Keyword: Networking

“Mobile network and environmental protection” project launched in Beijing

On September 21th, the Alliance of Environmental Protection Makers (环保创客联盟) was launched in Beijing by China Environmental Protection Education, Environmental Development Centre of Ministry of Environmental Protection, Southern China Cluster of State Environment Service Industry, and the Foshan Carbon Unicom Technology Company (佛山市碳联科技有限公司). The project is the first “mobile network and environmental protection” project in China’s public welfare sector. It provides young talents who are dedicated to environmental protection with financial support, and cutting-edge technology and service models as well as a platform for creative and entrepreneurial innovation. The selected environmental makers will carry out activities such as conducting environmental protection campaigns in communities, schools and shopping malls, recycling solid waste …read more

2015 China Philanthropy Women Summit held in Xi’an

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the United Nations’ World Conference on Women, the 2015 China Philanthropy Women Summit (北京+20:中国民间公益慈善妇女峰会) was held in Xi’an on September 8th and 9th, by Shaanxi Women, Marriage and Family Research Institute (陕西省妇女理论婚姻家庭研究会). The topic of the summit is “how to integrate gender perspectives into the public welfare sector”. Over 60 female leaders in the sector participated in the meeting, and they discussed the development of women’s organizations and grassroots NGOs over the past 20 years, as well as gender mainstreaming issues in the sector. They think that the introduction and promotion of gender issues would not only be beneficial to the designing and implementation of …read more

Tencent launches China’s first Internet philanthropy day

Tencent Charity(腾讯公益), together with dozens of renowned businesses, public welfare organizations, celebrities, launched China’s first Internet philanthropy day – 9.9 Philanthropy Day (99公益日) – with an aim to bring charities closer to China’s millions of internet users. The theme for this year is “Love Together” (一起爱). Cooperating with partners mentioned above, Tencent Charity is determined to make full use of its platform and products to connect those who need help and those who are willing to help. Not only could Netizens use social networks like Wechat, Mobile QQ to contribute, they can also join offline charity activities. Tencent claims that this special day could be an valuable opportunity to explore more possibilities in connecting …read more

Latest updates on the upcoming China Charity Fair in Shenzhen

According to the organizing committee, the upcoming fourth China Charity Fair (CCF) will place much emphasis on the topic of internationalization and global communication. For the first time, there will be an international public welfare exhibition section in the fair. Over 200 foreign guests and organizations including the United Nations as well as Chinese organizations who have ‘gone-out’ will gather in the exhibition center in Shenzhen from September 18 to 20. Up to now, 93 international public welfare and charity organizations from 14 countries and regions in Asia, Europe, South and North America have confirmed their participation, bringing in cutting-edge thoughts and advanced organizational models. Philanthropists and representatives from foundations …read more

Effective Communication and Cooperation between Chinese NGOs and Businesses

Effective Communication and Cooperation between Chinese NGOs and Businesses

This article serves as an introduction to our new Special Focus on “Effective Communication and Cooperation between NGOs and Businesses”. Over the next few weeks we will be publishing ten case studies detailing partnerships between Chinese NGOs, foundations, and businesses.

2015 Young Sex Educators Forum held in Beijing

After the successful first forum in 2014, this year the Forum marched into a bigger stage and aimed to widen the platform of dialogue on sex education.

Recende releases “first” report on philanthropic crowd-funding in China

Recende Center on Fundraising recently published the first Report on Philanthropy Crowdfunding.

Discussion panels on NGOs helping left-behind children

Following the recent tragic Bijie incident, three discussion panels have been held by the social enterprise Yuan En Space focusing on how different actors in China can join forces to help left-behind children.

Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Huang Haoming, Executive Director of CANGO

Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Huang Haoming, Executive Director of CANGO

An interview with Huang Haoming, Executive Director of CANGO, as part of the “Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China” project

The top 100 Chinese public welfare sector figures of 2014

China’s economy is passing through massive transformation, and the public welfare sector is following suit. New problems emerge and old issues resurface as China deepens its economic reform. Chinese public welfare organizations are playing an increasingly important role in solving these problems. To help keep tabs on developments in the sector, The China Philanthropy Times (公益时报)released a list of the top 100 public welfare sector figures in 2014. The list includes notable figures from all walks of life representing the breadth and depth of China’s present public welfare scene. In no particular order, here is a sneak peek at the figures on the list (full list is available at http://www.gongyishibao.com/html/yaowen/7747.html ): Jackie Chan, Actor Like many …read more

The Shenzhen Charity Fair: Charity Banquet or Awkward Show?

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.

“Transformation and Development

“Transformation and Development”: The 2014 China Private Foundation Forum

Patrick Burton writes about the 2014 China Private Foundation Forum, which was held in Beijing at the beginning of December.

Inspiration from Expertise-based Grassroots Advocacy

Inspiration from Expertise-based Grassroots Advocacy

CDB’s Chief Researcher Liu Haiying gives some examples of successful advocacy campaigns pushed forward by groups of experts.

ngocn.net – Impressions of the second charity exhibition

Government and business valued over grassroots: Impressions of the second charity exhibition 官商为贵、民为轻——第二届慈展会印象 ngocn.net, September 27, 2013 With the wind and rain of Typoon Usagi swirling outside, the third and final day of the 2nd China Charity Project Exchange Exhibition came to an end on the afternoon of the 23rd September. It was held in the Shenzhen Conference Centre and whether it was because of the weather, or whether it was because it coincided with the Mid-Autumn festival, the atmosphere inside seemed fairly cold. Relatively few of the city’s residents had visited the exhibition; most of those standing outside the booths were representatives handing out flyers, and no more than …read more

The AIDS Walk: Promoting Public Service in China

The AIDS Walk: Promoting Public Service in China

In this timely article, CDB Deputy Editor, Guo Ting, discusses the China AIDS Walk, a grassroots-organized public service event to call attention to discrimination against people living with HIV-AIDS.

Cooperation or Confrontation? The Dilemmas of a Pluralizing Civil Society

Cooperation or Confrontation? The Dilemmas of a Pluralizing Civil Society

In this article, Fu Tao, CDB’s Senior Researcher, addresses some important questions facing NGOs both in China and abroad particularly in their work supervising corporate behavior.

The April 20, 2013 Sichuan Earthquake: How You Can Contribute

The April 20, 2013 Sichuan Earthquake: How You Can Contribute

The magnitude 7.0 earthquake which struck Lushan County, Sichuan on Saturday, April 20 was the most devastating earthquake to hit China since the Wenchuan earthquake of 2008, leaving more than 184 dead and more than 11,000 injured

The Rise of Individual Activism Does Not Signal the Decline of NGOs

The Rise of Individual Activism Does Not Signal the Decline of NGOs

In a response to previous articles detailing the seeming passivity of Chinese NGOs in the face of protests and microblogging driven by individual actors, the author argues that NGOs continue to play a valuable complementary role in building China’s civil society.