GIBS welcomes Ms. Elizabeth Ngonzi, CEO of Afrika Tikkun, USA, lecturer in fundraising at New York City’s Heyman Centre for Philanthropy and Fundraising, and Entrepreneur in Residence at Cornell University, for a limited-seat breakfast event that aims to unpack the mysterious art of Fundraising: exploring international trends and new ways of doing things.
Fundraising is a mysterious profession – is it charisma and personal networks that brings money to an organization? Or is it a series of complex processes that govern proposal writing, event and donation management? South Africa’s recent status as a Upper Middle Income Country shows confidence that the country can fund its civil society. But service delivery non-profits are at best subsidized by governments, and our individual and corporate donor base remains small and driven by compliance.
The session will explore:
- What is happening globally in the world of fundraising?
- How are these changes going to impact South Africa (if at all?)
- Introducing technology and fundraising – creating a global base of supporters for your local project
- What do you need to change? If anything at all?
- What are your responsibilities to your donors? And your
- Do we really suffer from a lack of money, or it is a lack of ideas to deliver new approaches to social change?
- Why is social entrepreneurship touted as a new way for sustainability?