Inyathelo's Blogspot

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.

29April

Seasons and Sustainability: Stories of Organisational Change

Seasons and Sustainability: Stories of Organisational Change

This Resource Mobilisation for Research (RMR) programme was created by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) as a space for organisations to develop and share their capacity building journeys. The rationale was to give the cohort the opportunity to strengthen and evaluate their organisational development and to articulate their journey as a change story - all of which assists organisations in strategically positioning themselves.

22April

Can non-profits become a new small business norm?

Can non-profits become a new small business norm?

Are we moving into an era where the non-profit business model becomes the norm? Perhaps in some niche markets this is indeed becoming the case, says Ruth McCambridge in a recent NPQ article.

08April

Trust often drives African giving trends

Trust  often drives African giving trends

A number of studies have pointed out different philanthropic styles of African giving as compared to the West. A recent Mail & Guardian article by Samantha Spooner summarised some of these unique, and little understood trends in African philanthropy.  

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