China

New Resource: China Charity Gifts

China will soon have its first online charity gift catalog! In their newsletter, Doing Good, Social Venture Group announced that they be launching China Charity Gifts (CCG), an online giving platform that allows donors to purchase a “gift” in honor of a friend or family member that benefits a specific need of a Chinese grassroots NGO.

Chinese Philanthropy in Southeast Asia

The approximately 40 million overseas Chinese make up a significant population of countries outside of China. A recent article provides insight into diaspora giving from Chinese living in Southeast Asia.

New Resource: Philanthropy in China

Mercy Corps China just launched the Global Philanthropy Information and China Project (GPICP), an enewsletter with bits and pieces of information about philanthropy in China.

The Giving Pledge: Some Eastern Reflections

While much has been written in the recent past on the growth of wealth in Asia, philanthropic giving by Asians have not made headlines as they have in the west. There was therefore a “wait and watch” on who would respond to the clarion call in China and indeed who would pledge their wealth.

On the Frontiers of Chinese Philanthropy

Three executives from the recently formed Center are on a tour of philanthropic foundations and infrastructure organizations in the U.S. to learn about how to best structure the CFC, and stopped by the Council for a half-day visit with Council staff and executives.

Waiting for the Seeds to Grow: Philanthropy in China

The media coverage of the Gates and Buffett dinner with Chinese philanthropist last week in China is still strong. The debate continues on whether the rich will part with their wealth and if they will decide to play a role in philanthropy.