Weekly News – March 8th to 21st, 2014

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How to enroll grassroots organizations as “regular troops”?
Sanxiang City Newspaper 三湘都市报, March 9, 2014
Article on the philosophy behind the development of ‘Happy Charity’, a grassroots organization whose teams of volunteers assist people in need while learning the importance of charity. (Chinese)

Feng Yongfeng: the values and vitality of grassroots organizations
China Philanthropy Advisors 公域合力, March 10, 2014
Feng Yongfeng, founder of the NGO Green Beagle, shares his point of view on the real meaning of grassroots organizations. (Chinese)

Chu Songyan: the political impact of grassroots organizations
China Philanthropy Advisors公域合力, March 10, 2014
In this article Chu Songyan, professor at the China National School of Administration, explains the reasons why grassroots organizations are to be considered a fundamental element of support for the political system. (Chinese)

Deng Guosheng: Why isn’t there more awareness of the work of grassroots organizations ?
By Deng Guosheng 邓国胜, China Philanthropy Advisors 公域合力, March 10, 2014
Tsinghua professor Deng Guosheng argues that grassroots organizations are ideally positioned to respond to the needs of the public, but they must improve their capacity. (Chinese)

Zheng Gongcheng: Submissions of deliberations concerning charity legislation estimated to begin the first half of next year
By Duan Xinyi 段欣毅, People’s Daily 人民网, March 12, 2014
In this interview, Renmin University professor Zheng Gongcheng shares his thoughts on the principles and challenges of philanthropic legislation. (Chinese)

Xu Yongguang: Six predictions for the coming decade
Social Entrepreneur 社会创业家, March 12, 2014
Xu Yongguan shares his predictions on the financial, legal, and human resource aspects of the expansion of the non-profit sector. (Chinese)

Guo Changjiang: A recommendation for setting standards for the public release of charity and donation information
By Zhang Xuetao 张雪弢, China Philanthropy Times 公益时报, March 12, 2014
In light of the general dissatisfaction with the charity sector, highlighted by the 2013 China Charity Transparency Report, the vice-president of the China Red Cross Guo Changjiang stresses the importance of establishing new standards for information disclosure. (Chinese)

Ten bottlenecks Chinese charity has to face
By Cui Ziyan 崔子研, Tencent Charity Foundation 腾讯公益, March 13, 2014
The Chinese charity sector still has to overcome ten problems, such as donations, organization management, self-interest and lack of professionals, before we could say “spring has arrived”. (Chinese)

Public interest organizations provide multi-faceted relief to victims of the Kunming incident
By Wang Huixian 王会贤 and Liu Qianqian 刘茜茜, China Philanthropy Times 公益时报, March 14, 2014
Groups from the Yunnan University Department of Sociology and Social Work and the 112355 Youth Hotline provided emotional and financial support to victims of the Kunming incident of March 1st. (Chinese)

TEDA Social Organization Incubator: Helping grassroots organizations build capacity
By Ren Donghai 任东海 and Su Jie 苏杰, ENorth NetNews 北方网, March 18, 2014
The Social Organization Incubator (社会组织孵化基地) of the Tianjin Economic Development Area (TEDA) connects grassroots organizations with legal know-how to help them officially register with the government. (Chinese)

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