Keyword: Funding

articles or news items about funding and fund-raising

Dunhe Foundation made 100 million yuan from investments in 2014

The investment income earned by Dunhe Foundation (浙江敦和慈善基金会) reached 100 million yuan in 2014, said Zhang Zhizhou, general manager of the Dunhe Asset Management Company, during a recent public speech. This figure is remarkable, especially taking into consideration that most Chinese foundations put their money into savings accounts, and even for those that venture into investment, the average rate of return is less than 4%. The Dunhe foundation is a regional non-public fundraising foundation founded in May, 2012 by Ye Qingjun, chairman of the board of directors of Dunhe Asset Management Company. According to Zhang, the foundation has received more than 70 million yuan in donations since its establishment, but …read more

Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Liu Jingtao from the China Charities Aid Foundation for Children

Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Liu Jingtao from the China Charities Aid Foundation for Children

An Interview with Liu Jingtao, Director of the Program Development Department at the China Charities Aid Foundation for Children, as part of the “Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China” project

Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Perrine Lhuillier of Save the Children

Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Perrine Lhuillier of Save the Children

An interview with Perrine Lhuillier, Director of Communications and Donor Relations at Save the Children in China, as part of the “Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China” project

Environmental lawsuits still too expensive

Although the new environmental protection law, enacted on January 1, 2015, gave more than 700 environmental protection organizations the authorization to bring environmental lawsuits, only two organizations – the All-China Environment Federation(ACEF) and Friends of Nature(FON) – have thus far exercised their rights. The ACEF is responsible for three public interest lawsuits while FON has brought one such lawsuit since the implementation of the new law. The Associate Director of ACEF, Lv Keqin explained that lack of funding is the major reason why the new law hasn’t become a big incentive for the qualified organizations to bring environmental lawsuits. “The costs of an environmental lawsuit, including investigation expenses, court costs …read more

Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Wolf Kantelhardt of Misereor

Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Wolf Kantelhardt of Misereor

An interview with Wolf Kantelhardt, Finance and Evaluation Officer at Misereor, as part of the “Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China” project

Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Wang Yi of the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation

Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Wang Yi of the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation

An interview with Wang Yi of the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation, as part of the “Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China” series

Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Howard Liu, OXFAM China Programme Director

Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Howard Liu, OXFAM China Programme Director

An interview with Howard Liu, OXFAM China Programme Director, as part of the “Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China” series

Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Li Hong, Deputy Director General of the One Foundation

Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Li Hong, Deputy Director General of the One Foundation

An interview with Li Hong, Deputy Director General of the One Foundation, as part of the “Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China” project

Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Liu Zhouhong, Former Secretary-General of Narada Foundation

Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Liu Zhouhong, Former Secretary-General of Narada Foundation

Interview with Liu Zhouhong, former Secretary-General of Narada Foundation, as part of the “Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China” project

New spring festival donations trend: Hong Bao charity

The Chinese tradition of giving gifts of money in red envelopes (Hong Bao) during spring festival turned into a new fad for China’s internet users when internet giants Alibaba and Tencent both started offering electronic “Hong Bao” during the holiday. NGOs in China responded swiftly to this new trend. Deng Fei, founder of the “Free Lunch for Children” project, started an online initiative in February 9 calling on people to donate their digital “Hong Bao” to charitable projects. Other charitable organizations, notably Maitian Education Foundation and Bixing Youth Fund (碧心青少年关爱基金) quickly joined the cause and started their own initiatives. The result was exciting, Free Lunch, for example, raised 1.13 million …read more

Public welfare crowdfunding in China: 2014’s most successful projects

Crowdfunding has recently become very popular on the internet. When crowdfunding appeared in China almost three years ago, no-one showed interest in it. It now has an impressive success rate. All kinds of public welfare projects, no matter how unusual, are now being on the Internet. The internet has proved to be a strong vehicle for public welfare crowd-funding: not only it increased the number of people willing to participate in public welfare projects; it has also increased public interest in the subject. Looking at general statistics about the growth of the crowd-funding movement, it is clear that the movement is booming in China. In just short period of time crowd-funding …read more

Charitable organizations must disclose their funding situation once every three months

Guo Yuqiang, deputy director of the department in charge of public welfare and charitable foundations at the Ministry of Civil Affairs, stated that charitable organizations must disclose their funding situation once every three months.

New regulations on government procurement of services implemented

On January 1st 2015, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the State Administration for Industry and Commerce jointly published the latest version of the “Provisional Measures on the Management of Government Procurement of Services”.

The 10 Public Welfare Keywords of 2014

This article highlights 10 keywords from China Philanthropy Times’ reporting on the public welfare industry in 2014.

CASS: A growing share of CSO funding comes from Chinese sources

A report published by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) shows that a growing share of Chinese social organizations’ funding is coming from Chinese sources and that Chinese foundations have replaced foreign foundations as the first funding supplier for the sector.

Kang Xiaoguang: is social organizations’ future development hopeful?

In this interview, Kang Xiaoguang shares his thoughts on a series of issues concerning the development of Chinese social organizations

Tsinghua and PKU jointly publish recommendations for the Charity Law

Tsinghua University and Peking University jointly published expert recommendations for the «Charity Law». This report touches upon all the important matters concerning charity in China, such as donations, property management, trust funds, charitable services, branches of foreign organizations in China…

The Rise and Fall of the Anti-Domestic Violence Network

The Rise and Fall of the Anti-Domestic Violence Network

Ex-ADVN program officer Dong Yige analyzes the history of the influential Anti-Domestic Violence Network and the reason for its closing down in May 2014.