Keyword: Social Enterprise

Social enterprises’ dilemma: how to make money and work for the public good?

This article examines the issue of social enterprises making money. Although these enterprises stress the importance of making money, they always have a more important goal.

Friends of the Disabled: A High-Tech Enterprise for People with Disabilities

Friends of the Disabled: A High-Tech Enterprise for People with Disabilities

In one of several CDB articles on the intersection of the civil society and business sectors, CDB Contributing Writer, Wang Hui, profiles one of China’s earliest and most successful social enterprises

Beijing Organic Farmers Market

Beijing Organic Farmers Market

This article describes the origin and development of the Beijing Organic Farmers Market, a pioneering non-profit project aiming at providing organic farmers with direct access to Beijing’s urban market.

A Fresh Approach: Impressions of Beijing Sun Village

A Fresh Approach: Impressions of Beijing Sun Village

Dong Huijie interviews Mrs. Zhang Shuqin, founder of the Beijing Sun Vilage and explains how the organization has transformed in a social enterprise and become self-sustainable to continue providing services to children of prisoners.

Tang Min: State owned enterprises should be the biggest social enterprises, and not only think about earning money

In an interview with Feng Huang News, State Council advisor Tang Min discusses the relationship between social enterprise and profit, state-owned enterprises and making money.

A Win-Win Situation: The Chengdu NGO Service Park

A Win-Win Situation: The Chengdu NGO Service Park

This article is part two of Fu Tao’s profile of the Chengdu NGO Service Park, one of a number of government-initiated platforms being established to provide support to fledgling NGOs.

The Chengdu NGO Service Park: an Interview with Xu Qizhi

The Chengdu NGO Service Park: an Interview with Xu Qizhi

Fu Tao interviews the Advisor for the new Chengdu NGO Service Park, a platform established by local party and government departments to provide incubation services to fledgling NGOs.

Han Hongmei: Expanding the space on the margins

Han Hongmei: Expanding the space on the margins

CDB Associate Editor Guo Ting profiles the work of educator and NGO founder Han Hongmei, who was chosen by the Narada Foundation to be a Gingko Partner in 2012.

Lin Lusheng: Let Education and Our Minds Return to a Natural State

Lin Lusheng: Let Education and Our Minds Return to a Natural State

CDB Associate Editor Guo Ting profiles Lin Lusheng, who has established progressive educational organizations and was selected by the Narada Foundation to be a Gingko Partner.

ngocn.net – Impressions of the second charity exhibition

Government and business valued over grassroots: Impressions of the second charity exhibition 官商为贵、民为轻——第二届慈展会印象 ngocn.net, September 27, 2013 With the wind and rain of Typoon Usagi swirling outside, the third and final day of the 2nd China Charity Project Exchange Exhibition came to an end on the afternoon of the 23rd September. It was held in the Shenzhen Conference Centre and whether it was because of the weather, or whether it was because it coincided with the Mid-Autumn festival, the atmosphere inside seemed fairly cold. Relatively few of the city’s residents had visited the exhibition; most of those standing outside the booths were representatives handing out flyers, and no more than …read more

Online Fundraising Strategies for Grassroots NGOs

Online Fundraising Strategies for Grassroots NGOs

Given the many restrictions on charitable fundraising in China, Wu Jiangjiang’s [1] article provides much needed clarity and recommendations on online fundraising strategies for NGOs.

Chengdu's Aiyouxi: Building a Harmonious Community

Chengdu’s Aiyouxi: Building a Harmonious Community

CDB Senior Researcher, Fu Tao, introduces a unique community-based social enterprise that brings theater, a community marketplace, and community self-governance together in a neighborhood in Chengdu, the provincial capital of Sichuan.

Voluntourism: Integrating Travel and Public Service

Voluntourism: Integrating Travel and Public Service

In this article, Fu Tao profiles the successes and challenges of an up-and-coming social enterprise in Chengdu that creates travel experiences with a public benefit bent.

Yang Yunbiao's Brainchild: A Rural Cooperative in Anhui

Yang Yunbiao’s Brainchild: A Rural Cooperative in Anhui

CDB Senior Staff Writer, Guo Ting, delves into the fascinating world of rural cooperatives in this profile of an Anhui cooperative founded by Yang Yunbiao, a former rural rights-defense (weiquan) activist..

Social Innovation Guru Focuses on Pattern Changes – An Interview with Ashoka’s Bill Drayton

Social Innovation Guru Focuses on Pattern Changes – An Interview with Ashoka’s Bill Drayton

CDB Researcher, Fu Tao, interviews Ashoka’s founder and CEO, Bill Drayton, on his views concerning social innovation and social innovators, and Ashoka’s global experiences in different countries, including plans to develop a China presence

A Virtual NGO: SowosSky

A Virtual NGO: SowosSky

CDB Staff Writer, Li Simin, profiles a virtual Shanghai-based NGO that provides a networking and information-sharing platform for social workers, and teachers and students of social work.

How the Official Discourse of “Social Management Innovation” Has Expanded the Space for NGOs

How the Official Discourse of “Social Management Innovation” Has Expanded the Space for NGOs

CDB Editor, Liu Haiying, takes a close look at how the official discourse promoting “social management innovation” has led in recent years to more local policy experimentation on lowering barriers for NGO registration.

A Time Bank for Compassion: Giving Compassion a Value

A Time Bank for Compassion: Giving Compassion a Value

CDB Contributing Writer, Li Simin, profiles the work of the Henan NGO, Enlai Charity (河南恩来公益).