Keyword: Philanthropy

New Companies in the Public Interest Marketplace

New Companies in the Public Interest Marketplace

CDB’s Editor, Liu Haiying, offers an in-depth, critical examination of the growth of for-profit, consulting companies in the public interest sector.

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.

As Foreign Funding Dries Up, Gansu NGOs Find It Harder to Survive

As Foreign Funding Dries Up, Gansu NGOs Find It Harder to Survive

This article examines the dilemma faced by grassroots NGOs in the western part of China with the decline of international funding, and whether domestic funding, particularly from private foundations, might fill the gap.

Ministry of Civil Affairs: various measures to promote openness and transparency among charitable organizations

At a news conference, the Minister of Civil Affairs, Li Liguo explained that the recent media stories and public criticism over various scandals and problems in the charitable sector have prompted authorities to take faster action in prompting openness and transparency in the sector.

The CFPA and the Third Anniversary of the Wenchuan Earthquake

The CFPA and the Third Anniversary of the Wenchuan Earthquake

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.

The Guo Meimei Incident and Grassroots NGOs

The Guo Meimei Incident and Grassroots NGOs

This essay by Yu Fangqiang recounts the various scandals that hit China’s philanthropy sector in 2011, and takes grassroots NGOs to task for remaining on the sidelines during this period and not taking a more public stance in promoting transparency and accountability in the sector

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.

Is the Alashan (SEE) Foundation a Model For the One Foundation?

Is the Alashan (SEE) Foundation a Model For the One Foundation?

This article is written by the founder of the environmental NGO, Green Beagle Environmental Institute, and offers a fairly scathing critique of the way in which Chinese foundations carry out their grantmaking work.

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.

CDB Editorial: From Self-help to Self-awareness in a Year of Scandals

CDB Editorial: From Self-help to Self-awareness in a Year of Scandals

CDB’s editors post their thoughts on the series of scandals in the charitable, public welfare sector last year and how the sector should respond in this age of media and social media hype

Gingko Partner Interviews: Wang Yi’ou

Gingko Partner Interviews: Wang Yi’ou

The following article is a profile of Wang Yi’ou, founder of the up-and-coming China Dolls Care and Support Association which offers support to people suffering from “brittle bone” and other rare diseases

Vagueness in the Definition of Charitable Organizations may Delay the Release of a “Problematic” Charity Law

This article interviews scholars and officials concerning the Charity Law which is still under review at the State Council.

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)