Towards a Better Association to Advance the Philanthropic Ecosystem in Indonesia
On Thursday, February 18, 2021, the Indonesia Philanthropy Association (PFI) officially held the annual General Meeting of Members. The implementation of the Meeting this year feels special because there were participants who attended offline on the location and online via Zoom platform. The meeting in 2020 had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so this year Filantropi Indonesia consulted with a notary regarding the implementation mechanism to ensure the validity of the decisions. After extensive discussions, the Board Members and Secretariat team, guided by the notary’s advice, decided to conduct the General Meeting using a representative system.
The Meeting which was held offline was located at Connext by Marquee, Cyber 2 Tower, Kuningan, Jakarta and was attended by representatives of the PFI Executive Board Members for the 2015-2020 period, five member representatives, Chair of the Indonesian Philanthropy Code of Ethics Task Force, Chair of the Task Force Amendments to the Articles of Association of PFI and PFI staff. To comply with PSBB regulations and health protocols, offline participants are limited to a maximum of 15 people and are required to take a COVID-19 antigen swab test beforehand.
The meeting itself went smoothly with several main agendas: the ratification of 17 new members and dismissal of members, ratification of the new Executive Board, Supervisory Board, and Advisory Board for 2021-2023, the ratification of the Indonesian Philanthropic Code of Ethics (KEFI), and the ratification of the Revised PFI Articles of Association. To reach the quorum, ¾ of the total number of individual and organizational members of PFI must give their proxy to five chosen member representatives who were present at the location. Therefore, all agendas and decisions of the meeting are valid under the law.
The meeting ended with remarks from the new PFI leadership for 2021-2023, Chair of Executive Board, Mr. Rizal Algamar, the Chair of the Supervisory Board, Mr. Arifin Purwakananta, and the Chair of the Advisory Board, Mr. Franciscus Welirang. As for the participants via Zoom Meeting, the meeting was attended by 58 people consisting of representatives of organizational members and individual members. They interacted during the question-and-answer session and gave their responses at the end of the session where several offline participants congratulated the old and new Governing Bodies.
We sincerely hope through these internal reforms, the newly revised KEFI and new members, PFI can further develop and have a positive impact on the ecosystem of the philanthropic sector in Indonesia.
Congratulations once again to the Executive Board, Supervisory Board, Advisory Board who will serve from 2021-2023!