What We Offer

CiYuan aims to benefit three main stakeholders: companies, foundations, and NGOs. Other influential stakeholders – including government and academia - are involved in all of CiYuan’s activities. Read Building Strategic Philanthropy in China for an overview of CiYuan.

CiYuan has three main objectives:

  1. Support mutually beneficial partnerships among companies and NGOs that increase impact
  2. Convene roundtables and drive demonstration projects for foundations on governance, strategy, operations, and grant-making
  3. Advance a voluntary disclosure standard and tools for NGOs to strengthen public trust in the sector

We help companies:

  • Align strategic philanthropy with business priorities
  • Engage NGOs in new ways that add value to the company and society
  • Inject innovation into programs to increase impact
  • Strengthen their reputations and customer and employee loyalty
  • Build lasting relationships with key stakeholders such as government and local communities

We help foundations:

  • Connect with peers and international experts
  • Access new thinking and tools to increase operational and program effectiveness

We help NGOs:

  • Connect with peers and international experts
  • Increase fundraising and partnership opportunities with the private sector
  • Access new thinking and tools to increase operational and program effectiveness

CiYuan will integrate philanthropy with core business strategy, foster collaboration, and inspire innovation.

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