Tshikululu/GIBS Dialogue Programme partnership

  • 30 July 2013 | Opinion

Tshikululu sits at the confluence of corporate South Africa, civil society, communities, and government policies. As such, we are committed to expanding and facilitating conversations around South Africa’s growth and potential.

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Tshikululu turns fifteen

  • 30 July 2013 | Opinion

Fifteen years of excellence, innovation, integrity and care. Fifteen years as leading social investment advisors and managers.

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The case against charity

  • 30 July 2013 | Dan Maré | Insight

‘No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.’

John Donne, Meditation XVII

Grantmaking, and corporate social responsibility more generally, is the conduit between the capital of corporate South Africa and the NGOs that have taken it upon themselves to shore up the work of the state and assist those who have the least. Why is this money given? Sometimes out of a sense of ethical responsibility, sometimes out of a need to conform to governance imperatives and legislation, sometimes because it accrues public relations benefits, sometimes out of a sense of charity. Not all of these motivations are noble. One; charity, is pernicious.

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The case for giving

This paper was supposed to be about reporting. I was supposed to tell you about what constitutes an effective report, and how both donors and their NGO partners can use good reports to help maximise the impact of their work.

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Counting the benefit; making sure the benefits count

Since 2009, the development sector has made a notable shift in the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) practices of corporate social investment (CSI) programmes.

Trialogue reported in their 2012 CSI Handbook that the monitoring of programmes has improved, from the simple tracking of expenditure to tracking outputs and outcomes indicators and conducting site visits to funded projects.

While the attention on more and more accountability for the results of social investments increases, we are yet to see significant strides in the evaluation component of M&E.

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