Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Zhai Yan, Founder of Huizeren
An interview with Zhai Yan, founder of Huizeren, as part of the “Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China” project
This article summarizes some of the main obstacles people can encounter when entering the public welfare sector in China for the first time. As the author explains, because Chinese civil society organizations are not as developed as in other countries, many of them have flawed working practices. Thus, sometime it is difficult for new NGO workers to carry out their work smoothly. The author points out five major issues. Firstly, a lack of fixed responsibilities. Often, once you enter an NGO you will find that nobody has a fixed duty, and everyone is doing a bit of everything. This might be detrimental for one’s personal development, as well as slow down the …read more
The goal of this article is to provide social organizations with tips on how to obtain funding from the government.
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