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This article provides an overview of the expected impact of COVID-19 on the funding situation of NGOs in South Africa, new funding initiatives that aim to support the sector, and the fundraising efforts of NGOs that are involved in COVID-19 related interventions.
Alwyn Esterhuizen, Technical Programme Manager at Seriti Institute says it GIS mapping is an invaluable  tool for both big and small organisations.  Can small Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) reap the benefits of GIS for their organisations and communities, or is it destined to remain an expensive tool, exclusive to big businesses? Alwyn Esterhuizen, Technical Programme Manager at Seriti Institute shares his thoughts on the matter.
Simon Leshoai, Programme Manager at Seriti Institute speaking to ECD practitioners in Soshanguve, North of Tshwane. More must be done to open communication between primary caregivers/parents and early childhood development (ECD) practitioners in poorer communities says Simon Leshoai, a Programme Manager at Seriti Institute.
Call for Applications to the Community Chest Impumelelo Social Innovations Awards Programme (CCISIA)
Many South Africans are using their participation in sporting activities from running marathons to climbing mountains to raise awareness and funds for social causes and to make a difference in society. Supported by the reach and popularity of social media as well as crowdfunding platforms, these initiatives have the increased potential to influence meaningful change.
When asked what my motivation is for participating in extreme desert running events since 2010, my answer is two-fold. Yes, there is the personal challenge and satisfaction of completing these races. But the main reason for my participation is to raise money, support and awareness for NGOs and social causes at the forefront of addressing Africa’s development challenges.
Dear Comedians,   I reflect on some comedy where you unashamedly ‘go to town’ literally poking fun at the disability sector and its limitations with particular reference to our sexuality. That your audience took no notice of your blatant insult to the disability community and instead exploded in roars of laughter exposes stereotypes that are permanently visited on people with disabilities, some of whom are mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, cousins, nephews and nieces, etc. of able-bodied persons. Question is: how did we get to this point?  
Have you ever had to sit in front of your Board Members and justify the use of Social Media Marketing in your Organisation's overall Marketing Strategy? I know how difficult it can be to quantify the time and dedication Social Media requires, be that in the form of attending Workshops to gain more skills, or the time spent online engaging with various Audiences. I usually use the below example to help explain why Social Media is one of the best tools to use as a Nonprofit:

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