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08August

Report: South African Nonprofits and Social Media Survey 2015-2016

Download report from the Interiority website

The South African Nonprofits and Social Media Survey (2015 – 2016) shows that the vast majority of South African nonprofit organisations are seeing positive benefits through using social media. This is despite the fact that more than 80% of NPOs do not allocate a budget for social media, close to 50% said that staff lacked the expertise to manage social media, and almost one-third said they have no communications plan to guide their social media work. 

Download the full report. 

29July

Fundraising: It's not all about the money

Fundraising: It's not all about the money

Successful fundraising is not necessarily about the amount of money raised.  It’s about raising the right kinds of funds that enable an NPO to make good on its mission, and thus make a difference. Blogger Richard Turner explains why in his recent post, "What is fundraising success?"

Read the original article on the 101Fundraising.org website.

 

13July

Conferencing facilities and office space available at Inyathelo

Conferencing facilities and office space available at Inyathelo

We provide first-rate conference and meeting spaces to the civil society and business sector at affordable rates.

06July

Planning for Risk in Philanthropy

What happens to projects when a request for additional funding is denied?

The Open Road Alliance—provides contingency funding grants to nonprofits that face project disruptions because of unexpected events. Two of their recent publications (Contingency Funding in Philanthropy: Open Road Alliance Survey; and Risk in Philanthropy: A Framework for Evaluation) highlight the need for those in the non-profit sector to plan properly for the unexpected.  Their report offers a “framework” for both funders and NGOs so that they may incorporate risk management in their grant applications, planning and budgeting processes.

 

(figure below) What happens to projects when a
request 
for additional funding is denied?

04July

The Search is on for South Africa's Philanthropy heroes!

The Search is on for South Africa's Philanthropy heroes!

The Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards were initiated by the South African Institute for Advancement to acknowledge, celebrate and honor those whose personal giving has contributed towards sustainable social change in our country.

22June

Advancement is a long-term approach

Advancement is a long-term approach

Inyathelo defines Advancement as: "A systematic and integrated approach to building and managing external relationships with key constituencies and stakeholders in order to attract support". 

14June

Advancement isn’t one size fits all

Advancement isn’t one size fits all

Inyathelo defines Advancement as: "A systematic and integrated approach to building and managing external relationships with key constituencies and stakeholders in order to attract support". We take a closer look at what that means. 

03June

Non-profits in the age of Big Data

Non-profits in the age of Big Data

In the latest issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Jim Fruchterman writes of the “growing urgency in the social sector to make better use of data to inform decision-making and evaluate performance.” In this competitive funding climate, donors, stakeholders and governments increasingly demand evidence of impact. More and more, that evidence will be driven by hard data. Fruchterman suggests a framework to help nonprofits collect data to measure the “action and impact” of their work.

 

25May

How much is a grant REALLY worth?

How much is a grant REALLY worth?

The Net Grant tool has been gaining traction in the non-profit community. It’s meant to show the real value of a grant award after you apply for and manage the grant.  

12May

Inyathelo's publications available as free downloads

Inyathelo's publications available as free downloads

Central to Inyathelo’s work is the development, documentation and dissemination of local knowledge and information in all areas of our work. Most of our resources and publications are freely available on our website.

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