sustainability

Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation: Operations Manager

The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) is an innovator in preventing violence and building peaceful societies. The Centre adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to understand and prevent violence, heal its effects and build sustainable peace locally, continentally and globally.

CSVR seeks to appoint a Operations Manager, based in Johannesburg.

The person will facilitate the development and implementation of project management systems, operating systems, and policies and procedures that will improve organisational and programme effectiveness. 

Collaboration, Innovation, Development and Sustainability Major Issues for NGOs

What are the future financial and funding models for non-government organisations (NGOs)? That was the question asked at the Kagiso Trust (the Trust) community engagement workshop and panel discussion held at the University of Johannesburg - Soweto Campus on 16 April 2015.
 

SA NGOs to Benefit from the African Platform

Collaboration, sustainability and knowledge sharing were some of the buzzwords that dominated Day 2 of the Social Protection Workshop, which was hosted by the South African National NGO Coalition (SANGOCO), in partnership with the African Platform for Social Protection (APSP), from 12-13 March 2015 in Johannesburg.
 

Sinamandla: Internship

Sinamandla is a nonprofit, voluntary association that works to expand the Self-help Group (SHG), capacitates and supports local nonprofit and community-based organisations to promote self-reliance as a central concept within development networks and practices in local communities.

Sinamandla seeks to recruit an Intern, based in KwaZulu-Natal.

The Internship will run from 1 April to 30 November 2015.  The Intern must be a female isiZulu-speaking living in/or surrounding areas of Pietermaritzburg.

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Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation: Senior Psychosocial Professional

Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) is a multi-disciplinary institute involved in research, policy formation, community interventions, service delivery, education and training, as well as providing consultancy services. The primary goal of CSVR is to use its expertise in building reconciliation, democracy and a human rights culture and in preventing violence in South Africa and in other countries in Africa.

CSVR seeks to appoint a Senior Psychosocial Professional, based in Johannesburg.

TAC in 2015: Time to Fix the Healthcare System

At the beginning of 2015 the role that the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) needs to play in South Africa’s fledgling democracy is clearer than ever. As in many spheres of our public service, the healthcare system is breaking down. Vacancy rates are unacceptably high, morale is low, clinics and hospitals regularly run out of medicines and equipment, ambulances take hours to arrive, if they arrive at all - and at the end it is our brothers and sisters, children and parents, friends, families, and comrades who suffer.

Innovation is Key to NPO Sustainability Says Fundraising Leaders

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.
 

Mind your Ps, Q’s and Protect Your R’s in 2015

This year will be filled with frustrations; fallout from power issues, cyber-attacks, unreliable postal services, argy-bargy politicking – you get the picture! Yet greater opportunities will surface by mid-year. A time to “Just smile and wave, boys. Smile and wave" as chanted by the Penguins in the movie Madagascar… just keep going, control yourselves, assess the situation and look for the positive.
 
Nonprofit organisations (NPOs) demonstrating stamina, an eagerness to serve communities and nurturing relationships will prosper this year.
 

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