Keyword: NGO-Business Partnerships

Free toilet paper project to improve sanitation in schools

Free toilet paper project to improve sanitation in schools

Although the toilet is a small place that can be easily ignored, it is a key factor in the creation of a culture of health and closely related to people’s living conditions. A “Toilet Culture Forum” was held at the Loujiang Experimental School in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, on November 6th. The forum was hosted by the Shenzhen International Philanthropy Institute and the Kunshan Yuting Foundation, and also gained support from Tsinghua University’s Ecological Design Centre and Beijing Normal University’s Toilet Culture Research Centre. Guests could not only visit an exhibition on “toilet culture”, but also participate in a discussion on students’ health and the Foundation’s free toilet paper project. The …read more

Didi Chuxing and the One Foundation initiate the “Daring to Help” project

Didi Chuxing and the One Foundation have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to undertake the “daring to help” (敢扶) special charity project. Based in Beijing, Didi Chuxing is a transportation network company which provides vehicles and taxis for hire all over China via extremely popular smartphone applications. The planned charity project is centered around the company’s vast number of drivers. Special charity support groups will be set up for Didi drivers to encourage them to return lost money, help young and disabled passengers, and be courageous about helping others. The project is seen as a response to the unwillingness to help strangers in need which is perceived to be widespread …read more

The accreditation of China’s social enterprises

This recent article by the China Philanthropy Research Institute examines the controversy over the accreditation of social enterprises in China. There are still many disputes on whether to set any standard criteria for social enterprises and how exactly to conduct accreditation in China. All the same, a wave of rapid developments in this field has occurred since last year. The first private accreditation guide for social enterprises, the China Charity Fair Social Enterprise Accreditation Guide (中国慈展会社会企业认证办法), was initiated and published last September by five social organizations, including the China Philanthropy Research Institute. Seven organizations were then accredited as social enterprises in line with the guide. However, the small number and scale …read more

The Youchange Foundation provides support for Social Value Investment

The Youchange China Social Entrepreneur Foundation held the ninth meeting of its second council on July 8 in Beijing, during which a deliberation on the operating scheme and fiscal budget of the Social Value Investment Association (SVIA) was passed. The foundation has announced that it will invest over ten million yuan to support the operation and development of the SVIA during the next three years. The Chairman of Youchange Wang Ping first proposed the concept of “Social Value Investment” in 2013, explaining it as an attempt to bring together profit and the public good in order to build a more just, effective and sustainable society. Since September 2014, Youchange has been …read more

Alibaba foundation hosts the inaugural Xin philanthropy conference in Hangzhou

The Alibaba Foundation, a charitable organization established by the Alibaba Group, hosted the Inaugural Xin Philanthropy Conference in Hangzhou on July 9th and 10th. The event was co-organized by the Hangzhou People’s Government. The conference brought together celebrities from the world of multilateral organizations and corporate social responsibility. About 1,000 attendees, including nonprofits, NGOs and social entrepreneurs, came to the e-commerce giant’s home base of Hangzhou to take part. Keynote speakers included Jack Ma, the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Alibaba Group; Ban Ki-Moon, the United Nations Secretary-General, who gave the opening remarks; Gordon Brown, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; Salman Khan, the Founder and CEO of …read more

【Marketizing the NGO Sector】 The Ongoing Debate

【Marketizing the NGO Sector】 The Ongoing Debate

CDB’s Chinese website recently played host to a lively debate on the marketization of the NGO sector. Here we provide a brief compendium of some of the views expressed by experts and activists on both sides of the debate.

【Marketizing the NGO Sector】The NGO Sector Cannot Forego Marketization

【Marketizing the NGO Sector】The NGO Sector Cannot Forego Marketization

Director of the Narada Foundation Xu Yongguang shares his views on the marketization of Chinese NGOs, claiming that this process will aid the efficiency and competitiveness of the sector and serve as an antidote to state control.

“Philanthropy+” 2016 Interdisciplinary Philanthropy Forum Opened in Beijing

The “Philanthropy +” 2016 interdisciplinary philanthropy forum kicked off on the 25th of May in Beijing. The Forum was hosted by the Ai You Foundation in cooperation with Bloomberg Business/Chinese Version and FAW-Volkswagen Audi. Both Chinese and overseas guests and 300 NGO workers were in attendance. “Philanthropy+” is the only high-level philanthropy forum in China with an interdisciplinary focus. It aims to break through the bounds of traditional debates and find the meeting point between philanthropy and various fields, including business, the internet, education and art. During the morning session Wang Bing, the General Manager of Ai You Foundation, Amy Neugebauer, Deputy to the President of Ashoka China, Liang Liang, …read more

New Policy on Equity Donations to Public Welfare Organizations Released

The Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China and the State Administration of Taxation released the “Announcement about Policy on Corporate Tax on Equities Donations to Public Welfare Organizations” (《关于公益股权捐赠企业所得税政策问题的通知》) on the 10th of May. According to this document, corporate equity donations to public welfare organizations should be considered as equity transfers, and the income from the equity transfer should be calculated based on the historical cost of the equities donated. The Announcement’s provisions are valid from January 1st, 2016. Following the release of the Charity Law, the carrying out of the Announcement remits the taxation on the increment of equity value. The equities in question include equities …read more

Selling a Foundation’s Products through Marketing Promotion

Selling a Foundation’s Products through Marketing Promotion

A young project officer from a foundation in Shanxi Province gives an interview about her work, and explains how her previous experience allowed her to find ways to apply marketing techniques to the charity sector.

One Way to Think About Philanthropy

One Way to Think About Philanthropy

The author provides a unique view on philanthropy that derives from his experience “on both sides of the table” – five years as president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and six years as president of the University of Chicago.

From Business to the NGO Sector: the Unexpected Certainty

From Business to the NGO Sector: the Unexpected Certainty

Yang Yang, a former public relations manager and a sharp business woman, unexpectedly starts anew in the NGO sector as a project officer for TAE Charitable Foundation. Combining her business acumen and media expertise with NGO work, Yang Yang is able to navigate the sector and develop innovative solutions for social problems.

Narada Foundation’s sponsorship list for the Bright Way Program 2015 revealed

Narada Foundation’s sponsorship list for the Bright Way Program 2015 revealed

On November the 6th, the Narada Foundation held an experts’ review meeting for its Bright Way Program(景行计划) in Beijing. The evaluation group was formed by Xu Yongguang, director-general of the Narada Foundation, Lu Chao, director of the NPI (上海浦东非营利组织发展中心), Tao Chuanjin, professor at the School of Social Development and Public Policy, Beijing Normal University, and Peng Yanni, executive vice secretary-general of the Narada Foundation. Seven organizations applied for the program, and during the meeting they gave presentations and answered questions from the experts gathered. Organizations were reviewed by the following standards: whether they provide leading, mature products and services; whether the leaders and core team members are broad-minded; whether the organization is at an important development juncture, and whether transformation and operational …read more

Aiyou Charity Night 2015 held in Beijing

Aiyou Charity Night 2015 held in Beijing

The Aiyou Charity Night 2015 (2015 爱佑慈善夜), one of the biggest annual charity events in China, was held on the night of October 17th . This year’s event was co-hosted by the Aiyou Foundation (爱佑慈善基金会), the Huaxia Alumni Association (华夏同学会), and Focus Media (分众传媒), and this year’s theme was ‘everlasting love’ (爱始终如一). Through a live auction, the event raised 101, 673, 911 RMB in total, which set a new record for Aiyou Charity auction. All the donations will be used in the charity projects of the Foundation. Aiyou Foundation was the first private fund-raising foundation registered in China after the enforcement of the Regulation on Foundation Administration in 2004. The Foundation has hosted …read more

State Council puts forward the ‘Internet + Poverty Alleviation’ Proposal

To celebrate the second Chinese Poverty Alleviation Day and the 23rd International Day of the Eradication of Poverty, the 2015 Global Poverty Reduction and Development Forum, hosted by the State Council Leading Group of Poverty Alleviation and Development, launched the ‘Internet + Poverty Alleviation’ Joint Action Proposal on October 16th in Beijing. The Proposal was initiated by the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation and the Center for Informatization Study alongside several leading Chinese Internet companies including Alibaba Group, Tencent, JD, Suning Appliance, S.F. Express and NetEase. “As one of the “Top 10 Well-matched Poverty Alleviation Projects” (精准扶贫十大工程), the “Poverty Alleviation through E-commerce” (电商扶贫) project has been included into the government’s poverty-alleviation policy …read more

China New Media NGO Salon held in Beijing

On October 14th, China New Media NGO Salon/the news conference of Starcharity(中国星公益联盟) and CSR China Education Association(CSR中国教育联盟)was successfully held in Yuanen Space(圆恩空间) in Beijing. Representatives from 40 mainstream media agencies, public foundations, and international organizations as well as 34 delegates from well-known multi-national corporations attended the salon. Dialogues among the participants were centered on building cooperation platforms for the government, new media, businesses, celebrities and NGOs so as to contribute to the healthy development of the Education and NGO sector in China. Starcharity is an “Internet +” platform using new media to conduct charitable activities with Chinese celebrities and stars who have deeply influenced young people’s thinking and behavior in …read more

CDB’s first HR training workshop launched

CDB’s first HR training workshop launched

On October 9th 2015, CDB launched its first ever HR training workshop at World Resources Institute in Beijing. The theme of the workshop is “Career Development in the Chinese NGO Sector”. The workshop is the first of CDB’s three trainings targeting at NGO HR staff. Mr. Wang Tuoxuan from Deloitte, Managing Partner Harbin branch/Partner Human Capital Advisory Services, served as the trainer of the workshop. Fourteen HR staff and representatives from twelve NGOs, such as Ford Foundation, Dunhe Foundation and WRI, joined the workshop. The workshop explores the meaning of a career and career development, detailing various career stages and different career paths. The participants also had guided discussion on …read more

The 2012 APP Internship Program Controversy

The 2012 APP Internship Program Controversy

The tenth case study in CDB’s 2015 report on business-NGO relations in China discusses the 2012 controversy over NGOs working with the company APP, who were accused of forest destruction.