Inyathelo's Blogspot

30May

Applications open for popular annual Inyathelo Advancement course

InyRhSouth African universities and non-profit organisations (NPOs) are under pressure to manage their fundraising opportunities and processes optimally. This requires well-trained fundraising practitioners with up-to-date, professional knowledge.

 

28May

Inyathelo proposal writing workshop boosts NPO fundraising skills

Putting fundraising first: Inyathelo workshop facilitator Gillian Mitchell discusses facts and fallacies about writing effective fundraising proposals.

Strategic, well-written fundraising proposals are the lifeblood of most of South Africa’s estimated 150 000 non-profit organisations (NPOs). To meet this need, Inyathelo: The South African Institute for Advancement, recently held a proposal writing workshop at its offices in Woodstock, Cape Town (16 May).

18April

Featured content from ASK Inyathelo: Tips for engaging different supporters

Featured content from ASK Inyathelo: Tips for engaging different supporters

ASK Inyathelo houses information, resources, tools, and articles anchored within the Advancement framework, as well as articles in relation to the context we work in as non-profit organisations and institutions. The content is shared through a variety of multi-media tools such as video clipscomic stripspodcasts and via practitioner profiles.

05April

Philanthropy and Influence: The dark side of the force

Philanthropy and Influence: The dark side of the force

When civil society organisations flex their “knowledge muscles” and engage with donors on more equitable platforms, the potential of philanthropy to run away with the agenda becomes difficult.

23March

William Gumede: The Power of Philanthropy

William Gumede: The Power of Philanthropy

This policy brief was prepared for the Inyathelo Philanthropy Forum in November 2017 and examines different forms of philanthropy, its benefits, and risks.

15March

Dr Russell Ally new chairperson of Inyathelo Board

Dr Russell Ally new chairperson of Inyathelo Board

Inyathelo is delighted to welcome Dr Russell Ally as Chairperson of its Board of Trustees from March 2018.

14March

Inyathelo and associates learn from Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Inyathelo and associates learn from Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

The importance of authentic leadership, digital fundraising and media, and donor motivations were key learnings from an international course created for Inyathelo management and South African higher education fundraising directors.

12March

Reimagining our future. Nomsa Daniels, Chief Executive Officer, the Graça Machel Trust

Nomsa Daniels, Chief Executive Officer, the Graça Machel Trust

I am honoured to have been invited to contribute a piece to Inyathelo’s 2016-2017 annual report under the theme of “Reimagining Our Future”. As a starting point, it is worth reminding ourselves of the steadfast and important role that advocacy organisations, like Inyathelo and the Graça Machel Trust, play in these tumultuous times.

28February

South Africa Giving 2017: An overview of charitable giving in South Africa

South Africa Giving 2017: An overview of charitable giving in South Africa

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) publishes a series of annual giving reports describing the giving behaviours of people in Brazil, Canada, India, Russia, South Africa, the United States, and the UK. South Africa Giving 2017 reveals that despite challenging economic circumstances, individuals in South Africa – particularly the younger generation – continue to give of their time and money to assist individuals and communities in need.

Download the full South Africa Giving 2017 report. 

Download the infographic. 

27February

Civil society needs organisational agility, imaginative leadership and synergic partnerships in tough times . By William Gumede

William Gumede, chairperson, Democracy Works Foundation and author of Restless Nation: Making sense of troubled times (Tafelberg).

With South Africa assigned to junk status by two global credit rating agencies, traditional sources of funding for civil society, including nongovernmental organisations (NGOs), community-based organisations (CBOs) and social movements, are likely to decline. The likely drop in income follows on the back of falls already in foreign (industrial country) funding following the aftermath of the 2007/2008 global financial and Eurozone financial crises.

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