Shelagh Gastrow - Executive Director
Shelagh was Director of Fundraising at the University of Cape Town before she helped establish Inyathelo in 2002. She has worked in the non-profit sector for many years, including with the Institute for a Democratic Alternative for South Africa (IDASA) where she headed its Africa programme. She is also the author of five editions of the “Who’s Who in South African Politics”
Areas of Expertise: Advancement, Civil Society politics, donor and funding issues, South African philanthropy, the higher education funding sector, non-profit governance, the Lotteries
Gabrielle Ritchie - Programme DirectorBefore joining Inyathelo, Gabrielle set up and managed the Proposal Development Unit at the University of Cape Town. Through this, she gained an indepth understanding of the Advancement environment in South Africa as well as the dynamics and challenges of institutional Advancement. Since joining Inyathelo, Gabrielle has focused primarily on initiatives to grow philanthropy in South Africa.
Areas of Expertise: Philanthropy, Social Justice Philanthropy, Advancement, the Lotteries, non-profit governance, donor and funding issues as well as non-profit sector resourcing.
Nazli Abrahams - Manager, Advancement Training and Support Unit
Nazli initially joined Inyathelo to manage the Kresge Special Initiative which involved a unique five-year partnership to develop and strengthen Advancement practice, local fundraising approaches and South African giving. Prior to that, her focus was on curriculum design and development, and broadcast communications and training.
Areas of Expertise: Advancement, higher education funding and Advancement, non-profits and funding and Advancement.
Amanda Bloch - Inyathelo AssociateAmanda is a dedicated philanthropist with a particular interest in child health issues. She is patron and board member of several nonprofit organisations, including the Children’s Hospital Trust. Amanda advises various nonprofit organisations and corporates on governance, structures, planning and fundraising, as well as social investment. Amanda is also a co-author of Inyathelo’s ASK Toolkit, an Advancement and fundraising toolkit commissioned by the Western Cape Department of Social Development.
Areas of Expertise: Philanthropy, donor funding, wealth management and social investing