Almasi Executive Philanthropy Certificate

Almasi means “diamond” in Kiswahili. This course is for individuals in senior positions who wish to develop expertise and strengthen their knowledge in managing and leading in the field of philanthropy in particular and the non-profit sector in general, and for corporate social responsibility practitioners on the African continent.


The aim of this short course is to develop an advanced and practical application of philanthropy and social investment. It focuses on critical thinking and analysis of core themes and principles such as leadership, management, strategy, technology, fundraising and managing of resources and public policy, advocacy and measurement.

This programme is comprised of five compulsory courses and three elective courses.

Compulsory Courses

C1. African Philanthropy and Strategy

C2. Leadership of Philanthropic and Non-Profit Organisations

C3. Fundraising and Managing Resources

C4. Public Policy, Advocacy and Measurement

C5. Corporate Social Responsibility

Elective Courses

E1. Advising Private Wealth 

E2. Corporate Social Investment 

E3. Community Gifting/Philanthropy 

E4. Community Foundations 

E5. Philanthropy (Gifting) and the Sustainable Development Goals 

E6. The Role of Religion and Belief

E7. Public Policy, Law and Regulation

Course details


2 months

Start Date:

2023 dates to be confirmed

Applications Open:

To be confirmed

Course Fee:

40 000.00 ZAR

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