One Foundation: “Growing Pains”
Supervising Professor: Li Wei; Case Researcher: Zhou Fei [ Language available : Chinese ]

By investigating “identity disruption” and the “strategic long game”, this case describes One Foundation’s internal and external challenges. In the context of an insufficient legal and regulatory framework, an official monopoly on charitable resources, and philanthropy’s lacking professionalism and capabilities, how to give full play to civil society vitality, and enable charities to determine their strategy and positioning, while taking on board the impact of reform and transformation in the sector?
Should they continue to copy the development model adopted by Smile Angel Foundation in their first three years, and endure shortcomings, or move forward to overcome these seemingly impossible obstacles? In the past three years since the establishment of Smile Angel Foundation, Li Yapeng has arrived at a difficult crossroads.

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