Fedha Introduction to Philanthropy Certificate

Fedha means “silver” in Kiswahili. The course is aimed at individuals who wish to develop expertise and strengthen their knowledge of philanthropy as people managing and leading in the field on the African continent.


It is designed for participants with an interest in philanthropy and those who aspire to be change-makers in this field, as well as for experienced professionals studying part-time for professional development.


This short course, which is focused on philanthropy in the African context, will empower the advocates and participants in philanthropic activities to gain insight into, and be pioneers in, philanthropy within the African context.

The course will cover four core modules together with the choice of three electives. 

Compulsory Courses

C1. Introduction to African Philanthropy

C2. Finance for Social Enterprises and Non-Profit Organisations

C3. Principles and Fundamentals of Fundraising

C4. Corporate Social Responsibility – Business in Society

Elective Courses

E1. Digital Technology and Leadership

E2. Introducing Community Foundations

E3. Venture Philanthropy

Course details


2 months

Start Date:

2023 dates to be confirmed

Course Fee:

26 500.00 ZAR

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