fundraising
12 Feb
  • By Laura Parker
  • Cause in

Why Fundraising is Like Dating

Fundraising is like dating, you don’t get married on the first date… With Valentine’s Day coming up, I want to share some of my personal experiences about fundraising, as I always laugh about how similar it is to dating. Because I, like most, don’t “like” fundraising (or dating!!), I do my best to make sure […]

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volunteering opportunity
06 Feb
  • By Brownie Points
  • Cause in

How To Choose The Best Volunteering Opportunity For You

By volunteering your time and efforts, you don’t just get to give back to the world around you; you teach yourself to see beyond your own reality. You open your mind and heart to others’ experiences, and cultivate gratitude and generosity within yourself. In short – you become a better person. But for volunteer work to have the […]

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Giving Tuesday SA
13 Nov
  • By Laura Parker
  • Cause in

What is #GivingTuesdaySA About?

Giving Tuesday SA encourages all South Africans to give to a cause in whichever way they choose leading up to #GivingTuesdaySA on 27 November 2018. It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or organisation to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about […]

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Governing Body Performance
06 Nov
  • By Brownie Points
  • Cause in

Card4Change: Changing Lives with Shell

Introducing their new Card4Change initiative, with Shell you can now fill up your tank with good intentions.   What is Card4Change? When you fill your tank at participating Shell outlets, you now have the opportunity to donate money easily and effectively to your chosen charities. All you’ve got to do is contact Shell to receive […]

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22 Oct
  • By Brownie Points
  • Cause in

NPO Festive Fundraising with Shoprite & Checkers

NPO’s, with Christmas around the corner, it’s time to get festive with your fundraising! Don’t miss this once-a-year offer from Shoprite, Checkers and Checkers Hyper to jump on the sleigh and up your donation count! Here’s how to connect your cause this Christmas.  The tradition of charities wrapping gifts in exchange for customer donations has […]

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Abundance
25 Sep
  • By Camilla Marsh
  • Cause in

You are Abundant

We’ve been brought up in a culture of lack. Parents and teachers dutifully drumming age-old (and positively expired) mental models into our minds. No you can’t have this, no we can’t afford that, no you’ll never be good enough for any of it… Instead of being told how much we do have, and are capable […]

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Giving Tuesday South Africa
04 Sep
  • By Laura Parker
  • Cause in

Introducing Giving Tuesday South Africa

In keeping the spirit and the vibe of Mandela Day alive, I’d like to introduce you and South Africa to another amazing initiative focused on giving back: #GivingTuesdaySA. Pop this into your diaries for 27 November 2018 and start planning! As the more impactful sister to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this is the most […]

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give more
27 Jul
  • By Camilla Marsh
  • Cause in

How to Learn to Give More

As I was walking down Main Street in Somerset West I saw a beggar sitting beneath the Standard Bank sign, crutch tucked into his arm, a destitute dimness in his eyes. Edging nearer, I felt a tug on my heart and a sudden urge to give him whatever money I had. My heart battling my […]

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social enterprise profit
21 Jun
  • By Carrie Leaver
  • Cause in

Social Enterprise: Let’s Talk About Profit

Profit in a not-for-profit organisation? For many in the traditional not-for-profit sector, talking and even thinking about making money is considered a conflict of organisational mission and spirit. Many firmly believe that making money in the not-for-profit sector is utterly unethical (it’s in the name!). However, the time to step down from our moral righteousness […]

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