Posts Tagged ‘China’

CRA Contends Giving to U.S. Charity is a “Non-Charitable Purpose”

February 13th, 2012 by Blake Bromley, Bio

If a donor were to type “Give2Asia” into any internet search engine, she would quickly find information about many successful projects occurring on the ground throughout Asia supported by G2A. From disaster relief to social development and education, G2A has helped channel the philanthropic energies of the Asian Diaspora into many effective and impactful programs.

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Categories: Charity, Compliance, Law, Strategy

Arab Spring Impacts China

February 3rd, 2012 by Blake Bromley, Bio

I’m fortunate enough to know many of the international philanthropy world’s key thought leaders, a few of whom I re-connected with recently in San Francisco. Meaningful conversations about the state of the charity sector with these leaders move beyond the socially acceptable clichés and engage controversial issues. My friends in San Francisco comprise part of a discouragingly small group of sector professionals who can discuss with complete fluency topics that take most people outside of their comfort zone.

David Arnold, who became president of The Asia Foundation in 2011, is both comfortable and fluent in the benevolent space. Established in 1954, The Asia Foundation operates in 17 different countries and distributes about $17 million a year. Read more…

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Chinese Charity Rooted in Chinese Soil

November 2nd, 2011 by Blake Bromley, Bio

In their recent series on giving and philanthropy, The Globe and Mail printed an interesting article on the Non-Profit Incubator in China and the evolution of the enabling environment for charities in China. Having been invited to China to speak at the launch of the Non-Profit Incubator project, I have some thoughts on this article.

It is always difficult to know how much ideology informs societal decisions in China. At one level Mark MacKinnon, the author of the article, is correct to say that the concepts of charity, philanthropy and civil society “have long been anathema to the ruling Communist Party”.  At another level, China and the Chinese people have for centuries exemplified visceral charity, responding with generosity and compassion to the multitude of earth quakes and other natural disasters that have occurred in their country. Read more…

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Categories: Charity, Law, People, Politics