The Strategic Partnership Division is divided into three teams:
1. Sector Engagement – This team looks after the giving needs among the non-profit organisations in Singapore. The team’s main role is to help create awareness on the actual needs, and to facilitate and equip NPOs to better receive and manage community resources from donors and volunteers.
2. Individual Giving – This team is responsible for developing strategies to promote and increase giving by individuals from a life-stage perspective. The current focuses include working with schools and youth-organisations to reach out to students and youth, working with professional associations to promote skills-based volunteerism among working professionals, and supporting C3A in promoting senior volunteerism.
3. Philanthropy and Grants – This team looks at understanding the philanthropy landscape in Singapore in order to promote better giving by grant-makers and philanthropists, as well as to facility better access by NPOs to such available resources. The team is also currently working on developing a grant that would be able to support the development of the giving ecosystem in Singapore.
- Darrel Lim
Once you are done with being awed by his intimidating list of professional accomplishments, you see Darrel for the fun loving guy and doting father that he is. Between the time spent trekking with his young daughter, and running workshops (called BelieveMake) for underprivileged kids, Darrel has garnered extensive experience spanning strategy formulation, programme design and execution across sectors. When asked however, he claims that his proudest achievement is the marshmallow catapult he once built at a 3D printing workshop that he organised for kids.
- Shawn Soh
Lead, Non-Profit Sector Engagement
Shawn found his calling after working under the bright lights of the MICE industry for five years. He started his career with the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS) in a community partnership role, following it up with his work at the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) and eventually NVPC. Shawn actively volunteers outside of his work hours, with a number of causes, including the People’s Association Grassroots Movement, as an advocate for youth, with the Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC), as well as with a children’s English literacy programme that focuses on children at-risk.
- Muhammad Sofian Bin Moojimmy
Lead, Public Sector Engagement
Sofian integrates philanthropy into both work and play! He has been involved in numerous community outreach and community development initiatives in the healthcare and social sectors and has worked closely with the youth and adult segments of the community, participants and volunteers alike. He loves playing, watching and analyzing football and believes that sports is a force for good. He spends his personal time helping out in weekly community football sessions, especially getting more adults to participate and sweat it out.
- John Chong
Lead, Youth Engagement
A strategist by profession, John is a teacher at heart. Before NVPC happened to him, he taught at secondary schools as well as developed programs for youth. His passion leads him to volunteer with Enactus to mentor students involved in social entrepreneurship, and burn the midnight oil for major youth events. John can often be seen working standing up! His explanation is that he thinks better on his feet, literally!
- Raman Sidhu
Assistant Director, Philanthropy and Partnerships
Raman is a passionate advocate of effective philanthropy and firmly believes in the potential of private wealth and businesses to enable sustainable and just societies. She manages NVPC’s Grants programme and CoLABS. Prior to moving to Singapore, she was at Impetus UK, a venture philanthropy fund scaling up charities and social enterprises, working to improve the lives of children and young people. Prior to that she worked at Laura Ashley on planning and strategy, and The National Trust for Scotland.
- Christopher Soon
Skills Based Volunteering Lead
Christopher holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®). Having worked with numerous projects for a wide range of industries, some of his more interesting moments involved spearheading new initiatives and setting up of organizations that impact both the public realm and private sector.
In his spare time, he works on his small inventions and offers counseling to people in need of advice or just a listening ear. He also distributes food to needy people and aims to help out at the Red Cross Society more often!
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