A Brief Introduction of China Institute for Philanthropy and Social Innovation(CIPSI)

China Institute for Philanthropy and Social Innovation, Renmin University of China, was formally established on July 26, 2016, which is a university-based think tank and a research and education center of Philanthropy.

The Institute Integrates excellent scholars at home and abroad and has an international and strategic viewpoint. Our researches focus on three major fields: philanthropic culture, cross-sectoral cooperation and sector governance. The Institute aims to become the leader of public research and the engine of social innovation through academic research, talent cultivation, practical consultation, social advocacy and decision-making participation.

The Institute runs under the leadership of the Council and adopts a double-president responsibility system. Kang Xiaoguang, professor of school of public administration and policy, Renmin University of China, serves as the executive president and Guo Chao, associate professor of School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania serves as international president.

The Institute attaches great importance to international communication and cooperation. Two board members of the first Council are international experts in non-profit area: Alan Abramson, past president of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), professor of the School of Government and International Affairs at George Mason University and Ram Cnaan, former president of ARNOVA, professor of the School of Social Policy and Practice at University of Pennsylvania.