Inyathelo's Blogspot

01July

Dealing with NGOs, the Russian Way

Dealing with NGOs, the Russian Way

By Shelagh Gastrow, Founder and former Executive Director of Inyathelo.

Civil society organisations in this country are aware that government is preparing a new legal framework for non-profit organisations, but last year it seemed to be “parked” for reconsideration. The question to be asked is whether government is thinking about aligning its new NPO legislation with that of Russia. What does this entail, and should we be worried?

30June

How to expand your reach and make yourself heard

How to expand your reach and make yourself heard

By Sarah Nicklin, Inyathelo’s Media and Communications Manager

I hosted a “Get Resourceful” session recently on how to expand your reach and make yourself heard in an overcrowded and noisy marketplace as part of Inyathelo’s broader efforts to help civil society organisations mobilise support and resources.

29June

Inside the Donor Dragon's Den

Inside the Donor Dragon's Den

By Sally Maddox and Shaylyn Mendenhall

On 25 June, four finalists entered the Inyathelo Donor Dragon’s Den. Each made a four minute pitch to a distinguished panel of real donors. After careful deliberations, the judges announced that The Centre for Early Childhood Development had made the winning pitch for their innovative and interactive Childrens' Museum project. 

24June

Meet the Donor Dragons' Den Finalists!

Meet the Donor Dragons' Den Finalists!

This event is a rare opportunity to learn more about how real donors make decisions over which organisations and projects to fund.

23June

Philanthropy in the Second Gilded Age, by Shelagh Gastrow

Philanthropy in the Second Gilded Age, by Shelagh Gastrow

The recently published UBS/PwC 2015 Billionaire Report explores “the story of great wealth – how it’s created, preserved and how it breeds philanthropy”. The authors of the report maintain this prosperous period of wealth generation is soon to decline although various opportunities still exist.

19June

Now available: 2014-2015 Inyathelo Annual Report

Now available: 2014-2015 Inyathelo Annual Report

Our latest annual report includes tributes to our outgoing Executive Director, Shelagh Gastrow. Download an electronic copy of the Inyathelo 2014-2015 Annual Report. Our complete audited financial statements for 2014/2015 are also available for download from our website.

26May

Franschoek Literary Festival: A critique of charity

Franschoek Literary Festival: A critique of charity

By Shelagh Gastrow, Outgoing Executive Director of Inyathelo

View the original article in the Daily Maverick

Recently Thando Mgqolozana created a furore at the Franschoek Literary Festival, when he claimed that his presence in a nearly all-white event led him, as a black participant to feel like an “anthropological subject”. These are complex issues. So what underlies Mgqolozana’s cry?

26May

Dragons, Knights and Making your Case for Support

Dragons, Knights and Making your Case for Support

By Saveetha Mathews

Have you ever tried telling your story in just one page? How much detail would be required to engage a reader, spark interest and cultivate support? How would the message be communicated if you had the opportunity of telling your story to potential investors and project partners?

25May

Low retention rates at SA universities

Low retention rates at SA universities

Some key numbers regarding the drop-out rate at South African universities:

  • SA universities can accommodate only 18% of South African matriculants.
  • Of those 18%, nearly half (47%) will drop out
  • If distance learning is taken into account, that figure rises to 68%
19May

Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge takes up the reins at Inyathelo

Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge takes up the reins at Inyathelo

Zenariah Barends introduces the new Executive Director of Inyathelo

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