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15 Tech Tools to help Your Nonprofit Organisation Work Remotely

Nonprofits in South Africa, and around the world, are faced with the reality of digitally transforming their operations due to the Covid-19 outbreak and lockdown restrictions. Our friends at TechSoup South Africa have compiled this list of tech tools that your organisation can use to work remotely during the lockdown period. Some of the solutions are offered as a donation (free of charge) and some are heavily discounted. Security 1. Bitdefender Bitdefender GravityZone Business Security [...]

By | March 25th, 2020|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Seeing Opportunities During Times of Crisis

Every day brings new opportunities to celebrate, even in the midst of the most difficult of circumstances. We just need to recognise those moments. Corrie ten Boom, who survived imprisonment in the Ravensbruck concentration camp during the Holocaust, shares this story of hope*: During morning roll call that often lasted several hours in shivering cold weather conditions, Corrie faced a time of crisis. Prisoners who couldn’t remain standing, were mercilessly beaten by the guards. During [...]

By | March 20th, 2020|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Coronavirus | Standing United and Staying Informed

President Ramaphosa used the Zulu phrase "Thuma Mina" in his coronavirus national address on Sunday 15 March 2020, and it couldn't have been more fitting. It means "send me" - words that Isaiah spoke centuries ago when he said: ‘And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”’ – Isaiah 6:8. As a nonprofit membership network, the time is now [...]

By | March 16th, 2020|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Hearing and vision screenings for 1000 children in Mbekweni

World Hearing Day (3 March) is an initiative by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to create awareness about the importance of hearing. This year’s theme is – “don’t let hearing loss limit you”. Unfortunately, South Africa only has approximately 2.4 audiologists per 100 000 residents, compared to the UK’s average of 16.4. The need in South Africa is great. About t 1 in 10 children in our country is likely to experience educationally significant hearing problems. [...]

By | March 2nd, 2020|News|0 Comments

5 Top Tips for Writing Great Funding Reports

Most nonprofits are passionate about the programmes they manage and focus predominantly on how they can serve their beneficiaries best. It is however critical to have proper, professional communication in place to establish strong relationships with stakeholders and build your profile to maintain and attract social investments. If your funders don’t understand what you are doing or if they are unsure if their investments are making a real impact, it may be difficult for them [...]

By | February 27th, 2020|News, Uncategorised|0 Comments

#RealHeroes Video | Heinrich’s Story

When Heinrich Gabler was a young boy, his mother tragically passed away in a car accident. After the funeral, his dad left him and his brothers, and they went to live in House Andrew Murray Child and Youth Care Centre in Wellington, South Africa. During his time in the children's home, Heinrich was adamant to make the best of his situation, and remained positive about the future. He courageously forgave his father, and with the [...]

By | February 20th, 2020|News|0 Comments

KWV Partners with Valcare to Strengthen Social Impact in the Cape Winelands

Liana Koopman, KWV CSI Manager; Zaida Samuels, KWV HR Director; Ivan Swartz, Valcare CEO and Boyce Lloyd, KWV CEO. KWV is known to be a passionate contributor to social-economic development, and has through the KWV Foundation invested in many initiatives within the Winelands areas over the last few years. KWV is particularly proud of their long-standing partnerships with Khula Development Group and Pebbles Project that focuses on child education and development. Going forward and building [...]

By | February 14th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Nonprofit Leaders Empowered through Strategic Planning Programme

There is an African proverb that says that the future belongs to the people who plan for it today. The environment in which the civil society sector operates in South Africa is complex and filled with challenges for nonprofit organisations. In order for them to respond timeously and ethically to this changing context, leaders of nonprofit organisations need to be able to create and implement effective strategic plans. A Structure for Growth Taking time to [...]

By | January 29th, 2020|Noticeboard|0 Comments

Videos

#REALHEROES VIDEO SERIES Celebrating the ordinary people who have risen up against the odds to make a real difference in their community. People who are brave, selfless and strong. People who show courage and compassion. People who deserve the title of "hero". Songelwa's Story Cathy's Story Anele's Story Xoliswa's Story Vanessa's Story Mthetheleli's [...]

By | January 13th, 2020|Noticeboard|0 Comments

Valcare receives Highest Verification for QIS International Model

From left: Lize Meyer (Sustainability Manager, Valcare), Jolanda van der Lingen (Relationship Manager, Valcare), Mariëtte Jacobs (QIS Coordinator, Connect Network), Brendan Smith (COO, Valcare) and Paul Kabunga (Network Consultant, Viva Africa). Valcare is proud to announce that we have officially been awarded Accountability verification as part of the international Quality Improvement System (QIS) programme. This is the highest level of verification that can be presented to organisations who adhere to a set of strict criteria [...]

By | November 25th, 2019|Noticeboard|0 Comments