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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.

For the purpose of the academic study, “The Great Fundraising Report,” Profs. Adrian Sargeant and Jen Shang from the Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy at the University of Plymouth, defined Great Fundraising Organisations as those charities, NGOs and non-profits that:

School ‘Segregation’ Shocking: Kathrada

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation says reports of racial segregation at a private school in Pretoria are a shocking indication of the persistence of racism in post-apartheid South Africa.

Ina press statement, the foundation’s director, Neeshan Balton, points out that, “Schools are meant to be laboratories of nation building, not enclaves of outdated apartheid thinking.”

Balton argues that the justification of needing to enable learners to maintain their cultures is exactly the kind of arguments put forth to justify apartheid, and has no scientific or educational basis.

Village Rejects a Woman as Chief

Some village elders in Zimbabwe's Matabeleland region are still unable to accept a woman as their chief, 17 years after her appointment was approved by President Robert Mugabe.

Die-hard traditionalists in Matabeleland say that although they support the government's policy of gender equality, they will not accept the appointment of female chiefs.

Arterial Network: Project Manager

Arterial Network is a dynamic network of individuals, organisations, companies and institutions engaged in the African creative and cultural sector. The organisation seeks to formulate African-centred strategies and solutions to accelerate the growth and prominence of the creative sector in Africa, enabling dialogue, information exchange and the strengthening of partnerships between creative communities, government, business, NGO’s and academia. The Continental Secretariat is based in Cape Town.

Arterial Network seeks to appoint a Project Manager.

Arts and Culture Trust: Administrator

The Arts and Culture Trust (ACT) is South Africa’s premier independent arts and culture funding and development agency that attracts and provides funding for the sustainable development and growth of the arts, culture and heritage in South Africa, actualised through mutually beneficial partnerships between the corporate, public and cultural sectors, focused on making a positive difference to the lives of all South Africans.

ACT seeks to appoint an energetic and dynamic full-time Administrator, based in Johannesburg.

Starting date: 1 August 2015.

Responsibilities:

Arts and Culture Trust: Fundraiser

The Arts and Culture Trust (ACT) is South Africa’s premier independent arts and culture funding and development agency that attracts and provides funding for the sustainable development and growth of the arts, culture and heritage in South Africa, actualised through mutually beneficial partnerships between the corporate, public and cultural sectors, focused on making a positive difference to the lives of all South Africans.

ACT identified the following areas for development:

Resonance Bazar: Centre Coordinator - Indigenous Knowledge Systems

Resonance Bazar is a nonprofit company, working at the intersections between culture, art, technology and nature; incubating platforms and processes for experimental and exploratory production and distribution of pan-african content, knowledges and cultural expressions. Our projects and programmes take into account both local, regional and global experiences, and inclusive practices of everyday realism.

Resonance Bazar seeks to appoint a Centre Coordinator for the Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) Documentation Centre, based at Joule City’s Research Hub in Cape Town.

Arts and Culture Trust: Project Manager

The Arts and Culture Trust (ACT) is the oldest funding agency in democratic South Africa. It was established to secure financial and other resources for arts, culture and heritage; and to project the needs and role of the sector into the public domain.

The Arts and Culture Trust (ACT) seeks to appoint a Project Manager, based in Johannesburg.

This is a fixed-term contract position from 10 July 2014 to 31 March 2015.

SA Celebrities Back Nal’ibali in Mother Tongue Day Literacy Drive

This International Mother Tongue Day (Friday, 21 February 2014),  the Nal’ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign will be highlighting the importance of reading and sharing stories with children in their mother tongue languages through its weekly literacy supplement and a special Twitter drive.

The campaign is calling on South Africans to share at least one, or all of their tweets, in their home languages on 21 February with some of South Africa’s best-loved celebs and thought leaders who are already pledging to lead the way.

Es’kia Institute: Financial Administrator

The Es’kia Institute is a registered NPO established with the patronage of Father of Afrikan Humanism, Prof Es’kia Mphahlele (1919-2008). The organisation nurtures, supports and develops initiatives in arts, culture, education and literature that promote our Afrikan heritage.

The Es’kia Institute seeks to appoint a qualified and experienced Financial Administrator responsible for its budgeting and financial control function, based in Johannesburg.

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