Australia and the United States, will act as a kind of high-level think-tank on giving in Asia, providing expert comment and opinion on the rules and regulations on giving and helping devise strategies for dealing with the often rapidly changing situations in different countries of the region. Members will also publish papers and essays, which will be made available to the public.
According to Barnett Baron (pictured), currently president and CEO of Give2Asia and founding chairman of APPC: ‘Philanthropy in Asia is rapidly evolving, and this merger allows us to better serve our clients by offering outstanding expertise and insights, combined with unrivalled, richly networked giving advisory services. Starting today, we are leveraging our combined capabilities to help donors meet their goals.’
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