Press Release - May 2013
With less than two weeks remaining before entries close for the inaugural Southern Africa Fundraising Awards, close to 150 entries have already been received from dozens of non-profit organisations across the region.
Organised by the Southern Africa Institute of Fundraising (SAIF) and endorsed and supported by the Resource Alliance (UK), the Southern Africa Fundraising Awards will celebrate fundraising excellence in Southern Africa, whilst setting aspirational standards and championing best practice amongst fundraisers in the region.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 13:34
Johannesburg - The National Lotteries Board (NLB) has started accepting applications for funding in the arts, culture, and national heritage sector, CEO Charlotte Mampane said on Wednesday.
"It is critical that in order to ensure success, applicants must prepare their proposals fully and honestly - and early," Mampane said in a statement. "We are inundated every year with applications from all quarters, many more than we can afford or accommodate, and we simply cannot entertain those that have not been properly put together."
Last Updated on Thursday, 07 February 2013 12:49
"JOHANNESBURG - South African billionaire businessman Patrice Motsepe on Wednesday announced his family would give half the funds generated by its assets to the Motsepe Foundation to help marginalised communities.
Motsepe, who is the founder and executive chairman of African Rainbow Minerals, is following in the footsteps of American billionaires Warren Buffet and Bill Gates."
Last Updated on Friday, 01 February 2013 09:05
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 December 2012 12:13
Fundraisers work in many varied fields, countries and circumstances, but they share several fundamental values and practices: they work to make a difference, help others and save what is valuable, in fact to make the world a better place. It is for these reasons that fundraisers strive to identify and employ best practices in their approaches and abide a Code of Professional Ethics in their country whilst adhering to a single universal declaration of fundamental principles.
But is fundraising being done professionally and properly in South Africa, is it time to self-regulate?
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 November 2012 08:17
The Southern Africa Institute of Fundraising has great pleasure in inviting you to attend the 11th Biennial Convention.
Date: 9-11 October 2013
Venue: Lagoon Hotel, Milnerton, Cape Town
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 November 2012 08:28
by Loni Prinsloo, 21 October 2012
* This article was first published in Sunday Times: Business Times
GOOD intentions by the government to increase the efficiency and sustainability of black empowerment policies through proposed code amendments could lock entire industry sectors out of the mainstream economy, according to experts.
The amendments aim to cut out undesirable aspects such as fronting, increase local procurement and place a stronger emphasis on black ownership.
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 October 2012 08:59
Do your organisation’s projects need funding? Would you like to diversify your traditional income streams? Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about engaging meaningfully with the online sphere!
This workshop will equip you to make your organisation more effective online, grow your supporter base & increase your level of donations.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 October 2012 23:04
The recently staged NPO Summit hosted by the Department of Social Development may have been another song and dance routine had it not been for the substance of the programme? But will the hoped for resolutions go forth? The theme ‘Working together to fight poverty, unemployment and inequality’ wasn’t just about the role of government in addressing social issues but formation of secure partnerships with non-profit organisations and the private sector.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 August 2012 09:33