disaster relief

#1 - Zhang Tingjun - Disaster Relief, Volunteering & Fundraising Challenges

#1 - Zhang Tingjun - Disaster Relief, Volunteering & Fundraising Challenges

In this episode of the Doing Good Podcast, I have a discussion with Zhang Tingjun the Executive Director of Mercy Relief. Ting is the first female to helm Mercy Relief in its 12 year history and was formerly the Co-Founder and Director of The Chain Reaction Project (TCRP), a non-profit organization recognized by the President's Office as one of Singapore's leading social enterprises. We chat about how she transitioned from working at a large bank, to starting up her own social enterprise, to taking charge of one of Singapore's leading independent disaster relief agencies. We speak about what it’s like to work at a humanitarian relief agency, skills-based volunteering, how to best help in the case of a disaster and vent about common misconceptions that donors have about nonprofits.