Keyword: Charity

First survey of monthly donations in China published

The first survey of Chinese who give or have given monthly donations to charities was conducted in November 2018. The survey was carried out by the Fundraising Center, the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation, the Shenzhen One Foundation and Lingxi, and promoted by charities that do relatively well in getting this kind of monthly support, such as Friends of Nature, the Aita Foundation, the Shanghai Kindness & Wisdom Foundation and the Stars Youth Development Center. The survey was distributed through emails, mobile phone messages, and various channels on Wechat, and 1,932 people responded (around 10% of those surveyed). From a back-of-the-envelope calculation, around 0.002% mainland Chinese population are monthly donors. Many of …read more

CDB to release 2018 report on salaries in the Chinese NGO sector

China Development Brief is soon to release a report on the salaries and the supply and demand of human resources in China’s charity sector. The report will be based on a survey carried out from May 2017 to September 2018 with the support of the Ford Foundation. The data was collected through online surveys and through the resumes and recruitment information published on CDB’s media platform. One of the report’s findings is that the pay is much higher in foundations than for equivalent positions in grassroots NGOs. This is also applicable to other welfare indicators such as social insurance, bonuses, and pay rises. An analysis of the 668 full-time recruitment ads …read more

Ci’ai Garden, a special home for orphans

In the Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture of Hunan Province, due to low levels of education and family poverty, it is difficult for the elderly to shoulder the responsibility of educating orphaned grandsons and granddaughters. The prefecture has now started to explore a model of “centralized support” for orphans, designed to provide better education and living conditions for children who live up in the mountains with their impoverished grandparents and help them integrate into society. In 2015 the Xiangxi Charity Federation took the lead in launching the “Orphan Rescue” project, and built the first Ci’ai Garden (慈爱园) in Xiangxi, where 125 orphans from the mountains now form a warm …read more

Founder of Serve for China Qin Yuefei accused of wrongdoing

Founder of Serve for China Qin Yuefei accused of wrongdoing

Qin Yuefei, representative of the local People’s Congress for Hunan province and founder of the non-profit “Serve for China” (黑土麦田公益), has recently faced accusations of multiple counts of ambiguous financial activities and lack of personal and organisational transparency. Over the past few years Yuefei has garnered much public recognition as a Yale graduate who gave up a possible six-figure salary to be a minimum wage village official in Hunan. In 2012 he was elected as the NPC’s representative for Hengshan county, and was awarded the title of “finest government official” by CCTV in 2013. Yuefei gained widespread public attention after various media outlets broadcast his inspiring story of returning to his humble …read more

Xu Jiayin tops the Forbes China Philanthropist List for the third time

Xu Jiayin tops the Forbes China Philanthropist List for the third time

On the 31st of July Forbes published the 2018 China Philanthropist List; the Evergrande Real Estate Group’s Chairman of the Board, Xu Jiayin, topped the list with cash donations of 4.21 billion RMB, making up a quarter of the total donations ranked. This is the third year the real estate mogul has topped the list, after being ranked first in 2012 and 2013. (the top 10 of the 2018 Forbes China Philanthropist List) The Forbes China Philanthropist List has now been published for twelve years. The sum of the total cash donations of the 100 entrepreneurs in this year’s list comes up to 17.31 billion RMB, which compared to last year’s 10.38 billion RMB …read more

Frequency of scams raises questions about online fundraising

On the 7th of July, in China’s Southwestern city of Nanning, a mother posted a notice online stating that her daughter had been infected by the Zika virus, and that the family did not have money for treatment. Within three days, more than 250 000RMB had been raised through online platforms; however some netizens uncovered soon after that the mother in question owned many restaurants in the area, drove an Audi and possessed various properties to her name. The internet quickly labelled her a fraud, and on the 27th July all of the money was returned. This case comes after numerous other incidents involving online fundraising, most notably the Luo Er case …read more

Can Chinese Philanthropy Adapt to the Changes in the Country's Set-up?

Can Chinese Philanthropy Adapt to the Changes in the Country’s Set-up?

CDB’s translation of a talk by Yang Tuan, CASS researcher and chief editor of this year’s Blue Book of Philanthropy, on how Chinese philanthropy needs to adapt if it is to maintain its relevance.

Faye Wong, Zhang Jie, TFBOYS… How do Chinese Celebrities Engage in Charity?

Faye Wong, Zhang Jie, TFBOYS… How do Chinese Celebrities Engage in Charity?

The participation of Chinese celebrities in charitable activities has grown in recent years. This translated article explores this trend by analysing the Chinese Charity Celebrity Rankings since 2013.

First urban philanthropy assessment system to be established in Shenzhen

Fang Tao, a member of the Standing Committee of the Shenzhen Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and executive vice-president of the Shenzhen Charity Federation, presented a proposal to build a comprehensive system of supervision and scientific evaluation for philanthropic development in the city during the 4th session of the 6th Shenzhen Municipal Committee of the CPPCC. Fang Tao said that this is essential for starting a new era of quantitative assessment and professional management of philanthropy in the southern Chinese metropolis. As a city made up almost entirely of immigrants, Shenzhen has prospered rapidly over the last decades. At the same time, it has been confronted with numerous social …read more

Alibaba releases figures for donations by online shop owners in 2017: 246 million Yuan went to philanthropy

Alibaba releases figures for donations by online shop owners in 2017: 246 million Yuan went to philanthropy

The Alibaba Group has released the records of the charitable donations made by the owners of online stores on Alibaba’s platform during 2017. In the course of the year, 1.78 million such stores made donations for as much as 246 million yuan. Since 2012, the number of stores has increased by 16.4 times, and the amount of donations by 31 times. 350 consumers made their contributions by buying ‘philanthropic products’ (the profits of which partly go to charity), and each made 17 such purchases on average. 6,500 shops gave away over 3% of their total revenue. The owners can receive their charity report for 2017 by logging into Qianniu, a …read more

Survey of charity workers on marriage and relationship

Survey of charity workers on marriage and relationship

In order to gain a general understanding of the marriage and relationship status of people who work in charities, the charity school (慈善公益学园) launched a survey on the 22nd of May. 304 people from 27 provinces around the country participated in the survey. Among the 304 respondents, 38.82% were men and 61.18% women, betraying a certain imbalance in the gender ratio within the sector. 39.47% of the survey’s respondents turned out to be married, 38.16% single and 16.12% currently in a relationship. Also, about 6.25% were divorced. Nearly half of the respondents (41.45%) claimed to have found a long-term partner which they plan to marry since entering the charity sector. However, …read more