CDB conducts survey on the needs of Chinese charities during the pandemic
The Covid-19 pandemic has presented a whole new set of challenges for Chinese charities, particularly ones that depend upon outside funding. For many organisations, it is unclear how long financial sustainability can be maintained and projects can be kept running. In order to provide a clearer picture of the situation, China Development Brief has completed a survey on the challenges and needs of Chinese charity organisations during the Covid-19 pandemic. The survey was carried out between the 23rd and the 30th of April through a questionnaire which was completed by 488 respondents. A report presenting and analysing the results of the survey was officially released on the 27th of May, during an online press release which saw the …read more
Liu Youping: China’s Social Organizations Need to Break Free from their Bubble
An interview with a keen observer of China’s charity sector, discussing how Chinese philanthropy can best contribute to the struggle against COVID-19 both within the country and worldwide.
The Charity Federation leads for donations received during COVID outbreak, report reveals
A report published yesterday by 公益资本论 analyses the performance of the China Charity Federation (慈善会, hereafter CCF) since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. The report concludes that the CCF’s network has had great success in attracting donations by both businesses and the public at large, in a far greater measure than private foundations. The CCF, alongside the Red Cross, is one of the five charities that were officially appointed by the Ministry of Civil Affairs to handle all public donations of money and supplies going to the coronavirus outbreak. It was officially established in 1994 as a membership association, with government backing, and reports to the Ministry of Civil Affairs. The report points …read more
Deng Guosheng: how will the Coronavirus Outbreak Affect Chinese Charities?
Tsinghua professor Deng Guosheng talks about the effect that the current public health crisis will have on charities and their ability to work and fundraise over the next few years.
As the Red Cross faces criticism for its handling of coronavirus medical supplies, donors turn to the Han Hong Foundation
The Hubei chapter of the Red Cross Society of China has come under strong criticism from the public for allegedly failing to make the best use of the donations of medical supplies that have poured in from across China. In the midst of the current coronavirus outbreak in Hubei province, local hospitals are struggling to come across sufficient medical supplies. Controversy was sparked by a recent report stating that, out of the two million masks donated from across the country, only around 200,000 have actually been delivered to the hospitals. Furthermore, another report from the respected outlet Caixin claimed that the huge local warehouse of the Red Cross was filled with donated …read more
Chinese Charity in 2018: Donations Decrease, Volunteering Increases
An introduction to the main findings of the prestigious Blue Book of Philanthropy by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Alashan SEE Foundation hosts reception as part of the UN Climate Action Summit
China’s Alashan SEE Foundation hosted a reception as part of the recently concluded UN Climate Action Summit in New York. The reception was held partly to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the foundation’s founding. The SEE foundation was created in 2004 by real estate mogul Liu Xiaoguang, with the vision of mobilising the financial resources of Chinese entrepreneurs to tackle the country’s environmental problems. Initially the foundation’s main focus was on desertification, but nowadays most of its work focuses on supporting environmental NGOs. It is still made up mostly of entrepreneurs committed to environmental protection. The reception included talks by Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, and Ms. Cristiana Palmer, UN Assistant …read more
Fifth Tencent 9/9 Charity Day raises over 2.4 billion yuan, smashing last year’s record
The fifth edition of Tencent’s 9/9 Charity Day, which officially ended on the 9th of September, has yet again broken all records for its scale and the amount of funds raised. The three-day annual event organized by the Shenzhen-based internet giant capitalises on people’s readiness to donate small sums to charitable causes through their mobile phones. It has turned into the biggest opportunity of the year for Chinese charities to fundraise online, especially considering that around half of all online donations in China are made during the three days of the event. The motto of this year’s 9/9 Charity Day was “Do good things together” (一块做好事). According to official data from Tencent, from the …read more
China’s online fundraising platforms raised over 1.8 billion RMB in the first half of 2019
During a forum on online platforms for public fundraising held a few days ago, the Vice-Minister of Civil Affairs Wang Aiwen revealed that over the first half of 2019, the 20 official platforms for online public fundraising designated by the Ministry of Civil Affairs published over 17,000 request for fundraising for more than 1400 charities. Netizens clicked, followed and otherwise reacted to these solicitations a total of 5.26 billion times, and the total amount of money raised was in excess of 1.8 billion Yuan. These figures suggest that the future trend for online donations in China is still a rosy one. In the first half of 2018 total donations made through …read more
Intermediary Nonprofits and the Rise of China’s Domestic Social Impact Ecosystem
The last few years have seen the rise of a new class of intermediary organizations that act as hubs for NGOs and social service providers in China’s major cities. In this article, Ryan Etzcorn describes his research into the role of such organizations in Guangzhou and Shenzhen.
An Interview with Ding Li, Non-Profit Incubator
Ms. Ding Li talks about the work of Non-Profit Incubator, the leading incubator for NGOs in China, and about the state of the nonprofit sector in the country, drawing upon her many years of experience in this field.
The 6th National Conference on brittle bone disease brings together Chinese and international experts and charities
The 6th China Osteogenesis Imperfecta Conference was held in Yantai, Shandong, on August 4-6, organized by the Porcelain Dolls Rare Care Center and the Sickness Challenge Foundation. The Shandong Provincial Hospital, the Shandong Rare Disease Control Association and Yantaishan Hospital jointly sponsored the event, which was attended by more than 100 patients with the rare condition (also known as brittle bone disease) and their families, and hundreds more from among the government, medical experts, business representatives, media and the general public. During the “Multidisciplinary Diagnosis and Treatment and Medical Resource Forum”, held on the first day, Chinese and international experts gave lectures on the treatment, rehabilitation, genetics and psychological care of …read more
The Wanxiang Group donates all its assets to set up a charity foundation
It has been announced that the Wanxiang Group, a Chinese automotive components-manufacturing company headquartered in Hangzhou, has set up a charity foundation. Over the years, the Wanxiang Group has grown from being a pure auto parts manufacturer to a modern multinational enterprise group with revenues exceeding RMB 100 billion and profits of over RMB 10 billion. Its business covers new energy vehicles and auto parts, modern agriculture and financial technology. The total market value of the company is close to 200 billion yuan. Lu Guanqiu, the founder of the enterprise, came from a rural background and is a representative of the first generation of township enterprises in China. In 1969, the 24-year-old Lu …read more
Report released on online fundraising in China in 2018
A report recently released by the Ministry of Civil Affairs provides a picture of the online fundraising landscape in China for 2018. Over the course of the year, the 20 official platforms for online public fundraising designated by the Ministry of Civil Affairs published a total of 21,000 solicitations for fundraising on behalf of over 1400 charitable organizations nationally. Netizens clicked, followed and otherwise reacted to these solicitations a total of 8.46 billion times, and the total amount of money raised was in excess of 3.17 billion Yuan, a figure that rose by 26.8% compared to 2017. Charity organizations raised 1.725 billion Yuan through Tencent Charity, 670 million through Ant …read more
AVPN releases report on philanthropy in China
Editor’s Note AVPN (Asian Venture Philanthropy Network) has just released an insightful report on philanthropy in China. Below you can read AVPN’s original press release. You can download and read the report here. 5 April 2019, New York – Total giving in China has grown to a remarkable USD 23.4 billion in 2017, with registered foundations increasing by 17% over the last decade and corporate giving dominating philanthropic efforts by contributing more than 65% of total giving in 2016. These indicators reflect the sector’s growth into a powerhouse for development. Published by AVPN and supported by The Rockefeller Foundation, Philanthropy in China is a first-of-its-kind report that looks beyond indices …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