Posts Tagged ‘ngo’

Equivalency Versus Expediency

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 10:28 Comments Off

For many CSR managers, one of the more challenging (mind numbing) aspects of transacting an international donation can be the regulatory hurdles, and for U.S. firms there are two IRS channels whereby this can be accomplished: 1. Equivalency Determination: Involves gathering a significant amount of background information and documentation from the foreign charity, and then […]

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China’s Social Entrepreneurs on Twitter

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 6:04 3 Comments

while reviewing some old posts for issues/ discussinos that I thought should be updated, I came across a post where I listed China’s Social Entrepreneurs… and it was old. Really Old. so, in an effort to make sure everyone is up to date and connected, pelase find the updated list of Entrepreneurs and Organizations.  I […]

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When Donor Resiliency is Lost

Thursday, December 1, 2011 18:48 Comments Off

Last night, and this afternoon, I had a bit of a scare. A donor to one of the organizations I have been working with, a long time friend, sent me a message that she was pulling her donation because of an error I had made.  It was a simple error in failing to recognize her […]

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Three Areas Where Social Entrepreneurs Should Focus in China

Monday, October 10, 2011 16:03 Comments Off

Following up from my post last week where I said “there is going to be a HUGE market for providing that capacity “, I was asked for a few examples of where I saw opportunities for products / services. 1) Urbanization and migrants With over 200+ cities with more than a million people, and a […]

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Nurturing a Credible Culture of Philanthropy in China

Sunday, September 25, 2011 11:12 Comments Off

If there is one thing that the recent rash of scandals in China’s charities proves, it is that China has a long way to go with developing a credible and robust culture of philanthropy. A few weeks back there were the pictures of a woman named Guo Meimei caught posing with luxury cars and accessories, […]

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How Can NGOs Get the Most Skilled Volunteers?

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 23:21 Comments Off

For many startups organizations, particularly those in the non-profit sector, finding support from volunteers can be vital. Website developers working in their spare time… An accountant to help close the monthly books… an HR Director willing to help develop HR structures and hiring practices… are all (at times) necessary engagements that can have a profound […]

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Why is Opening Up about Bad Management in NGOs so Hard?

Thursday, May 5, 2011 23:21 Comments Off

By now, if you are at all exposed to the world of nonprofits, then you are mos likely aware of the recent news surrounding Greg Mortenson, author of “Three Cups of Tea” and Founder of CAI. IT is a story that in short has “shocked” many, crushed the dreams of some, and have lead to […]

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Is China Ready for Online Donation Platforms?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 23:33 Comments Off

While reading the recent news that Shanghai based Social Venture Group (SVG) will be launching their most recent project, a website called China Charity Gift to facilitate donations to seven China based charities. It was a project that I know they have been working on for a while now and while taking a sneak peak […]

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The Genesis and Impact of Poor NGO Transparency in China

Saturday, December 11, 2010 23:37 Comments Off

Through the recently released China Charity Donation Report 2010, released by the China Charity & Donation Information Center, the issues of NGO transparency were once again highlighted. An ongoing issue for many, the main data point that was highlighted almost all the coverage was that 90% of the public was not satisfied with the current […]

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Converting China’s Rich into Philanthropists. Attainable Goal or Fool’s Gold?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 23:39 Comments Off

With the recent success of signing 40 billionaires to the Giving Pledge, it should not be any surprise that the recent news of Bill Gates and Warren Buffet coming to China would create headlines, and rumors that they were coming to convert.  It is an event, set for late September,  that was on the front […]

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