• NLB Extends Call for Input into Funding Criteria

    The recent call by the National Lotteries Board (NLB) for stakeholder input to assist in identifying the focus areas for National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF) funding has been positively received by major roleplayers. The input from stakeholders is streaming in steadily and the NLB has decided to extend the period for input to 22 May 2012 so that more roleplayers, especially those in outlying areas, can also use the opportunity to make valuable input.

    Input into focus areas for funding in the sectors of Arts, Culture and National Heritage (including Environment); Charities; Miscellaneous Purposes and Sport and Recreation will help streamline the process and will be clearly identified in the next call for applications.

    When identifying the focus areas, stakeholders should take into account Government Regulation 9340 of July 2010 that highlights that 50 percent of NLDTF funds are to go to rural, under privileged and poor communities. Beneficiaries of NLDTF funding have to be registered nonprofit organisations.

    Stakeholders should identify five priority areas for funding within their sectors e.g. children (charities sector), film (arts, culture and national heritage (including environment sector), youth sport development (sport and recreation sector) etc.

    Input from stakeholders should reach the NLB by no later than 22 May 2012 using the fax number and e-mail addresses below. This will be shared with the relevant distributing agencies and will assist in the planning for the next call for applications while taking into account the amount available in the NLDTF for distribution during 2012/2013 financial year.

    The input forms are available at

    Those organisations without access to the internet, can obtain input forms by calling 08600 65383

    Input can be sent by fax to: 086 555 7623

    E-mail responses will be linked to the province from which the input comes as follows:

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    National Lotteries Board
  • Kellogg Foundation Closes SA Office

    The Kellogg Foundation, which donated R215-million in grants to southern Africa in the year ending August 2008, and about R2.8-billion since 1986, has closed its office in South Africa.

    The foundation’s chief executive, Sterling Speirn, points out that while the withdrawal takes place against a backdrop of an ongoing forensic investigation into financial irregularities in its South African office, the decision to close the office was made for budgetary reasons.

    "The foundation determined the costs of maintaining a local office could be better utilised in funding beneficiaries in the region and has decided to close the Pretoria office, effective from June 30 2009... We are trimming budgets in all regions, given the reduction in our overall asset base," Speirn said.

    To read the article titled, “Kellogg’s closes SA office,” click here.

    The Times
  • 15th Eastern Africa Resource Mobilisation Workshop

    The Resource Alliance, in collaboration with the Kenya Association of Fundraising Professionals, is hosting the 15th Eastern Africa Resource Mobilisation Workshop will be held from 24-28 November 2008 in Mombasa, Kenya.
    Hosted under the theme “All You Need to Know about Fundraising”, the workshop aims to deliver a wide range of sessions rich in critical fundraising skills. 

    By the end of the workshop, participants will be:
    • Equipped with the latest resource mobilisation skills and techniques
    • Up to date with the latest fundraising trends, opportunities and challenges
    • Informed on best practice, experiences and success stories
    • Networked with other fundraising professionals from all over the world.
    The workshop is open to everyone with a deep interest in and passion for resource mobilisation. It will be particularly useful for fundraising professionals from all sectors, chief executives, senior managers and Trustees / Board members of non-profits and for-profits involved in development, and consultants with an interest in resource mobilisation.

    Theme: All you need to know about fundraising

    For more details on the workshop and a registration form please download the brochure or contact the Kenya Association of Fundraising Professionals at: .

    For more information, click here.

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    Sarova White Sands Beach Resort and Spa, Mombasa, Kenya
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  • How to Get Started in Local Fundraising

    Fundraising is often a daunting task for an organisation. The Worldwide Fundraiser's Handbook presents a range of options and steps to be considered by organisations when fundraising. In this chapter "Tips on how to get started in local fundraising", the author highlights the factors that need to be taken into consideration when starting local fundraising.

    For more information, click here.

  • The Art of Recognising and Thanking Your Donors

    According to Terry Axelrod, author of The Joy of Fundraising, donors give to your organisation because they believe you are making a difference in a cause they care about. Axelro argues that donors value your organisation’s work and want to support you in changing the world. He notes that their gifts are investments in the work they expect you to accomplish. In addition, he points out that organisations should tell their supporters, in person if they can, or through newsletters, email, and phone calls, how someone's life was changed by the programmes they made possible.

    For more information, click here.

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