Shanghai hosts new charity park

Updated: 2014-02-06 08:19

By Wu Ni in Shanghai (China Daily)

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Shanghai hosts new charity park 

The Shanghai Civil Affair Museum building dates to the 1920s.

Chen Xiaojing, a project manager from the NGO counseling organization I Join, said that after these grassroots NGOs took the first step - deciding to change from "a group of passionate volunteers" to "an organization" - it was important to develop management structures, finance systems, project guidelines and staff training.

"There is also a lack of high-end talents who are not only professionals in the field and willing to contribute but also skilled in the group's operation and management," she said.

In recent years, the Chinese government has rolled out measures to boost the development of social organizations and better bring their roles into play, including increasing governmental funding, tax reduction and simplifying registration procedures.

The central government will invest 200 million yuan ($32.08 million) to support organizations in the conduct of social welfare services in 2014, according to a program issued by the Ministry of Civil Affairs on Nov 26.