What new Chinese NGO employees should know
This article summarizes some of the main obstacles people can encounter when entering the public welfare sector in China for the first time. As the author explains, because Chinese civil society organizations are not as developed as in other countries, many of them have flawed working practices. Thus, sometime it is difficult for new NGO workers to carry out their work smoothly. The author points out five major issues. Firstly, a lack of fixed responsibilities. Often, once you enter an NGO you will find that nobody has a fixed duty, and everyone is doing a bit of everything. This might be detrimental for one’s personal development, as well as slow down the …read more
The Shenzhen Charity Fair: Charity Banquet or Awkward Show?
The Shenzhen 2014 Charity Fair was held a few months ago. In this article, Chen Qian’er looks back on the 2013 Fair which raised a few important questions for the meaning of these kind of events in China.
As a social organization, how do you make the government buy your services?
The goal of this article is to provide social organizations with tips on how to obtain funding from the government.
Mapping the Development of NGOs in Ethnic Minority Areas
In this article, the author analyzes the obstacles NGOs working in ethnic minority areas have to overcome in order to operate and develop.
Ma Zhengzhou: An AIDS Relief Practitioner on the Frontline
As part of her series on NGOs in Anhui, Guo Ting tells the bittersweet story of an AIDS relief practitioner’s ultimately successful efforts to set up a Chi Heng Foundation office in Anhui province, register it as a NGO and deliver financial assistance to HIV-infected families in the area.
Domestic Workers Set Out Rules For Their Employers
In this article, Han Hongmei uses the “I give the employers my set of rules” case study to analyze the emergence and multiplication of advocacy activities carried out by marginalized groups.
China’s Public Welfare Brain Drain
According to a new survey, many of China’s public welfare workers are choosing to leave the sector, causing a brain drain. Public welfare enterprises are seemingly unable to retain talent with up to 37.5% of those leaving public welfare jobs choosing to go into the private sector.
Interview with Wang Wei of the Xi’an Domestic Workers’ Union
This article is an interview of Ms Wang Wei, chairwoman of the Xi’an Domestic Workers’ Union, in which she tells us her story and explains how the union was created.
China Fortune – Chinese women’s rights: 20 years after the World Women’s Conference
The article discusses the political and intellectual legacies of the 1995 Beijing Fourth World Conference on Women, including the deepened understanding of feminist theory, the growth of grassroots organizing, and the increase in international collaboration among NGOs
A Review of Civic Environmentalism in China in 2012
Feng Yongfeng, founder of the Green Beagle Environment Institute (达尔问自然求知社) and Nature University (自然大学), reviews the ups and downs in civic environmentalism in 2012.
Working with Civil Society in Foreign Aid: Possibilities for South-South Cooperation?
In this timely article based on his book-length study, Brian Tomlinson argues for a larger role for civil society in delivering aid between countries in the global South.
NGOs Have a Role in Organizing Society: An Interview with Michael Busgen
CDB Editor, Liu Haiying, interviews Michael Busgen, long-time observer of China’s NGO sector, who offers some refreshing commentary on the past, present and future of China’s NGOs.
Scaling Up Social Service Outsourcing in China: An Exploratory Study of HIV CSOs in Yunnan
In this well-researched study, independent consultant Marta Jagusztyn examines how recent plans to scale up government procurement of services will impact grassroots CSOs and how it can be improved to support the long-term development of China’s CSOs.