NPO Leadership Forums in Partnership with ABSA CSI Foundation

People First Foundation

People First Foundation is hosting the NPO Leadership Forums in partnership with ABSA CSI Foundation.

Date: 30-31 January 2017

Venue: South End Museum, Corner. of Walmer Blvd and Humewood Road, Port Elizabeth
Date: 1-2 February 2017

Venue: ITEC Building, 8 Park Avenue, East London

Time: 8.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

Discounted fee: R250 pp per day (R500 for 2 days)

Frank Julie
James Senokwanyane
Vuyiseka January

Fundraising strategies for struggling NPOs – Frank Julie

Include: Principles of professional fundraising, 4 types of donors and how to avoid a donor crisis, 3 donor markets, how to recruit donors for life, Where and how to find the right donors, how to make current donors stay on board, there is no such thing as a regret letter!
NPO legal and tax compliance – James Senokwanyane

Include: When do NPOs become liable for income tax, registering for PBO and 18A income tax status, tax exemptions, Unemployment Insurance Fund, COIDA, importance of volunteer policies and contracts, etc.
23 sins of NPO management

Include: Importance of a fundraising strategy, poor staff and board development, meetings, lack of marketing, no succession planning, tolerating useless projects, condoning poor staff performance, lack of clear planning, lack of policies, etc.
Professional networking and using Facebook as an effective fundraising and networking tool – Frank Julie

Include: What is professional networking and what it is not!

  • 6 elements of effective networking
  • 4 stages of relationship building
  • The trust building process
  • How to cultivate friends and supporters on Facebook
  • Segmenting your influencers
  • Developing your story
  • Developing your ask
  • Managing responses and follow up

Effective monitoring and evaluation to meet donor requirements – Vuyiseka January

Include: What is M/E? Why is M/E important?

  • Levels of accountability
  • What is the core aspects of your work
  • How often to collect data
  • Who is responsible to collect data
  • Which stakeholders to involve in the data collection
  • What do you do with the data being collected, case study, etc.


Account name: People First Foundation
Bank: FNB
Code: 250655
Account number: 62279429619
Type: Cheque account
Please use reference: Your name and contact number:

(Your payment secures your booking)

Please email your proof of payment to or fax to 021 911 5444
For more information, email or send an sms to 078 812 4603
This workshop is partly subsidized by the Magi Fund and Absa CSI Foundation. Participants must take responsibility for their own transport and accommodation arrangements. The discounted fee covers all teas/coffees, a light lunch and all workshop notes and certificates in electronic form. A free donor database will also be shared with all participants.

Event Start Date: 
Monday, 30 January, 2017
Event End Date: 
Thursday, 2 February, 2017
Event Venue: 
Port Elizabeth and East London
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