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Social sector organizations often find that time and resources are in short supply.


Offered by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Programme on Social Innovation, the Hong Kong NGO Governance Programme addresses this issue of NGO governance by investing in Hong Kong’s NGO practitioners, equipping them with valuable leadership skills, connecting them with strategic mentors, and matching them with business professionals to serve as potential members of their boards of directors.

Operated by the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation, the Hong Kong NGO Governance Programme is designed to help NGOs strengthen the impact of their work by investing in the professional growth of their leaders and connecting them with business professionals interested in lending their time and talents to the social sector. The Programme is divided into three components, detailed below.

Programme Components 


Nonprofits Core Competency (NCC) Workshops
Led by University of Chicago faculty, the four-part workshop series will unpack vital leadership topics, including board competency and talent management, operational efficiency, organizational innovation, and impact measurement, and equip NGO professionals with research-based tools to leverage strategic skills in their everyday work. Learn more and register to participate

Mentorship Opportunities 
NGOs that participate in the first session of the workshop series can indicate their interest in being matched with a strategic mentor. Participants will share information on their organization's priorities and one of the biggest issues they are hoping to tackle (like talent retention, fundraising, strategy planning, and more), and the programme team will work to recruit mentors with matching experience and business expertise. 

Board Committee Connect
NGOs that participate in the workshop series or the mentorship programme can also indicate their interest in being matched by the programme team with business professionals to serve on their boards of directors, board committees that welcome non-board members, or to serve as strategic advisors. 

About The Hong Kong Jockey Club Programme on Social Innovation

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Programme on Social Innovation provides resources and programs to help the city’s NGOs, nonprofit leaders, and social entrepreneurs do their best work. Operated by the Rustandy Center, the programme offers a range of opportunities, including scholarships, social entrepreneurship workshops, and trainings for NGO boards of directors and board members.

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Get Involved

Applications for the Hong Kong NGO Governance Programme are open now through January 28, 2022. Learn more and apply. 

Questions? Contact Kalmond Ma.

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