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A New Charity Age under Women Leadership – The 1st Open Lesson by CGPI


A New Charity Age under Women Leadership – The 1st Open Lesson by CGPI

The CGPI-sponsored domestic-first open lesson "Women Leading Philanthropy" given by senior lecturers began on the eve of the International Women's Day. The purpose of the lesson is to meet the social demand, strengthen the CGPI-society interaction, carry forward the modern philosophy for public benefits by spreading professional "Charity Knowledge" and perform the Institute's responsibility and mission regarding mass education.

Prof. Debra Mesch, Director of Women's Philanthropy Research Center, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Indiana University, Ma Hong, Chairwoman of Shenzhen City Women's Federation, Wei Xue, Executive Director of TCL Charity Foundation, Zhu Jiangang, a professor at Sun Yat-Sen University and a number of women entrepreneurs and philanthropy undertakers were gathering in Shenzhen to attend the lecture.

Emergence of Female Philanthropists
Woman and philanthropy is an ever-ongoing topic. A demographic study has revealed an increasing number of women engaged in solutions to community and social problems. Women are increasingly playing a noticeable role in the societal force. According to the statistics, over 80% (the highest number over years was 96.4%) of urban women in China are willing to participate in public benefit activities, and over 80% of women entrepreneurs are voluntarily dedicated to philanthropy and pursuit it as their career goal.

During the history of philanthropy, Chinese women are never absent. In 1906, those working females launched China Women's Foundation, the first women charitable organization born with constitution and some scale. China Children and Teenagers' Fund, the first public-benefit charity foundation after the birth of New China, is also one of the All-China Women's Federation's most impressive contributions to the cause of philanthropy.

All the time many Chinese women have been anonymous heroines in the philanthropic field. Now, more and more of them, apart from supporting their husbands in the cause of philanthropy, are joining the troop themselves.

Ma Hong, Chairwoman of Shenzhen City Women's Federation says that women are the backbone force of philanthropy in the city. "Our presence in philanthropy is always felt by the public, and brings a lot of advantages. By empowering an ambitious woman, you're not only leading a social cause, but to change the world. The UNSG Ban Ki-moon said, 'When you give power to a woman, you're changing a family; when that power goes to a group of women, the world will be changed.' This is a worldwide goal," said Ma.

More powerful philanthropy backed up by women

Feminine patience and care will help unite people from different backgrounds and encourage them to carry out more significant philanthropy-related functions as a tolerant, amicable team.
Professor Debra Mesch expressed that in many cases if women have been involved in a charity organization, they're more willing to make donations to this organization. Furthermore, women respond to those spontaneous, voluntary donations on a greater-population basis. Compared with their opposite sex, women are inclined to make more extensive donations from a great diversity of categories. and the amount of women's donation tends to be greater than that from the men of equal status.

Three advantages of women philanthropy
Women are the backbone force of philanthropy and have powerful influence.
In terms of social service, women philanthropy is a highly-suited community of sisterhood with particularly strong amicability, which offers services to the disadvantaged groups in the place where social transition and market fail to function. Women's pursuit of perfection and attention to details make the female organization more convincing. By playing their natural role as a mother, women are expected to bring positive changes to the society and carry forward the philosophy of philanthropy through their influence on their family and children.

Philanthropic leadership is acquired

CGPI (China Global Philanthropy Institute), the global first education institution with independent corporate capacity and dedicated to cultivating high-caliber talents for the cause of philanthropy, was founded under the joint initiative by five philanthropists from the United States and China, namely Bill Gates, Ray Dalio, Niu Gensheng, He Qiaonv and Ye Qingjun. Ma Weihua serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Institute and Wang Zhenyao serves as President of the Institute.

Standing on the historic junction of global philanthropic transition and the prosperity of Chinese philanthropy, CGPI launches the lesson to collect international famous courses and draw well-known philanthropists and philanthropic elites. CGPI is dedicated to establishing an open platform for knowledge exchange, creating an access to domestic and international education resources of philanthropy for all circles of people concerned about philanthropic development and individual progress, improving the public understanding of advanced philanthropic concept and methodology, and establishing a bond integrating multi-party efforts from university, government, enterprise, social organization and individual, in order to upgrade and promote the modern philanthropic ecology.

"We hope such program would help students expand their knowledge and build partnerships. The most important part is to see the new change in everybody's life," said Zeng Jing, Academic Dean of CGPI. The Institute, featuring "action-oriented study, two-specialty teacher and innovative solution," relies on global quality philanthropic resources to establish an international learning platform, seeks wisdom from world-level philanthropists and global advanced philanthropic institutions, and advocates social innovation and social force escalation, in order to build an alumni network with the strongest sense of social commitment and innovative action. By linking to global charity families, foundations and philanthropic organizations, the Institute facilitates commerce-philanthropy cooperation to solve the most urgent social problem.

The international philanthropy management EMP (Executive Management of Philanthropy), a high-class program for philanthropic management cultivation built by CGPI, grew out of the EMP program launched in October 2013 by the philanthropic team led by Professor Wang Zhenyao together with the School of Philanthropy Indiana University. Since the foundation of CGPI in November 2015, the program has been upgraded to the international philanthropy management level. So far, EMP has admitted 112 domestic and international students largely from enterprises and philanthropic institutions, including 63 females.

A very beautiful lady, Yu Wenxia has been crowned the Miss World 2012. She was also an EMP student who performed her duty of having raised USD10 million of charity fund globally in 2015. In addition to kind heart and persistency, she said, the career of philanthropy also requires the accumulation of a lot of systematic, complicated knowledge and constant self-improving.

Ma Hong described that's what CGPI aims for, providing everyone with inspiration on how to learn more profoundly about their respective field, how to make more professional contribution and draw the new ideas across industries, including business.

EMP alumni are currently running over 300 philanthropic programs, with dispensable charity assets of more than RMB2 billion. Now the EMP program has fully launched its course upgrading and offers a new teaching mode based on practice and application, helping students fulfill their dream of philanthropic career through the "EMP Action Program". EMP 2016 Spring Class is planned to begin at Shenzhen and Beijing from late May.

Ma Hong described that's what CGPI aims for, providing everyone with inspiration on how to learn more profoundly about their respective field, how to make more professional contribution and draw the new ideas across industries, including business.


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