|Organization||Social Resources Institute(SRI)|
China Donors Roundtable (CDR), implemented by Social Resources Institute (SRI), brings together decision-makers of grant-making foundations, which are invited to be the members of CDR and pay for this service, to build a learning network through followings such as case analyses, interactive sharing, field trips and customized consultations, in an effort to enhance effective givings by foundations, and thus better support grantees’ organizations to address social issues together.
Recently, the number of foundations in China has increased significantly. Reasonably, grant-making foundations are giving more and more.However, as a critical step of the value chain in philanthropy, foundations are facing some challenges so grave that they are not in a position to better help NGOs in the bottom of chain, and thus can’t respond well to, and address social issues.In concrete, the common problems that grant-making foundations are facing are: how to find and analyze social issues; how to address social issues through givings and service provision; how to enhance foundations’ capacities in a sustainable way through the internal governance and management. This project tries to hold targeted activities such as meetings for secretary general and private board members, and workshops for program officers of foundations, through which, to build a self-help, interactive sharing and sustainable learning platform module for donors to promote capacities of member foundations.
Macao Tong Chai Charity Association, one of CDR founding members, along with Dunhe Foundation, Naranda Foundation, Kaifeng Foundation, China Merchant Charitable Foundation, provides three-year’s launching funding for the project’s staff, activities and travel.