Dhahabu Advanced Philanthropy Certificate

Dhahabu means “gold” in Kiswahili. The course is aimed at managers and leaders in philanthropy on the African continent who wish to develop their expertise and strengthen their knowledge of the field. It is also for those who aspire to be change-makers in this field as well as for experienced professionals studying part-time for professional development.


The aim of this short course is to deeply explore philanthropy and social investment at an advanced level with practical application of topics such as understanding philanthropy, advising private wealth, fundraising and ethics and much more.

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

Compulsory Courses

C1. Understanding and analysing African Philanthropy

C2. Resource Mobilisation (Financing) and Advancement for Non-profit organisations and Higher Education Institutions

C3. Performance Measurement and Reporting

C4. Advising Private Wealth

C5. Managing Philanthropy Foundations and Non-Profit Organisations

Elective Courses

E1. African Philanthropy and Sustainable Development Goals

E2. Ethics in Philanthropy and the Digital Era

E3. Project Leadership-ALP

Course details


2 months

Start Date:

2023 dates to be confirmed

Course Fee:

36 500.00 ZAR

Application Support:

Programme Enquiries:

Applications Notice:

You will be redirected to the Wits Enterprise online applications page.