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#ThinkGood2021 - Refresh, Reboot, Restart -30 September 2021 The NPO Service Providers’ Network will be hosting the free annual #ThinkGood day (online this year) on 30th September 2021. The free training day for non-profit management boasts an outstanding line-up of speaker, plus virtual networking opportunities. Click here for more details. Pivot! Make Your Nonprofit Adaptable To Survive What’s Next | Virtual Conference- 29 September 2021 I know we’re all tired of hearing it, but these are uncertain times. With the Delta variant in the conversation, the future of fundraising remains unclear. To paraphrase the great Ross Geller, now is the time for your nonprofit to PIVOT! You need to continue to be flexible and continue to adapt to survive. We can help. Click here for more details. 6 Weeks to a Successful #GivingTuesday - 19 October 2021 #GivingTuesday is right around the corner, but don’t stress! This webinar features a 6-week plan to help you run a powerhouse campaign that increases reach and giving. In this Nonprofit Tech for Good and MobileCause joint production, the 6 Weeks to a Successful #GivingTuesday Campaign webinar will guide you through a simple, easy-to-implement plan to set up, maximize and run your #GivingTuesday campaign in only 6 weeks. We’ll share creative ideas and expert tips on everything from communications and enlisting peer-to-peer ambassadors to incorporating virtual strategies and following up with donors. Click...

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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. Walmart Heir Pledges $100 Million for Conservation of African Parks Rob and Melani Walton pledged $100 million through their Rob and Melani Walton Foundation to help support environmentally protected areas in Africa. Of the total, $75 million will go toward endowing the nonprofit and $25 million will be used for immediate needs in the parks under the nonprofit’s management. African Parks is a conservation group in Johannesburg that manages 19 protected areas covering 14.7 million hectares in several African countries. Click here for more details. Mutual-Aid Groups Ponder What’s Next The U.S. Forest Service was trying to take inventory of all the groups that maintain green space in New York City, of which there were nearly 3,000 in 2007. About three-quarters were led by volunteers, roughly half were unincorporated, and more than a third had annual budgets of less than...

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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. 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. How Is South Africa's Digital Divide Making Inequality Worse in the Country? South Africa can’t seem to shake the title of most unequal country in the world, which it was given by the World Bank in 2019, and still holds to this day. South Africa’s injustices are now feeding a relatively new form of disparity, that is, digital inequality. Digital access and literacy may be far from the mind of the person reading this very article on our website or app, but for many in South Africa, it is a harsh reality that is increasing the country’s inequality gap. Click here to read more. AN EXPERIMENT TO TEST THE POWER OF YOUR INFLUENCE Incompetent leaders focus exclusively on results. Successful leaders notice their impact on...

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