Hepingtai Project empowers NGO sector in lower tier cities
The Zhenro Foundation, alongside the Dunhe and Narada Foundations, will launch a new funding project called Hepingtai（和平台）in 2016, in order to promote the growth of start-up NGOs in second and third tier Chinese cities. As an open platform, Hepingtai welcomes more foundations and corporations to join in this effort to strengthen the Chinese NGO ecological chain and empower grassroot NGOs. It will cooperate with regional NGO platforms, providing them with funding (less than 100,000 RMB) and crucial training to support start-up NGOs in their regions. The criteria for its platform partners are to have at least one full-time employee, previous experience in NGO support, and a business scale of over 200,000 RMB. Candidates are currently …read more
The Unusual Situation of the Chinese NGO Sector as seen from a Newcomer’s Perspective
This article discusses some of the flaws and limitations of China’s NGO sector. According to the author, many of those who work in China’s NGOs are unable to clearly define themselves and what they do, they view fundraising as akin to a business activity, and their morality falls well below internationally accepted standards and norms.
The Third Global Foundation Leaders Forum held in Nanjing
On September 24th and September 25th, the Third Global Foundation Leaders Forum (第三届世界大型基金会高峰论坛), co-hosted by China Foundation for Human Rights Development and Information Office of Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government, was held in Nanjing. The Forum attracted more than 100 experts and representatives of a variety of well-known foundations from over 30 countries and districts, including China, Russia and the US. Huang Mengfu, vice president of CPPCC National Committee and director of China Foundation for Human Rights Development, encouraged foundations of all countries to respect cultural differences, and to deepen their exchange and cooperation based on the principle of “agree to disagree”. Cui Yuying, vice president of CCPPD and deputy director of …read more
A Comparison Between Chinese and U.S. Philanthropy
CDB’s Chen Yimei outlines some of the key differences between the U.S. and Chinese philanthropic sectors.
China Public Welfare Project Contest enters final stages
The special training camp/the final evaluation stage of the fourth China Public Welfare Project Contest officially started on September 14th at Shenzhen Huaqiangbei International Innovator Center (深圳华强北国际创客中心). At the training camp, the 30 finalists will attend classes taught by cross-field experts and receive project training sepecially designed by experienced mentors in the industry. It will last 5 days from September 14th to September 18th. Camp activities will take place at Shenzhen Huaqiangbei International Innovator Center, Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Youth Innovation and Entrepreneur Hub (前海深港青年梦工厂) and the China Charity Fair venue. Liao Yuanfei, director of Shenzhen Civil Affairs Bureau, Xu Zhisheng, deputy director of Shenzhen Civil Affairs Bureau, and Lv Chenggang, chairman of Shenzhen …read more
Application for Dunhe Seed Fund is now open
The application for Dunhe Seed Fund Plan(敦和种子基金计划) will be open from September 11th to October 10th. About 10 “small but beautiful” foundations will be publicly slected and given 3 million RMB each to establish the Dunhe Seed Fund(敦和种子基金). For more details of the application, please see 2015 Application Announcement of Dunhe Seed Fund Plan (敦和种子基金计划 2015 年招募公告) (available online) or call 0571-87666904,18958109425. Dunhe Seed Fund Plan was first launched in 2014 and Dunhe Foundation has donated 30 million RMB to the selected 9 foundations to establish the non-expendable Dunhe Seed Fund. It aims to aid fast-growing small and medium foundations which have outstanding performance in the public welfare sector. The Dunhe …read more
CDB will hold a special event at China Charity Fair
On September 19th, China Development Brief (CDB), together with Beijing Ginkgo Foundation(北京市银杏公益基金会), will hold a seminar, titled “Creative Approaches for the Localization of Overseas Practice”(海外经验在本土的创新实践), at the fourth China Charity Fair in Shenzhen. Leaders from foundations/NPOs and representatives of philanthropic media who have experience in exchanging with or visiting overseas philanthropic organizations will share their stories and discuss the challenges and risks they are facing. The aim of this seminar is to push the development of the public welfare sector by learning from foreign countries and drawing on their experience. CDB was founded in 1996 and registered in 2003 as the Beijing Civil Society Development Research Center, serving as a bilingual platform for the Chinese civil society. The co-host of this event, Beijing Ginkgo Foundation, was founded in July 2015. As a nonpublic fund-raising foundation, it sponsors outstanding talents and organizations in the public welfare sector, and conducts related research, trainings and communication events. For more details about the event, please visit the Events Section.
Latest updates on the upcoming China Charity Fair in Shenzhen
According to the organizing committee, the upcoming fourth China Charity Fair (CCF) will place much emphasis on the topic of internationalization and global communication. For the first time, there will be an international public welfare exhibition section in the fair. Over 200 foreign guests and organizations including the United Nations as well as Chinese organizations who have ‘gone-out’ will gather in the exhibition center in Shenzhen from September 18 to 20. Up to now, 93 international public welfare and charity organizations from 14 countries and regions in Asia, Europe, South and North America have confirmed their participation, bringing in cutting-edge thoughts and advanced organizational models. Philanthropists and representatives from foundations …read more