07 May
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Brownie Points partner with the Solidarity Fund

Solidarity is an important value for any society, as well as for the entire global community. It is a quality that is based on equality, inclusion, and social justice through the recognition of a set of common, universal values that characterise us as human beings with dignity. “Solidarity is so important that it represents the […]

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28 Apr
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In Hard Times, It’s Even More Important To Be Generous

Currents of generosity run deep within each and every one of us. Studies have uncovered evidence that humans are biologically wired for generosity, and history shows that despite our often selfish tendencies, in times of crisis humanity is able to come together to help each other survive and get through challenging times. Brownie Points has […]

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22 Apr
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Offering You A Helping Hand

This is not a job, it becomes a lifestyle – it takes far more commitment than an 8h00 to 16h00 job. BUT the reward is also way better in terms of making a difference in the lives of others. When you see change – real change in someone’s eyes – it touches you forever and […]

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Women's March, 5 September
25 Nov
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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign running every year from 25 November to 10 December. This campaign started in 1991 and has since had more than 6,000 organisations from approximately 187 countries participate. I am sure we are not the only ones wondering how to get involved and make a […]

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15 Nov
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Contribute to a Greener Tomorrow with B-Leaf

B-Leaf is planting 229 trees! B-Leaf is on a mission to plant trees not only to help fight the global climate crisis but to uplift and support disadvantaged communities. With RDP housing going up, very little has been invested in environmental health care and building green parks, corridors and living environment. Every child should be […]

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31 Oct
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Volunteer Ideas: It’s Movember and Cape Townians are Cleaning the Beaches for Summer

‘Volunteer Ideas’ is a weekly blog sharing volunteering opportunities and ideas for us all to make a difference.   It’s November and the start of Movember Movember is a charity focused on men’s health, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention – Movember is taking them all on. How to get involved? Grow […]

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new NPO employees
24 Jul
  • By Dayle Kavonic
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NPO Hiring Tips: What to Look For in New Employees

You can have an admirable mission, a crystal-clear vision and solid strategies in place. But if you, as an NPO founder, don’t have the right staff under you, you’ll likely find it very difficult to move towards your goals. Employees can make or break an organisation, so it’s essential you construct your team from strong […]

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p2p fundraising
10 Jul
  • By Dayle Kavonic
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The Scoop on Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Helen Keller once said, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”. If you work for an NPO and you’re feeling a little alone and ineffective in the fundraising department, perhaps it’s time to consider some teamwork.6 Peer-to-peer fundraising, also known as P2P, social or team fundraising, relies on the clout […]

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ourgovernance
04 Jul
  • By Malcolm Boyd
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Dysfunctional or disengaged NPO Governing Bodies? Here’s What To Do

At Third Sector Insights we frequently hear the following statement: We have a dysfunctional or disengaged Governing Body (Board) Although this may be an accurate statement, it may not necessarily be a fair one. Many governing body members accept a position onto a governing body with the best intent and passion for the social issue […]

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