Keyword: Networking

A New Volunteer Organization (V-BUS) Emerges in Guangzhou

A New Volunteer Organization (V-BUS) Emerges in Guangzhou

As more grassroots NGOs have emerged in China over the last few years, this article by Wang Hui performs a valuable service in profiling a new volunteer-training NGO in the southern city of Guangzhou.

Joining Forces to Integrate Gender and Development

Joining Forces to Integrate Gender and Development

Guo Ting, reports on Chinese women and environmental organizations joining international development NGOs on the eve of the Rio+20 meeting in calling for greater emphasis on gender considerations in future sustainable development discussions

Between Heaven and Hell: Grassroots NGOs in Central China

Between Heaven and Hell: Grassroots NGOs in Central China

As part of CDB’s series on NGOs in Anhui, this article chronicles the struggles and slow progress of public service NGOs working in China’s central region of Henan, Shanxi, Anhui, Hebei and Hubei.

Laos' Ban Chim Village: The First Partnership Between a Chinese NGO and a Chinese Company Overseas

Laos’ Ban Chim Village: The First Partnership Between a Chinese NGO and a Chinese Company Overseas

This article reports on the new trend of Chinese NGOs following companies overseas to monitor and work with them and other stakeholders to mitigate the social and environmental impact of Chinese investment on local communities abroad.

Roundtable on the Impact of Recent Policy Changes on China's NGOs

Roundtable on the Impact of Recent Policy Changes on China’s NGOs

In May of this year, CDB invited a diverse group of NGOs to share their views regarding recent policy reforms in the NGO sector at both the national and local levels.

The 512 Voluntary Relief Services Center Opens Its Chuandao Academy

The 512 Voluntary Relief Services Center Opens Its Chuandao Academy

Fu Tao, profiles the Chuandao Academy which was set up by the Chengdu-based 512 Voluntary Relief Services Center to promote exchange and learning among grassroots NGOs..

Environmental NGOs Join Forces to Submit Legislative Proposals

Environmental NGOs Join Forces to Submit Legislative Proposals

Advocacy and policy influencing have long been underdeveloped areas in the NGO sector, but as CDB Senior Staff Writer Guo Ting reports, recent years have seen more progress, particularly in the environmental sector where NGOs are partnering with mainstream players such as political and business elites, academics, and media to craft and submit legislative proposals.

A Virtual NGO: SowosSky

A Virtual NGO: SowosSky

CDB Staff Writer, Li Simin, profiles a virtual Shanghai-based NGO that provides a networking and information-sharing platform for social workers, and teachers and students of social work.

Civil Society Contributions to Policy Innovation in China

Civil Society Contributions to Policy Innovation in China

In this original English-language article, Amanda Brown-Inz and Sabine Mokry report on an international conference held in May of this year in Beijing on civil society contributions to policy innovation in China.

Have NGOs Been Overshadowed by Microblogging?

Have NGOs Been Overshadowed by Microblogging?

CDB Editor, Liu Haiying takes a critical look at the impact of microblogging and “micro-charity”, which made headlines in 2011, on the civil society sector

Rhizome Forum: Culture and Arts NGOs Exchange Ideas

Rhizome Forum: Culture and Arts NGOs Exchange Ideas

CDB Contributing Writer, Li Simin, provides a glimpse into an underdeveloped field in China’s NGO sector: expressive activity through culture and arts.  The term “rhizome” here is used to describe creative activity that is unconstrained by accepted patterns and disciplinary boundaries

Break the Inner Circle and Embrace the New Era of Public Service

Break the Inner Circle and Embrace the New Era of Public Service

This article provides a window into a discussion among Chinese philanthropy leaders, academics and companies at a conference celebrating the first anniversary of the China Foundation Center.

NGOs Joining Forces in Response to Disasters

NGOs Joining Forces in Response to Disasters

This is one of several articles on NGO responses to disasters that we are making available in commemoration of the May 12, 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan which measured 7.9 on the Richter scale and killed an estimated 70,000 people.

Guangzhou’s “Skinhead” Movement

Guangzhou’s “Skinhead” Movement

An Zhu uses a humorous story about taking action to challenge individuals and NGOs to think more deeply about a critically important question in today’s China: How to carry out public action in a meaningful way that will foster social connections and public knowledge?

The Shenzhen Public Interest Fair

The Shenzhen Public Interest Fair

This article is noteworthy for providing insights into how the NGO, nonprofit sector, or what is now commonly referred to as the public welfare or public interest sector, is evolving in China

The Garbage Crisis: NGOs’ Call to Action

The Garbage Crisis: NGOs’ Call to Action

This article takes a fresh look at familiar waste management issues. Given the many environmental NGOs involved, waste management has developed into a rare arena for grassroots social action

China’s Garbage Problem Prompts Soul Searching Among NGOs

China’s Garbage Problem Prompts Soul Searching Among NGOs

This provocative, in-depth report addresses head-on the sensitive issue of advocacy using the issue of garbage as a case study.

From Opposition to Dialogue

From Opposition to Dialogue

The Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE) is one of China’s best-known independent environmental NGOs.  Founded by Ma Jun in 2006, IPE maintains a water and air pollution database, and is one of the organizers of the Green Choice Alliance, a coalition of 35 Chinese environmental NGOs[1]