Keyword: Philanthropy

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 Third Sector: Is it Losing its Independence?

China’s Third Sector: Is it Losing its Independence?

This article addresses a long-standing but important debate over the independence of China’s NGOs. Going back to the early 1990s, China scholars have viewed Chinese NGOs as coopted by the state, unable and unwilling to play an assertive, independent role in speaking for and acting on behalf of marginalized groups

China’s Philanthropy Sector has Encountered an Unprecedented Crisis of Confidence Says the Media

What is interesting about this article is that it appears in the Communist Party’s mouthpiece, the People’s Daily, thereby illustrating that the systemic problem facing independent nonprofits and charities has now entered the mainstream.

An Interview with the Founder of Non Profit Incubator (NPI)

An Interview with the Founder of Non Profit Incubator (NPI)

NPI is emblematic of a new wave of nonprofits led by a younger, more professional generation of social activists who come with experience and skills learned in the corporate, media and international development sectors

A Roundtable Discussion on Rural Library Projects

A Roundtable Discussion on Rural Library Projects

Rural library projects are a standard undertaking in the education sector. Some of these projects began operating long ago, while new organizations have entered the scene. In the span of just a few short years these projects have undergone some important changes

Special Issue: Philanthropy and Civil Society in China (Summer 2011)

Special Issue: Philanthropy and Civil Society in China (Summer 2011)

Different Views Emerge at the Second Private Foundation Forum

Different Views Emerge at the Second Private Foundation Forum

This article is part of our special issue on New Trends in Philanthropy and Civil Society in China (Summer, 2011). It details some of the important issues and debates raised at the second session of the Private Foundation Forum about the role of private foundations, and the private entrepreneurs behind them

An Interview with Zhuang Ailing, CEO of the China Foundation Center

An Interview with Zhuang Ailing, CEO of the China Foundation Center

This article is part of our special issue on New Trends in Philanthropy and Civil Society in China (Summer, 2011). It records an interview with Zhuang Ailing, then the new CEO of the just-established China Foundation Center

China’s Foundations Move toward Greater Transparency to Survive

China’s Foundations Move toward Greater Transparency to Survive

This article introduces arguably the most important development in the world of Chinese philanthropy in 2010: the establishment of a China Foundation Center (CFC) to strengthen information disclosure, transparency, and professionalism among China’s public and private foundations.

Changes in the China Charity Federation System

Changes in the China Charity Federation System

This article is part of our special issue on New Trends in Philanthropy and Civil Society in China (Summer, 2011). It highlights the government’s heavy hand in the philanthropy sector through a case study of the China Charity Federation (CCF), one of the major players in Chinese philanthropy.

One Foundation and SEE as “shell” Foundations

One Foundation and SEE as “shell” Foundations

This article is part of our special issue on New Trends in Philanthropy and Civil Society in China (Summer, 2011). It provides a glimpse into the fluid, shifting nature of organizations in China.

The China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation Internationalizes

The China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation Internationalizes

In the 1980s and 1990s, China was a leading recipient of international aid but that is slowly beginning to change with China’s rapid development over the last 30 years.

Changes in the Development of Private Foundations

Changes in the Development of Private Foundations

This article covers the inaugural session of the Private Foundation Development Forum held on July 3, 2009. The Forum was held to showcase the rapid rise of private foundations in China, and promote discussion of challenges facing private foundations in their early stages of development

The Third Path of NGO Development in China – An Interview with Xu Yongguang, Vice Chairman and Secretary General of Narada Foundation

The Third Path of NGO Development in China – An Interview with Xu Yongguang, Vice Chairman and Secretary General of Narada Foundation

This article is part of our special issue on New Trends in Philanthropy and Civil Society in China (Summer, 2011). It records an interview with Xu Yongguang, Secretary-General of the Narada Foundation, and arguably the most important figure in the world of Chinese philanthropy.

Grassroots NGOs Use Special Accounts to Raise Funds

Grassroots NGOs Use Special Accounts to Raise Funds

This article is part of our special issue on New Trends in Philanthropy and Civil Society in China (Summer, 2011). It looks at a fundraising mechanism that is increasingly being explored by grassroots NGOs not allowed to engage in public fundraising.

The Impact of Private Foundations on Domestic NGOs

The Impact of Private Foundations on Domestic NGOs

This article is part of our special issue on New Trends in Philanthropy and Civil Society in China (Summer, 2011). It examines how the rapid rise of private foundations in China has changed the environment for domestic grassroots NGOs, which traditionally relied heavily on international funding.

Develop Philanthropy Through Debate and Cooperation

Develop Philanthropy Through Debate and Cooperation

This article is part of our special issue on New Trends in Philanthropy and Civil Society in China (Summer, 2011). It records an interesting and important dialogue at the Second Private Foundation Forum held on October 28-29, 2010.

YU Keping: Better use of NGOs predicted

BRUSSELS – The government will rely more on non-governmental organizations in building a harmonious society, according to an influential political thinker.