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The Poverty Stoplight Approach

The biggest question facing organisations working to alleviate poverty is “How do we know if we are moving the needle of transformation?” Through monitoring and evaluation, The Clothing Bank (TCB) knows that their holistic 2-year Enterprise Development training programme is successful at empowering unemployed mothers to start small retail businesses that allows them to transition from a life of dependence to becoming financially and socially independent, but is poverty being permanently eradicated from their lives?

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Citadel organisations

We asked our staff what inspired them most this year. We interviewed three members of our staff that formed part of Citadel’s Due Diligence team. They were able to mention so many memorable moments but in the end their hearts were stolen by 83 acres of land, ink cartridges and a very cute penguin…..

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Avoiding the youth time-bomb

The recent stats on youth unemployment in South Africa, 36.1% (an increase of 4% between 2008 and 2014), suggest a daunting reality – our born-frees face a bleak future. Fetola’s Abram Molelemane writes about the ticking time-bomb of youth unemployment and how to address it.

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MyGGSA is changing, for good

At the end of August, the Myggsa.co.za website will be changing. It will still connect givers and causes with everything they need to know about the non profit and social enterprise world, but will no longer have an online donation facility. Myggsa Causes must register with our partners GivenGain.com to continue to receive online donations.

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Education Grant Management

Think like a social enterprise

Social enterprises are getting increasing attention in South Africa – government has recognized their value and is developing policies to support them and various universities have developed social enterprise programmes. The star of social enterprises is clearly on the rise. In an accessible and jargon-free e-book, Marcus Coetzee gives his top 10 ways to think like a successful social enterprise.

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Donor-advised funds

South Africa has a growing number of wealthy individuals and a charity sector facing severe funding constraints – how do we bring the two together to balance the equation? GreaterCapital’s Sophie Hobbs looks at how donor-advised funds could be a way to achieve this.

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Understanding risk in development

Risk management is well understood in business, with established standards and tools for identifying and assessing risks. But for development organisations and social investors it is often overlooked. For 10 years, GreaterGood SA and GreaterCapital have been looking at risk in social development interventions and have developed tools to identify and assess risks, as well as quantify the related returns.

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