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

#GivingTuesday | Donate Your Second-hand Goods

On Tuesday 3 December 2019 the world celebrates Giving Tuesday. It's a global generosity movement that started a seven years ago, to follow the mass spending that happens the week before on Black Friday and Cyber Monday (this year taking place on 29 November 2019 & 2 December 2019). This international day of doing good has also expanded into South Africa (#GivingTuesdaySA), with thousands of organisations rallying people to do something to help others. This year, Valcare along [...]

By | November 19th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Celebrity Golf Day contributes to new building for Good Hope Day Care

The annual Vodacom Shop Celebrity Golf Day that was held on 7 November 2019 at Pearl Valley Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at Val de Vie Estate, managed to raise more than R600 000 in aid of one of Valcare's members, the Good Hope Day Care Centre for disabled children. The renowned golf day saw 128 golfers participate, including celebrities like Jean de Villiers, Heinz Winkler, Jacques Kallis and the current Mr South Africa, Heinrich Gabler. [...]

By | November 13th, 2019|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Human Trafficking Event Educates and Empowers Community

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” With this well-known quote from Edmund Burke, Ivan Swartz (CEO of Valcare) opened the very dynamic human trafficking training day held last week in Paarl. This training jointly hosted by Ezrah Community Training and Development NPC and Valcare as part of the Drakenstein Child Protection Programme was a collaborative effort to raise awareness about human trafficking. In light [...]

By | November 4th, 2019|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments