Inyathelo's Blogspot

13September

[EVENT] Reflections on the outcomes of the Local Government Elections and implications for civil society (4 October)

[EVENT] Reflections on the outcomes of the Local Government Elections and implications for civil society (4 October)

Inyathelo invites you to join a dialogue on the implications of the election results on civil society.

08September

ASK Inyathelo podcasts available for free download

ASK Inyathelo podcasts available for free download

The ASK Inyathelo web portal offers numerous resources on Advancement specifically for South African non profits. Its collection of podcasts looks at ways to activate different aspects of Advancement to garner support, and offers suggestions on how organisations can better position themselves to become more sustainable.

These podcasts are available free on the ASK Inythelo website!

31August

It's time for a new organisational pie chart

CURTIS KLOTZ,

NPO finance expert, Curtis Klotz, argues that it is not enough to tell donors of the need to fund overhead and admin costs, we need to show them. The problem, says Klotz, is that “We are stuck with old terms and old images.”  He thus proposes a radical solution, that we retire our traditional organisational pie chart!

15August

Why do NPO employees quit?

Why do NPO employees quit?

Two recent publications from the American NPO, Unemployment Services Trust (UST), will undoubtedly ring true with the South African non-profit sector as well. The 2015 Nonprofit Employee Engagement and Retention Report, and the spinoff article, 6 Reasons Why your NonProfit Employees Quit, should be required reading for HR directors.

Both publications are available as free downloads from the UST website.

08August

Report: South African Nonprofits and Social Media Survey 2015-2016

Download report from the Interiority website

The South African Nonprofits and Social Media Survey (2015 – 2016) shows that the vast majority of South African nonprofit organisations are seeing positive benefits through using social media. This is despite the fact that more than 80% of NPOs do not allocate a budget for social media, close to 50% said that staff lacked the expertise to manage social media, and almost one-third said they have no communications plan to guide their social media work. 

Download the full report. 

29July

Fundraising: It's not all about the money

Fundraising: It's not all about the money

Successful fundraising is not necessarily about the amount of money raised.  It’s about raising the right kinds of funds that enable an NPO to make good on its mission, and thus make a difference. Blogger Richard Turner explains why in his recent post, "What is fundraising success?"

Read the original article on the 101Fundraising.org website.

 

13July

Conferencing facilities and office space available at Inyathelo

Conferencing facilities and office space available at Inyathelo

We provide first-rate conference and meeting spaces to the civil society and business sector at affordable rates.

06July

Planning for Risk in Philanthropy

What happens to projects when a request for additional funding is denied?

The Open Road Alliance—provides contingency funding grants to nonprofits that face project disruptions because of unexpected events. Two of their recent publications (Contingency Funding in Philanthropy: Open Road Alliance Survey; and Risk in Philanthropy: A Framework for Evaluation) highlight the need for those in the non-profit sector to plan properly for the unexpected.  Their report offers a “framework” for both funders and NGOs so that they may incorporate risk management in their grant applications, planning and budgeting processes.

 

(figure below) What happens to projects when a
request 
for additional funding is denied?

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". 

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