Keyword: Social Enterprise

Voluntourism: Integrating Travel and Public Service

Voluntourism: Integrating Travel and Public Service

In this article, Fu Tao profiles the successes and challenges of an up-and-coming social enterprise in Chengdu that creates travel experiences with a public benefit bent.

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..

Social Innovation Guru Focuses on Pattern Changes – An Interview with Ashoka’s Bill Drayton

Social Innovation Guru Focuses on Pattern Changes – An Interview with Ashoka’s Bill Drayton

CDB Researcher, Fu Tao, interviews Ashoka’s founder and CEO, Bill Drayton, on his views concerning social innovation and social innovators, and Ashoka’s global experiences in different countries, including plans to develop a China presence

A Virtual NGO: SowosSky

A Virtual NGO: SowosSky

CDB Staff Writer, Li Simin, profiles a virtual Shanghai-based NGO that provides a networking and information-sharing platform for social workers, and teachers and students of social work.

How the Official Discourse of “Social Management Innovation” Has Expanded the Space for NGOs

How the Official Discourse of “Social Management Innovation” Has Expanded the Space for NGOs

CDB Editor, Liu Haiying, takes a close look at how the official discourse promoting “social management innovation” has led in recent years to more local policy experimentation on lowering barriers for NGO registration.

A Time Bank for Compassion: Giving Compassion a Value

A Time Bank for Compassion: Giving Compassion a Value

CDB Contributing Writer, Li Simin, profiles the work of the Henan NGO, Enlai Charity (河南恩来公益).

New Companies in the Public Interest Marketplace

New Companies in the Public Interest Marketplace

CDB’s Editor, Liu Haiying, offers an in-depth, critical examination of the growth of for-profit, consulting companies in the public interest sector.

Learning Social Innovation from the West

Learning Social Innovation from the West

This article is less about what China can learn about social innovation from the West, and more about how Chinese academic, media and NGO leaders interpret these terms in the current political climate.

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

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