#NonProfit #StrategicPlan Guide via @EveryActionHQ by @MarcellaVitulli


We all know that you cannot simply wake up one morning and think that, yes, today will be a brilliant day to raise funds for charity. While it may work, I can guarantee that it will not turn out exactly like you would like it to.

Most successful strategies in life require careful planning. You would, for instance, not wait until a day before your daughter’s birthday to start planning her party, would you? Details are important and, despite the fact that non-profits are not businesses per se, its actions needs to be planned well in advance to ensure success. Each campaign budget carefully laid out, each step planned and scheduled.

Marcella Vitulli says: “The best fundraising strategic plan tells a complete, organized, and analytics-based story that your team can actually use to help your campaign be more successful. We created this guide to help you build just that.” [Vitulli:2016]

Ms Vitulli makes it easier for us by sharing this informative guide to strategically plan your next fundraising campaign. Have a look here….its a long read, but worth the time and effort.

Happy fundraising!


VITULLI, MARCELLA.  2016.  The 2016 Non Profit Strategic Plan Guide.  [Web:] bit.ly/2dVT3Nl  [Date of Access:] October 12, 2016.




@MacfoUganda Urgently Needs #Volunteers


MACFO Uganda is urgently looking for volunteers to help them fulfil their duties towards the communities in and around Kampala.

MACFO (MAKE CHILDREN FOUNDATION) is a non profit, non-religious, non-Government Organization (NGO) with the general objective of improving the lives of communities through training, and provision of essential services, the necessary care and support for orphans and vulnerable children

MACFO Uganda’s vision is “A Healthy and promising life for all children”.

Their Mission is to empower orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC’s) and most at risk population (MARP’s) with healthy positive living through increased access to HIV/AIDS-related information, care and support at all levels.

We are in the process of welcoming new board members to our team as we work to improve the governance of our organization and  the partnership of many great minds working towards a worthy cause.

Personally I’ve been involved with MACFO for just under a year now, and have been impressed by their CEO, Timothy Matovu’s dedication to his work.

He supports the children during the school year by supplying necessary educational supplies, clothing and food. Furthermore he regularly runs clinics that ensure the children receives their inoculations against dreaded disease.

Just recently I’ve assisted him in launching a Christmas project called ‘Hope in a Box’. We aim to pack giftboxes for at least 83 children and do a fun handover during a pre-Christmas celebration on 17 December.

Needless to say, doing all this work is quite daunting for just one person and, despite the volunteers he currently has, he is always in need of more helping hands. The need in Uganda is tremendous and reaching out to all the different areas has become difficult for the few assistants he employs.

Watch the video about MACFO below:

This opportunity will be a once in a lifetime experience for those interested in becoming volunteers. Not only will you be helping others, but you will learn valuable skills. So, if you are considering taking a gap year after graduation, please get in touch with Timothy directly. If you are older, and still feel you wish to give back to the world, you are more than welcome to contact Tim and he will provide the necessary details.

Timothy’s contact details are as follows:

Email: mailto:macfo_uganda@yahoo.com
Office Phone: +256414660274
Mobile Phone: +256774607491

You can also complete the contact form on their website. Click here.

Or you can find them on Facebook or Twitter or YouTube

This is an unique opportunity for anyone who wishes to make a difference in the world. Do not waste another minute, get in touch TODAY….remember, one person’s kindness can change a life profoundly. Here is your chance!!



How to Register Your #NonProfit in #South Africa via #govza


Are you a philantropist? Have you been doing something in your community to uplift the people? If you are, don’t you think it is time for your work to become a bit more official and professional?

Registering as a non-profit organization is free of charge, relatively simple and it can be very beneficial to your organization. When you can provide a registration number, people will be more likely to take your work seriously and they will be more willing to contribute to your cause.

NPOs include trusts, companies or other associations of persons established for a public purpose.

Registering your NPO is beneficial because its certificate:

  • improves your credibility and funding opportunities
  • allows your organisation to open a bank account
  • helps your organisation with tax incentives.

You can read more about the specific requirements and the registration process here. All application forms can be downloaded here.

If you have a reliable internet service, you can also consider online application through the Department of Social Development. They also provide a wealth of information on the subject of registration (click here) and you can proceed immediately to the registration process.

Register online as NPO here.

Remember to read the instructions on these websites carefully and make sure you have all the relevant documentation at hand.


DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT.  All about Non-Profit Organizations.  [Web:] bit.ly/2er93d5[Date of Access:] October 12, 2016

THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT.  Register a Non-Profit Organization. [Web:] bit.ly/2er70ps [Date of Access:] October 12, 2016.



Written by #FaedaElliott

Whether your non-profit is still only in its planning phase or whether your established brand needs a fresh approach, Faeda Elliott’s ideas will be invaluable.

Look what she says: “In my experience, most non-profit organizations could use a rebrand, a brand refresh, or at the very least, a brand clarification. However, the reality is that it’s difficult for non-profits to divert limited time and resources toward branding. But here’s the thing, it’s the ONE ENDEAVOR that can make all your other efforts much more impactful.” [Elliott:2016]

Setting up, what ms Elliott calls, a cohesive brand and understanding the steps towards excellence in non-profit management is key behind a successful organization.

She explains the term ‘cohesive brand’ in short:

“From the outside, a cohesive brand is how a potential or existing supporter relates to you, comes to trust your organization, and feels compelled to support your mission. It allows your audience to clearly understand your impact on the community.

From the inside, a cohesive brand is all about making sure your message and visuals are clear, concise, and compelling across all platforms. Whether someone attends a fundraising event, volunteers with your organization, visits your website, or follows you on social media, having a cohesive brand means they will have a consistent, trustworthy experience.” [Elliott:2016]

It is essential for every non-profit to scrutinize their brand power regularly. Times are constantly changing and the donor platform fluctuates with the economy. We need to keep our donors interested and connected.

Click here for more information on how to develop a cohesive brand and download the workbook by Faeda Elliott.


ELLIOTT, FAEDA. 2016.  Non-Profit Organizations: Build a Cohesive, Mission Driven Brand. [Web:] insquired.com: bit.ly/2dVwuIy [Date of Access:] October 12, 2016


45.8 Million Currently Living in Slavery

45.8 Million Currently Living in Slavery


According to a new report there are currently an estimated 45.8 million people in slavery around the world in 167 different countries. The study done by Walk Free Foundation recently published their data in their 2016 Global Slavery Index. The study saw a 28% increase from the previous study done two years prior. The organization attributed the increase to better data collection and research. Thus whether slavery is increasing or decreasing is still unclear.

According to the report, India is ranked the worst in total numbers with 18.35 million in slavery alone. North Korea has the highest per capita level with 4.37% of their population in slavery. The United States falls relatively low on the list, however it still clocks in with over 57,000 estimated people trapped in slavery.

The good news of the repost is that it stated “significant progress” was found in antislavery actions by governments. This…

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