Inyathelo's Blogspot

19May

How to host a webinar like a pro

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You've probably been hearing a lot about webinars since the start of the lockdown, and may even have signed up for one or two yourself. If you’re considering hosting your own webinar, take the excellent advice of Inyathelo Operations Director Feryal Domingo, Operations Co-ordinator Jacques Swart and Database Officer Bayanda Gumbi.

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13May

Covid-19 Kitchens

Inyathelo supports the work of numerous organisations working on the ground to assist our most vulnerable communities. Soup kitchens and other feeding schemes are helping to relieve desperate situations in under-resourced neighbourhoods.
NPOs undertaking this work generally have a good understanding of which families are most in need, and do their utmost to protect the health and physical security of their staff and volunteers. We call on the National Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu, to reject proposals to ban the distribution of cooked food; and the requirement for all NPOs to apply for permits if they wish to distribute any form of food aid. NPOs in turn should ensure that safety protocols are followed meticulously and that NPOs distributing food abide by government safety regulations.

11May

#LockdownLessons: This is a wake-up call about inequality - Feryal Domingo, Inyathelo

#LockdownLessons: This is a wake-up call about inequality - Feryal Domingo, Inyathelo

As part of our #LockdownLessons series, Bizcommunity is reaching out to South Africa's top industry players to share their experience of the current Covid-19 crisis, how their organisations are navigating these unusual times, where the challenges and opportunities lie, and their industry outlook for the near future.

08May

FREE WEBINAR: Efficient digital solutions for virtual meetings

FREE WEBINAR: Efficient digital solutions for virtual meetings

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned our working lives upside down. Most people are operating virtually now, working and staying connected through online meetings and discussions. For many organisations this has been an ad hoc deployment, with uncertainty about the software and apps that are available, and what new line items should be factored into their budgets.

04May

Calling all Cape Town-based NPOs and PBOs

Calling all Cape Town-based NPOs and PBOs

The City of Cape Town is proposing 11 new property rating categories to allow for either lower or no rates to be charged for NPOs and other charitable property owners, including organisations offering shelter for street people, early childhood development and youth. These categories are meant to be added on July 1st, 2020.

24April

Inyathelo launches COVID-19 Resource Portal

Inyathelo launches COVID-19 Resource Portal

The coronavirus pandemic has placed the work of multiple non-profits and civil society bodies in the spotlight as they deliver food parcels, provide shelter for the homeless, and implement essential health services. However, most NPOs have extremely limited funding reserves and staff are fearful of the future, despite the vital role they play.

22April

Coronavirus COVID-19 economic and social relief package announced

President Ramaphosa announced a massive support package of R500billion on 21 April. The package includes social relief measures to address “hunger and social distress”, as “poverty and food insecurity have deepened dramatically in the course of just a few weeks.”

21April

Leading NPOs in lockdown

Leading NPOs in lockdown

Most nonprofit organisations (NPOs) deal daily with challenges such as tight budgets, over-stretched staff, and limited capacity. The lockdown, however, has added a whole new dimension to how an NPO delivers its much-needed services.

Ensuring that staff feel supported and up-to-date on what is happening in the organisation, as well as being informed about news regarding clients and funders, is vital.

16April

COVID-19: TPC SUBMISSION TO SARS FOR NPOS

The coronavirus pandemic has thrust NPOs and the importance of philanthropy into the spotlight. Turning Point Consultants, a partner service provider with Inyathelo to support NPO financial literacy, has made submissions to SARS on tax relief regarding draft disaster relief bills and donations. In summary, Turning Point Consultants proposes that Public Benefit Organisations (PBOs) be included as a qualifying taxpayer to obtain the deferral of PAYE relief. Currently the draft bill excludes most PBOs. PBOs should be granted greater relief on payment of PAYE compared to normal tax-paying entities, and a full tax deduction should be allowed on bona fide donations made for Covid-19 related activities

13April

Effective humanitarian response to Covid 19 requires better strategy, coordination and transparency with civil society organisations

What has been most impressive about President Cyril Ramaphosa’s response to the Covid 19 crisis is not only the speed with which he outlined government’s approach, but the attention to the economic and social impact on the country’s poor and most vulnerable. Unlike other world leaders responding to the pandemic, President Ramaphosa has focused with admirable precision on providing life-saving financial support for small and medium enterprises, strengthening social support mechanisms for poor and vulnerable people, and catalysing philanthropy at scale to address this crisis.

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