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02September

Leadership in a time of contestation and disenchantment

Leadership in a time of contestation and disenchantment

A keynote address by Inyathelo Executive Director Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge to the 2015 Inyathelo Advancement Academy for NPOs and HEIs on Wednesday 2 September 2015. 

 

20August

A report from inside the Inyathelo Donor Dragons' Den

A report from inside the Inyathelo Donor Dragons' Den

We recently held our 3rd and final Donors Dragons Den event of the year. The format has certainly proved to be a fun and exciting way to deepen our collective understanding of how the donor world works. For those attending, and not just the participating finalists, it’s been a fundraising clinic conducted at the highest level. 

20August

A Nation Cannot be Free until its Women are Free - A keynote address by Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge

A Nation Cannot be Free until its Women are Free - A keynote address by Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge

On August 5th, Inythelo's Executive Director, Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge, delivered a keynote address at Novalis Ubuntu Institute annual Women’s Month Celebration. Themed, DAWN (Dynamic African Women Now), the event was a celebration of the dynamic roles women play in Africa.  

 

19August

Through the Looking Glass: Building internal relationships. By Khairoonisa Foflonker

Through the Looking Glass: Building internal relationships. By Khairoonisa Foflonker

Are we neglecting our internal stakeholder relationships? Relationships with internal stakeholders are often left on the back burner while we are consumed in achieving our organisation’s mission. This is an opportune moment to gaze 'Through the Looking Glass' and draw on Lewis Carroll’s wisdom: "I'm not crazy. My reality is just different than yours." 

12August

Facebook billionaire "gives directly" to the African poor, no strings attached.

Facebook billionaire

"We aim to reshape international giving, making direct transfers to the poor the benchmark against which other, more expensive approaches are evaluated." -- Give Directly Vision Statement.

06August

Inyathelo Advancement Academy: Advancement tools and practices for NPOs and HEIs

Inyathelo Advancement Academy: Advancement tools and practices for NPOs and HEIs

Inyathelo: The South African Institute for Advancement is hosting two Advancement Academies in Cape Town in September: the first on 1 and 2 September is for non-profit organisations; and the second, on 2 and 3 September, is aimed at higher education institutions.

05August

CONGRATULATIONS! Four finalists chosen to enter Inyathelo's Donor Dragons' Den!

CONGRATULATIONS!  Four finalists chosen to enter Inyathelo's Donor Dragons' Den!

We were overwhelmed by submissions to enter the 3rd and final Inyathelo Donor Dragons' Den for 2015. We received "Case for Support' documents from over 60 civil society organisations across the country. 

04August

Can nonprofits really be expected to be 'sustainable'?

Can nonprofits really be expected to be 'sustainable'?

Many funders and business people seem to believe that if nonprofits just try hard enough, they will be self-sufficient and “sustainable.” If they’re not, they shouldn’t be supported. Is sustainability in fact a reasonable goal for nonprofits? Can it ever be more than a requisite paragraph or two we are forced to include in our funding proposals? 

30July

Taking leadership to a higher level

Taking leadership to a higher level

Inyathelo Programme Coordinator Khairoonisa Foflonker reflects on Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge’s recent ‘Get Resourceful’ session on Leadership in Civil Society, providing this edited version of her engagement at the Inyathelo Civil Society Sustainability Centre in Cape Town.  

29July

Activist philanthropists offer more than cash

Activist philanthropists offer more than cash

Daily Maverick op-ed by Shelagh Gastrow, Director of GastrowBloch Philanthropies.

 

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