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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:

South Africa Received Majority of ICT Investment

South Africa has come out ahead of its counterparts on the continent as the top destination for ICT investors based on the number of deals as well as the total amount of funding. The Disrupt Africa African Tech Startups Funding Report 2016 reveals that the country attracted the biggest share of investment followed by Nigeria, while Kenya and Egypt secured third and fourth place.

​Companies Push Back Against Environmentalists Business/International

Climate activists seeking to pull investors into their camp are pushing Exxon Mobil and Chevron to limit money spent on exploration in favour of higher dividends and more share buybacks.
 
Shareholders will vote on proposals that would urge the two biggest United States oil producers to cut what they spend opening up new oil fields and instead hand the money to investors.
 
Environmental critics say future climate rules will soon make it unprofitable to pump.
 

e-Toll Debt Will Affect Investment: SANRAL

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) says that failure to repay the multi-billion-rand debt used for the e-tolling system will affect future investments.

SANRAL, together with the Transport Department made submissions to the e-tolling review panel in Pretoria on 5 November 2014.

Meanwhile, the socio-economic impact of e-tolls on Gauteng freeways came under scrutiny when the e-toll advisory panel grilled the department.

Africa Set for Oil and Gas Boom

According to a study by PriceWaterhouseCoopers, six of the top 10 global discoveries in 2013 were made in Africa, with more than 500 companies now exploring across to the continent.

The report’s advisory leader, Chris Bredenhann, states that large gas finds in Mozambique and Tanzania would make the world ‘take note of east Africa as an emerging player in the global industry.’

The boom has brought investment opportunities to Africa, despite the lingering challenges of corruption, lack of infrastructure and regulation.

Call for Govts to Invest in Human Capital

The Strategic Studies Group of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) has held its inaugural meeting in Lusaka with delegates calling on governments to invest in indigenous human capital and institutions on the continent.

ACBF executive secretary, Emmanuel Nnadozie, says Africa is at the centre of an investment boom that countries on the continent should grasp and take advantage of to enhance economic development.

Japan Pledges to Invest US$30 Billion in Africa

Japan will pour US$30 billion in investment in Africa by 2018, including US$10 billion in infrastructure development.

Speaking at the opening of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) in Nairobi, Kenya, .Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, explained that, “When combined with the investment from the private sector I expect the total real amount to be US$30 billion."

He adds: "This is an investment that has faith in Africa's future."

Initiative for Global Development: Impact Measurement Associate

The Initiative for Global Development (IGD) is a nonprofit organisation that drives poverty reduction by catalysing business growth and investment in the developing world.

IGD seeks an entry-level, full-time Impact Measurement Associate (Africa market focus) to support the delivery of socio-economic impact measurement assessments for client companies and foundations, based in Johannesburg.

This position requires superb analytical and strategic thinking skills, strong writing skills, as well as keen attention to detail.

Responsibilities: 

Africa at Cutting Edge of Mobile Innovation

Africa's booming mobile markets edge lies in its role as an innovative hub for new products in the banking, health, education and commerce sectors.

According to a recent report from PwC's quarterly journal Communications Review, titled ‘Telecoms in Africa: Innovating and Inspiring’, in addition to being one of the world's most dynamic telecom markets, the continent is also among the most innovative, a global testing laboratory and a leader in ­digital and mobile-enabled applications in areas like payments, commerce, health and education.

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