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Young people have the potential to be important agents for social change. This book is a fun, exciting and practical guide for teachers and learners who want to inspire a culture of social responsibility and giving among the young people at their schools and in their communities. The handbook gives great ideas, activities, practical advice and tips as well as really useful information on the donor world, fundraising, drawing up budgets, event planning, using the media and much more. It also provides templates which learners can use to organise and monitor their fundraising efforts.
The old adage that ‘the role of business is business’ no longer applies, and it has become incumbent on the business sector to build social capital through good corporate citizenship. This booklet comes is significant as it comes at a time when South Africans, both as individuals and in the corporate sector, are looking at the importance of supporting their own institutions and civil society.
It is only when there is some kind of relationship with a donor that a request for support is likely to succeed. The donor needs to feel confident that the organisation shares its values, that there is common ground in what both are trying to achieve, and that the organisation has the ability to deliver on it promises before it commits funding.
The information in this guide will help explain the donor world and the funds that may be available to non-profits in South Africa. Research into the different categories of donors will assist organisations seeking to identify potential sources of support and the next stage of fundraising has to begin: raising awareness and building relationships with potential donors.
This pocket guide is for use both by large institutions such as universities as well as by civil society organisations. The word “entity” is used throughout to accommodate both institutions and organisations. While the conceptual thinking about Advancement, as originally developed by Inyathelo, emerged from the higher education sector, the framework adapts well for non-profit organisations. In the discussions that follow, about roles and responsibilities in Advancement, we focus on the key Advancement principles, and provide appropriate tips and tools for both sectors.
Donors tend to support and follow leaders that they trust and have confidence in which is why Advancement and fundraising needs to be driven and directed from the top. This pocket guide, written by Inyathelo former Executive Director Shelagh Gastrow, examines the key roles and responsibilities of those who lead non-profit organisations or institutions. She argues that in order to attract resources, the leader has to make a contribution to the image, profile and reputation of the organisation, build its external relationships and partnerships, promote its voice, and enhance its visibility.
Many non-profit organisations face an annual funding crisis. This is often focused on core costs. These costs, also known as operational costs, include things like salaries, rent, utilities, communications and marketing, databases and information management, supplies and insurance.