Inyathelo's Blogspot

16October

We remember William S. White, former leader C.S. Mott Foundation

We remember William S. White, former leader C.S. Mott Foundation

American philanthropist William S, White, former leader of the C.S. Mott Foundation, has died at the age of 82 years (9 October). Inyathelo extends its heartfelt sympathies to the family, friends and associates of Mr White.

26September

Seeking out helping hands and unlocking hidden community resources

Seeking out helping hands and unlocking hidden community resources

‘Unlocking Community Philanthropy’ was the theme of the latest NPO Collaboration Dialogue, with representatives of diverse NPOs sharing their ideas and questions at the Isivivana Centre – the striking social justice and community centre owned and managed by the Khayelitsha Youth and Community Centre Trust.

19September

NPO sector masters good management at #ThinkGood

NPO sector masters good management at #ThinkGood

About 280 representatives of non-profit organisations (NPOs) and civil society bodies attended a free one-day gathering in Cape Town this week to share learnings on optimal NPO management practices.

26August

Museum matters at Inyathelo

Museum matters at Inyathelo

The Western Cape has numerous museums that conserve and provide access to fascinating objects of artistic, cultural, historical or scientific importance. However, like many other South African institutions, museums need to raise funds if they are to continue offering their valuable services.


To help museum professionals sharpen their proposal development skills, the South African Museums Association (SAMA) held a training workshop presented by Inyathelo, The South African Institute for Advancement, on 20 August. The topic was ‘Building support for your organisation’ and the workshop took place at the Inyathelo conference venue at its Woodstock headquarters, Cape Town.

03July

Philanthropists give over R1.7 billion to 11 local universities – but research reveals severely skewed distribution

Philanthropists give over R1.7 billion to 11 local universities – but research reveals severely skewed distribution

Many South Africans and South African organisations are giving significantly more philanthropic funding to local universities. However, the vast majority of funding goes to more traditional, research-intensive, historically advantaged universities (HAIs). The challenge is to better understand this discrepancy, and to address how historically disadvantaged universities (HDIs) can attract more funding.

24June

Inyathelo hosts free screening of global fundraising virtual conference

Inyathelo hosts free screening of global fundraising virtual conference

Cape Town-based not-for-profit (NPO) and social impact organisations recently had the opportunity to learn about fundraising, change management and innovation from some of the world’s best.

The event was a free, two-day virtual conference called Fundraising Online 2019 (#FRO), presented by the Resource Alliance. This is an international organisation that curates content and creates inspiring educational and leadership training events with innovative speakers.

06June

Fundraising Online 2019 Invitation  | 12 & 13 June 2019

 

#FRO 2019 - Special live events in Cape Town

Fundraising Online 2019 (#FRO) is a completely free-to-attend virtual conference from the Resource Alliance, with a stellar line-up of speakers from around the globe, who over two days, 12 and 13 June, will help you learn how to benefit from digital trends and technological change.

06June

Invitation | ASPIHE 2018 Survey Findings Presentation | Monday, 24 June 2019

 ANNUAL SURVEY OF PHILANTHROPY IN HIGHER EDUCATION
2018 Findings and Discussion: Unpacking the conditions leading to the pattern in philanthropy funding to South African universities 

05April

Building hope through horizontal philanthropy

Building hope through horizontal philanthropy
Traditional 'vertical' philanthropy ? giving by individuals and through foundations, government and organisations ? can have a transformative impact on society. Much can also be achieved through 'horizontal' philanthropy, which allows communities to empower themselves. Despite the introduction of free primary healthcare, no-fee paying schools, grants and some basic services, there has been limited success in addressing poverty levels in South Africa. More than half of our population still lives in poverty, according to Statistics South Africa and the Poverty Trends Report for 2006 to 2015.
21March

New partnerships can help universities regain public trust

New partnerships can help universities regain public trust

South African universities face a crisis of public confidence and the sector needs to find new ways of working together and with their broader society if they are to fulfil their mandates and support the survival of the country’s higher education system, according to Universities South Africa (USAf) Chief Executive Officer Professor Ahmed Bawa.

Speaking at the annual leadership retreat convened by Inyathelo: The South African Institute for Advancement and attended by government, civil society and higher education representatives, Bawa reminded delegates how universities had been portrayed by the media during the #FeesMustFall student protests that spread nationwide in 2015.

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