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Can Corporate Social Investment Get it Wrong?

A new report commissioned by Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) illustrates the shortcomings of well-meaning social investment programmes.


Is your organisation thinking of using interns?

Is your organisation thinking of using interns?

June coincides with the start of the “summer intern” season for many American and European university students. South Africa is a highly sought after internship destination for these students, having all the romance and mystique of Africa, and (usually) all the conveniences of home. Is your organisation in a position to benefit from this influx of volunteers from across the waters?


New Report: Student Access and Success: Issues and Interventions in South African Universities.

The South African Institute for Advancement has published a comprehensive new report into the key access and success challenges facing public higher education in South Africa. 


Sheryl Sandburg, The Giving Pledge, and International Philanthropy

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and her husband, Dave Goldberg, have pledged at least half of their $1 billion fortune to charity. Sources say she will likely focus her efforts on international women's issues.


FREE Download: Budgeting for Sustainability. By Shelagh Gastrow.

Budgeting for Sustainability, by Shelagh Gastrow, is the latest offering from the ASK Inyathelo Pocket Guide Series. It’s full of authoritative, yet digestible, bits of advice on what donors like to see, and perhaps more importantly, what donors don’t like to see in a budget proposal.  It also discusses what to do when donors won't cover core cost, and gives ideas on developing new income streams for your organization.


Twitter Q&A from "Get Resourceful" session on Financial Management!

Inyathelo's "Get Resourceful" session on Financial Management! featured a live Q&A session via Twitter (#GetResourceful) to make our experts available to people who were not able to attend the session.  


"Get Resourceful" session on Financial Management!

May’s #GetResourceful session focused specifically on budgeting for Advancement and building an endowment. Thirty-five attendees from Cape Town’s NPO community gathered at the Inyathelo Resource Centre in Woodstock, many of whom were financial managers of non-profits. Inyathelo's Executive Director Shelagh Gastrow and Programme Director Gaby Ritchie were our experts for this session.


Inyathelo Philanthropy Awardees Join Forces to Fight Rhino Poaching

Inyathelo Philanthropy Awardees Join Forces to Fight Rhino Poaching

As the nominations for the 2014 Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards come in, perhaps now is a good time to reflect on the opportunities they present to the awardees and to South African civil society.


Live Twitter Q&A from "Get Resourceful: Governance Structures and Practices!"

Live Twitter Q&A from

Inyathelo's Get Resourceful Session on Governance Structures and Practices! featured a live Q&A session via Twitter (#GetResourceful) to make our Governance experts available to people who were not able to attend the session. Two threads quickly stood out in the Q&A: the Code of Governance and the role of a governing board. The resulting conversation produced a useful FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) on NPO governance in South Africa. Edited highlights are transcribed below.


Inyathelo Resources on Financial Management for NPOs

Every month (from April to December), Inyathelo will highlight one of the Ten Elements of Advancement.  On tap for May is Financial Management!


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