[Nonprofit Management & Leadership] Funding nonprofits in a networked society: Toward a network framework of government support

Ji Ma Journal version: https://doi.org/10.1002/nml.21426 Download author version for free: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3262798 This study considers the effects of government funding to nonprofits from a network perspective. By analyzing a novel, 12‐year panel dataset from the People’s Republic of China, I find no evidence that government funding to a nonprofit crowds out private donations to the same […]

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[Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration] Government control, governance and spatial distribution: what we have learned from the Research Infrastructure of Chinese Foundations

Qun Wang https://doi.org/10.1080/23276665.2020.1728152 Foundations have become a significant form of nongovernmental organisation in China since 2004. Large-sample research about Chinese foundations, however, did not appear until the middle 2010s. The database of the Research Infrastructure of Chinese Foundations was created to mitigate data scarcity, a key reason for the lack of research on Chinese foundations. […]

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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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