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NGO Resources

Relocation of Library Resources Completed
For the past year, the Creative Initiatives has developed a resource collection specializing in NGO management to serve local nonprofit organizations, as well as other socially conscious individuals and groups. This collection aims to increase the users』 knowledge about innovative ways to meet the needs of nonprofit organizations and the communities they serve.

Since March 15, 2003, the library collection of the NGO Resource Centre has been relocated to several locations.  Users interested in the collection can visit the following two resource centres:

1) The Hong Kong Council of Social Service NGO Library

Around 350 titles have been relocated to the Reference Library of Hong Kong Council for Social Service (HKCSS). These titles include the following subjects:

  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nonprofit Leadership
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Fundraising
  • Nonprofit Marketing
  • Strategic Planning

2) Centre for Civil Society and Governance, the University of Hong Kong

Around 270 titles have also been relocated to the Centre for Civil Society and Governance, located at the University of Hong Kong.   These titles include the following subjects:

  • Board Governance
  • Foundation Establishment and Management
  • Grantmaking
  • Third Sector Theories
  • Nonprofit Accountability
  • Community Philanthropy


Library Catalogue

  1. Click here to search the unified catalogue maintained by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service.

  2. Click here to download a list of the book titles available with their relevant location (excel file).

  3. Click here to go to the following websites:
    Reference Library – Hong Kong Council of Social Service
    Departmental Library – Centre for Civil Society and Governance (CCSG), University of Hong Kong.

  4. For information about materials of interest to Family Foundations, please send a email to Mr. Tom Osgood at [email protected].

Review Report

Click here to download the Review Report of the NGO Resource Library.

E-Newsletter Archive

The following e-newsletters were published while the collection was under development.  They are still relevant today.  Please feel free to download the e-newsletters and/or distribute them to members of your organisation.

Issue 12 – Mission-based Management
Issue 11 – Family Philanthropy
Issue 10 – Corporate Social Responsibility
Issue 9 – Capacity Building
Issue 8 – Volunteering
Issue 7 – Strategic Planning
Issue 6 – Collaboration
Issue 5 – Nonprofit Board Governance
Issue 4 – Fundraising
Issue 3 – Nonprofit Leadership

Issue 2 – Philanthropy and Planned Giving
Issue 1 – Nonprofit Marketing

Third Sector Research

Click here to view and download the Third Sector Research carried out  from the year 2001 onwards.