They have enabled us to achieve a greater impact much faster than we ever thought possible
Philanthropy Connections’ development and the impact we have achieved so far would not have been possible without the phenomenal support we have received from numerous volunteers. Their expertise and their countless hours of pro-bono work have enabled us to achieve a greater impact much faster than we ever thought possible. The following is a list of all our volunteers (in alphabetical order) from the beginning of Philanthropy Connections to 2015. We are deeply grateful to each and every one of them.
Permanent pillars of support
Dutch friend, co-produced our videos with her partner Dick Stevens, initiated Delta Lloyd Cycling Team's support of Philanthropy Connections through a fundraising cycle tour and she supports our administration in The Netherlands.
A friend from Malaysia who connected us to some great sponsors and has helped us with several administrative tasks. She acts as an advisor on our organisational processes and management strategies.
Concepts and copy writer from the Netherlands who edits many of our Dutch texts.
Charmaine de Jongh
From Curaçao. She played a key role in completing our current website in English, produced project proposals and reports, and continues to support us, in many ways, from the Netherlands.
He developed and hosts our current website and is a search engine optimisation expert from the Netherlands. He continues to advise us on our online marketing strategies.
Dutch video producer and film maker. He and his partner Adriënne Kranendonk filmed on location in Thailand and produced many of our videos seen on the website. He will be visiting our projects in Cambodia and Thailand with his partner, early next year and produce videos on the progress.
Dutch TV personality, sitcom writer and ambassador for WWF. He advises us on PR texts.
Dutch journalist. She helps us with text- and other areas.
Professional photographer and provides images of our projects and surroundings. Joe has made connections with foundations in Nepal and continues to support our work.
Brother of the founder of Philanthropy Connections. He designed our 2013 brochure and has been Sallo’s sounding board from the start.
Photographer and videographer from New Zealand. He edited pictures for our website.
Organisational coach from the Netherlands. He advises us on the process to expand as a foundation and grow as a team, management strategies and methods to have a wider reach and impact.
IT expert from Ireland, who set up a free customer relationship management (CRM) system for us, migrating contact details and configuring the CRM to meet our requirements. He supports us with all our IT issues and advises on social media use and functionality. Mark is currently developing our new website that we aim to launch in early 2016.
Dutch civil law notary. He completed all the official legal paperwork to register our foundation in the Netherlands and to establish our tax-exempt status (ANBI) there. Stan continues to give us legal advice.
Founder and Director of ‘Radar Groep’ – consultants on social issues. Advised Philanthropy Connections on steps to take for expansion and how to have a greater impact.
Eva van Dijk
2012 and 2015
Volunteer and high school graduate from Holland. From February to July 2012, she and her friend Elonie edited videos from ‘old’ footage and finished many other tasks. In 2015 she presented our KAKO toilet project with Marleen Laverman at the Jij de Baas entrepreneurial event held for children in primary school, in The Netherlands.
2012 and 2015
The nephew of Philanthropy Connections’ founder Sallo. Gideon was a long-term volunteer for one of our partners in 2012, and supported Philanthropy Connections during his free time. He holds a Masters degree in Communications Science and Health Education & Prevention. In 2015 he helped us with the Jij de Baas entrepreneurial event in the Netherlands.
May - August 2015
Jen was involved in organising our administration processes, IT office setup and implemented a new server system, supported our Project Coordinator, modified our Due Diligence process i n English and Thai (procedure when selecting a project) and accounting.
Jo Lynn Tan
Jo interviewed the team and wrote profiles on "Behind the scenes" and provided the pictures She organised the media library, documents and our server folder system.
October - December 2015
A non-profit manager based out of Chiang Mai. She assists our Communications Coordinator to edit and proof read our internal documents. Lani is from the United States.
March 2014 - February 2015
Michelle setup a partnership with King Baudouin Foundation United States, which enables sponsors from the US to make tax efficient donations to us. She was involved in writing project proposals, finding new sponsors and writing texts for the website.
2013 - 2015
A Japanese friend of Philanthropy Connections who started to support us in June 2013. She focused on establishing Japanese connections.
From 2012 - 2014
A Dutch CSR and sustainability advisor working at CSR Asia. She lives in Bangladesh and translated many of our Dutch texts into English.
December 2013 - March 2014
French logistics expert. He joined us in our Chiang Mai office in December 2013 for a period of three months. François did research for us and wrote reports.
2012 - 2014
Creative producer with ‘Close & Counter’, a Dutch advertising agency. He, together with Adrian van Wyk, designed our current website and advised us on web strategies and campaigns.
2011 - 2014
Australian master’s student at Stanford University in the US, Kate was involved in Philanthropy Connections from the beginning until 2014. Among many other things, in 2013 she helped with management advice, administrative support and text edits.
June 2014 – September 2014
Dutch Masters student in Strategic and International Management (University of St. Gallen). Leanne helped PCF with the Annual Reports and business plan. She worked at the office in Chiang Mai on a policy for the ANBI, analysed the effectiveness of the educational programs of KAKO and developed a standard to select and monitor projects.
2012 - 2014
Australian social and innovation economist (PhD) who worked for the UN, various Australian Governments industries and universities. In July 2012 she helped us with organisational structures and researched the legal status in Australia.
July - August 2014
Advised us on implementing an account system; reviewed the office administration in respect of bookkeeping and developed sub-ledgers for PPE (property, plant, equipment); created templates for project proposals and measured the efficiency and effectiveness of projects.
2011 - 2013
English teacher who originated one of our scholarship projects and also edited some of our English texts.
Kamiel van Kessel
2011 - 2013
Dutch Graphic Designer who designed our logo and house style.
1 July - 1 September 2013
German Master’s student in Strategy and International Management at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) in Switzerland. He interned with us from 1st July to 1st September 2013. He produced our annual report 2012 and made an inventory of the current issues at one our projects.
2012 - 2013
A masters graduate of Science in Business Studies and volunteer in our Chiang Mai office from December 2012 to January 2013. Tobias was involved in streamlining our administration, writing project proposals and connecting to various stakeholders.
2012 - October 2013
Journalist and documentary film maker from the Netherlands. Involved in promoting Philanthropy Connections and overall support from early 2012 up to October 2013.
Russian intern from the Strategy and International Management master’s Programme at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) in Switzerland. In August 2013, among other tasks, she produced a ‘Prezi-presentation’ of Philanthropy Connections. Read here Tatiana's experience report.
Dutch TV producer. He wrote the scenario of our teaser video ‘This is who we are’ in 2013.
Singaporean master’s student in Strategy and International Management at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) in Switzerland. As an intern in July 2013, he created a tailor-made accountancy system for us and produced our corporate handbook. Read here Victor's experience report.
Adrian van Wyk
A Dutch web designer, who, together with Joris Hofmans designed our current website.
Cees de Bruin
A relations coach from the Netherlands, who advised us on effective use of language.
February 2012 - July 2012
This student from the Netherlands was a volunteer in our office from February to July 2012. With her friend Eva, she edited our early videos and cleaned up our picture archives.
Esther van der Leeuw
Dutch traveling charity worker made significant progress towards reorganising our administration within a few weeks in January 2012. Read here Esther's experience report.
International Hospitality Management graduate from Switzerland. She was a volunteer for us in September and October 2012 and helped with administrative tasks, proposal- and report - writing and fundraising. Read here Melanie's experience report.
Chiang Mai-based Dutchman helped us in the first stages of setting up our accountancy system.
A fifteen year-old Chinese volunteer who, in 2012, translated our project proposals for preschools and toilets in Cambodia into Chinese and created a PowerPoint presentation for a fundraiser that resulted in the construction of 35 toilets and the opening of three preschools.
Gerda van den Dool
Our very first intern/volunteer. As part of her studies in Communication Management she helped us with our first steps into the world of social media. Coming from Holland, she stayed with us for six months in 2011.