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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:

Cape Times Big Walk Cancelled

Big Walk Trust chairman, Gerald Ponte, confirms that, the Cape Times Big Walk has been cancelled for the first time in more than 60 years as not enough sponsorship could be raised.

Ponte states that, Discovery’s seven-year participation as co-naming rights sponsor had come to an end, adding that, “While every effort has been made to secure a replacement, we were not able to secure the correct funding. The trust has explored options, but could not reconcile asking walkers to contribute to an event that would not support the walk’s charity objectives.”

How Are Public Schools Funded?

The Equal Education Law Centre together with the Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute have compiled an easy to read pamphlet on how public schools are funded.
 
How are teachers funded? Why do some schools charge fees? What are conditional grants? 
 
Learn more about school funding - and areas needing improvement - in this helpful guide. Click here for the guide.

Sanctions Lifted Against Zimbabwe

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lifted sanctions against Zimbabwe after the southern African country settled its arrears, a report said on Tuesday.

According to New Zimbabwe, the IMF confirmed on Monday that it had removed the remedial measures against the country.

The IMF, however, maintained that the move did not mean that it would consider new requests for funding from President Robert Mugabe's administration.

Public Works Lost Billions in Wasteful Expenditure

South African minister of public works, Thulas Nxesi, says the billions lost by the department over the past five years is shocking.

The Star reports that, the public works department has lost almost R35 billion to wrongful and wasteful construction or leasing of state buildings in the past five years.

In a confidential report attained by The Star, the losses were ... “a result of supply-chain management processes not adhered to,” however revealed that there was a steady decrease in the losses of public funds in the past five years.

Tshikululu Social Investments: CSI Practitioner - Education

Tshikululu Social Investments NPC is South Africa’s premier social investment agency, managing social investment funds for large and medium-sized businesses, charitable and philanthropic trusts, and broad-based community development trusts. Tshikululu works in the fields of education, health, social development, and enterprise development.

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