new NPO employees
24 Jul
  • By Dayle Kavonic
  • Cause in

NPO Hiring Tips: What to Look For in New Employees

You can have an admirable mission, a crystal-clear vision and solid strategies in place. But if you, as an NPO founder, don’t have the right staff under you, you’ll likely find it very difficult to move towards your goals. Employees can make or break an organisation, so it’s essential you construct your team from strong […]

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p2p fundraising
10 Jul
  • By Dayle Kavonic
  • Cause in

The Scoop on Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Helen Keller once said, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”. If you work for an NPO and you’re feeling a little alone and ineffective in the fundraising department, perhaps it’s time to consider some teamwork.6 Peer-to-peer fundraising, also known as P2P, social or team fundraising, relies on the clout […]

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ourgovernance
04 Jul
  • By Malcolm Boyd
  • Cause in

Dysfunctional or disengaged NPO Governing Bodies? Here’s What To Do

At Third Sector Insights we frequently hear the following statement: We have a dysfunctional or disengaged Governing Body (Board) Although this may be an accurate statement, it may not necessarily be a fair one. Many governing body members accept a position onto a governing body with the best intent and passion for the social issue […]

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creative fundraising
15 Apr
  • By Camilla Marsh
  • Cause in

4 Creative Ways to Fund Raise

In our modern world of instant gratification, incessant media messaging and inertia caused by too many choices, it is no longer survival of the fittest, nor even the smartest, in the 21st century we’re looking at survival of the most creative. As an individual, a business, and yes, as an NPO, to truly succeed in […]

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NPO fundraising
18 Mar
  • By Malcolm Boyd
  • Cause in

The fundraising and responsibility role of Governing Body in resource development

“Fundraising is the gentle art of teaching the joy of giving”. – Henry Rosso It never ceases to amaze me when I hear governing body members say – “I’ll come onto your governing body, but don’t ask me to fund raise.” My experience over the years has taught me that many governing body members are unsure […]

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NPO website
14 Mar
  • By Dayle Kavonic
  • Cause in

4 Tips for Creating a Powerful NPO Website

Success as an NPO today is highly dependent on having a strong online presence. This means setting up a captivating website that’ll help you to raise awareness, recruit new volunteers and attract new donors. This also entails engaging in digital marketing efforts. Fortunately, Google offers a number of free tools to help in this department, […]

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25 Feb
  • By Brownie Points
  • Cause in

Asset-Based and Citizen-Led Development (ABCD) Masterclass

Last year, we had the pleasure of attending the Beyond Painting Classrooms workshop facilitated by Space 4 Impact. We were inspired by the ABCD approach and are excited to share this with you! What is ABCD? ABCD refers to Asset-Based and Citizen-Led Development. It is a way of thinking and also an approach to development […]

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15 Feb
  • By Brownie Points
  • Cause in

U-Turn calling for volunteers

If you’re in Cape Town on the 16th of February, join U-Turn Homeless Ministries to help sort donated clothes. U-Turn have been blessed with mountains of donated clothes this January and they need your help to get to the bottom of it. See more details of the event here, and spread the news with friends and family. […]

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fundraising
12 Feb
  • By Laura Parker
  • Cause in

Why Fundraising is Like Dating

Fundraising is like dating, you don’t get married on the first date… With Valentine’s Day coming up, I want to share some of my personal experiences about fundraising, as I always laugh about how similar it is to dating. Because I, like most, don’t “like” fundraising (or dating!!), I do my best to make sure […]

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