Inyathelo in the Headlines

Course to address challenges of NPOs - 21 August 2017 - The New Age, Careers

Course to address challenges of NPOs THE South African institute for advancement, Inyathelo, has just held an accredited short course to build professional knowledge and practice in July at Rhodes University. In addition, it was introduced to solve the problem of ongoing challenges of SA's nonprofit organisation NPO and higher education institutions HEIs. This is being addressed with professional training that is creating a growing cadre of qualified practitioners who can better attract much needed resources. "To date, 87 professionals in the HEI and NPO sectors have trained for the certificate in advancement and resource mobilisation. The course was held for the fifth year and the results can be seen in more effective interventions and increased donations," Inyathelo programmes director Nazli Abrahams said. "The course uses advancement as an entry point to sustainability. This is a holistic approach that optimally positions an NPO or HEI for donor funding," Abrahams She said that the course's six modules focus strongly on managing relationships for longterm sustainability, rather than shortterm fundraising transactions, and are designed to meet South African needs. A survey of philanthropy in higher education in 2016 showed that 11 universities received a total of over R1.2bn in philanthropic income during 2015. This was R515m higher than NONHLANHLA MASEKO recorded for 10 universities in the first sample in 2013. "The training we deliver is based on a body of scholarship that is grounded in African realities and experiences. It is suited to the multiple African contexts in which our NPOs and HEIs operate," Abrahims said. Inyathelo and its partners plan to develop a specialist postgraduate university qualification, making advancement an area of professional study in Africa. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.ed for 10 universities in the first sample in 2013. "The training we deliver is based on a body of scholarship that is grounded in African realities and experiences. It is suited to the multiple African contexts in which our NPOs and HEIs operate," Abrahims said. Inyathelo and its partners plan to develop a specialist postgraduate university qualification, making advancement an area of professional study in Africa. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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