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06March

Desperately seeking the Social Sector Summit

Desperately seeking the Social Sector Summit

Government appears to be steaming ahead with a Social Sector Summit, bringing together NGOs and CBOs later this month in Johannesburg. There’s just one problem: none of the major organisations active in the sector have been invited.

24February

Fabulous office facilities ready to rent at Inyathelo

Fabulous office facilities ready to rent at Inyathelo

Well-resourced, centrally-located, affordable and attractive work spaces are in short supply in Cape Town. Inyathelo, however, is offering a new office space for rent, in addition to its popular hot desks and conference/training facilities.

21November

Strategy in a time of mayhem

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What is the work of civil society in South Africa now? Will we wait for government to lead the way, or will we ourselves question what is asked of our organisation? And what is the role of Inyathelo?

This was at the core of an Inyathelo Breakfast on the 2nd Floor dialogue, which aimed to provide space for energetic and provocative engagement on key issues facing civil society and South Africa.

19November

Inyathelo supports NPO financial literacy in Cape Town

Inyathelo supports NPO financial literacy in Cape Town

Accounting and tax terms, registration and processes can be confusing for many non-profit organisations (NPOs) – yet being informed and up to date can make the difference between a healthy organisation and one that is struggling to survive.

To address this need, Inyathelo (The South African Institute for Advancement) regularly holds a popular financial reporting and tax workshop, and complementary advisory sessions, to develop understanding of financial and donor reporting, audits and taxes.

12November

Passing of Mr Allan Gray, founder of Allan Gray Ltd, Allan Gray Australia and the Orbis Group

Passing of Mr Allan Gray, founder of Allan Gray Ltd, Allan Gray Australia and the Orbis Group

It is with deep sadness that Inyathelo heard of the passing of Mr Allan Gray, founder of Allan Gray Ltd, Allan Gray Australia and the Orbis Group.

While highly respected as an investor and business leader, we remember his support of entrepreneurship and education, and engagement in strategic philanthropy through the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation and the Allan and Gill Gray Foundation. Mr Gray supported many causes from wildlife to mental health, and as you will recall, in 2011 he was the recipient of our Inyathelo Award for Lifetime Philanthropy.

31October

Good NPO governance - how committed board members are key

Good NPO governance - how committed board members are key

The board is ultimately responsible for the governance of an NPO and can contribute to its success or failure. Unaware of this, many South African non-profit organisations (NPOs) do not pay sufficient attention to recruiting and nurturing their board members, according to Inyathelo, The South African Institute for Advancement.

31October

Philanthropy publication raises profile of giving in South Africa

Philanthropy publication raises profile of giving in South Africa

The first Annual Review of South African Philanthropy was launched at this year’s Independent Philanthropy Association of South Africa’s (IPASA) Symposium on Social Cohesion on October 28 & 29th, 2019. The book is published by IPASA under the guidance of an Editorial Board, with Shelagh Gastrow as the Chief Editor. The publication was made possible by the support of the Ball Family Foundation and has funding for three years.

16October

We remember William S. White, former leader C.S. Mott Foundation

We remember William S. White, former leader C.S. Mott Foundation

American philanthropist William S, White, former leader of the C.S. Mott Foundation, has died at the age of 82 years (9 October). Inyathelo extends its heartfelt sympathies to the family, friends and associates of Mr White.

26September

Seeking out helping hands and unlocking hidden community resources

Seeking out helping hands and unlocking hidden community resources

‘Unlocking Community Philanthropy’ was the theme of the latest NPO Collaboration Dialogue, with representatives of diverse NPOs sharing their ideas and questions at the Isivivana Centre – the striking social justice and community centre owned and managed by the Khayelitsha Youth and Community Centre Trust.

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