Benefits of partnering with LIN

LIN provides a variety of services to our NPO partners, from consultation and training to grantmaking and volunteer matching.
Visit these links to find out more about what LIN offers its NPO partners.

  • LIN Community Center: Use LIN's space to help you develop your organization. With a library, not-for-profit organization (NPO) incubator workspaces, LIN office, meeting, training and one-on-one consultation rooms, we aim to become a second home for NPO staff, volunteers and donors.
  • NPO Capacity Building: Receive quality training on how to improve your organization. LIN helps to build NPOs' capacity for better program design, best practice evaluation and research, improved fundraising outcomes, new communication strategies and training programs. For details on our upcoming workshops Link to LIN Event Calendar
  • Narrow the Gap Community Fund: Raise money for your organization's operations and programs. Expand on-going programs or pilot new programs and services. 
  • Request a Skilled Volunteer: Pair up with professionals providing their skills pro bono. LIN maintains a database of skilled professionals who want to volunteer their services.
  • Network Building: Expand your network and increase collaboration. There are always benefits for NPOs that take the time to network and share their experiences.
  • Second Chance Store: Shop for affordable used and quality items at LIN's thrift store.
  • Raise your profile through Vietnam Causes: Raise funds for your cause through LIN's online platform.

LIN seeks to build strategic partnerships with local NPOs. If your NPO is interested in partnering with LIN, please download form here
If you would like to download our Forms and Templates, click here.
If you would like access to our NPO Resources, click here.

NPO Partner Criteria

LIN seeks to build strategic partnerships with local NPOs. If your NPO is interested in partnering with LIN, please download form here. Link to NPO partner form
LIN looks for partners that have the passion, capacity and commitment to achieve common goals and objectives and meet the following criteria:

  • Not for Profit: LIN seeks partners that exist solely to provide programs and services that address a social cause or address a community need. These organizations reinvest any surplus in pursuing their organizations' goals. LIN does not support for profit corporations nor individuals.
  • Location: Partner organizations must be based in or around HCMC, and also providing programs and services to residents of Vietnam.
  • Affiliations: Recipients must not be seeking funding for religious nor political purposes.
  • Non-Discrimination: Partners must demonstrate a track record of non-discrimination on the basis of age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, national origin, political affiliation and religious belief.
  • Accountability: Partners will have a clear and simple decision-making and approval processes, and be ready to identify those individuals responsible for making decisions.
  • Mission: Partners will be working to improve access to services for poor, under-valued and disadvantaged groups in Vietnam and working to improve the quality of life in their community.
  • Needs Test: Partners will be able to demonstrate a clear need for support and demonstrate that its programs and activities seek to address that need.
  • Legal: Partners must operate in accordance with Vietnamese law.
  • Good Faith: Partners will be open to building a mutually beneficial relationship, based on trust, integrity and accountability.
  • High Potential: Partners will demonstrate commitment and resilience, based on the organizational history and programs, the ability to manage and retain staff, and a results-based orientation.
  • Proactive: Programs that offer a curative or preventative approach are given preference over programs offering short-term solutions.
  • Community Engagement: Partners that are open to, or actively building, relationships and strategic partnerships with a variety of local stakeholders.
Become an NPO Partner
  • Step 1: Complete the Partnership Application form.
  • Step 2: Schedule a Needs Assessment Consultation (optional)
  • Step 3: Partnership Request – Based on the needs of your NPO, you may decide to complete one or more of the following forms:
  • Grant Application Form
  • Volunteer Request Form
  • Pro Bono Volunteer Job Description
  • Step 4: Due Diligence – You may be asked to host a short site visit or a short, telephone consultation may suffice.
  • Step 5: Partnership Launch – Once a partnership is formed, depending on the type of partnership, your NPO may be invited to do one or more of the following:
  • Participate in a partner orientation program.
  • Review and sign a partnership agreement.
  • Participate in networking and capacity building events (voluntary).
  • Support on-going communication and collaboration.
  • Step 6: Feedback and Evaluation – Partners are asked to provide feedback on any impacts, outcomes and lessons learned. Information may be provided via surveys, email updates, reports and telephone consultations, as agreed upon by both partners.