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LCF CSRI Conducts PCNC Accreditation and Non Investment-related Tax Incentives Training

The Corporate Social Responsibility Institute (CSRI) conducted a half-day training on the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC) Accreditation process and Non Investment-related Tax Incentives last April 13 at the LCF Boardroom.

The training gave the 14 participants a better understanding on the PCNC accreditation process for corporate foundations and on laws that grant tax benefits.

Mr. Louie Morales, Executive Director of PCNC and Ms. Camille Buenaventura, Executive Director of San Miguel Foundation gave their perspectives as PCNC evaluators and their insights on what foundations should expect during a PCNC assessment visit.

Dr. Renato Reside, professor at the University of the Philippines School of Economics presented a study on Non-Investment-Related Tax Incentives and how these incentives encourage socially beneficial activities.

 
LCF CSRI Holds Financial Management Workshop
To better understand the relationship between project and finance management in a non-profit organization setting, the Corporate Social Responsibility Institute (CSRI) of the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) conducted a Financial Management and Accounting Standards Workshops for 28 LCF members and other non-profit organization workers last March 29 at the LCF boardroom. Mr. Eribert S. Padilla, the founding president of the League of NGO Accountants for Development (LEAD) conducted the said training. Among the topics presented and discussed by Mr. Padilla included Financial Management and Good Governance, Accounting and Financial Reporting, Fund Accounting, Accounting of Specific Accounts and Financial Accountability.
 
LCF Welcomes New Executive Director

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The League of Corpoate Foundations would like to welcome its new Executive Director, Ms. Helen Orande. Effective May 1st of 2012, Ms. Orande will be assuming the roles and responsibilities previously held by Ms. Elisa De Castro. Ms. Orande is the former executive director of Hands on Manila.

The League would like to offer its most sincere thanks to Ms. Eli and the two years she has spent contributing to the organization’s growth and development. Let us all wish her the best in her future endeavours. 

(sgd)                                               (sgd)

Augusto P.I. Carpio III                        Camille Buenaventura

Chair, LCF                                          President, LCF

 
LCF Committee on Education Shares Social Initiatives

The League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) Committee on Education (CommEd) led “Investing in the Future: a Sharing Session on Social Initiatives” on 11 April 2012 at the Microsoft office in 6750 Ayala Office Towers.

Technology has been taking on an increasing role in the non-profit sector’s delivery of efficient social services, according Atty. Raul Cortez, the Legal and Corporate Affairs Director of Microsoft Philippines, who discussed how adopting information technology (IT) begins with the necessity for operational efficiency, then moves on to the optimization of service delivery as the next step, which leads to NPOs maximizingtheir impact with strategic innovations of IT. In support of this, Microsoft Philippines’ Corporate Citizenship programs have been helping NPOs improve their IT adoption through Microsoft's software donation program, community technology skills program, and developer community support.

Atty. Cortez was followed on the podium by Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development’s President and CEO Dr. Klaus Leisinger who spoke about transforming the business of giving back. He shared how businesses need to include development goals in their business goals.

Capping the event’s presentations were the updates shared by the guest of honor, Bro. Armin Luistro FSC, Secretary of the Department of Education, on the national situation of the education sector vis-a-vis the classroom shortage, among others.

He encouraged the private sector to support the classroom-building project, Bayanihang Pampaaralan (BP), through the TEN Moves campaign that advocates donating Php10.00 a day for ten months to help build 10,000 classrooms nationwide.

An informal discussion on the speakers’ experiences in implementing their respective programs followed Secretary Luistro’s presentation, which inspired LCF President Camille Buenaventura to suggest an LCF-led campaign for BP.

The League would like to thank the Committee on Education for spearheading the event, and Microsoft Philippines for sponsoring the venue.

 
LCF Holds CSR 101 for Members

The League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) initiated its members into Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in a “CSR 101” lecture last 23 February 2012 at the AIM Conference Center.

Being a part of the membership benefits, CSR 101 was held for the newest participants to the League: AMY Foundation, Bonifacio Art Foundation, Chevron Philippines, PJ Lhuillier, PTC-CSJ Foundation, TELUS Philippines, MSD, Security Bank Foundation, and Vicsal Foundation. The activity was also opened to long-time members, with the following members sending representatives: ABS-CBN Foundation, Insular Life Foundation, JVR Foundation, Manila Water Foundation, Metrobank Foundation, MFI, Philam Foundation, PHINMA Foundation, PLDT-SMART Foundation, SPi Global Foundation, TeamAsia, and Zuellig Family Foundation.

The half-day lecture-workshop included topics on “What is CSR” and “Business Cases for CSR” (Camille Buenaventura), and “CSR and Filipino Values” (Lydia Sarmiento).

An informal set-up encouraged sharing of CSR practices of various members. Major areas of discussion were on aligning CSR objectives with the company’s business objectives, Filipino values in the history of CSR in the Philippines, and the alignment of business values and CSR values.

LCF was commended for the program and its speakers. Participants also gave the workshop an excellent rating.

LCF extends its gratitude to our activity partners – JVR Foundation and San Miguel Foundation.

 
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