The state of CSI in South Africa and the fundamentals of giving
This presentation, highlighting CSI spending patterns and trends, gave delegates an opportunity to reflect on how their organisations are faring in relation to the rest of the CSI landscape in South Africa.
Presenter: Nick Rockey (Trialogue) – download presentation
The South African Project
This keynote address provided insight and perspective on the state of the country and the role that each sector of society has to play in helping to realise a more equitable and prosperous democratic South Africa.
Speaker: Brian O’Connell (retired rector and vice-chancellor, UWC) – download presentation
In an increasingly challenging funding environment non-profit organisations and corporates must find innovative, collaborative and sustainable ways to work together in their efforts towards social development. This panel discussion introduced delegates to three innovations in funding, viz. social impact bonds, social enterprise and blended and alternative funding models.
Panellists: Susan de Witt (Bertha Centre for Social Innovation at Graduate School of Business, UCT), Andrew Millson (Community Capital Africa) and Ian Ross (Hollard)
Monitoring and evaluation
It is crucial for non-profit organisations and corporates alike to be able to prove the impact that their social development initiatives are having, in order to secure ongoing and possibly increased financial support. This panel discussion brought together corporate, non-profit, foundation and academic perspectives, to explore how monitoring and evaluation can be more holistically incorporated into program-planning and support.
Panellists: Neissan Besharati (Centre for Learning on Evaluation and Results, Wits), Dugan Fraser (RAITH Foundation), Liezemarie Johannes (Corruption Watch) and Namhla Saba (Investec)
Ensuring relevance and adaptability in fundraising and grant-making
This session explored how collaboration can help to overcome the significant pressures placed both on NPOs (to source funding), as well as on funders (to responsibly and strategically provide support).
Plenary presenter: Cassiem Khan (Faith Action South Africa) – download presentation
Have they lost that lovin’ feeling? The emotional life of a donor
This light-hearted presentation inspired delegates to hone their abilities to craft and/or interpret meaningful and impactful stories for fundraising and grant-making purposes.
Presenter: Sid Peimer (Cape Chamber of Commerce) – download presentation
Collaboration in education
Drawing from panellists’ experiential insights about what it takes to build meaningful relationships with key stakeholders in education, this session spoke to the art of collaboration, and helped funders, fundraisers and practitioners to think about who they should be working with and what approaches they should employ.
Panellists: Barbara Dale-Jones (BRIDGE), Andile Dube (Zenex Foundation), Godwin Khosa (National Education Collaboration Trust) and Lindiwe Temba (Nedbank)
Skills development and employability
In 2014/15, 52% of 15 to 24 year olds were unemployed. That’s more than four times the rate in sub-Saharan Africa. This session discussed government, business and skills development agency views on the types of partnerships and strategies that are needed to address this national plight.
Panellists: Maryana Iskander (Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator), Sazini Mojapelo (Barclays Africa Group Limited), Makano Morojele (National Business Initiative) and Birgit Vijverberg (National Youth Development Agency)
Aligning the Sustainable Development Goals with African citizens’ priorities
Find out what citizens in 36 African countries, who together represent more than three-fourths of the continent’s population, consider the most important problems that their governments should address and what their priorities are for investing their country’s resources.
Presenter: Anyway Chingwete (Afrobarometer) – download presentation
This keynote address inspired delegates to think more broadly and holistically about the potential of responsible business for long-term and sustainable economic growth, both in South Africa, and across the continent. It presented the intellectual, political and spiritual case for an inclusive, sustainable economy which, from the World Economic Forum to the United Nations and the International Monetary Fund, world leaders are increasingly pledging their support for.
Speaker: Trudi Makhaya (Makhaya Advisory) – download presentation