conscious business
27 May
  • By Camilla Marsh
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4 Steps to Being a More Conscious Business

A few weeks ago we tackled the trendy topic of conscious consumerism, this week we turn the tables and investigate how to run a more conscious business. But what exactly do we mean by a conscious business? A conscious business is very simply one that has a clear purpose beyond simply making a profit, and […]

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social enterprise profit
21 Jun
  • By Carrie Leaver
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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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NPO governing body
31 May
  • By Malcolm Boyd
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Understand the Expectations

In this post Malcolm Boyd of Third Sector Insights takes us through the roles, responsibilities and standard of conduct for an NPO governing body Non-profit organisations need strong, active and committed governing bodies. These play a critical role in ensuring financial sustainability and accountability to internal and external stakeholders. In fact, it is a strongly held […]

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Wifi sign
21 Dec
  • By Camilla Marsh
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Guidelines to Create Your NPO Social Media Strategy

As an NPO, social media is a golden gateway to expanding your reach, publicising your cause, and creating a community of volunteers and donors. But not many NPO’s know how best to tap into this cost-free and risk-free marketing.   In our previous post we discussed how NPO’s use social media to create community, outlying […]

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Calculating statistics ton increase CSR budget
15 Nov
  • By Camilla Marsh
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How to Convince Your Boss to Increase Your CSR Budget

So you’re ready and pumped to do even more good, but your CSR budget is putting the brakes on your social responsibility efforts? Sometimes the top dogs need a little convincing just how beneficial CSR is, not just for their communities, but for their company as well. Although CSR is often the smallest piece of the […]

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Startupbootcamp
29 Sep
  • By Brownie Points
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Our Startupbootcamp Journey – Week 1 & 2

Brownie Points has officially completed 2 out of 13 weeks of the Cape Town Startupbootcamp programme – the very first of its kind in Africa. Only two weeks in, but already so much has happened. Let me fill you in on the details… Rocking the Foundation Week 1 was all about getting to know each […]

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superheroes
05 Jul
  • By Camilla Marsh
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4 Reasons Why You’re Not Volunteering and How to Overcome This

So you’re all set and ready to be a do-gooder, go-getter volunteer but there’s something stopping you from streaming across the sky, fist outstretched, cape trailing behind. Maybe you don’t know which direction to fly, or the thought of the unknown sends shivers down to your boots, or possibly a secret self-doubt of your own […]

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