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.
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
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
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
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.
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
This provocative, in-depth report addresses head-on the sensitive issue of advocacy using the issue of garbage as a case study.
Shanghai Qing Cong Quan Children’s Intelligence Training Center: Gaining the Community’s Support
This short article provides an interesting glimpse into a grassroots autism NGO and its efforts to build good relationships with the local authorities and community.