Beijing Closes Migrant Schools: The Wall Street Journal reports the closure of several migrant schools days before classes are set to resume. Is the city trying to pare down migrant population or keep children safe?
Jumo Sold to GOOD: This week Jumo, the social networking site promoting social good, announced it has been acquired by GOOD, a company promoting social causes. Started by Chris Hughes who co-founded Facebook, Jumo kicked off last fall but has yet to distinguish itself as the Facebook for do-gooders.
British Company Supports Chinese Social Entrepreneurs: London-based beverage distribution company Diageo along with the British Council is launching a program to find and develop China’s next nonprofit workers and social entrepreneurs.
Another Internet Giving Campaign: After a student hit and then stabbed a young mother last year, Shanghainese lawyer Fu Weigang started a microblog campaign to raise money for the family. For every forward of his post, he promised to donate 1 RMB. With 545,000 posts and donations from friend, family, and other bloggers he recently fulfilled his promise to the woman’s family who will use the funds for her child’s education and to pay off hospital bills from the incident.
China Red Cross Discloses Donations Online: In an effort to be more transparent, China Red Cross will disclose donation information online starting with how it used donations for the 2010 Yushu Earthquake.
How Will Electronic Money Change Giving? Lucy Bernholz at Philanthropy 2173 asks this question and quite a few other good ones on her blog. What do you think?