Keyword: Community Development

As a social organization, how do you make the government buy your services?

The goal of this article is to provide social organizations with tips on how to obtain funding from the government.

Mapping the Development of NGOs in Ethnic Minority Areas

Mapping the Development of NGOs in Ethnic Minority Areas

In this article, the author analyzes the obstacles NGOs working in ethnic minority areas have to overcome in order to operate and develop.

What’s the relationship between migrant children and “left-behind children”?

This article explores the relationship between two phenomena in China, the children of migrants who have moved with their parents from rural areas to cities to find work (liudong ertong) and ‘left-behind children’ whose parents have moved to cities for work but have left them in rural areas (liushou ertong).

The New Lei Fengs: From Sacrifice to Win-Win?

The New Lei Fengs: From Sacrifice to Win-Win?

CDB’s Tom Bannister introduces some of the themes that emerged from his research into Chinese NGO volunteerism, including the re-definition of volunteering and the impact of changed social values on volunteerism.

Beijing plans to build elderly care centres in every residential district

240 million Yuan of government money and 2 billion of social capital will be invested in this project. But Prof. Lu Jiehua of Peking University says that long-term nursing insurance needs to enter the social insurance system to be effective.

Banning drugs: what are grassroots NGOs doing?

the Philanthropy Times interviews three persons involved in the NGOs working with drug addicts and tells their stories.

Anti-Drug Social Work Practices in Shenzhen

June 26 marked the International Day against Drug Abuse and anti-drug publicity and campaigns have been carried out throughout China. State regulations have recently expressed support of community organizations participating in drug treatment services.

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.

Southern Metropolis Daily – Registered NGOs in Guangzhou can apply for grants of up to 100,000 RMB

Registered NGOs in Guangzhou can apply for grants of up to 100,000 RMB NGO最多可申请10万元 Southern Metropolis Daily (南方都市报), September 5, 2013 Guangzhou NGOs can now apply for grants of up to 100,000 RMB from a new, two million yuan fund. The money, called the ‘Accompanying Growth’ fund, is administered by the city’s Charities Association and is composed of donations that have not been designated for a specific use. It is intended to subsidise projects run by NGOs that have independent legal identities and are legally registered in the city. Its main focus is on helping those organisations that take part in the Guangzhou Charity Project Promotion Association. Each organisation is …read more

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.

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..

The Role of NGOs in an Uncertain Policy Environment for Migrant Schools

The Role of NGOs in an Uncertain Policy Environment for Migrant Schools

CDB Staff Writer Li Simin examines Beijing’s uncertain policy environment for private migrant schools, and the role that NGOs continue to play in providing services to migrant children and families in these difficult times.

Government Procurement Promotes Social Work Agencies

Government Procurement Promotes Social Work Agencies

The following is a dense but very interesting article on a cutting-edge trend in China: the flowering of nonprofit (and some for-profit) social work agencies that are appearing in Chinese cities with the support of government funding and support

Participatory Governance: An Interview with Song Qinghua

Participatory Governance: An Interview with Song Qinghua

The following is an interview with Song Qinghua, director of the Beijing-based Shining Stone, one of China’s leading NGOs in the field of participatory community governance.

Gingko Partner Interview: Sun Heng

Gingko Partner Interview: Sun Heng

This article profiles Sun Heng, founder of Migrant Worker’s Home, an organization which incorporates a business model for earning income to sustain and expand its operations in pursuit of its mission to create a community for migrant workers

The Garbage Crisis: NGOs’ Call to Action

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

China’s Garbage Problem Prompts Soul Searching Among NGOs

China’s Garbage Problem Prompts Soul Searching Among NGOs

This provocative, in-depth report addresses head-on the sensitive issue of advocacy using the issue of garbage as a case study.

An Interview with the Founder of Non Profit Incubator (NPI)

An Interview with the Founder of Non Profit Incubator (NPI)

NPI is emblematic of a new wave of nonprofits led by a younger, more professional generation of social activists who come with experience and skills learned in the corporate, media and international development sectors