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. Here are all our volunteers from the beginning of Philanthropy Connections to date.
We are deeply grateful to each and every one of them.
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.
Ann is the Founder and former president of non-profit organisation Help without Frontiers – Switzerland. She supports several of our projects that focus on Burmese refugees in Thailand and she helps with fund raising and by creating awareness for our organisation in Switzerland and Germany.
He developed and hosted our first website and is a search engine optimisation expert from the Netherlands. He continues to advise us on our online marketing strategies.
Dutch TV personality, sitcom writer and ambassador for WWF. He advises us on PR texts.
Dutch journalist. She helps us with text advice and as a sounding board for Sallo.
Professional photographer and provides images of our projects and surroundings. Joe, from the UK, has made connections with foundations in Nepal and continues to support our work.
Brother of the founder of Philanthropy Connections. Jos, from the Netherlands, 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 and did several photoshoots of the PCF team.
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.
As a strong supporter of PCF’s mission, Liesbeth, from the Netherlands, provides advice on project development, proposal and report writing and strategic directions, guided by her extensive experience in International Development and Humanitarian Aid programming.
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 developed our website.
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. Thomas, from the Netherlands, advised Philanthropy Connections on steps to take for expansion and how to have a greater impact. He also helped with fundraising activities in 2017.
Concepts and copy writer from the Netherlands who edited many of our Dutch texts.
Bob assisted Sallo and the team with the management side of the organisation. Bob advised and worked together with the team on goal setting, leadership skills and strategic planning. Thanks to Bobs rich background in business, a three-year Strategic Plan for the organisation was created and implemented.
Occupational Therapist from the Netherlands who gives advice on this subject in various projects.
A communications consultant who helps us with text edits and advice on Social Media.
Volunteering since 2013, Charmaine played a key role in completing our previous website in English, produced project proposals and reports, and continued to support us, in many ways, from the Netherlands.
Eva edited videos from ‘old’ footage and finished many other tasks with her friend Elonie. In 2015 and 2016 she presented our KAKO toilet project at the Jij de Baas entrepreneurial event held for children in primary school in the Netherlands.
Fran worked with our team members on the Communications part of the organisation. She helped with proofreading and content creation for our newsletters, reports, and new website.
Nephew of Philanthropy Connections’ founder Sallo. Gideon was a long-term volunteer for one of our partners in Thailand in 2012, and supported Philanthropy Connections during his free time. In 2015 he helped us with the school project ‘Jij de Baas’ in the Netherlands whereby students earn money for charity organisations.
Jen was involved in organising our administration processes, IT office setup, implemented a new server system, supported our Project Coordinator, modified our Due Diligence process (procedure when selecting a project) and accounting.
Jo interviewed our team for her “Behind the scenes” columns on Facebook and provided the pictures. She organised our media library and developed a new digital folder system.
Jo, university English teacher helped out with proof reading some of our material.
A non-profit manager based out of Chiang Mai. She assisted our Communications Coordinator with proofreading and editing texts and documents.
Maartje is a graphic designer and helps us with our branding and marketing materials.
Massimo is an entrepreneur and promotes our work and raises funds for one of our projects by placing tailor-made donation boxes in his shop in Moneglia and, successfully, asking his friends to do the same in their businesses.
Michelle produced project proposals and content for the website. She assisted with fund raising and set up a partnership with the King Baudouin Foundation United States, which enables American sponsors to make tax efficient donations to us.
Naoko started to support us in June 2013. She focused on establishing connections with potential sponsors from Japan.
Together with her friend Massimo, Sandra promotes our work and raises funds for one of our projects by placing tailor-made donation boxes in their shop in Moneglia and asking their friends to do the same in their businesses.
Samuel offered IT support to our office and assisted our web developer with the coding and setup of the online donation tool on our website.
Annabelle has been closely involved with PCF since 2012, both as a member of the university of St. Gallen’s ‘Helping KAKO’ team and as board member of KAKO. She helped to raise funds and advised KAKO on its projects and partnerships. In the summer of 2014 she spent some time at our office in Chiang Mai to coordinate our support for KAKO.
A CSR and sustainability professional working at GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit). She lives in Bangladesh and translated many of our Dutch texts into English.
English teacher who originated one of our scholarship projects and also edited some of our English texts.
François is a logistics expert and joined us in our Chiang Mai office in December 2013 for three months. He did research for us and wrote reports.Testimonial
For a year Jeannette dedicated one day a week to help us by managing content for our website .
Graphic Designer who designed our logo and house style..
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.
Master’s 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 programmes of KAKO and developed a standard to select and monitor projects.
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.
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.
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.Testimonial
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.
Urs, who is director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, advised us on selecting and implementing a new account system; reviewed the office administration in respect of bookkeeping; developed sub-ledgers for PPE (property, plant, equipment); and created templates for project proposals and tools to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of projects.
Vargo is a TV producer and he wrote the scenario of our teaser video ‘This is who we are’ in 2013.
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.Testimonial
A relations coach who advised us on effective use of language.
Elonie 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.
As a traveling charity worker, Esther made significant progress towards reorganising our administration within a few weeks in January 2012.Testimonial
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. She stayed with us for six months in 2011.
Journalist and documentary film maker, Heleen was involved in promoting Philanthropy Connections and overall support from early 2012 up to October 2013.
International Hospitality Management graduate, Melanie volunteered for us in September and October 2012, and helped with administrative tasks, proposal- and report – writing and fundraising.
Teun 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.