Special Issue at Chinese Public Administration Review

Collaborate with Chinese Public Administration Review (CPAR), RICF published its first special issue on the studies of Chinese foundations. Turning Challenges into Opportunities: Advancing Studies of Nonprofit Organizations in China Huafang Li, Bin Chen PDF 1-5 Are the Wealthy Also Healthy? An Empirical Evaluation of the Financial Health of Chinese Foundations Qun Wang, Lijun He PDF […]

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[Voluntas] Does Windfall Money Encourage Charitable Giving? An Experimental Study

Huafang Li, Jie Liang, Hui Xu, Yingxi Liu Abstract Recently, increasing numbers of nonprofit studies have used experiments to understand individuals’ charitable giving decisions. One significant gap between experimental settings and the real world is the way in which individuals earn the incomes that they use for charitable donations. This study examined the relationship between […]

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[Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration] Have foundations become an independent sector in China? Exploring the links between foundations and the state

Qun Wang School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, 1315 E 10th Street, Bloomington, IN, 47405, USA Abstract The Regulations on the Management of Foundations (2004) potentially marked a watershed in the development of foundations in China. Many practitioners and researchers believe that, since then, foundations have become an independent sector with significant characteristics. […]

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[ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information] Do Charitable Foundations Spend Money Where People Need It Most? A Spatial Analysis of China

Yongze Song 1,* and Linyun Fu 2,* 1 Australasian Joint Research Centre for Building Information Modelling, School of Built Environment, Curtin University, Perth, WA 6845, Australia 2 George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63130, USA * Correspondence: yongze.song@postgrad.curtin.edu.au (Y.S.); fulinyun@wustl.edu (L.F.); Tel.: +61-8-9266-9059 (Y.S.) Abstract: Charitable […]

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[Chinese Public Administration Review] Are the Wealthy Also Healthy? An Empirical Evaluation of the Financial Health of Chinese Foundations

Qun Wang, Lijun He Abstract Since the 2004 Regulations of Administration of Foundations, there has been limited research on Chinese foundations’ financial health. Considering the importance of foundations in the nonprofit sector, this is a needed task. The present paper conducts an empirical evaluation of their financial health using 2,763 foundations with 10,102 observations. Tuckman and […]

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[Chinese Political Science Review] A Typological Study of the Recent Development and Landscape of Foundations in China

Qun Wang Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Bloomington, USA Abstract Foundations in China’s nonprofit sector have been increasing in both number and importance. However, scholarly research and nonacademic reports have left a question in the literature waiting to be answered: What led to the recent development and landscape of foundations in China? […]

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[Voluntas] From Direct Involvement to Indirect Control? A Multilevel Analysis of Factors Influencing Chinese Foundations’ Capacity for Resource Mobilization

Qian Wei Department of Sociology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John’s, Canada Fulltext: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11266-017-9924-3 Abstract Some nonprofits easily attract resources, while others struggle to survive. However, little is known about what characteristics account for the difference in nonprofit organizations’ capacity to mobilize resources, especially in authoritarian countries. Using multilevel modeling techniques and a national sample of […]

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[Social Networks] State power and elite autonomy in a networked civil society: The board interlocking of Chinese non-profits

Ji Ma, Simon DeDeo Abstract In response to failures of central planning, the Chinese government has experimented not only with free-market trade zones, but with allowing non-profit foundations to operate in a decentralized fashion. A network study shows how these foundations have connected together by sharing board members, in a structural parallel to what is […]

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职务性与制度性政治关联对基金会收入的影响

王群 原文:http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/KnNjetgqZ-FbOc8-RJp5OQ 本文PDF版本:职务性与制度性政治关联对基金会收入的影响  作者简介:善与志联合创始人,邮箱wq@shanyuzhi.com。 在基金会里担任负责人的在职政府工作人员首要处理行政机关的工作,基金会的工作不一定计入其工作绩效,他们具体能对基金会的工作有多少参与值得进一步考察。另外,党政部门早有政策原则上禁止在职政府工作人员在社会组织兼职,所以过分高调貌似也不太好。所以我假设在职政府工作人员在基金会担任负责人的数量应该与基金会的各类收入无关(假设1)。离退休的省部级政府工作人员对捐赠收入的影响目前正在搜寻文献,但我预计他们应该更有可能帮基金会带来政府补贴(假设2),他们之前建立的相对较高级别的政治关联使他们在与政府的对话中更有分量。出于对风险的规避以及缺乏一定的金融背景,这些基金会应该不会将市场手段作为收入的重要途径(假设3)。整体而言,这种基于职务的政治关联对基金会的收入影响非常有限。需要说明的是,使用省部级离退休政府工作人员作为其中一种职务性政治关联有一定的局限性,因为确实不少基金会的负责人中包括低级别的离退休政府工作人员,这些人对基金会的影响,本文无法进行分析。

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