Self-employment: the journey out of poverty
South Africans are facing a crisis of unemployment, with 27% of people unable to get jobs. To tackle this, The Clothing Bank (TCB) has developed several programmes that provide disadvantaged people with self-employment opportunities.
All TCB programmes provide beneficiaries with business, fin...
How to get donors to say 'of course' to your funding requests
Non-profit organisations and donors want to change the world around them – to address some kind of social injustice, or to have a positive social impact. Non-profits often have expertise and relationships, but need funds, and donors often have funds but need implementation partners who will he...
Creating and leading a Great Fundraising Organisation
Do you work or serve on the board of a Great Fundraising Organisation? Not any great fundraising organisation . . . but a Great Fundraising Organisation? Alan Clayton reports.
For the purpose of the academic study, “The Great Fundraising Report”, Professors Adrian Sargeant and Jen Sha...
How to ease your board into fundraising leadership
There are right and wrong ways to get your board of directors involved in fundraising. Joe Garecht discusses some of the dos and don’ts.
I’m a strong proponent of the notion that a non-profit’s board of directors should be actively engaged in the organisation’s fundraising...
Don't fall into the trap of the shiny new fundraising thing
Modern fundraisers are bombarded with marketing messages, sales pitches, and ideas for new fundraising strategies. I don’t know about you, but I sometimes feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of possibilities, tactics, and products available to non-profit development teams. By Joe Garecht.