Women's March, 5 September
25 Nov
  • By Brownie Points
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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign running every year from 25 November to 10 December. This campaign started in 1991 and has since had more than 6,000 organisations from approximately 187 countries participate. I am sure we are not the only ones wondering how to get involved and make a […]

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15 Nov
  • By Brownie Points
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Contribute to a Greener Tomorrow with B-Leaf

B-Leaf is planting 229 trees! B-Leaf is on a mission to plant trees not only to help fight the global climate crisis but to uplift and support disadvantaged communities. With RDP housing going up, very little has been invested in environmental health care and building green parks, corridors and living environment. Every child should be […]

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31 Oct
  • By Brownie Points
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Volunteer Ideas: It’s Movember and Cape Townians are Cleaning the Beaches for Summer

‘Volunteer Ideas’ is a weekly blog sharing volunteering opportunities and ideas for us all to make a difference.   It’s November and the start of Movember Movember is a charity focused on men’s health, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention – Movember is taking them all on. How to get involved? Grow […]

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new NPO employees
24 Jul
  • By Dayle Kavonic
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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
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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
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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
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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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