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Applications now open for 2014

Internationally research has shown that community organisations often lack capacity in areas such as financial management, reporting and monitoring of projects. Many community organisations also lack sufficient funding. Without dynamic websites and other marketing tools and when their financial administration and support functions are not on levels that enable them to be sustainable, such organisations […]

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Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong

Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Pallotta says that too many NPOs are rewarded for how little they spend and not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start rewarding charities for their big goals and […]

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Applications now open for 2013 participation

Internationally research has shown that community organisations often lack capacity in areas such as financial management, reporting and monitoring of projects. Many community organisations also lack sufficient funding. Without dynamic websites and other marketing tools and when their financial administration and support functions are not on levels that enable them to be sustainable, such organisations […]

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What to expect in 2013

Final Phase of pilot project The final due diligence area earmarked for formal training is Management and Leadership Support. A training intervention was scheduled for 6 & 13 March 2013. Two members of the pilot group were also selected to go on an NPO Leadership and Strategy Workshop offered by the Stellenbosch University Business School. […]

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SOS Pilot Project Feedback

Feedback on the SOS training provided SOS received an overwhelming positive response from the 12 Pilot Organisations at the end of 2012. Here are a few excerpts: …I feel that I benefitted greatly from the SOS involvement. The due diligence process was thorough and showed the areas that needed urgent attention. …Thank you for a […]

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Update on the SOS Pilot Project Training

Early 2012 the SOS team conducted a due diligence process on each of the 12 selected pilot projects. This process included a site visit which lasted about 6 – 8 hours per organisation; during this visit an interview was conducted and a report per NGO on the following was compiled: Overview (general overview, size in […]

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The benefits of volunteering

On Monday, 1 October 2012, an interesting article on volunteering for NGO’s appeared in the Career Times.

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‘n Brief oor SOS geskryf aan die Eikestadnuus en GSDT se antwoord

Op 26 Oktober 2012 het Franklin Adams ‘n brief aan die Eikestadnuus geskryf waarin hy kommentaar lewer op SOS. Die trustees van die GSDT het op 2 November 2012 daarop reageer.

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SOS Bekendstelling, Eikestadnuus, 8 Junie 2012

  REMGRO gaan op ‘n nuwe wyse betrokke raak by gemeenskapsorganisasies in ‘n poging om ‘n blywende bydrae tot die Stellenbosse gemeenskap te maak. “Remgro moedig sy personeel aan om as vrywilligers by reeds-gevestigde projekte in die gemeenskap betrokke te wees,” het Jannie Durand, uitvoerende hoof van Remgro, gese. Die projek Strengthen our Society (SOS)- wat Remgro in samewerking met die Groter Stellenbosch Development Trust (GSDT) aanpak […]

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SOS Launch – 05 June 2012

SOS is officially launching! We are proud to launch this initiative on 05 June 2012 at the new Remgro head office in Stellenbosch. We hope this project will inspire more corporates in Stellenbosch to take action and cultivate a positive culture of volunteering and involvement. Watch this space for pictures of the function.

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