Fan is co-founder and Executive Director of Global Links Initiative. Established in 2003, GLI is a nonprofit organization that aims to foster practical links among social entrepreneurial people around the world. In 2004, GLI first brought the concept of social entrepreneurship to China and continues to play a key role in promoting the practices of social innovation in China as well as East Asia. Fan is founding member of the China-US Strategic Philanthropy Partnership, a leading network promoting research, exchange and collaboration between the philanthropic sectors of China and the US since 2010. She also serves as an advisor for many leading nonprofit organizations and social enterprises in East Asia.