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Understanding the Donor Journey: Insights and Best Practices for Fundraising Growth -24 May How deeply connected are you with your donors’ experience? Are you aware of how often they engage with your organization – not just your most supportive donors, but the myriad who only connect and give to you once or twice annually? Is your nonprofit inspiring your donors to actively support your mission and programs, or are you missing out on important stewardship opportunities? Click here for more details. Must-Know Fundraising Data to Build Lasting Donor Connections - 16 August 2022   Did you know that nonprofits acquire 10x more donors on Giving Tuesday compared to an average day of the year? And that the average one-time donation is nearly 1.5X more when nonprofits offer ACH, PayPal, and digital wallet payments? Discover more data points like this and how you can incorporate them into your fundraising strategy. In this free webinar, you’ll learn: Click here to read more: Storytelling for Impact - 26 May 2022 From the beginning of civilization, storytelling has maintained a uniquely impactful position in defining culture, motivating action and bringing people together. Today’s marketers need to be better storytellers than ever before as more and more stories are told all around us. Click here for more details. Developing Trust with Online Donors - 25 May 2022 Online donation pages, social media channels, and...

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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. Trust in Nonprofits and Philanthropy Continues to Be Higher Than in Government and the News Media Americans’ trust in nonprofits and philanthropy remains higher than in many other institutions, including federal and state government, corporations, and the news media, but that confidence has slipped in the years since Covid became a global calamity, according to a new report. Click here to read more. Inside 2 Capital Campaigns Upending Big-Donation Traditions Janelle Green has been courted as a donor enough to know what to expect. “Typically, development campaigns are trying to figure out: ‘What do the donors want?’” says Green, a Michigan native who owns a winery in Santa Barbara, Calif., with her husband, Dan. “‘How can we entice them? Do they want a front-and-center table? Do they want a limousine ride to the event?’ All of these are things that,...

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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. More Civil-Rights Lawyers Are Needed to Fight Racial-Justice Battles. Philanthropy Can Help. On the surface, little seems to have changed since George Floyd’s murder ignited massive racial-justice protests last year. Police violence against Black and brown people remains a near daily occurrence. Legislative efforts to suppress voter turnout and disenfranchise people of color have grown in number and intensity. And policy makers and school boards are restricting teachers’ ability to discuss our nation’s legacy of slavery and systemic racism. 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...

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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. 120 000 KZN riot victims fed by Food For Life NPO DURBAN - A MIDRAND non-profit organisation, Food For Life (FFL), has donated food to more than 120 000 victims affected by the unrest in KwaZulu-Natal. The organisation intervened in the province to provide much-needed food relief to those left destitute by the riots, looting and destruction of infrastructure. 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...

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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. Large Numbers of Nonprofit Leaders Are Stepping Down — and the Competition to Find New Ones Is ‘Fierce’ Felecia Hatcher began thinking about leaving the group she co-founded, the Center for Black Innovation, back in 2019. After the birth of her second child, she wanted to find a way to travel less and still help young Black entrepreneurs. But then the pandemic hit, and her thinking changed. “There was no way I could leave then,” she says. Click here for more details. Building a Solidarity Culture On March 17th, NPQ’s economic justice desk hosted a virtual roundtable discussion about how to build the culture that is needed to sustain support for a solidarity economy. We have written extensively about the solidarity economy at...

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