Advocating Volunteerism
Advocating Volunteerism

How to Get Started as a Skilled Volunteer

We hear you’re interested in donating your skills and time to a non-profit! While volunteering has obvious personal benefits and there are tons of projects available on our own matching platform, we know that going into your first volunteer position can be daunting.  But not to worry!  Here are a few tips on getting the […]
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5 Volunteer Photographers' Creative Contribution to Launch 1st Photo Exhibition | Time Auction Impact Highlights

Meet Designing Hong Kong! Designing Hong Kong is a non-profit organisation committed to promote sustainability, quality of life and good design as core values, aiming to increase public awareness to improve Hong Kong as a 'beautiful' city. Earlier this year, Designing Hong Kong decided to host their first photo exhibition called Walking with Wheels in […]
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Donorpedia: 一個由Time Auction義工團隊創造的捐助機構資源庫

非牟利機構的挑戰 — 尋找捐助機構的困難 71% 的非牟利機構表示尋找對其感興趣的捐助者是很困難的。* 為何籌款這麼困難? 其一因為香港沒有一個基金和撥款機構的中央名冊。 66%的非牟利機構認為香港的籌款環境相當不透明,令籌款成巨大挑戰,因為76%的非牟利機構指開拓新資金來源對它們十分重要。 解決方案 — 香港首個捐助機構資源庫 Time Auction是一個義工人才網絡,我們遂在網站張貼籌款研究員項目,招募一批義工就香港的捐助者進行研究,以協助非牟利機構更有效率地發掘潛在捐助者。 短短兩星期內,我們成功招募了21名義工展開研究,每人先選定一個慈善領域(例如動物權益、環保等),然後搜尋20個非牟利機構在公開網站的浩繁資料,包括網頁、年報、審計報告、活動刊物、鳴謝聲明等,從中找出它們過往捐助者的資料,輸入一個共享的Google試算表內。 日間這些義工的身份是學生、老師、公務員、投資銀行家、財務分析師、公關或其他,夜間他們全搖身一變成為「鍵盤戰士」,伏在電腦前進行偵探式工作,找出香港活躍的慈善家。他們建立了通訊群組,不時對話,以分享工作遇到的困難和解決心得,有時候更配合視像會議。隨着時間推移,眾人的群策群力漸見成果,一個龐大「有份量」的Google試算表出現了。 為確保資料準確無誤,我們另招募了10位義工,以覆查資料。一個前商業顧問接手統籌工作,另一程式開發員則就如何利用「無程式碼工具」快速建立網頁提供意見,一個市場推廣經理和一名公關亦加入,就推展項目的策略和執行提供協助。 經過一班義工620小時的工作,捐助機構資源庫終於誕生了!  Donorperdia是香港首個眾包的捐助者資源庫,讓你一站式瀏覽超過540個非牟利機構和社會企業可申請的慈善捐助機構、低調的家族基金、政府撥款及其他資金來源! 「希望我們小小的努力可以幫助您對我們的社區產生更強大的影響!」義工 Debbie Wong 說 。 85%的非牟利機構指一份機構資源庫,對其籌款工作很有用,這凸顯義務工作的影響力 — 透過匯聚一批有心人,我們從零開始建立了一份非牟利機構急需的中央捐助者名冊。 現在就瀏覽Donorpedia,一起發掘潛在捐助者! 您只需付出4杯咖啡的價錢,就可享受一批義工620小時研究的成果,將節省的時間聚焦放在其他籌款工作上。所有收益均撥作維護此網站、更新名冊,或未來協助非牟利機構及社企籌款的工作。 歡迎您的投入 由於Donorpedia是一項全由義工推動的項目,如果您認識一些香港的活躍捐助機構,不妨告訴我們!  如果你是一名捐助者,想尋找可靠的夥伴,以達成你的慈善志業,請聯絡我們,我們會為你連結一個朝氣勃勃、致力令香港更美好的的非牟利機構社群! 聯絡我們﹕ donorpedia@timeauction.org *數據來自於2021 年 7 月與 118 家非牟利機構和社企進行的調查。
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Introducing Donorpedia — Hong Kong’s First Donor Dire​​ctory Created by Time Auction Volunteers

The Challenge — Finding donors is difficult 71% of nonprofits say finding donors that may be interested in their cause is difficult.* The reason why? There is no centralized directory of active foundations and grants in Hong Kong. 66% of nonprofits find HK’s funding landscape to be untransparent. This presents a great challenge as  76% […]
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5 Reasons Why Volunteering is an Act of Self-Care

Volunteering is a two-way street, and by supporting a cause close to your heart, you’ll be reaping extraordinary benefits. Discovering new definitions of self-fulfilment and contentment sounds amazing right? 1. Sense of Belonging to Your Local Community How well do you actually know the community you’re living in? Volunteering offers an opportunity for you to […]
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How Charlie Generously Offered His Tech-Experience As a Volunteer? | Time Auction Impact Highlights

Meet Charlie! Charlie is the Technology Consultant at one of the most well-known tech companies. He has been actively involved in software and product development projects as a volunteer since university and he is determined to use his skills to generate further impact for the world! Where To Find Volunteering Opportunities For A Tech-Fresh Graduate? […]
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Top 4 Social Impact Podcasts in Hong Kong You Should Start Listening To

Podcasts are becoming increasingly popular ever since the pandemic, have you jumped on the bandwagon yet? Introducing podcasts that are based in Hong Kong, featuring captivating stories and sparking interests in for-impact initiatives, generating ideas on how we can better our lives individually and collectively! 1. #Impact Podcast The #Impact Podcast with host Regina Larko […]
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How Jenny Upgraded Her Volunteering Journey Through Her 1st Mentoring Experience | Time Auction Impact Highlights

Meet Jenny! Jenny founded Anorak, a brand of travel accessories and lifestyle products, that encourages individuality and positive thinking. Apart from hard skills like product design, Jenny has also strengthened her skillsets with abundant entrepreneurial experiences throughout the years, such as team management and business operation. By recommendation of a friend, she decided to embark […]
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How Law Student Catherine Channels Education Into Volunteer Work | Time Auction Impact Highlights

Meet Catherine! After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature and Sociology, Catherine is now pursuing a postgraduate law degree. Prior to joining the Time Auction community, she already had abundant experiences in volunteering. From teaching underprivileged children to planning accessible classical music events, it’s clear that this is not her first rodeo as a […]
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How Bryony from YMCA of Hong Kong Matched with the Perfect Volunteers | Time Auction Impact Highlights

Meet Bryony from YMCA of Hong Kong! Bryony is the Communications Manager at YMCA of Hong Kong, an NGO that strives to provide holistic services for those in need in order to help them actualize their dreams! Since YMCA of HK already has a well-established volunteer movement of its own, why did they still reach […]
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How Body Banter Benefitted From Skilled Volunteer Matching | Time Auction Impact Highlights

Meet Natalie from Body Banter! Natalie is the Program Director of Body Banter -- a Hong Kong-based nonprofit organization that empowers people to find their voices in conversations about body image and mental health. Being a relatively new organization is undeniably exciting but that also comes with a fair share of challenges. From developing a […]
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How Natia Helped NGOs with Video Editing & Photography Projects | Time Auction Impact Highlights

Meet Natia! Majoring in Film and Photography, Natia is an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been actively involved in multifaceted videography and photography volunteering projects. Being passionate about her studies, she hopes to devote her skills and provide help to more […]
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