Publications available to download

100 and more Thoughts on Fundraising in the Private Market

100 and more Thoughts on Fundraising in the Private Market

This booklet is a delightful, insightful and motivating read for anyone involved in raising funds from the private sector.

100 Thoughts on Advancement

100 Thoughts on Advancement

A concise and snappy collection of key tips, pointers and quotes about Advancement thinking, approaches and practices.

100 Thoughts on Philanthropy

100 Thoughts on Philanthropy

Capturing thoughts on giving from icons such as Confucius, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, Anne Frank, Albert Camus, Dr Seuss and many more, this short but fun booklet provides inspiration, energy, light-bulb moments and thought-provoking take-aways for those who already give and for those who are still wondering what this whole “philanthropy thing” is about? 

2014 Annual Survey of Philanthropy in Higher Education (ASPIHE) in South Africa.

2014 Annual Survey of Philanthropy in Higher Education (ASPIHE) in South Africa.

This report presents the findings of the 2013 Annual Survey of Philanthropy in Higher Education (ASPIHE) in South Africa. The survey, which is the first in what we hope will become a regular annual series, was conducted by EduActive Solutions Ltd on behalf of Inyathelo with financial support from the Kresge Foundation. 

2014 Inyathelo Leadership Symposium: blind spots and bright lights

2014 Inyathelo Leadership Symposium: blind spots and bright lights

As part of the Kresge Inyathelo Advancement Initiative (KIAI), Inyathelo has organised annual opportunities for university vice-chancellors to engage with the broad concept of Advancement, beyond the basic concern of raising money for their institutions.

2015 Annual Survey of Philanthropy in Higher Education (ASPIHE) in South Africa.

2015 Annual Survey of Philanthropy in Higher Education (ASPIHE) in South Africa.

This report presents the findings of the 2014 Annual Survey of Philanthropy in Higher Education (ASPIHE) in South Africa. The survey was conducted by EduActive Solutions Ltd on behalf of Inyathelo: The South African Institute for Advancement with financial support from the Kresge Foundation.

2016 Annual Survey of Philanthropy in Higher Education (ASPIHE) in South Africa.

2016 Annual Survey of Philanthropy in Higher Education (ASPIHE) in South Africa.

This report presents the findings of the 2015 Annual Survey of Philanthropy in Higher Education (ASPIHE) in South Africa.

A New NPO Act for South Africa: The Implications of the Proposed New Policy Framework for South African Civil Society. (2014)

A New NPO Act for South Africa: The Implications of the Proposed New Policy Framework for South African Civil Society. (2014)

Researchers interviewed experts on non-profit law, NPO leaders, the NPO Directorate regarding the implications of the new policy framework for South African civil society. 

Blueprint for the future: Looking back, turning inward and moving forward (2011)

Blueprint for the future: Looking back, turning inward and moving forward (2011)

The conference focus and discussion raised important questions with regard to current success of South African universities in graduating students with the skills required for South Africa’s development.

Budgeting for Sustainability (2014). By Shelagh Gastrow

Budgeting for Sustainability (2014). By Shelagh Gastrow

A useful pocket guide to assist your organisation budget for long-term sustainability.

Business and Higher Education in Dialogue: Leadership for South Africa Report

Business and Higher Education in Dialogue: Leadership for South Africa Report

A key objective of the Kresge-Inyathelo Advancement Initiative is to provide a platform for high level engagement that focuses on solving the challenges faced by higher education in South Africa.

Governance Practices of national non-profit bodies and national networking organisations in SA. (2010)

Governance Practices of national non-profit bodies and national networking organisations in SA. (2010)

Ricardo Wyngaard and Peter Hendricks. This study is exploratory in nature and aims to place certain key findings and specific recommendations on the DSD's non-profit governance agenda.

How to set up a Past Pupils Association

How to set up a Past Pupils Association

This guide looks at ways in which schools can turn its alumni into active allies in promoting and ploughing back into the school.

In Conversation - Our World, Our Responsibility

In Conversation - Our World, Our Responsibility

In Conversation is an in-depth reflective reporting of key discussions held at Inyathelo’s November 2009 conference in Cape Town.

Insights - 3rd Sector Law: The New Companies Act no.71 of 2008: What every non-profit needs to know.

Insights - 3rd Sector Law: The New Companies Act no.71 of 2008: What every non-profit needs to know.

Fact sheet provides information for NPOs on how the new Companies Act affects them and how it differs from the old Companies Act. 

Insights Publication: The Revenue Law Amendment Bill 2008

Insights Publication: The Revenue Law Amendment Bill 2008

(March 2009) This document serves as a summary of the key changes as it relate to public benefit organisations (PBOs). (4 pages)

Insights – 3rd Sector Law: A concise guide to the Non-Profit Organisations Act 71 of 1997

Insights – 3rd Sector Law: A concise guide to the Non-Profit Organisations Act 71 of 1997

The purpose of this document is to serve as a resource to people wishing to start a nonprofit organisation or who are already running nonprofit organisations.

Institutional Research at South African Universities: A snapshot review

Institutional Research at South African Universities: A snapshot review

This study, funded by The Kresge Foundation and conducted by Inyathelo, provides a snapshot of Institutional Research (IR) operations at South African universities. 

Leadership for Advancement (2014). By Shelagh Gastrow

Leadership for Advancement (2014). By Shelagh Gastrow

This guide examines the key roles and responsibilities of those who lead non-profit organisations or institutions.

Making It Their Business: An Exploratory Study of Interest Levels Amongst Businesses to Support an LGBTI Foundation in South Africa. (2010)

Making It Their Business: An Exploratory Study of Interest Levels Amongst Businesses to Support an LGBTI Foundation in South Africa. (2010)

By Melanie Judge and Gabrielle Ritchie. The objectives of this Atlantic Philanthropies study were to assess the extent to which LGBTI-owned businesses and local or multinational companies are likely to provide sources of funding for an LGBTI Community Foundation.

Meeting their Mandates? Research report on the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund and the National Development Agency. (2011).

Meeting their Mandates? Research report on the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund and the National Development Agency. (2011).

The research report on the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF) and the National Development Agency (NDA).

Meeting their Mandates? Summary

Meeting their Mandates? Summary

A research study to inform future activities and campaigns which promote more effective relationships between the National Lotteries Board (NLB and its National Lotteries Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF) and the National Development Agency (NDA), on one hand, and the civil society sector on the other hand. 

Our World, Our Responsibility Donor Conference 2010 summary report (2010)

Our World, Our Responsibility Donor Conference 2010 summary report (2010)

The report includes all the inputs, the discussions and key comments from the conference and will provide a solid foundation for anyone seeking to get to grips with the philanthropy space in South Africa.

Power, Partnership, Collaboration – A year in review. Donor Symposium 2011

Power, Partnership, Collaboration – A year in review. Donor Symposium 2011

This report presents the critical donor discussions and presentations held at the 2011 Donor Symposium – the first donor symposium to be held by the Private Philanthropy Circle.

Proposal Writing (2015). By Shelagh Gastrow

Proposal Writing (2015). By Shelagh Gastrow

A proposal submitted to a donor without any prior connection to the organisation; knowledge of its work; or relationship with its leadership is not likely to gain financial support.

Roles and Responsibilities in an Advancement Operation (2014). By Shelagh Gastrow

Roles and Responsibilities in an Advancement Operation (2014). By Shelagh Gastrow

While the conceptual thinking about Advancement, as originally developed by Inyathelo, emerged from the higher education sector, the framework adapts well for non-profit organisations. 

Shifting Perspectives. PPC Donor Symposium. (2012)

Shifting Perspectives. PPC Donor Symposium. (2012)

A summary report from the 2012 Private Philanthropy Circle Donor Symposium.

Student Access and Success: Issues and Interventions in South African Universities. (2014)

Student Access and Success: Issues and Interventions in South African Universities. (2014)

Report into the key access and success challenges facing public higher education in South Africa. In-depth interviews were conducted with 18 of our 23 universities for the study funded by US-based Kresge Foundation. 

The Youth Philanthropy Action Guide

The Youth Philanthropy Action Guide

This book is a fun, exciting and practical guide for teachers and learners who want to inspire a culture of social responsibility and giving among the young people at their schools and in their communities.

Understanding the Donor World (2015). By Shelagh Gastrow

Understanding the Donor World (2015). By Shelagh Gastrow

It is imperative for organisations seeking funds to see donors not as anonymous structures but people who believe in a cause with whom a relationship needs to be built.

Voices of Black Entrepreneurs in Tourism (2005)

Voices of Black Entrepreneurs in Tourism (2005)

Black entrepreneurs in tourism were involved in a peer-learning cooperative facilitated by Inyathelo in 2003. The stories of these tourism pioneers and their attempts to break into the lucrative Western Cape industry, are documented in this book.