Monday (23/10) BAZNAS Central of Strategic Studies (Puskas Baznas) held a meeting with LAZIS NU officials at LAZIS NU Jakarta headquarters.

The meeting was held in the framework of the national zakat organization (National OPZ) survey as well as network strengthening, IZN (National Zakat Index) and ZCP (Zakat Core Principle) scoring.

On this occasion, representatives from Puskas Baznas and LAZIS NU discussed about best practices of zakat management conducted by LAZIS NU in the last three years (2015, 2016 and 2017). This will be one of the projected materials of zakat management 2018 in the Indonesian Zakat Outlook 2018 which will be published by Puskas Baznas.

LASIZ NU explained about the achievement of fund raising which rising sharply from the Rp. 6 billion in 2015, lifting up to Rp. 56 billion in 2016, and targeted Rp. 100 billion this year. The special thing from LAZIS NU that will distribute "kencleng" (savings box) to be placed at the home or the office of millions NU's members, in the future this will become the NU's infaq culture.

Related to the distribution program, LAZIS NU has excellent program that is providing pesantren facilities in the remote areas. Productive zakat programs have also been rolled out for example cultivation of ginger products, livestock  products and local snack products.

(Puskas News)