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
The China Women’s Network against AIDS: Between Donors and the Grassroots
This article provides a fascinating, in-depth study of the Women’s Network against AIDS (WNAC). WNAC has 21 organisational members, although most of these can be better characterised as peer support groups rather than NGOs.
New Frontiers In China’s Third Sector Development: Strategizing For Effective Advocacy
Noakes’ report provides some specific recommendations for international funders and NGOs interested in strengthening issue advocacy networks that would involve Chinese NGOs in playing a larger role in shaping policy
The Beijing LGBT Center
This article profiles one of the few LGBT organizations devoted to the cultural, social and political advancement of the LGBT community. The emergence of the LGBT Center, and Aibai in Chengdu, exemplifies the emergence in China of more expressive organizations engaged in advocacy as well as service delivery.
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
Action Changes Our Future – the Story of a Grassroots NGO
China’s NGO sector is being transformed by China’s younger generation whose interest and participation in this sector has grown rapidly over the last few years…..
The Collective Voice of NGOs Serving Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
This article showcases some important trends in the grassroots NGO sector in China. One is the growth of networks among NGOs serving people with disabilities
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
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
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.
International Donors and Domestic NGOs Need to Establish Equitable Partnerships
This article is part of our special issue on New Trends in Philanthropy and Civil Society in China (Summer, 2011). While many of the other articles in this issue examine the rise of Chinese foundations and their possible impact on the NGO sector, this article examines the role and impact of international funders which have traditionally been the most important supporters of grassroots NGOs in China.
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.
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.