Inyathelo's Blogspot

14November

#FridayStandIn: Thoughtful conversations on civil society and student protests

#FridayStandIn: Thoughtful conversations on civil society and student protests

Inyathelo Acting Executive Director Nomfundo Walaza was invited by radio station Capetalk/702 to be their Friday stand-in on 11 November. In this series, a guest presenter stands in for popular presenter Redi Tlhabi every Friday from 9am-12h00. According to the station “this carefully-selected cast features some of the most interesting personalities in South Africa. Each one brings their unique outlook to the show. They will engage you, challenge you, entertain you, open your mind and try to deal with some of the random calls we sometimes get.”

31October

Budgeting for non-profits

Budgeting for non-profits

A few years back NPO finance expert, Clara Miller, wrote a NPQ piece on the seemingly irrational set of expectations philanthropists, donors, and government place upon non-profits. The article, “The Looking-Glass World of Nonprofit Money: Managing in For-Profits’ Shadow Universe,” is making it’s way around the internet again and is certainly worth a second look.

24October

Nedbank Private Wealth Giving Report: A survey on the giving practices of South Africa's high-net-worth individuals

THE GIVING REPORT III

The third edition of the Nedbank Private Wealth Giving Report builds on the findings of the 2010 and 2012 Nedbank’s research into the philanthropic commitments of South Africa’s high-net-worth (HNW) individuals. The authors of the report assert that, “despite a challenging economic environment, our country’s HNW individuals and families have remained committed to uplifting those who are less fortunate than themselves.”

19October

What is the difference between Strategy and Planning?

What is the difference between Strategy and Planning?

Extract from Strategy and Planning Descriptor available on the ASK Inyathelo portal 

17October

Tweeting your organisation's event

Tweeting your organisation's event

Tweeting your event is a great way to get exposure, build followers and strengthen your brand. It can open up key learnings to people far beyond those attending your events. But it takes more than just showing up and sending off a couple of tweets. Here are some simple, common sense tips:

14October

Executive Director Vacancy

Executive Director Vacancy

Inyathelo: The South African Institute for Advancement is seeking a new Executive Director.  Based in Cape Town, Inyathelo’s work focuses on the financial sustainability of civil society organisations and universities and promoting philanthropic giving in South Africa.   

10October

Reflections on the outcomes of the Local Government Elections and implications for civil society

Reflections on the outcomes of the Local Government Elections and implications for civil society

Inyathelo's dialogue on the implications of the election results on civil society was hosted on 4 October, with guests William Gumede and Stanley Henkeman. Below are summaries of the discussion. 

21September

14 low-cost ways to promote employee well-being at your organisation

14 low-cost ways to promote employee well-being at your organisation

It’s well documented that stress in the workplace is strongly associated with absenteeism, lower productivity, poor morale and high turnover rates. Conversely, employee wellness programs are a proven component in attracting top talent and keeping them happy. Despite this, non-profits often have a reputation for pushing a missionary-like work ethic (long hours, thankless work, low pay) on their employees.

13September

[EVENT] Reflections on the outcomes of the Local Government Elections and implications for civil society (4 October)

[EVENT] Reflections on the outcomes of the Local Government Elections and implications for civil society (4 October)

Inyathelo invites you to join a dialogue on the implications of the election results on civil society.

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