In 1995 the answer was nine when asked how many planets our solar system contained. Twenty years later, we have a different answer. Similarly, 10 years ago we were told that the client is king. Today, I guess you hear that the content is.
Operating and living in the same space, the context and knowledge have tremendously changed. The art to communicate, plead for or against a cause, as well as support or recommend a position has been taking in different techniques and canvas.
Nonprofit organisations (NPOs), who depend on public and private donations to fund their work, will need to be innovative and creative in order to survive in an increasingly challenging economic environment.
“With the decrease in international funding, lottery grants as rare as hens teeth and corporate donations stagnating or allocated to own projects, nonprofits need to look at diversified income streams,” says Ann Bown, who will be presenting a workshop on “Fundraising Trends in 2015 and beyond” at a Durban conference next month.
Capturing thoughts on giving from icons such as Confucius, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, Anne Frank, Albert Camus, Dr Seuss and many more, this short but fun booklet provides inspiration, energy, light-bulb moments and thought-provoking take-aways for those who already give and for those who are still wondering what this whole 'philanthropy thing' is about?
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According to a News24 User, thousands of nonprofit organisations around the country receive large amounts of money from various donors.
The User argues that while this is a great thing, the problem lies with not monitoring the impact of the future outcomes of their donations.
The User further states that NPOs should exist for the purpose of improving people’s lives for the better. In South Africa, argues the user, donor funds end up having little impact because NPO managers lack the capacity to utilise them properly.