The Cost of Being Too Frugal

In Nonprofits: We Must Break Out of the Scrappiness Cycle, Vu Le talks about the extremely frugal nature of most nonprofits. “We are always scrimping, trying to find the best deals, trying to get stuff discounted or preferably free. …  It has become a mind-set that is ingrained in all of us. It is our donors’ money! We must save! We must be responsible!”

And while this is true, there are times when frugality actually costs the organisation.

Why Knowledge Management in Nonprofit Companies?

Knowledge management practices are typically concerned with the creation, capture, handling and transfer (sharing) of knowledge held by individuals within the organisation (Dalkir, 2005). These activities provide added value to the organisation in addition to its core functions, and would require involvement from an organisational wide perspective to truly deliver universal benefits.

Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa: ACSM Programme Assistant

Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa (JHHESA) is a non profit organisation that aims to improve the health and well-being of all South Africans. In achieving its broader objective, JHHESA uses a strategic evidence based communication approach which includes dynamic mass media and interpersonal communication initiatives.

Endangered Wildlife Trust: Communications Manager

The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) is a nonprofit organisation that works to conserving threatened species and ecosystems in southern Africa to the benefit of all people.

EWT seeks to appoint a Communications Manager, based in Modderfontein, Johannesburg.

S/he will to manage all external communications on behalf of the EWT, including media liaison, public relations, the EWT brand and all EWT publications. S/he will be required to provide communications support to EWT staff with regard to writing fundraising proposals.


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