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Website & Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits: 18 August 2021 Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2021 Time: 1pm EDT / 10am PDT (2 hours) Presented by: Heather Mansfield, Founder of Nonprofit Tech for Good Cost: $20 (USD) This is the first of three webinars in a blog and webinar series called 101 Digital Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits. Those who register for all three webinars will earn a Certificate in Digital Marketing & Fundraising from Nonprofit Tech for Good. Click here for more details. 41 Free Nonprofit Webinars for July 2021 Organizations are looking for ways to fundraise online, staff are working remotely and events are happening virtually. In this challenging time, it’s more important than ever for us to come together and share knowledge and resources. The webinars below cover everything your nonprofit needs to know about how to weather the COVID-19 storm and what you can do to prepare for what the nonprofit sector will look like once the pandemic is over. Topics include online fundraising, virtual events, social media, fundraising plans, budgeting, board management, donor retention, volunteer management and much more. Click here for more details. Roundtable on Fundraising for organisations with a Global Audience - 22 July 2021 This session will dive straight into the big issues changing global fundraising, explore the differences and similarities between global and domestic fundraising and ask some difficult questions about the effectiveness of...

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Inyathelo Resources

Why go it alone and practise info-social distancing when many knowledge resources are freely available? Inyathelo offers numerous publications that cover everything from concise pocket guides to in-depth research studies. These are compiled by topic experts and based on years of experience. Find out more here, and keep coming back, as this section is regularly updated. Meeting their Mandates: Summary In 2010 the Funding Practice Alliance commissioned a research study to inform future activities and campaigns which promote more effective relationships between the National Lotteries Board (NLB and its National Lotteries Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF) and the National Development Agency (NDA), on one hand, and the civil society sector on the other hand. The key assumption was that neither the NDA nor the NLB were meeting their legislated mandates with respect to grantmaking, support to NPOs, and impacting measurably on development. Click here to view. Meeting their Mandates: Research report In 2010 the Funding Practice Alliance commissioned a research study to inform future activities and campaigns which promote more effective relationships between the National Lotteries Board (NLB and its National Lotteries Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF) and the National Development Agency (NDA), on one hand, and the civil society sector on the other hand. Click here to view. The Youth Philanthropy Action Guide Young people have the potential to be important agents for social change. This book is a fun,...

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Women Give 2021: How Households Make Giving Decision Who decides about charitable giving in households? Researchers have asked this question for decades, but over the last year as the Women’s Philanthropy Institute has sought to add to this topic, the world has seemingly turned upside-down. Households across the U.S. and around the world continue to grapple with multiple overlapping crises: the COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting economic downturn, political turmoil, a renewed movement for racial and social justice, and the ever-present threat of climate change. Click here for more details. Most ‘Social Donors’ Say They Will Be Ready to Resume In-Person Fundraising Events Soon A majority of donors who previously participated in fundraising events, giving days, or peer-to-peer campaigns say they will again feel comfortable attending in-person fundraising events in the next several months, so long as certain conditions are present. Click here for more details. The Ripple Effects of MacKenzie Scott’s Philanthropy MacKenzie Scott donated an eye-popping $5.7 billion in 2020. Her giving was unrestricted, with few reporting requirements. Over time, it’s become clear that the impact of her donations extends well beyond the organizations that received the gifts. Click here for more details. Tips for Adopting a Trust-Based Philanthropy Approach If you work in philanthropy, odds are that you have heard some buzz about trust-based philanthropy. While the approach isn’t necessarily new, it was catapulted into the national...

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Supporting Human Rights and Social Justice

Justice must be an essential part of the COVID-19 response and recovery The recently published Taskforce for Justice report Justice for All and the Public Health Emergency sounds the alarm over the human rights crisis posed by the coronavirus pandemic. Hina Jilani, as co-chair on the Taskforce for Justice, provides a foreword for this report, reflecting The Elders’ focus on access to justice and their concern that COVID-19 is widening the justice gap. The Elders echo the report’s call for an effective justice response ensuring that emergency measures are enforced fairly, all groups are protected from violence, and future disease containment phases are considered in line with human rights standards. Click here for more details. il society’s brave role in exposing pandemic corruption — and the price it pays As reported previously, from the outset the fight against Covid-19 has been characterised by fraud and bribery, particularly associated with procurement of essential medicines and personal protective equipment (PPE). Contracts to distribute items such as masks, gloves and medical visors have been abused by companies allegedly connected with people in power or positions in health departments. Click here for more details. How lockdown could affect South Africa’s children with special needs The coronavirus pandemic has placed the education of hundreds of millions of children across the world on hold indefinitely. In South Africa, schools have been shut down in the...

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Food relief

Read about the legal aspects of setting up feeding schemes and soup kitchens, and how to avoid large gatherings. Food Banks and Animal-Rights Groups Rank High Among Nonprofits Young Americans Support in Covid Crisis During the coronavirus pandemic, young adults say they have made donations to food banks, animal-rights groups and health-care advocacy organizations over other causes, according to a survey released Wednesday. Click here for more details. Coronation Fund Managers Unlock 3,4 Million Meals Says Wendy Bergsteedt, “Covid-19 is both a human tragedy and a socioeconomic crisis, with both the virus and the lockdowns causing untold human suffering and loss of lives and livelihoods. The hardest hit were poor communities who experienced sudden loss of mobility, employment and already stressed households were plunged further into poverty. In a time of crisis, it is vital that all sectors of society combine their strengths and resources to alleviate suffering and find solutions. It is a privilege for Coronation Fund Managers to partner with FoodForward SA to make a major positive impact on our struggling communities.” Click here for more details. WWF / Nedbank Green Trust / FFSA Partnership Project The WWF Nedbank Green Trust has partnered with FoodForward SA to address food insecurity, while building a long-term approach to reducing food waste on farms. The partnership, which provides for a total grant of R4,7 million to FoodForward SA over three...

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Thought Leadership

My thoughts on the shifts that this pandemic may encourage in South Africa COVID-19 will change everything. Like a defining moment in history (such as the Great Depression, 1st and 2nd World Wars, 9/11 and the 1994 elections in South Africa), the future will take on a new course. On the bright side, we will recover as we always do, though it may take several years before things are back on track. This experience will influence how we behave in the future. This is evident as I finish this article in the first week of April 2020 during South Africa’s ‘lockdown’. Click here for more details. How to Navigate the Post-COVID Novel Nonprofit Economy We are witnessing the rise of a new generation of donors and nonprofit employees. Brian Solis, Global Innovation Evangelist and Digital Anthropologist, calls this Generation Novel, or Gen N. This is an evolution, accelerated by the COVID pandemic and social upheaval, from what he previously called Generation Connected, or Gen C. Click here for more details. Scaling Your Nonprofit's Impact Starts With Your People As the nonprofit sector becomes more focused on accountability and performance, grantors and other stakeholders are increasingly emphasizing capacity-building. This can take the form of improved financial management, strategic planning, efficient internal communication and a wide range of other internal capabilities. Click here for more details. Nonprofit Board Giving: It’s Not...

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