International Positions Draw Local Talent
As part of their analysis of staff recruitment in the NGO sector in China, Zhang Gengrui and Fu Tao examine another interesting trend taking place as part of China’s global expansion: the growing number of jobs in the international development sector that are targeting mainland Chinese talent.
“Guangzhou Fundraising Regulations” have been in force for two weeks and 4 social organizations have been approved
Since May 1, when the “Guangzhou Fundraising Regulations” were promulgated, four social organizations have applied and received permission to engage in public fundraising for their projects. So far, the process has been quite smooth, though it does take time to prepare the application.
Beijing strictly prohibits posing as a “social organization” in order to hold seminars and charge fees
The Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau announced its Measures for Managing Seminars, Forums and Activities Organized by Social Organizations.
The media discusses social organization management: “untying” is not the same as relaxing
This article published by the Communist Party’s mouthpiece reflects one important official position on the management of social organizations. It notes that there are now several experiments ongoing in China (e.g. Shenzhen and Beijing) that will allow social organizations to register directly without a professional supervisory unit. It also notes that in the past, supervisory units were not always consistent in their work. Sometimes they were too lax, other times too strict. It warns that the government should take seriously its role in managing social organizations to better develop the sector and ensure that these organizations act according to the law. In other words, “untying” these organizations by allowing them …read more
POLICY BRIEF NO. 5: The Ministry of Civil Affairs and Guangdong Move Forward
This month saw both the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MOCA) and the trailblazing province of Guangdong moving ahead with new initiatives.
The Secret Behind the Numbers: An Analysis of NGO Staff Recruitment
he following article is a very interesting and valuable analysis of changes in NGO staff recruitment using data from CDB’s job posting service which is widely regarded as one of the most comprehensive in the public interest sector.
Government Plans to Give All NGOs Equal Treatment
In discussing current efforts to simplify the registration process for NGOs, the Minister of Civil Affairs, Li Liguo, noted that political and human rights NGOs would receive the same treatment as NGOs working in the social services and charitable sectors.
NGOs not registered with Civil Affairs will have difficulty getting funding from foundations
On April 26, the Ministry of Civil Affairs issued “Some Regulations Concerning the Standardization of Foundation Behavior (Trial Implementation)” for public comment. In response, around 30 foundations came together to present their opinions on the regulations.
Guangzhou NGOs Given Public Fundraising Authority
As part of the ongoing social management innovations in Guangdong, new Guangzhou fundraising regulations will go into effect on May 1 of this year, and will allow social organizations, civil non-enterprise units and nonprofit public institutions to fundraise publicly.
Ministry of Civil Affairs: “Some regulations concerning the standardization of foundation behavior (trial implementation)” issued for public comment
In an effort to ensure that foundations work on behalf of the public interest, the Ministry of Civil Affairs has issued a draft of “Certain Regulations Concerning the Standardization of Foundation Behavior”
Ministry of Civil Affairs official, Li Yong, proposes “direct registration” and “establishing party groups” for all NGOs
Article about a meeting at Tsinghua University attended by two officials heading the NGO management office in the Ministry of Civil Affairs.
Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau: Civil Servants Will Gradually Withdraw from Charitable, Public Welfare Organizations
Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau stated that starting this year, civil servants will gradually withdraw from the charitable, public welfare organizations to ensure the voluntary and social nature of these organizations.
Shenzhen will expand the categories of social organizations that can register directly with Civil Affairs
Shenzhen announced it would further its social management reforms by expanding the categories of social organizations that can register directly with Civil Affairs without pre-approval from a supervising unit.
The Minister of Civil Affairs on “NGO direct registration”: promoting the Guangdong experience
Minister of Civil Affairs, Li Liguo is again quoted as saying that the Ministry of Civil Affairs seeks to promote nationwide the more liberal Guangdong experiment allowing social organizations to register directly with Civil Affairs.
A human resource system for Beijing’s 7500 social organizations
he Beijing Municipal Civil Affairs Bureau announced plans to establish a human resource system for the 120,000 full-time staff working in the city’s 7,500 plus social organizations.
Lowering the threshold: Foshan NGOs no longer have difficulty finding a “mother-in-law”
This article reports on recent announced changes in Foshan city’s management of social organizations.
Ministry of Civil Affairs sees potential for three types of social organizations to register directly
The Beijing News quotes the Minister of Civil Affairs, Li Liguo, as saying social organizations in the categories of philanthropy, social welfare and social services, may soon be able to register directly with Civil Affairs.