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28November

Surprising trends from the 2014 World Giving Index

Surprising trends from the 2014 World Giving Index

Since 2010 the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has published the annual World Giving Index, which looks at charitable behaviour in 135 countries. The report is based on more than a million interviews conducted by Gallup since 2005/06, as part of their World Poll survey.

What are the top giving countries around the world? The answers may surprise you. Indeed, eleven G20 countries are ranked outside of the World Giving Index Top 50.

24November

Read the the latest Issue of Advance: The Inyathelo Newsletter.

Read the the latest Issue of Advance: The Inyathelo Newsletter.

The November 2014 edition of Advance, Inyathelo's monthly newsletter is now available!

 
19November

Participatory Grant Making – A Success Story from Southern Africa

Participatory Grant Making – A Success Story from Southern Africa

The Other Foundation, an Atlantic Philanthropies grantee working to advance the rights and well-being of LGBTI people in Southern Africa, wanted its first grant making initiative to be special. They devised a unique process dubbed "participatory grant making" that is a model for transparency and simplicity. 

13November

Inyathelo is moving!

We are excited to announce that we will be moving to new premises in Woodstock, Cape Town on the 8th of December 2014!

11November

Honouring a shy philanthropy hero

Honouring a shy philanthropy hero

Charles "Chuck" Feeney is likely the most famous and influential billionaire you've never heard of. His foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies, has given billions of Rands to our emerging South African democracy.  Inyathelo was privileged to award him the 2014 Inyathelo "Lifetime Philanthropy Award for Giving While Living. Executive Director of Inyathelo, Shelagh Gastrow, gave a special tribute to Mr. Feeney at the awards ceremony, which we include below.

Eleven other extraordinary individuals were honoured as well. We hope find their stories as compelling and uplifting as we did (watch on YouTube).

07November

Philanthropy heroes honoured at 2014 Inyathelo Awards

Philanthropy heroes honoured at 2014 Inyathelo Awards

The 2014 Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards took place at the Zip Zap Circus Dome in Cape Town on 6 November.

03November

Institutional Advancement success: Wits receives R100 million donation

Institutional Advancement success: Wits receives R100 million donation

By Khairoonisa Foflonker, Programme Co-ordinator at Inyathelo

31October

Please don't call us "charities." Shelagh Gastrow

Please don't call us

Recently the CEO of a well-respected local non-profit organisation lamented that the philanthropic sector had not changed in 400 years. This simply isn’t true. However, it is entirely likely that our assumptions about non-profits are based on stereotypes that are indeed centuries old. 

24October

South Africa NPOs play critical role. By Nazli Abrahams - Cape Times

South Africa NPOs play critical role. By Nazli Abrahams - Cape Times

Nazli Abrahams, Programme Director at Inyathelo, the South Africa Institute for Advancement, wrote this letter to the editor of the Cape Times in response to the Lorenzo Davids op-ed piece

24October

You don't have to be rich to be a philanthropist

You don't have to be rich to be a philanthropist

Today's trend in philanthropy is to think less about the size of the gift and more about the impact. Since 2007 the Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards has been putting a spotlight on South Africans who have worked to better their communities with their targeted, thoughtful philanthropic efforts.

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