Branch Events

Western Cape Events Calendar 2017


Greetings for the New Year and may it be a rewarding one!

Third Thursday events have become popular networking & learning experiences for many in the past year – for both individuals new to the field and experienced Fundraisers alike.

For many, these events represent opportunities for self-development as well as occasions to meet others, share and exchange knowledge and skills in their special fields of interest.

The task of the Committee is always an onerous one as we try to cater for the needs of a diverse population of Organisations. The key is to assist and offer skills and knowledge that one can take away and apply when one returns to the office the next day!

This is why evaluation and feedback are important elements of these events. Our aim is to offer not what we think Fundraisers need but what they tell us they need in order to support and promote the work of their organisations.

We trust that what’s on offer in the coming year does just that!

Third Thursday Programme 2017

21 September Insights from a Donor TBA
19 October Sources of Funding Melanie Jackson &
Blessing Tsiga


(Tertiary School in Business Education)

Cape Town Campus Mupine,
307 Forest Drive Extension
Tel: 021 532 2750


KZN Events Calendar 2017

Digital for Dummies is training that aims to take the mystery out of digital fundraising – with sessions on fundraising through your website and Facebook page.

From setting goals and measurements of success to developing content that resonates with donors and prospective donors, it’s a workshop that cuts through the jargon with logical, easy to understand tips and techniques. The session includes a practical look at the websites and Facebook pages of two organizations (registered delegates), presenting critique and input on possible improvements.

Facilitator: - Sheila McCallum has 30 years’ experience in fundraising, including 10 years hands-on experience in building websites. She developed her passion for fundraising under the mentorship of fundraising 'guru' Terry Murray at Downes Murray International. After more than 20 years as an advertising copywriter, creative director and web designer, she took the decision to branch out on her own, now offering specialized website development and online strategies to enable non-profit organizations to leverage fundraising opportunities on the Internet.


Day/Date:      Thursday, 26 October 2017

Time:               08h30 for 09h00

Duration:        3 hours

Venue:             SOS Children’s Villages South Africa, 59 Charles Barter Road, Grange, Pietermaritzburg


Course Fee SAIF Member:     R100-00

Course Fee Non-Member:     R400-00

To secure your booking, please pay the correct amount into the SAIF KZN bank account showing your name as a reference (banking details below)

Then fax (031-303-4184) or e-mail ( to confirmation of your payment and attendance Linda Hill

SAIF KZN Bank Account

Standard Bank

Account Name: Southern African Institute of Fundraising

Account Number:  04 294 1296

Branch Code: 0727

Gauteng Events Calendar 2017


What is PAIA?

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, No. 2 of 2000 (PAIA) was enacted to give effect to the constitutional right of access to information. In terms of the Constitution and PAIA, all people in South Africa, including non-nationals, can request information from public and private bodies.

Objectives relevant to NPO’s include:

  • To promote transparency, accountability and effective governance of all public and private bodies
  • To establish voluntary and mandatory mechanisms or procedures which give effect to the right of access to information in a speedy, inexpensive and effortless manner

SAIF Gauteng has put together a morning workshop which will be facilitated by the South African Human Rights Commission:

  • Role of the SAHRC
  • Compliance with PAIA and mandatory cooperation with the SAHRC
  • Development of an information manual
  • Section 32 Compliance & Reporting Template

The event will be followed by the SAIF Gauteng annual general meeting from 12h00 to 12h30. Minutes, proxy forms and committee nomination forms are attached.

Date:               Thursday 23 November 2017

Time:               08h00 – 12h30

Venue:             Johannesburg Children’s Home Hall, Observatory, Johannesburg (Use the entrance c/o Observatory Avenue & The Curve)

Includes:          Tea/Coffee & Light Lunch

Cost:                R 150 for SAIF members, R 200 for Non members

Engage in a lively discussion and network with colleagues in the Non Profit sectors. This event will be well attended and seating is limited to 40 participants’ only so book early to avoid disappointment.

Please complete our registration form and send to so we can issue the invoice.

Enquires: Riaan Visser ǀ ǀ 0825709079

More Info

For more information on Gauteng events you can also contact any of the following committee members:

Munnik Marais
Riaan Visser
Kelvin Glen
Jozelle Steenkamp
Gillian O'Shaughnessy