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26May

Franschoek Literary Festival: A critique of charity

Franschoek Literary Festival: A critique of charity

By Shelagh Gastrow, Outgoing Executive Director of Inyathelo

View the original article in the Daily Maverick

Recently Thando Mgqolozana created a furore at the Franschoek Literary Festival, when he claimed that his presence in a nearly all-white event led him, as a black participant to feel like an “anthropological subject”. These are complex issues. So what underlies Mgqolozana’s cry?

26May

Dragons, Knights and Making your Case for Support

Dragons, Knights and Making your Case for Support

By Saveetha Mathews

Have you ever tried telling your story in just one page? How much detail would be required to engage a reader, spark interest and cultivate support? How would the message be communicated if you had the opportunity of telling your story to potential investors and project partners?

25May

Low retention rates at SA universities

Low retention rates at SA universities

Some key numbers regarding the drop-out rate at South African universities:

  • SA universities can accommodate only 18% of South African matriculants.
  • Of those 18%, nearly half (47%) will drop out
  • If distance learning is taken into account, that figure rises to 68%
19May

Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge takes up the reins at Inyathelo

Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge takes up the reins at Inyathelo

Zenariah Barends introduces the new Executive Director of Inyathelo

18May

Amendment in Lottery Reporting

Amendment in Lottery Reporting

NPOs in charities, sport and recreation, arts and culture, and national heritage sectors applying for lottery funding need to be aware of amended requirements with regards to reporting obligations.

06May

Eight finalists will enter Inyathelo's Donor Dragons' Den!

Eight finalists will enter Inyathelo's Donor Dragons' Den!

Announcing the finalists who will enter Inyathelo's Donor Dragons' Den!

29April

Post-Rhodes: Philanthropy and the Randlords. By Shelagh Gastrow

Post-Rhodes: Philanthropy and the Randlords. By Shelagh Gastrow

This article was originally published as an op-ed in the Daily Maverick.

The Rhodes Must Fall movement revealed a conundrum around the issue of philanthropic money and the legacy of those who have lived in different eras with different values. We all live with the legacies bequeathed by various “big men” in particular, legacies that now stretch over a century, and we have to ask ourselves the question of philanthropy and the source of money; the behaviour of the rich; ethics when it comes to accepting funding that might have a dubious origin.

28April

New downloads from the ASK Inyathelo Pocket Guide Series on Advancement!

New downloads from the ASK Inyathelo Pocket Guide Series on Advancement!

These brief, easy to read pocket guides will assist your organisation in building the Advancement tools needed to become sustainable.

The entire ASK Inyathelo Pocket Guide Series is freely available to download.

 

27April

How does philanthropy try to mitigate risk and should it? By Shelagh Gastrow

How does philanthropy try to mitigate risk and should it? By Shelagh Gastrow

Whilst recognising the need for assurance that our funding is spent well and efficiently, we need to also explore what philanthropy is really about. Risk taking is fundamental and, in many ways, philanthropy is not for sissies. However, it is about effecting change, making a contribution and, most importantly, to provide meaning in our lives.

 

23April

The search is on for South Africa’s Philanthropy heroes!

The search is on for South Africa’s Philanthropy heroes!

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Nominations have opened for the ninth annual Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards which were initiated by the South African Institute for Advancement to acknowledge, celebrate and honour those whose personal giving has contributed towards sustainable social change in our country.

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