Keyword: Non-Profit Management

Narada’s Ginkgo Fellow Program becomes an independent foundation

Yinxing Foundation originates from Narada Foundation’s Yinxing project. Now it is going independent.

Recende releases “first” report on philanthropic crowd-funding in China

Recende Center on Fundraising recently published the first Report on Philanthropy Crowdfunding.

Feng Yongfeng: Non-Government Organizations Are Not Anti-Government Organizations

Feng Yongfeng: Non-Government Organizations Are Not Anti-Government Organizations

In light of the upcoming new law on “overseas NGOs”, well-known Chinese environmentalist Feng Yongfeng speaks about the relationship between government and non-governmental organizations.

Minister of Public Security: overseas NGOs are welcome to operate in China

China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Public Security and Ministry of Civil Affairs held a joint meeting on overseas NGOs in Shanghai on July 25, with the aim of understanding the development of overseas NGOs in China and hearing advice and suggestions on their future management. According to a report from the Ministry of Public Security, Guo Shengkun, China’s Minister of Public Security, presided over the meeting and gave a speech praising the positive impact brought by overseas NGOs and encouraging cooperation and exchange between China and those organizations. He also said that China would improve the government’s management level on related areas and provide better services and security to overseas NGOs. Overseas NGOs …read more

Plan to “decouple” industry associations and chambers of commerce

On July 9th, the General Office of the CPC Central Committee and the General Office of the State Council published a “General Plan to Decouple Industry Association Chamber of Commerce and the Executive Authorities” (Plan) (行业协会商会与行政机关脱钩总体方案). According to the Plan, nearly 70,000 industry associations and chambers of commerce, which come under the category of “social associations” (社会团体), would be separated from the executive authorities or their professional supervisory units. The first round of implementation of the plan will be tested in 100 different associations and chambers all over the nation in the second half of 2015 and will continue to expand testing areas in 2016. The Plan proposes to fully separate …read more

Survey shows nearly 70% of people have experienced donation scams

China Philanthropy Times held a survey on donation scam recently. The result shows that 70% of the people have experience with donation scam.

The Growing Elitism in the Chinese NGO Sector

The Growing Elitism in the Chinese NGO Sector

CDB deputy editor Guo Ting asks the question “are professional Chinese NGO elites still representing the diverse interests of China’s different social groups?”

Insurance for NGO workers in China

A common problem for Chinese NGOers is that the community is often not well-paid. In this Xinhua article, Ling Zhou, the founder of “Yibao” Insurance for NGO workers, shares her insight on the working and living conditions of people working for Chinese NGOs.

Overseas NGO Management Law not included in latest deliberation of NPC Standing Committee

The General Office of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) has announced that it will hold a press conference on July 1st. According to a notice on the official site of the NPC, the NPC Standing Committee has been deliberating drafts of the ‘National Security Law’ and the ‘Decision on Implementing Oath of Office to Uphold the Constitution (全国人大常委会关于实行宪法宣誓制度的决定草案)’ from June 24th to July 1st. If both drafts are passed, the press conference will invite Han Xiaowu, the vice secretary of the the Standing Committee of the NPC, and Zheng Shuna, the deputy-director of the Legislative Affairs Commission of the NPC Standing Committee to answer questions about both laws. …read more

Similar to other legal persons, social organizations will have

Similar to other legal persons, social organizations will have “unicode”

On June 17th, the State Council published a Notice on Unifying Social Credit Code (Unicode) for National Reform and Development Commission and all other organizations (Notice) (国务院关于批转发展改革委等部门法人和其他组织统一社会信用代码制度建设总体方案的通知). From now on, similar to industry and commerce organizations and other legal persons, social organizations (社会组织) will have “Unicode”. The Unicode will be divided into 5 parts and will consist of 18 digits and letters as suggested by the newly published Notice. The first part, also the first digit, is given by Registration Management Department. The second part of the code, which is the second digit, distinguishes the type of organization. For example, 1 is for social associations (社会团体), 2 is for private …read more

First “China Social Enterprise and Social Investment Forum” held in Shenzhen

Speaker from various industries shared their experiences in the first China Social Enterprise and Social Investment Forum.

Xu Yongguang (徐永光) given position at State Council's Counselors' Office

Xu Yongguang (徐永光) given position at State Council’s Counselors’ Office

The Narada Foundation reports that on May 29th 2015, the Counselors’ Office of the State Council (国务院参事室) offered Xu Yongguang, director general of the Narada Foundation, a position as a research fellow (特约研究员). His contract will be for 3 years. Xu Yongguang is the founder of the China Youth Development Foundation and Project Hope. He has been working in the field of Chinese public welfare for 25 years and has contributed a lot to the development of Chinese grassroots charity.

China’s Long Road to the Charity Law

China’s Long Road to the Charity Law

Cheng Fen from the China Philanthropy Research Institute takes a detailed look at the prolonged drafting of China’s “Charity Law”

Beijing New Sunshine Charity Foundation: from “Non-Public” to “Public”

Beijing New Sunshine Charity Foundation: from “Non-Public” to “Public”

CDB’s Lu Xiaohong traces the development of the Beijing New Sunshine Charity Foundation, one of China’s first grassroots foundations to gain “public” status

Trial regulations require registered NGOs to establish “Party groups (党组)”

On May 29th, the Political Bureau of CPC Central Committee passed the “The Communist Party of China’s Party Organizations’ Working Regulations (trial) (中国共产党党组工作条例(试行))”. According to the Constitution of the Communist Party of China (中国共产党章程), organizations such as central and local government agencies, people’s organizations (人民团体),  businesses, cultural institutions, and other non-party organizations (非党组织)are allowed to establish Party groups (党组) within their organization. However the newly passed Regulations now states that a number of types of organizations – for the first time including registered NGOs (called “social organizations”, 社会组织)- are required to establish Party groups. The new regulations also removed the word “non-party” (非党组织). According to the Dongfang Daily, because NGOs (social organizations) are still …read more

Council on Foundations and ICNL hold conference call on overseas NGO law

On Wednesday last week, the Council on Foundations and the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) organized a conference call on China’s Draft Law on Management of Overseas NGOs. Over 130 people joined the call, which discussed how the proposed legislation would impact US organisations running projects in China. Several experts took part in the call including Professor Mark Sidel, Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law and Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as staff members of US foundations and the Council of Foundations. The Council on Foundations is preparing its comments on the legislation which will be submitted to the legislating authorities before the deadline. Both the ICNL and the Council on Foundations advise that …read more

“Springtime” for third-party evaluation of Chinese NGOs

On May 20th the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MOCA) clarified the general ideas, basic principles and strategic policies of the newly released “Suggestions for the Third-Party Evaluation of Social Organizations (关于探索建立社会组织第三方评估机制的指导意见)”. According to the Philanthropy Times, future evaluations would be improved by the Suggestions in four main areas: 1. Establishing third-party evaluation organizations will help perfect the process of evaluation. With the guidance of the newly released Suggestions, provinces would be able to evaluate social organizations more professionally and collect more accurate results for future reference. 2. The Suggestions confirm the basic principles of third-party evaluation, separating government involvement from social organizations, separating government management and evaluation from social organizations, and conducting …read more

Overseas NGO Management Law discussed at Shanghai seminar

A seminar was held at Shanghai Jiaotong University on May 21st to discuss the second draft of the Overseas NGO Management Law. More than 50 legal experts and scholars came from all over the country to discuss the draft legislation. The event was co-organized by Jiaotong University and The Center for NPOs law of Peking University. An article in the Shanghai Education News detailed the event, saying that as China has developed its interaction with overseas NGOs has increased. Operating in areas such as education, science, environmental protection, and public health, the different concepts, management methods and operational systems of overseas NGOs have contributed to the development of China’s own NGOs. At the …read more