Filanthropy* – Application for the summer round!
Are you an early stage charity or social enterprise? We want to help you crowdfund! We know that starting something up requires a huge amount of time, courage and commitment and one thing that is very important at the start is seed money and support! We’ve run two Filanthropy events raising more than HKD 75,000 […]
HK+Acumen Impact Investing Forum
“There is a yearning in Hong Kong to make an impact that extends beyond ourselves” – Christina Tang, graduated Acumen fellow and founder of Blue Sky Impact Investing is a nascent concept in Hong Kong, with a wide definition and a growing community. HK+Acumen is the volunteering chapter supporting the mission of Acumen to invest in companies, […]
HK+Acumen and UnLtd Hong Kong is hosting another Filanthropy* event in June! Apply now! Following on our first event in 2014, which raised over $55,000 for three charities, we’re now doing it again in June 2015! What is Filanthropy? Filanthrophy* events are crowdfundraising events where supporters come and through a night of inspiration and entertainment, […]
HK+Acumen’s First Salon!
Inspired by other +Acumen chapters’ salon ideas that examine different social topics, HK+Acumen kick-started its first salon on the topic of “Making Sense of Social Impact” on 11 April at Cafe 8 in Central. With a total of 8 participants, we examined social impact and had a great discussion. Before participants came to the session, […]
East Asian +Acumen Retreat
Over the last Christmas break, five Asian +Acumen teams (Seoul+Acumen, Tokyo+Acumen, Osaka+Acumen, Singapore+Acumen, and HK+Acumen) gathered in Seoul for the first East Asian +Acumen retreat. We came together to celebrate a momentous year, during which five out of the six East Asian chapters were founded, to share the challenges we faced in building chapters in Asia and the […]
Our First Successful Event!
UnLtd HK and HK + Acumen teamed up on Thursday Sept 25 at Oolaa Restaurant for the first Filanthrophy Event, supporting three local organizations: Lizzie Bee, Lensational, and Sticky Rice Love. Our first live crowd-funding event was a success, thanks to you! We were unsure if the ‘live crowd-funding’ model, as adopted from Filanthropy in the UK, would […]
Crowdfunding Event in HK
HK+Acumen is partnering with Unltd HK to help grow some homegrown charities and social enterprises! We know that starting something up requires a huge amount of time, courage and commitment and one thing that is very important at the start is seed money and support! We are planning a Filanthropy* crowdfunding event (FUN with Philanthropy, […]
Thank You for Your Incredible Support!
It has been an exciting year at Acumen and we wouldn’t be where we are today without you. This year, hundreds of you have donated online, thousands of you have joined our community, and together we have impacted 115 million lives. This holiday season, we hope you will continue your generous support by making a donation to […]
100 Million Lives and We’re Just Getting Started
The holidays are officially here! During this time of reflection and gratitude we wanted to share some exciting news and thank you for everything you’ve done to support Acumen. Whether you’ve donated, attended an event, shared a video, or retweeted us – thank you! The holiday season reminds us that sometimes what the world needs most is something to believe in – a sense of hope and a promise of possibility for the future. And that’s what you, as a member of the Acumen community, have given us.