Calling for all runners with a good heart...


Beijing Marathon Calling...

Running for a better China Next!

Secure your place for the 2015 Beijing Marathon now 

Use your energetic passion for running to support a variety of China's top charities

All for a better China, better Next !

As an Official Charity Partner of the Beijing Marathon we’re fortunate to have 50 spaces for runners. If you care as much as we do about the future of our civil society dont hesitate to apply. We welcome and appreciate your effort to support our charities.

Lucky runners will raise money for one or few of legitimate charities we carefully selected and vetted, or for us to find more of these charities and their leaders to support.

Please browse visit this website to see if our mission is your passion.

As a CNF charity runner you will recieve a CNF TShirt, will incur no extra cost to enter the marathon and will have a secured place. 

Pledge: 2000RMB/£200 for Chinese charities through CNF

How to register

1. Download participant agreement here: Participantsdelarationform .pdf

2. Print Sign and send agreement to us by email or post
3. Fill in application form here

*NOTE: We must recieve both the agreement and application form in order for your application to be valid.*

Important Dates

Deadline: Apply by 2nd August 2015
Applicants selected: 7th August 2015 
Marathon: 20th September 2015, 7.30AM

Starting point: Tiananmen Square 
Finishing point: Olympic Centre

For more information

Contact: Jacquiline Walsh 

Email: marathon@chinanext.org


International Interns @ CNF Shanghai

Post by Leo Liao 2015-07-17

Since late June we've had a few international interns working off our Shanghai office. 

Their original goal: get to know all the NextFellows and their charities, and see how NGOs actually work on this land. A few weeks, visits and researches later, they are now going to Guangxi to spend two weeks with the local children there!

See what they have to say about their experiences so far. Jacquline says.

And David has fab piece as well . Check here! BlogpostDavid.pdf

See how happy they were with the kids. We welcome more international interns!


The rapid growth of the non-profit sector in China, and what it means

Post by Jalal Afhim 2015-07-09

Picture:Andy Wong - AP

The non-profite sector is a relatively newphenomenon in China. In 1977 there were just 71 International Non-GovernmentOrganizations (INGOS) registered in China. Since then, however, there has beensignificant expansion of this space in Chinese civil society, with 484 INGOSregistered in 1986, and 2,297 in 2002.


From the late 1990’s the Chinese governmentincreasingly encouraged a semi-official NGO sector, recognizing the importantcontribution NGOs have to make in providing social services to a vastpopulation. Government and Party departments set up a number of entities toadvance charity, research, and policy objectives. These are called GONGOs, orGovernment Organized Non-Governmental Organizations.


Over the years, the GONGOs have formedpartnerships with both domestic grassroots NGOs, and larger internationalorganizations. Funding and expertise from international NGOs, like Save theChildren, can be accessed, while grassroots activity helps with accessing thedisadvantaged and understanding needs. Priority areas for action are socialservices provision, economic development, womens rights and environmentalprotection. That much ground has been covered is evident in the numbers: in2006 it was estimated that China was home to around 244,000 officiallyregistered GONGOs and NGOs.


Family ties play a very strong role in theorganization of Chinese society, and have been the traditional vehicle for asocial safety net. Charity work and volunteering has also been exclusively thedomain of the state, until at least the 1980’s. The burgeoning NGO sectorrepresents a new space in Chinese society, where the civic consciousness andreciprocity that contribute to the health of a society can flourish. This iswhat China Next Foundation seek to promote by supporting our Next Fellows intheir work.



TheNGO Community in China, Chen Jie 2006