A giving circle is formed


On Saturday July 18th Just Cause proudly introduced its first featured charity, Daughters of Tomorrow (DOT), and presented its concept for strategic giving “A new Way to Give”.

The event attracted a group of over 30 socially-minded professionals from a variety of backgrounds who all gave up their Saturday afternoon to hear from the inspiring DOT founder, Carrie Tan, and get a taste of what it means to “give strategically” through a teamwork exercise facilitated by Just Cause.

Ms Tan shared her personal journey that led her to start the non-profit social enterprise DOT. A life-changing experience in an orphanage in India prompted the former marketing professional to put her heart, enthusiasm and endless amounts of hard work into campaigning for women’s rights and empowerment and ultimately to found DOT.

Hearing from Ms Tan and her colleague Ms Meldip Kaur and seeing video testimonials from some of DOT’s beneficiaries, was a great way to be introduced DOT’s personality and get a sense of the excellent work they are doing. Just Cause’s independent “health check” assessment and endorsement, presented by Emily Perkin, helped confirm the positive impressions and further deepen the respect for DOT’s efforts.

To round off the afternoon and to leverage the depth of knowledge in the room, Just Cause led an interactive workshop, which challenged groups of participants to identify DOT’s most critical challenges and come up with possible solutions. A number of great ideas emerged and a group of inspired participants committed to form a giving circle for DOT that will provide the organisation with funding and strategic advice in the future.