Articles tagged with: advancement

20June

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.  

30January

Advancement: a way of thinking about organisational sustainability

Advancement: a way of thinking about organisational sustainability

By Lizel Shepherd, Programme Coordinator, Advancement Training and Support

This article was originally published in the 2016 Inyathel Annual Report.

"Advancement is a multi-layered approach to engaging the external environment and encourages organisations to work in an integrated way to attract the resources optimal for sustainability

23January

Building professional practice in the advancement field

By Nazli Abrahams, Programme Director, Inyathelo

This article is also available in Inyathelo's Annual Report

"Over the long term, the aim is to facilitate the establishment of Advancement as an area of professional study in Africa, more expressly as a specialist postgraduate university qualification."

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.

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.

22September

Giving Trends in South Africa

Giving Trends in South Africa

By Saveetha Matthews, Inyathelo's Advancement Officer

“The donor is an essential part of the organisation and cannot be viewed as someone separate with no ties to its activities.” – Inyathelo Pocket Guide, Understanding the Donor World. 

20August

A report from inside the Inyathelo Donor Dragons' Den

A report from inside the Inyathelo Donor Dragons' Den

We recently held our 3rd and final Donors Dragons Den event of the year. The format has certainly proved to be a fun and exciting way to deepen our collective understanding of how the donor world works. For those attending, and not just the participating finalists, it’s been a fundraising clinic conducted at the highest level. 

19August

Through the Looking Glass: Building internal relationships. By Khairoonisa Foflonker

Through the Looking Glass: Building internal relationships. By Khairoonisa Foflonker

Are we neglecting our internal stakeholder relationships? Relationships with internal stakeholders are often left on the back burner while we are consumed in achieving our organisation’s mission. This is an opportune moment to gaze 'Through the Looking Glass' and draw on Lewis Carroll’s wisdom: "I'm not crazy. My reality is just different than yours." 

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