UAO organised two Luncheon Workshops on Fundraising
Prof. Jonathan Wong shared his tips for writing the proposal for “Establishment of Hong Kong’s first Institute of Bioresources and Agriculture”
Using their winning proposal “Establishment of the Chinese Medicine Disease Prevention and Health Management Centre” as an example, Prof. Bian Zhaoxiang and Prof. Lu Aiping offered valuable fundraising advice to the audience
Insightful sharing sparked enthusiastic responses from the audience
Hong Kong Baptist University spares no effort in exploring new fundraising opportunities to secure the resources that are crucial to promoting our development on all fronts. As emphasised by the University Senior Management, all members from the Faculties, Schools and Offices of the University play an indispensable role in extending our support base and raising funds to foster and sustain the University’s long-term advancement. As such, the University Advancement Office, Secretariat of the Hong Kong University Foundation, organised two luncheon workshops on fundraising in November 2016 with the aim of empowering the fundraising capabilities of our Faculties, Schools and Offices.
The first luncheon workshop was held on 22 November, which was well attended by more than 40 colleagues from various academic departments as well as administrative offices of the University. Mrs. Lily Chan, Director of the University Advancement, shared with the participants a comprehensive overview of the University’s fundraising guidelines and provided some hands-on information relating to the administration of donations, followed by an interactive question-and-answer session.
The second luncheon workshop, held on 29 November, drew a full house of over 45 staff participants. The three projects leaders including Professor Bian Zhaoxiang, Associate Vice-President and Director of the Clinical Division of School of Chinese Medicine; Professor Lu Aiping, Dean of School of Chinese Medicine; and Professor Jonathan Wong, Director of Hong Kong Organic Resource Centre, shared their brilliant ideas and precious experiences in preparing fundraising proposals and securing mega funds for their research projects. The attendees enjoyed listening to the inspiring sharing from the guest speakers, while exchanging their views with fellow faculty members. In her concluding remarks, Mrs. Lily Chan encouraged participants to put the tips acquired into practice, endeavour to raise funds for their teaching and research projects and student activities.