Shout-It-Now was founded in 2007 by a small group of technology executives that wanted to contribute to fighting the current epidemic of HIV and teen pregnancy. Many of the founders have substantial experience in starting new companies. Each member has volunteered time, money or their expertise to create Shout-It-Now. Shout-It-Now is dedicated to creating effective partnerships with schools, businesses, celebrities and, most importantly, with our teen audience.
Beware of Greeks bearing gifts! Beware of city slickers from Gauteng offering joint ventures in deep rural settings! Beware government imposters running pseudo non-governmental organisations (NGOs)!
The South African Growth Institute (SAGI) was established to bridge the gap between the private sector and the non-profit sector by providing NGOs with the necessary tools to creatively and effectively access funding from the private sector.
SAGI is hosting a special one-day seminar for NGOs in Gauteng on Tuesday, 25 June 2013 (08h00 - 15h30), at the Indaba Hotel in Fourways, Johannesburg.
South Africa, a founding member of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) and a member of the Steering Committee, has yet to approve its national action plan, the cornerstone commitment document for OGP members.
Last year, President Jacob Zuma joined leaders from the other eight founding OGP members to announce their action plans in New York, and since then, more than 40 other nations have unveiled their plans, presumably approved and official, and moved to the implementation phase.
Nonprofit organisations like Marie Stopes South Africa are following the rollout of the National Health Insurance (NHI) closely to see how best their service delivery operations will fit into the new countrywide scheme.
The National Health Insurance Green Paper was published in August 2011 and says the NHI is set to be implemented in three phases over a 14-year period.
NGO founder and owner, Levy Mmelesi, got a rude awakening at a commercial expo that took place at the Mmabatho Convention Centre in Mafikeng towards the end of last year. What should have been a fruitful trade venture turned into a scam nightmare for Mmelesi and his nonprofit organisation, Dirisanang Art Centre.
In the business world, it is not unusual for companies to be merged, bought and traded. Sometimes, this is how companies survive, albeit in a different incarnation. Tshikululu’s CEO, Tracey Henry, considers that when NPOs are struggling financially, collaboration to the point of consolidation may well be an alternative to closure.
Autonomy or Dependence: Case Studies of North-South NGO Partnerships explores the concept and practice of ‘partnership’ between NGOs in the North and South. Based on a rigourous four-year study, the book draws together the perspectives of a group of European NGOs and compares these with the experiences of a selection of their partners in Brazil, Cambodia and Tanzania. The authors look ahead to how partnerships are changing as networks and alliances of Northern and Southern civil society organisations join together to work on common issues.