With the business of philanthropy and social investment well underway, we’re looking forward to what promises to be a productive and groundbreaking year. In this edition of the Community Check-in update, we share activities and dates that will keep you connected with ours and the work of our partners.  

Yours in giving, 
CAPSI Communications 

Registrations for the September 2023 intake of our Masters of Management In the field African Philanthropy are officially open. 

Our programme is ideal for professionals within the development sector, who want to further their career in either the business or social sectors. The delivery of the course is fully online, thereby making it accessible to people across the continent.

The rise in short-form and dynamic learning has presented exciting opportunities for knowledge to be repackaged into essential lessons that can be learned and rapidly applied.

Our Executive Education portfolio responded with the introduction of our Masterclass series in 2020; this is a fully online 2-day series of classes lectured by subject matter experts.

We invite you to contact us and explore how our customised masterclasses can benefit your organisation.

An offering from our Publications portfolio, the Research Report Spotlight Series is a platform for researchers and partners and the broader CAPSI community in Africa who write on new narratives of African philanthropy and social investment to discuss their findings in their field of specialisation with a community of practitioners and academics who have an engaged interest in the topic.  

This platform will offer a glimpse into the expressions of philanthropic forms, types, and practices across the continent, with research and findings that will cover topics such as High Net-Worth Individuals, Social Investment and Philanthropic Foundations as well as philanthropic activity in selected countries, to name a few. This is the beginning of the journey towards further interpreting the philanthropic landscape in Africa, one we wish for you to join us on. 

Date: Tuesday, 28 February 2023  
Time: 14h00 Johannesburg time

One of the highlights of this year will be the publishing of our new series of case studies that have been developed in partnership with Wits Business School Case Centre. This is a vital part of our research and insights offerings to the continent’s philanthropy and social investment community, with case studies providing detailed analysis into experiences and outcomes of different organisations.

The AROCSA Fellowship, also known as the Innocent Chukwuma African NGO Leadership Transition Fellowship Programme, will host its annual opening ceremony on Monday, 17th of April 2023 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

This initiative was founded in response to the urgent need for a leadership transition programme to assist sector leaders – specifically civil society and non-governmental organisation leaders – who are looking to grow toward roles that enable the creation of supportive infrastructure.  

CAPSI is proud to serve as the host institution for the one-month in-person portion of the programme. This is followed by a two-month remote and facilitated career transition planning and chapter writing programme where fellows are also provided with a platform to interact with faculty from Wits Business School, who will provide them guidance on book chapters, documentation of leadership experience, and networking opportunities. 

Join Cambridge Centre for Strategic Philanthropy, within the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, for a series of digital conversations conducted as a succession of intimate interviews discussing key philanthropic and development initiatives. The upcoming installment will host a conversation with Tony Elumemi who will reflect on how the Tony Elumelu Foundation is transforming philanthropy and entrepreneurship across the African continent

Date: Monday, 20 February 2023 
Time: 12h00 London time
Register: http://bit.ly/40J5O4n

Join Trialogue, in partnership with Barloworld, for a webinar on the topic of ‘Good Giving Practices’. This discussion will explore funding practices, including how partners are selected, the type and duration of funding, reporting, alternative support and other requirements. Panelists include representatives from Barloworld, and Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropies.

Date: Thursday, 23 February 2023 
Time: 09h30 Johannesburg time
Register: http://bit.ly/3DPIcl1