People First Foundation Donor Forum and Mini Conference

People First Foundation
Donor Forum and Mini Conference
26, 27, 28 September / South End Museum, Humewood – Port Elizabeth
Time: 9 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Fee: R250 pp per day (R750 for 3 days)

Day 1 (Tuesday 26 September 2017)

Time Topic Facilitator/s
9.00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m. Donor Forum
Government donor trends in the Eastern Cape
Donor trends in the mental health sector
Donor trends in the social work development sector  
Convenor: James Senokwanyane
Christelle Engelbrecht, Deputy Director, Dept. of Social Development
Limeez Arendse,  Director, PE Mental Health
Anna-Louise Oliver, Director, Uviwe, PE
11.00 a.m. – 11.20 p.m. Tea Participants
11.20 a.m. – 12. 00 p.m. Donors and the  ABCD approach in community development Bernie Dolley, Director, Ikhala Trust
12.00 p.m. – 1.00 p.m. Fundraising in difficult times +
Principles of professional fundraising
Various donor markets
How to avoid an external donor crisis
Where and how to find the right donors
Frank Julie
1.00 p.m. – 1.45 p.m. Lunch Participants
1.45 p.m. – 2.30 p.m. How to recruit donors for life
There is no such thing as a regret letter
Frank Julie
2.30 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. What makes NPO leaders effective? Dr Tony Masha

Day 2 (Wednesday 27 September 2017)

Time Topic Facilitator/s
9.00 a.m. – 10.30 a.m. Boards and NPO legal and tax compliance and policy development  James Senokwanyane
10.30 a.m. – 10. 50 a.m. Tea/coffee Participants
10.50 a.m. – 12. 00 p.m. Continue James Senokwanyane
12.00 p.m. – 1.00 p.m. Effective income generating strategies Frank Julie
1.00 p.m. – 1.45 p.m. Lunch Participants
1.45 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. Media, marketing and networking strategies  for NPOs Frank Julie

Day 3 (Thursday 28 September 2017)

Time Topic Facilitator/s
9.00 a.m. – 10.30 a.m. Effective M/E  to meet donor requirements Vuyiseka  January
10.30 a.m. – 10. 50 a.m. Tea/coffee Participants
10.50 a.m. – 12. 00 p.m. Continue Frank Julie
12.00 p.m. – 1.00 p.m. Becoming an effective NPO executive through effective work planning! Frank Julie
1.00 p.m. – 1.45 p.m. Lunch Participants
1.45 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. Continue Frank Julie
3.00 p.m. – 3.15 p.m. Tea/coffee  
3.15 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. Sharing free donor and NPO resources Frank Julie

About the facilitators:

Frank Julie
He is an organizational development practitioner, activist, consultant, advisor, strategist, facilitator and author. He is also the co-founder and chairperson of People First Foundation, a group of experienced development practitioners sharing their skills and experiences voluntarily with survivalist and marginalized community based organizations.  Frank acts as strategic advisor for many non-profit organizations. He is the founder and mentor of YoungPeople@Work a group of young volunteers supporting unemployed youth to access sustainable livelihoods and serving their communities as well as the ex-chair and founding trustee of the Southern African Fundraising and Leadership Academy (SAFULA).

Frank is the author of “The Art of Leadership and Management on the Ground” and “The Roots of the NGO Crisis in South Africa – A look beyond the surface”. He regularly contributes articles on development to various magazines, journals and websites around the world. Frank studied social science at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in the early 1980’s, and adult education and learning at the University of Cape Town in the early 1990’s culminating in the completion of a Masters of Philosophy in Adult Education. His thesis focused on the NGO Crisis, Leadership Discontinuity and Learning over 3 Historical Periods in South Africa where he explored the evolution of the NGO sector and how different modes of learning impacted on leadership continuity over a period of about 40 years. He also studied the practice of development at the Community Development Resource Association (CDRA) and fundraising and development at the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) based in Washington DC in the USA. Frank traveled extensively in different parts of the world to study development models on the ground over a period of 20 years.

Dr Tony Masha
He is a trustee of People First Foundation based in East London. He is an experienced Trainer and has trained many organisations in the past 16 years. He has been trained in Leadership Development and in many other niche areas relating to NGO management. His qualifications include a recently achieved PhD in Leadership Development from Fort Hare University. He is a regular contributor to magazines on issues of effective leadership.
Vuyiseka January
Originally from the Eastern Cape, she is the vice-chairperson of People First Foundation based in Johannesburg and is a specialist in M/E. She has conducted training for development practitioners, government officials, youth and young children covering diverse topics such as organisational management, HIV/AIDS and development and diversity intelligence.  Her approach is one that encourages people to become reflective conscious individuals/practitioners. In recent years Vuyiseka has worked both in the NGO and the public sector in various aspects of organisational management.  She has worked as M/E specialist for amongst others the World Aids Campaign and DG Murray Trust.
James Senokwanyane
He is a development facilitator and trustee of People First Foundation based in PE. He specializes in institutional capacity development. James, who has over 20 years facilitating experience and is passionate about working with communities, development practitioners and non-profit organisations. He trained and mentored many organisations and individuals over the years. Today many of them are still successfully running their own organisations and programmes.  He worked as a trainer and later as a Project Manager at the Non Profit Consortium and later as a Senior Programme Coordinator at Inyathelo. He served on the board of Connections South Africa in Cape Town for Three years and is presently with REACH in the capacity as acting Chairperson. He also has a Diploma in Human Resource Management and Training, Certificate Programme in NPO Management and Project Management. James believes that: “Investing in people and strengthening institutions is the key to success”.
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.

Make all payments to: People First Foundation, FNB, Parow, Code: 250655, Cheque account – 62279429619 Use reference: Your name and contact number.

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Event Start Date: 
Tuesday, 26 September, 2017
Event End Date: 
Thursday, 28 September, 2017
Event Venue: 
South End Museum, Humewood
Event Type: 
Port Elizabeth

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