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Beyond Sports

Sharing their love of sport are Mac Hennessy from Philadelphia, Sahara Gipson from New Jersey, Lauren Kudronowicz from Wisconsin and Nicole Liddy from southern New York, Stephaun Marshall from New Jersey and Cassie Meyers-Anacortes from Washington.

Western Cape non-profit organisations (NPOS) that use sport to help uplift youth in disadvantaged communities got a welcome boost in July when 24 fit and enthusiastic students from America and England volunteered their services for three weeks. They were linked to Beyond Sports, an organisation set up seven years ago to create opportunities for student athletes to enjoy life-changing cross-cultural experiences.


Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Workshop | Wednesday, 30 August

Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Workshop | Wednesday, 30 August

We invite you to join us for a workshop that will provide you with an overview of planning and monitoring methods, as well as practical tools for programme planning and monitoring. 


A passage to India

A passage to India

Inyathelo is about to embark on a strategic planning process for the next three to five years – so it’s perfect timing for our  Executive Director, Jessica Rees-Jones,  to attend an innovative  programme on strategic non-profit management at one of India’s most progressive universities, Ashoka.


Inyathelo secures R11 million grant to boost education institutions’ capacity

Inyathelo secures R11 million grant to boost education institutions’ capacity

In an effort to help eliminate economic inequality through improved education, The Kresge Foundation has awarded a grant of US$857 734 (about R11,1 million) to Inyathelo, the South African Institute for Advancement, for the Kresge-Inyathelo Advancement Initiative (KIAI).


Inyathelo provides lessons in proposal writing for long-term sustainability

Participants in an Inyathelo proposal writing workshop for higher education institutions included (left to right) Natasha Budhram, Senior Development Officer: Advancement, University of Johannesburg;  facilitator Ninette Mouton (standing) Research Grants

Many non-profit and  non-government organisations (NPOs and NGOs) and higher education institutions are in urgent need of financial support  – making the importance of writing excellent funding proposals  more vital than ever.  


Celebrating our youth making a difference (Part 2)

Celebrating our youth making a difference (Part 2)

This is the second part of our tribute to some of the youth that have inspired us over the past few years, and have been awarded the Inyathelo philanthropy awards for their amazing efforts.

We are starting with Afeefah, who is the youngest ever recipient of one of our awards. At her tender age, Afeefah wasn’t scared to speak up when she noticed a wrong that needed to be righted. Along with our other past recipients, she is an example to us all of what the youth are able to achieve!


Celebrating our youth making a difference (Part 1)

Celebrating our youth making a difference (Part 1)

Teach the children so that it will not be necessary to teach the adults. -- Abraham Lincoln.

We are celebrating our youth at Inyathelo this month, and what better way than to pay tribute to some of the past recipients of our Children and youth in Philanthropy award?


Managing and meeting community expectations

Anna Vayanos, owner of Anna Vayanos Philanthropy Consulting (left) with Trialogue director Cathy Duff and .Jessica Rees-Jones.

Decision-making, relationships and trust, and capacity development are three vital aspects of managing and meeting community expectations, says Inyathelo Executive Director Jessica Rees Jones. Speaking in a panel discussion at the Trialogue Business in Society conference in Johannesburg (16 May) Jessica said that ‘community’ is a misnomer because it is blanket term for multiple abilities, age groups and interests.


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