For the better cooperation, we did an assessment of the financial transparency of our Chinese partners via TFish platform, microblog and other communication means. We hope the assessment can help us to find a better communication and build a sustainable connection with our Chinese partners. We adopted 3-star standard to assess the transparency once in a quarter during the cooperation period. The following table is the results of assessment in the first quarter of 2013 and 2012:
TFish Chinese NGO Transparency Assessment of 1st Quarter of 2013
The 2012-13 EV Internship is finally coming to a close. Many of our interns - most have interned with us for two years - are headed off to colleges all over the country, and it has never been more appropriate to celebrate their achievements and contributions to TFish Fund. Ally, Emily, Isabel, Janna, Kevin, Lauren, and Sophia: you will be sorely missed.
In honor of Mother's Day this year, the Transparent Fish Fund is raising funds to provide surgery for three mothers in China who suffer from heart disease. YOU can be part of this effort! For every new "like" on the TFish Fund facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/tfishfund), $1 will be donated towards the fundraiser.
Please share the post with your friends and spread the word! With 2000 new fans, we will be able to give one mother the opportunity to receive a new heart.
I would like to share with you a recent memorable encounter I had while visiting a watch-repair shop.
There is a small watch-repair shop called House of Treasures near where I live. I frequent the shop enough that I've given it a Chinese name—Zhen Bao Wu. The shop owner is named Brad, a jolly and kind boss. He greets people even when he is repairing watches, and he always asks me about any updates regarding the TFish Fund.
I made sure to bring him our 2012 Donor Book when I went in to the shop. He was surprised by all the projects we had been supporting, and, in particular, he was intrigued by the hemophilia project. I found out that his daughter’s boyfriend has hemophilia and, in addition to suffering from the illness, has to pay expensive medical bills.
Congratulations to the Jenny Lin Foundation and the Burma Humanitarian Mission for successfully completing the 2012 Dollar-for-Dollar Matching Program! These two non-profits were selected to participate in our inaugural program based on their effectiveness, program impact, and shared vision of cause and financial transparency.
This year, the Jenny Lin Foundation raised $2405. As part of the Dollar-for-Dollar program, the Chao Foundation matched that amount, contributing to a total of $4810 that will be donated to the cause of furthering music education and scholarship for Bay Area’s youth.
The Burma Humanitarian Mission raised $9311, matched also by the Chao Foundation, for a total donated amount of $18622. This amount will go towards the organization’s mission of supports community based health-care and education projects that improve lives of the Burmese people.
Please join us in commending the success these amazing organizations.
Each week, we select and highlight the best photos from our partners out on the field. Check out more detailed updates from each NGO by clicking on its name below "Category" on the right of this page. Enjoy these photos from the month of October!
The Non-Profit Incubator (NPI) has published their Social Entrepreneur Magazine (社会创业杂志, a project funded by the Ford Foundation. The cover story discuses "Grassroot organizations recount Funding Party" which mentions Transparent Fish Fund's crucial impact in providing funding for growth of grassroot organizations in China. We will have it translated into English. In the meantime, please see the magazine in Chinese.
About NPI: NPI is an aggregation of several NGO Supporting organizations which operate with contributions, both financial and otherwise, from international and domestic charity foundations, government agencies, enterprises and academies. Since its establishment in Jan 2006, NPI has worked to promote social innovation and cultivate social entrepreneurs in China by granting crucial support to start-up and small to medium sized NGOs and Social Enterprises. www.npi.org.cn
Thank you for your positive participation in Transparent Fish. In May, another 2 organizations have promoted to be partners of Transparent Fish. They are Angel House Rehabilitation Education and Activity Center and Hanzhong City Hope Community Volunteers Association.
At the same time they can obtain 3,000 RMB Transparent Fish fund. Welcome our new partners to participate in public welfare course.
In addition, another 5 organizations may apply to be partner of Transparent Fish. If the budget passes the audit, they can obtain 3,000 RMB which is used for programs or administration, please act now!
Original article written by Nancy Nguyen, translated by Ma Shishi, and edited by US intern Isabel Auyeung.
In order to ensure financial transparency, the TFish partnership includes three stages of collaboration: TFish Friend, TFish Associate Member, and TFish Strategic Partner. The exciting news below, provided by our executive director Nancy Nguyen, concerns four NGOs that were recently upgraded to become TFish Strategic Partners.
Exciting news! Four of our partner organizations have qualified to become Transparent Fish Strategic Partners. They are the following:
Zhou Yong Hong Counseling Center: http://www.toumingyu.org/group.php?group_id=381
AnHui Farmers’ Cooperative: http://www.toumingyu.org/community/440/
Grass-Roots Experts: http://www.toumingyu.org/community/277/
Light of Love: http://www.toumingyu.org/group.php?group_id=320
On behalf of Transparent Fish, I express my sincere gratitude towards their cooperation and support. We are very pleased by our common vision and aspiration to serve those in need. Let us work together and do our best! We all know that there are many excellent NGOs on this platform, as there are many interesting projects and touching stories. We look forward to receiving more updates from our new Strategic Partners and continuing to promote them.
TFish Executive Director
Original news article translated by TFish staff Shishi Ma, edited by intern Kaitlyn Cheung.
Every quarter, our executive director Nancy writes a short article to update TFish friends and partners about the most recent progress that Transparent Fish has made.
T-Fish has already helped partners Wild Lily and Little Red Scarf CARE finish fundraising for the first quarter.
These two organizations have provided materials such as stories, photos, and financial reports to display transparency with their activities. T-Fish has processed these materials into a donor’s book, which will go towards operating oversees fundraising initiatives.
As of yesterday, T-Fish has helped raise $1333 for the Wild Lily’s “One Egg Plan” for the first quarter of year 2012. Along with this, T-Fish will be funding $1715 for the administrative costs of Wild Lily, for a total funding of $3048.
T-Fish has successfully helped raise a total of $2953 for Little Red Scarf CARE. The funds have covered: scholarships for 5 students; costs for special sicknesses; and gifts, nutrition, and study tools for post-surgery recovery.
Everyone can see information about fundraisers, amount of funds, and supporting projects on the right side of the platform of T-Fish. Details of donations can also be accessed by logging onto the T-Fish fundraising website (www.tfishfund.org). We welcome your attention and inquiry.
We thank all of our colleagues for their support! We also encourage each organization to post its project and service stories on our T-Fish platform. We look forward to further interaction with each organization and hope to establish a strategic, cooperative partnership. Let’s build the future of NGOs together!
Original article translated by TFish Staff Shishi Ma; edited by U.S. Intern Isabel Auyeung.