Why Every Organization Needs a China Strategy

Influence

China is in the news a lot these days. Having spent the last year living in China, my view is that the “China story” is, in fact, under-reported. Is China’s progress over-reported?

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Lessons Learned From WeChat’s Dominance in China

Mobile Commons

WeChat, called Weixin in China, is the most popular mobile app in China. WeChat’s popularity is telling of a transformation within the mobile space that is occurring not just in China, but around the world.

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First trip to China

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I'm now on my first-ever trip to mainland China, thanks to the Hadley School for the Blind twentieth anniversary of their China school. nonprofit to have a China branch, but truly amazing that it's been there for twenty years.

Hadley China

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turns out to have had a major program in China for almost 20 years, and they have come up with a cool way to use the net. Hadley's international branch is located in Fuzhou, China. In 2005 the principal of Hadley-China, Rongqiang Xia, contacted Hadley students and staff who spoke native English to see if they would like to teach Chinese Hadley students English over the internet. it's the next morning in China.

China Braille Press

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The China Braille Press was another impressive visit. Not only do they produce Braille in quantity, but the Press is also developing affordable technology for blind people such as screenreaders and talking ebook players.

Technology Firms Come to China's Aid - WSJ.com

AFP Blog

Technology Firms Come to China's Aid - WSJ.com: "As donations poured into China following last month's devastating earthquake, one group of Google Inc. engineers came up with their own contribution to the relief effort: a search engine.".

Understanding social media in China - McKinsey Quarterly - Marketing & Sales - Digital Marketing

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Understanding social media in China - McKinsey Quarterly - Marketing & Sales - Digital Marketing : Understanding social media in China The world’s largest social-media market is vastly different from its counterpart in the West. Yet the ingredients of a winning strategy are familiar

Asian American Giving: Role of philanthropy in China

AFP Blog

Asian American Giving: Role of philanthropy in China: "I was twittering at Give2Asia's Investing in China Philanthropy Forum in Beijing last week. You can find the play-by-play details of the event here. I thought I would share some of the highlights from the tweets

Cell Phone Literacy Ideas in China

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I just had a great meeting with Jenny Zhao where we talked about the cell phone industry in China. Jenny manages the China operations for a global cell phone technology company. Having the chance to talk to an expert like Jenny helped me understand the development environment, which cell phone capabilities are widespread in China as well as practical differences in the issues that would be facing us in a country like China.

Benetech & Human Rights in China

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Mr. Global X (aka someone from the Skoll Foundation) mobile blogged me while I was talking to the Human Rights in China folks, Sharon Hom and Shirley Hom, who were honored as Laureates last night. The Tech Awards yesterday were a blast. The Mercury News ran a great story and quoted Peggy Gibbs, one of our execs: Old problems, new solutions : The Tech Museum Awards also provide a venue for many local foundations and non-profits to seek out new ideas and partners.

Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » Twitter crowdsourced China earthquake in realtime

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Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » Twitter crowdsourced China earthquake in realtime: "While the mainstream media scrambled to put up their “breaking news” headlines Robert Scoble alias Scobleizer, was early to tweet the news. Quickly there were live radio interviews, pictures, google maps, videos all being sent in real-time, says VentureBeat.". NPTwitter NPDisasterRelief NPtech

Dragonair Hauls Rami off the Plane

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The pilot said it was a regulation of the local aviation regulator (unclear if he meant Hong Kong or China). But, Rami was on a flight two hours later on China Eastern Airlines, which apparently doesn't have the same rulebook as Dragonair did!

NussbaumOnDesign One Laptop Per Child Versus Intel--Who Speaks for India and China? - BusinessWeek

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NussbaumOnDesign One Laptop Per Child Versus Intel--Who Speaks for India and China? BusinessWeek: "At the Consumer Electronic Show this week, the One Laptop Per Child foundation was supposed to make two announcements—the number of computers it sold under the Give One, Get One holiday program and a new olpc machine made jointly with Intel. But now Intel has pulled out or been pushed out of the.

NpTech in China? Can you help?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Development Institute in Beijing, China. of NPOs in China is far behind with foreign countries, but we can keep up in IT. difference in China. A few weeks ago I received an email from Jerry Hu introducing me to the Fuping. The organization works on poverty. alleviation and sustainable development through activities in five main fields. of work: establishment of civil society, corporate social responsibility and.

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The Mother of All Infographics

Frogloop

22% from china, and 12% from the UK. Infographics are like eye candy. They can be visually stunning to look at while telling an important story framed around data. If done right, they can also be a fantastic marketing tool to reach your target audiences.

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Empowering Young Children through Philanthropy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

These stories come from all over the world such as US, China, Russia, Japan, etc. One of the largest NGOs from China with tens of thousands of family members came recently to Hong Kong to study the feasibility of implementing it in Shanghai and other cities.

Fuzhou to Beijing

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After a wonderful final banquet with our Hadley China hosts, we got up early to head to Beijing. The first disability group we visited was the China Disabled Persons' Federation , which is the main national group.

Beijing School for the Blind

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Like many of the agencies we visited, China is also experiencing a significant increase in kids with multiple disabilities. After working our way across China, it finally got to be our final weekend, and we were able to troop off and visit the forbidden city and the Great Wall.

Fuzhou

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My first stop in mainland China is Fuzhou - 禝州 , the capital of Fujian Province. In addition to the products and brands I knew, there were quite a number of China-specific brands (like 361 degrees and Sept Wolves).

[Cool Infographic Friday] How VR and AR will change the way we shop

SocialFish

————– On March 19, 2016 China Development Forum gathered ultimate Internet moguls to discuss industry trends. Allow me to geek out for a moment.

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The Convergence of Social Activism, Donations, and Social Media: Episodic Giving In A Post Truth World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

From Syria to China to Mexico, mass economic and politically-driven migration and refugee crises are triggering social tension, the rebooting of nationalisms and the emboldening of old prejudices.

A Simple Way to Add to Your Donations with AmazonSmile

NonProfit Hub

11 for Singles Day in China). Chances are if the day has a special moniker, Americans like to spend money on it. Black Friday. Shop Local Saturday. Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday. The weeks following Thanksgiving are a period when money flows like a river.

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Why I’m Scared of the SOPA bill

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Because, if we make software that promises to keep your life or death sensitive information secret to the best of our abilities, we won’t build a back door in for Syria, or China, or the U.S. starting to act more like China than the home of the free. Benetech, is a leading nonprofit organization based in Silicon Valley. We write software for people with disabilities as well as human rights and environmental groups.

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5 Reasons This Will Be The Best #BBCON Ever

Connection Cafe

With his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, he has written several books including: A Path Appears, Half the Sky, Thunder from the East, and China Wakes. They were awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1990 for their coverage of China and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Lifetime Achievement in 2009.

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Social Media: Just One Big Tidal Wave?

Frogloop

If Facebook were a country, it would rank at third most populated country after China and India. You know the old saying, what goes up, must come down? Will that be the case with social media? Nothing stays around forever especially in the rapidly changing world of technology.

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Association Social Media: The CFA Institute

SocialFish

The organization’s social media footprint spans Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and Twitter, as well as Sina Weibo, which we use to engage with our growing number of constituents in China. Similarly, Sina Weibo serves as a locus of activity for our annual China Investment Conference.

Latest global social, digital, mobile data for ya

SocialFish

From We Are Social Singapore. This report presents all the key statistics, data and behavioural indicators for social, digital and mobile channels around the world.

Spam of the Day: So and so wants to connect on LinkedIn

Robert Weiner

Out of curiosity I looked into those domains and they were both licensed by someone in China using the same hotmail address. It was only a matter of time. I've started receiving phishing messages that look like LinkedIn connection requests. So far the text has been identical.

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Can Social Business Reshape the Organization?

SocialFish

History and Business management professor asked in his TED talk, if the West has lost its work ethic, showing how the major Western nations have rapidly fallen in the number of hours worked compared to countries like South Korea, Singapore and China.

Google Analytics Report Shows Web Users Spend Less Time on Websites

Frogloop

China had the highest bounce rates at 58.2%. Ever wonder how your organization’s website traffic compares to other organizations? Google Analytics just released some great data after analyzing hundreds of thousands of websites between November 2010 and February 2011. Check out Google Analytics Website Data. Compared to a year ago, websites have seen reduced page visits and average time spent on sites. The average user spends about 5.23 minutes on a website. In 2009, users spent 5.49

Google Analytics Report Shows People Are Spending Less Time on Websites

Frogloop

China had the highest bounce rates at 58.2%. Ever wonder how your organization’s website traffic compares to other organizations? Google Analytics just released some great data after analyzing hundreds of thousands of websites between November 2010 and February 2011. Check out Google Analytics Website Data. Compared to a year ago, websites have seen reduced page visits and average time spent on sites. The average user spends about 5.23 minutes on a website. In 2009, users spent 5.49

What I Learned From @Sree Sreenivasan Chief Digital Officer of @MetMuseum

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

That it wasn’t blocked in China because the Chinese Government appreciates how well it works as a professional networking tool.

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How to Know When a Social Network is Worth Your Time

NonProfit Hub

BILLION active monthly users— more than the population of China. Only a few short months ago, Peach, a new social networking app was launched. Billed as “The New Snapchat,” infused with parts of Facebook and Twitter, it took the online world by storm.

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The Nonprofit Weekly Roundup: Visual Content, The Seven-Point List, and Allyson Kapin Talks Crowdfunding.

Connection Cafe

I haven’t seen anything like it since the Women’s World Cup Finals in 1999, when the US beat China in penalty kicks and my parents’ living room erupted with the screams of 20+ miniature, wannabe Mia Hamms and Brandi Chastains.

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6 cool curation sites you may not have heard of

SocialFish

China” is a beat, but “Chinese investment in Africa” is a phenomenon. So my new thing is curated news sites. Or curated stories, as they are not all “news” per se.

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The Future of Social: Gen Z

NonProfit Hub

While there are larger numbers of Gen Z in India, China and Nigeria compared to UK or US, they are truly a global organization. Beth Kanter is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub.

Future of Social: Gen Z

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

While there are larger numbers of Gen Z in India, China, and Nigeria compared to UK or US, they are truly a global organization. I’m thrilled to be spending a few days in London where I am keynoting The Future of Social conference hosted by Social Misfits Media. I’ll be talking about Gen Z donors and why nonprofits need to engage them in their fundraising and programs. If you want to learn more about what I’ll be talking about, read this interview in the Guardian.

Trainer’s Notebook: The Feng Shui of Good Teaching and Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Feng Shui is an ancient art and science developed many years ago in China. All of my work these days is focused on designing and delivering effective training for nonprofits -primarily on the topics of social media, strategy, networks, and measurement.

The State of the Internet 2014

Tech Soup Blog

billion people are now using the Internet worldwide, 618 million of them are in China. Mary Meeker of the of the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, does a yearly report on current state of the Internet and IT at about half way through the year.

Cheap and Cheerful Audience Analysis for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You can’t use this tactic in China, for example, where Facebook (and Twitter, among other social media channels) is blocked. Flickr Photo by Matthew Field.