Episode 10: If You Want to Work in Chinese Philanthropy, You Need to Understand Guanxi

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In this episode, we spoke with Melody Song, Senior Development Officer Prospect Management and International Development with the Calgary Zoo; Laura Edwards, Executive Director Advancement at York House School; and Beth Ann Locke, Director of Advancement in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University. Our topic was China, the new superpower...of philanthropy.

SOME OF WHAT YOU WILL HEAR:

  • Where Chinese philanthropy is similar to and different from philanthropy in the west?
  • Growing pains facing Chinese philanthropy
  • How best to approach working with Chinese philanthropists
  • How Guanxi guides and influences Chinese philanthropy and culture 

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Episode 10 Panelists

Melody Song

Senior Development Officer Prospect Management and International Development
Calgary Zoo
Calgary, Alberta

Laura Edwards

Executive Director Advancement
York House School
Vancouver, British Columbia

Beth Ann Locke

Director, Advancement
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, British Columbia