CHARITIES

New co-working space to encourage groups to collaborate and create social impact

SINGAPORE - Organisations that want to create a social impact have a new space in the city where like-minded partners can collaborate.

It Changed My Life: She gives up high-flying career and five-figure salary to pursue mindfulness

Ms Angie Chew gave up her $20,000 monthly salary and took a 60 per cent pay cut to grow a charity promoting happy and healthy living.

Down Syndrome Association getting more help from SMEs

Raising funds for charity is not just for big-name companies.

Asia's young rich people active in philanthropy

Philanthropy in Asia has long been about simply writing cheques - some extremely large - but a new generation is re-writing that rule book in dramatic and effective ways.

From businesswoman to founder of NGO

Elizabeth Tan has always been one step ahead of her peers. As an undergraduate, she started an events business so that she could fund her own university education.

Coffee academy which trains and hires marginalised women is Social Enterprise of the Year

SINGAPORE - A coffee academy and roastery which trains and employs marginalised women was conferred top honours on Tuesday evening (Dec 5), at an awards recognising home-grown social enterprises...

British tycoon gave away supercars and fortune to find happiness

When Dylan Wilk was 25 in 2000, The Guardian newspaper named him the ninth-richest man in Britain under the age of 30. Over six years, he gave away his fortune to build settlements for slum...

Ex-civil servant starts scholarship for special needs students, becomes technopreneur

Since bidding adieu to a civil service career that spanned 35 years in 2015, Mrs Tan Shook Wah has started the Dare to Dream scholarship and co-founded a start-up.

My Life My Way: Embracing philanthropy after cancer took his wife

When Mr Vince Yip's wife died at the age of 49 after a five-year battle with cancer, he struggled to learn acceptance. The former banking executive turned businessman now spends time travelling...

Charities take a leaf from companies' books in reaching out to public

Like companies, charities are conducting market research, opening pop-up and online stores, doing tie-ups and even giving out "performance bonuses" to staff.

Local start-up, with support from Asian celebrities, wants users to combine desire for luxury items with charity

SINGAPORE - A chance to win a luxury bag while doing good - all with US$1 (S$1.36)? One local start-up says it is possible.