Conferences & Training

Asia-Pacific International Fundraising Study Tour

Oct. 29 - Nov. 2, 2018

Beijing, Shenzhen and Hong Kong SAR, China


This is a three-city tour and international fundraising seminar designed for 20-25 development, alumni and membership professionals at educational, arts and other non-profit organizations to learn how to mount an international advancement program aimed at principal gifts donors, alumni and friends, with a focus on China's evolving philanthropic landscape. We start with a one-day conference at Yale Center Beijing, and then tour sites in Beijing, Shenzhen and Hong Kong including a visit to the Great Wall.


Potential topics could include:

In Beijing

1. New NGO laws and its implications on philanthropy
2. The new Chinese wealth and its impact on philanthropy outside of China
3. Latest trends on charitable giving to educational causes in China

In Shenzhen

1. Corporate support versus individual giving from the new generation of business leaders
2. Testimonials about personal and corporate motivations for supporting education institutions in China and abroad
3. Insight into future direction of charitable support from corporations and individuals and the expected measurable ROI

In Hong Kong

1. Family offices and their potential impact on generational philanthropic giving
2. Giving abroad versus giving domestically (in China)
3. Non-educational giving (arts, social welfare, political, etc.) in Hong Kong
4. Donor fatigue among the Hong Kong prospects


Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn how to create an international advancement program for your organization
  • Gain the confidence to take the program you have to the next level
  • Connect with colleagues at leading private and public universities and organizations to expand your network and learn best practices
  • Learn more about the philanthropic landscape in China and familiarize yourself with Chinese culture through visits to iconic places and institutions in Beijing and Hong Kong