"Nonprofit, public service organizations should make information public."
On the evening of October 15th, Transparent Fish’s “Transparent Finances, Transparent Nonprofit” event in Beijing concluded. Transparent Fish Fund founder Ping Chao and Director Ms. Tianfu Ruan presented the concept of Transparent Fish to representatives from over 30 NGOs. They introduced NGO backend support programs, and continnued with in-person idea exchange. The meeting was divided into three major parts.
The first part was segmented into smaller sections that took the audience from abstract ideas to concrete details, conflicts in moving from concept to implementation, Transparent Financial accounting practices, and Transparent Fish action. Ping Chao personally addressed all participants to demonstrate the heart and soul of the Transparent Fish concept of action. Mr. Chao delivered his expectations of future NGO development trends, and concrete details on the NGO backend support plan and financial accounting transparency methods, as well as his sincerity in his willingness to cooperate. Afterward, Ms. Ruan led Transparent Fish Laboratory staff to demonstrate how to implement the backend support plan and tools. Passion and enthusiasm for service characterized this young team as they shared their work. The testimonies of several current partner organizations also brought great encouragement to the conference participants. Discussion groups were interespersed throughout the section to listen to any concerns or feedback from NGOs that could help Transparent Fish improve its future quality of service.