Keyword: Public Welfare

The Educational NGOs Alliance makes its debut in Chengdu

The Educational NGOs Alliance makes its debut in Chengdu

The fourth annual conference of Chinese educational NGOs has just been held in Chengdu. Representatives from educational NGOs and educational practitioners held discussions about topics such as the dialogue between globalization and the current situation of local education, how educational NGOs help the development of rural teachers, the dilemmas and status of rural teachers, and the career development of rural teachers. Photo of the Educational NGOs Alliance at the conference The Educational NGOs Alliance made its debut during the conference. The Alliance is composed of nine organizations including CFPA, the 21st Century Education Research Institute, Beijing TAL foundation(北京好未来公益基金会), Beijing XDF foundation (北京新东方公益基金会), Western sunshine foundation (西部阳光农村发展基金会), Green & Shine Foundation …read more

Green NGOs win first lawsuit since the new environmental law took effect

The Nanping Intermediate People’s Court ruled in favor of the plaintiffs on October 29 in the first ever environmental litigation since China’s revised Environmental Protection Law took effect on January 1st, 2015. The lawsuit, brought by Friends of Nature and Green Home of Fujian (福建绿家园) earlier this year, was against four men for environmental damages in Nanping, Fujian Province. The defendants,charged with damaging forestry land, were ordered to pay 1.27 million yuan to restore the land within a limited time. They will face another fine of 1.1 million yuan if they fail to carry out the restoration work in time, according to the sentence. This case has played an exemplary role in getting compensation …read more

NGO Projects Don't Have to be Flashy

NGO Projects Don’t Have to be Flashy

A project officer in the Dunhe Foundation looks back at his three years working for this Foundation. He describes how the organization has grown since he first joined, but he also bemoans some of the problems he has encountered, which are due to both the immaturity of the sector and the inadequacy of many of the NGOs which receive the Foundation’s grants.

The Ninth International Charity Forum held in Beijing

On November 11th the ninth International Charity Forum was inaugurated in Beijing, with the theme of how charity legislation and public welfare influence one another. The forum, which is cohosted by organizations such as SOS children’s village, lasts for two days. Over 300 experts and scholars working in the public welfare sector in China and abroad will come together to discuss the forum’s theme. Topics such as the mutual interaction of charity legislation and public welfare, international charity strategies, volunteer spirit, the self-discipline of the charity industry, corporate social responsibility and the ageing of the population will be discussed through keynote speeches and the exchange of experiences. The forum aims …read more

Amity Foundation’s 30th anniversary gala dinner held in Nanjing

Amity Foundation’s 30th anniversary gala dinner held in Nanjing

On November 7th 2015, the Amity Foundation’s 30th anniversary gala dinner was held in Nanjing. Qiu Zhonghui, current vice president and general secretary of the Foundation, pointed out at the ceremony that philanthropy should go beyond national boundaries, languages and races, and mutual respect and equality should be the consensus for charities of all kinds. Photo taken at the 30th anniversary ceremony The Amity Foundation, founded in 1985, has developed from a three-people team to one with more than one thousand staff over the past 30 years. In 2004, the Foundation started to establish its own fundraising team, and the team has raised up to 2 billions yuan till the end …read more

Beijing Philanthropy Fair 2015 inaugurated this month

Beijing Philanthropy Fair 2015 inaugurated this month

On the afternoon of November 1st  2015, the first Beijing Philanthropy Fair hosted by the Social Work Committee of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee and the Beijing Social Construction Office was inaugurated successfully at the Beijing Aoyao Exhibition Center. The fair will last for three days. Almost 200 NGOs, foundations, enterprises and organizations that support social welfare over the long term will appear at the fair, and announce the latest philanthropy-related projects and set forth plans for resource launching. On the day of the inauguration, representatives from NGOs, the government sector, enterprises and foundation partners all took the stage. The exhibition included a roadshow of public projects, resource publishing, product presentations and live experiences. A member of staff …read more

Hepingtai Project empowers NGO sector in lower tier cities

The Zhenro Foundation, alongside the Dunhe and Narada Foundations, will launch a new funding project called Hepingtai(和平台)in 2016, in order to promote the growth of start-up NGOs in second and third tier Chinese cities. As an open platform, Hepingtai welcomes more foundations and corporations to join in this effort to strengthen the Chinese NGO ecological chain and empower grassroot NGOs. It will cooperate with regional NGO platforms, providing them with funding (less than 100,000 RMB) and crucial training to support start-up NGOs in their regions. The criteria for its platform partners are to have at least one full-time employee, previous experience in NGO support, and a business scale of over 200,000 RMB. Candidates are currently …read more

The Unusual Situation of the Chinese NGO Sector as seen from a Newcomer’s Perspective

The Unusual Situation of the Chinese NGO Sector as seen from a Newcomer’s Perspective

This article discusses some of the flaws and limitations of China’s NGO sector. According to the author, many of those who work in China’s NGOs are unable to clearly define themselves and what they do, they view fundraising as akin to a business activity, and their morality falls well below internationally accepted standards and norms.

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

The Third Global Foundation Leaders Forum held in Nanjing

On September 24th and September 25th, the Third Global Foundation Leaders Forum (第三届世界大型基金会高峰论坛), co-hosted by China Foundation for Human Rights Development and Information Office of Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government, was held in Nanjing. The Forum attracted more than 100 experts and representatives of a variety of well-known foundations from over 30 countries and districts, including China, Russia and the US. Huang Mengfu, vice president of CPPCC National Committee and director of China Foundation for Human Rights Development, encouraged foundations of all countries to respect cultural differences, and to deepen their exchange and cooperation based on the principle of “agree to disagree”. Cui Yuying, vice president of CCPPD and deputy director of …read more

“Mobile network and environmental protection” project launched in Beijing

On September 21th, the Alliance of Environmental Protection Makers (环保创客联盟) was launched in Beijing by China Environmental Protection Education, Environmental Development Centre of Ministry of Environmental Protection, Southern China Cluster of State Environment Service Industry, and the Foshan Carbon Unicom Technology Company (佛山市碳联科技有限公司). The project is the first “mobile network and environmental protection” project in China’s public welfare sector. It provides young talents who are dedicated to environmental protection with financial support, and cutting-edge technology and service models as well as a platform for creative and entrepreneurial innovation. The selected environmental makers will carry out activities such as conducting environmental protection campaigns in communities, schools and shopping malls, recycling solid waste …read more

'Internet and Philanthropy' seminar held at CCF

‘Internet and Philanthropy’ seminar held at CCF

On September 18th, the special seminar, named “Internet and Philanthropy: the Evolution from New Eco-system to New Normal”, was held jointly by CCF, Internet Society of China, YouChange China Social Entrepreneur Foundation (友成基金会) and Chifu Fund Shanghai (吉富投资咨询(上海)有限公司) in Shenzhen. Guests from the government, NGOs, and the media discussed the new philanthropy eco-system at the meeting. Lurenjia (路人甲), a small and fixed amount online donating platform incubated by YouChange, became the center of attention for its excellence in social innovation and impact investment. At the seminar, Wang Ping, director general of YouChange, delivered a speech- “Internet and Philanthropy: Creating New Eco-system and Maximizing Social Impact”. She introduced that Lurenjia is not only …read more

A Comparison Between Chinese and U.S. Philanthropy

A Comparison Between Chinese and U.S. Philanthropy

CDB’s Chen Yimei outlines some of the key differences between the U.S. and Chinese philanthropic sectors.

Report of China Charity Donations 2014 released

On Sept. 19, China Charity Information Center (中民慈善捐助信息中心) issued the 2014 Report of China Charity Donations (2014年度中国慈善捐助报告) at the 4th China Charity Fair (CCF). CCIC has released reports on the same topic for 8 consecutive years. Presided over by Peng Jianmei, executive secretary of China Charity Alliance (中国慈善联合会) and director of CCIC, the news conference also gave an in-depth analysis of the report. Representatives from corporations and non-profit organizations shared their thoughts on donating strategies and experiences. The report has the following highlights: (1) China receives a total amount of 104.226 billion yuan of donation from home and abroad in 2014. The largest single donation surpassed 10 billion with Business for Good(善商)leading the …read more

PKU starts China’s first MSEM program

PKU starts China’s first MSEM program

On September 15th, the opening ceremony of China’s first MSEM (Master of Social Enterprise Management) program and PKU Guanghua -Yintai Public Management Research Center was held at Alibaba auditorium by Guanghua School of Management of Peking University and Yintai Group (银泰集团). Xu Jing,  the executive director of MSEM program, hosted the ceremony. Lin Jianhua, president of Peking University, gave a speech at the event. Cai Hongbin, dean of Guanghua School of Management, and Shen Guojun, chairman of Yintai group, expressed their expectations of the program and gave their advice to the 27 students of this program. Ma Yun, CEO of Alibaba, then gave the first class. The program highlights the …read more

China Public Welfare Project Contest enters final stages

China Public Welfare Project Contest enters final stages

The special training camp/the final evaluation stage of the fourth China Public Welfare Project Contest officially started on September 14th  at Shenzhen Huaqiangbei International Innovator Center (深圳华强北国际创客中心). At the training camp, the 30 finalists will attend classes taught by cross-field experts and receive project training sepecially designed by experienced mentors in the industry. It will last 5 days from September 14th to September 18th. Camp activities will take place at Shenzhen Huaqiangbei International Innovator Center, Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Youth Innovation and Entrepreneur Hub (前海深港青年梦工厂) and the China Charity Fair venue. Liao Yuanfei, director of Shenzhen Civil Affairs Bureau, Xu Zhisheng, deputy director of Shenzhen Civil Affairs Bureau, and Lv Chenggang, chairman of Shenzhen …read more

China Charity Fair launches the “Venture Philanthropy Partner Plan”

To narrow the information gap between philanthropic projects and supporting funds, China Charity Fair (CCF)  has set up a resource platform online. According to CCF‘s organizing committee, the platform has recently launched the “Venture Philanthropy Partner Plan” (社会创投合伙人计划) to provide more opportunities for the exhibited projects and organizations at CCF. Up until now, it has attracted the attention of more than 20 “partners” from charity funds, businesses, governmental departments and social groups. And a total amount of 63.67 million yuan has been raised to fund public welfare projects at CCF. By holding a road show of these projects in its No. 1 exhibition hall, CCF hopes to attract more project starters …read more

Application for Dunhe Seed Fund is now open

Application for Dunhe Seed Fund is now open

The application for Dunhe Seed Fund Plan(敦和种子基金计划) will be open from September 11th to October 10th. About 10 “small but beautiful” foundations will be publicly slected and given 3 million RMB each to establish the Dunhe Seed Fund(敦和种子基金). For more details of the application, please see 2015 Application Announcement of Dunhe Seed Fund Plan (敦和种子基金计划 2015 年招募公告) (available online) or call 0571-87666904,18958109425. Dunhe Seed Fund Plan was first launched in 2014 and Dunhe Foundation has donated 30 million RMB to the selected 9 foundations to establish the non-expendable Dunhe Seed Fund. It aims to aid fast-growing small and medium foundations which have outstanding performance in the public welfare sector. The Dunhe …read more