Mother Earth Day
18 Apr
  • By Camilla Marsh
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10 Small Habits to Change our Planet

Did you know that today 22 April, is International Mother Earth Day? If there ever was a day worth celebrating, this is it. With each moment that passes you can hear the gasps of our planet’s failing lungs as she struggles for air. Her hair once lush with rainforests and jungles is now a jumble […]

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new power
26 Mar
  • By Laura Parker
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Understanding the Concept of New Power

“Old power works like a currency. It is held by few. Once gained, it is jealously guarded, and the powerful have a substantial store of it to spend. It is closed, inaccessible, and leader-driven. It downloads, and it captures. New power operates differently, like a current. It is made by many. It is open, participatory, and peer-driven. It […]

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Valentine's Day
14 Feb
  • By Dayle Kavonic
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4 Ways to Love Humanity More this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day might be a celebration of love, but who says the focus has to fall on the romantic sort alone. The ancient Greeks defined many different types of love, one of which is agape, a concept that bears resemblance to the Buddhist notion of Metta. Agape is an unconditional universal love, expressed through kindness, […]

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#MyGivingStory
17 Oct
  • By Laura Parker
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Win R20 000 for Your Favourite Cause with #MyGivingStory

How does winning R20,000 for an NPO of your choice sound? If you’re interested, keep reading!! As Giving Tuesday South Africa, we’re excited to launch this contest! We’re keen to hear more from all of you about why you give, what you give towards, and how you give. We want to know more about the causes […]

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Abundance
25 Sep
  • By Camilla Marsh
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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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give more
27 Jul
  • By Camilla Marsh
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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
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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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collaboration
17 May
  • By Carrie Leaver
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How to be Strategic about Collaboration

For many NPOs, ‘collaboration’ is often synonymous with ‘donation’, ‘funding’ or ‘sponsorship’. Many organisations in the social sector still struggle with a strict charity mindset and limit themselves to the true opportunities collaboration may bring.   Collaboration is in fact about partnerships, alliances and working together, and there are endless opportunities for what this could […]

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