Lean thinking and monitoring and evaluation practices for non-profit organisation sustainability

  • 08 September 2015 | Asgar Bhikoo | Opinion | Category: NGO Interest

In the current economic climate, the grant funding pool available to NPOs has shrunk. This situation requires NPOs to demonstrate how their activities provide a social return while ensuring that their operations are financially sustainable.

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The most challenging part of early learning development is the road ahead

  • 01 September 2015 | Phillip Methula | Insight

In March 2015 the Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, published a gazette for public comment and input on the national policy on Early Childhood Development (ECD).

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Reflections on Mandela Day

  • 17 July 2015 | Tracey Henry | Opinion

Mandela inspired our nation to celebrate the gift of giving and practice acts of kindness. The 18th of July is a great opportunity for employees, who don’t encounter the harsh reality of poverty and/or inequality on a daily basis, to experience what it may feel like to walk in the shoes of someone less fortunate.

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Social innovation: changing times, changing lives

  • 29 June 2015 | Lisa Temkin-Todes, Client Relationship Manager | Insight

With a great deal of social innovation taking place in South Africa, it’s the ideal time to be inspired by some of the latest solutions being used in local healthcare …

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The business case for capacity building

  • 25 June 2015 | Tracey Henry, CEO | Insight

Capacity building is a term associated with interventions geared towards strengthening the functioning of non-profit organisations. Because it should be an integral part of any business’s development plan, both profit and non-profit organisations need to make it a priority.

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Business leaders have a responsibility to be active advocates in and partners to society

  • 18 June 2015 | Godfrey Gomwe | Opinion

The future of both business and our country is dependent on the agility and informed decision-making of leaders across all sectors of our society – and their ability to partner with others to enable economic growth and social development.

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New report demonstrates the power and impact of communication in the social investment space

  • 11 June 2015 | Adam Boros, Specialist Services Manager: Tshikululu | Opinion

An innovative collaboration between Tshikululu and GrantCraft has seen the recent launch of the Communication that Counts: Lessons from South African Social Investors report.

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Cheryl Carolus: The power of the youth

  • 05 June 2015 | Opinion

At her recent presentation at Tshikululu’s Serious Social Investing Conference, Peotona chairperson and political activist Cheryl Carolus emphasised the importance of investing in the youth.

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Inspiring a culture of social investment: lessons from the ends of the earth

  • 29 May 2015 | Carina van Wyk | Opinion

Not many people have had to endure temperatures as low as -68°C, let alone walk a distance of 600km across the freezing North Magnetic Pole over a period of six weeks.

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Dr Sizwe Mabizela talks serious matters at Serious Social Investing Conference

  • 20 May 2015 | Kolosa Vuso | Opinion

Tshikululu’s recent sixth Serious Social Investing Conference saw robust discussions and talks about South Africa’s most important issues.

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