NPO Fundraising, Board, Leadership, Planning and Networking Indaba

Frank Julie & Associates
A series of intensive workshops for NGO Directors, Programme Managers and Board Members!!
Learn more about professional fundraising, networking, strategic planning, develop a fundraising strategy and getting your board on board! 

Facilitator: Frank Julie


Cape Town: 19 - 21 June 2018 – Bellville Library, off Voortrekker Rd (behind Melomed Hospital) 
Johannesburg: 3 - 5 July 2018 – Holy Family College – 40 Oxford Rd, Parktown, JHB
Durban: 17 - 19 July 2018 – Democracy Dev Programme, 2nd Floor, DDP House 32 Dullah Omar Lane, Durban 
See attached pamphlet for a detailed programme workshop contents, times and fees! 

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For more information, please contact Frank Julie or via text or whatsapp at 078 853 2693. 

Non-profits live and operate in extremely difficult times! The fundraising scene is not improving for non-profits in South Africa.  It is actually getting worse! Budgets on social expenditure have been diverted to the World Cup and now we are paying the price. Donors (and government) are moving more and more toward very big non-profits who can demonstrate big impact so that they can justify their appeals for raising funds from their sources. The effect is that more and more medium to smaller non-profits are pushed to the periphery and being marginalized. More and more international donors are exiting South Africa claiming we are now a middle income country and must look after itself. What they conveniently forget is that in terms of the black population SA is a third world country with the highest ratio of income inequality in the world. Already Atlantic Philanthropies from the US and even the Ford Foundation closed shop in 2012. Cordaid from the Netherlands has already existed a few years ago.

This will be a major blow for many non-profits who received their funding from these sources. Already the PEPFAR fund (for HIV/Aids) has been phased out with devastating consequences for many NPOs. Research about CSI funding trends in 2017 also revealed a disturbing tendency by corporates to bypass NPOs with programme implementation due to lack of compliance and capacity!
In order to survive this reality, non-profits will be forced to reposition themselves as a matter of urgency!! If a climate of urgency does not permeate the corridors of each and every non-profit then there is a big problem!! It is extremely desperate and difficult times!!
All this is on top of a deepening funding, and at a deeper level, a leadership crisis, with its roots post 1994. Even non-profits who were well funded and highly professional are now feeling the pinch. The shift towards right wing administrations in Europe coupled with the deepening global economic crisis (caused by greedy bankers bailed out with taxpayer money) are exacerbating an already precarious situation.


About the main facilitator:
Frank Julie is an organizational development practitioner and consultant with a Masters’ Degree in the Philosophy of Adult Education and Development obtained from the University of Cape Town (UCT) He has been involved in development work since the late 1970s with organizations all over Southern- and East Africa and acts as strategic adviser to many. Frank is the co-founder and current chairperson of People First Foundation, a group of experienced NPO leaders voluntary sharing resources within the non-profit sector.
He is also the founder and director of YoungPeople@Work and the Master Fundraising Mentoring Forum where he assist in mentoring directors and fundraisers in the art of professional fundraising. He traveled extensively in various countries studying development models on the ground and turning organizations around!  He is also a co-founder and ex-chair of the Southern African Fundraising and Leadership Academy.
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. Frank studied social science at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), development at the Community Development Resource Association (CDRA) and fundraising and development at the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) in Washington DC. He is currently completing a new book “Funding strategies for struggling NPOs” and reading towards a PHD.

Some comments from previous participants:
 “Elbert Hubbard wrote: ‘Art is the beautiful way of doing anything.’ Frank Julie’s seminars are ‘Art’ for that very reason. I found his content stimulating and intensely practical – a by-product of his own successful, ‘hands-on’ background. As a fellow trainer, I applaud his easy, ‘nobody-gets-hurt’, fully participatory presentation. Visibly – Frank is driven by his love for people, which accounts for his passion to share his wealth of knowledge and empirical experience – a task he achieves for his happy participants with measurable effect.  - Len Stevens, Author/Presenter, the “ãGRID Training Method
“Frank is a rare phenomenon! He is selfless and magnanimous in sharing his experiences and learning to transform our society and our world. I’ve read his book carefully. But the learnings were cemented by his dynamic, energetic, passionate presentation! With Love, Honour and Respect for the work you do Frank. – Faiza Leith, Director: Schools Education and  Environmental Project     

In these workshops you will learn more about:
  • Effective fundraising strategies
  • How to develop a sustainability strategy.
  • Where and how to find the right donors
  • How to keep a donor for life
  • The 6  elements of effective networking
  • Board and management roles and responsibilities
  • Various levels of board involvement
  • How to recruit the skills you need
  • How to keep your board on board
  • An electronic PowerPoint presentation will be made available to all participants.
  • Where relevant, free donor referrals will be made.
  • Participants will receive regular information on donors and evaluation of funding proposals will be free after the workshop (up to 4 pages).
  • Participants are responsible for their own transport and accommodation arrangements.
  • A free electronic copy of “The Roots of NGO Crisis in South Africa – A look beyond the surface” for all participants.
  • After care/follow up via telephone, fax or email will be permanent.




Event Start Date: 
Tuesday, 19 June, 2018
Event End Date: 
Thursday, 19 July, 2018
Event Venue: 
Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban
Event Type: 
South Africa

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