Welcome to the new and improved CSRNEWSSA. As we enter the second quarter of the year we are thrilled once again to share CSI-, NGO-, NPO- and all developmental-related news. Our new website is now launched and, in celebration of five years in business, we’re also launching our new and improved newsletter.
Our newsletter brings you stories of innovation and imagination in the CSI sector, including news of our new radio talk show, dedicated to the deepening and broadening of our understanding of CSI nationally and internationally.
This website covers the gamut of topics related to CSI; research, animal rights, arts and culture, books, civic engagement, economics, water and sanitation, education, health … anything that sees South Africans uplifted, informed, engaged and improved! The website will feature podcasts of interviews from our radio show. It is a dynamic hub of stimulation and enrichment for all who seek to be better at what they do in the CSI space.
The website features a brand-new resources, facilitating dialogue on all industry-related topics. Once you contribute, your contact details will be visible, giving you an advantage and strengthening your position in the CSI arena. We encourage all to make use of this space. What’s on your mind? Share with us, and let’s get discussion going.
Our radio station has been preparing a line of really interesting interviews, to be aired from next week. A thirty minute prerecorded conversation with the CEO of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Trust and Hospital yielded fascinating insights and information – including the fact that the Nelson Mandela Children’s Trust funds NGOs and NPOs. You’ll have to tune in to find out more.
We cannot omit news of our next exciting The Great Funders Conference 2019, scheduled for 17 – 19 September, for which preparations are well underway. I encourage you to book your seats as they’re limited; you’ll be joining the likes of Symphonia, WESSA, Kids haven, Nation Builder, to name a few. We’ll be bringing together the corporates and the NGOs and NPOs, knowing that out of the mix, serendipitous connections will be made – as they always are.
And just a snippet before you go: Look for our feature on a fascinating young Japanese man, Tomo Kihara. He’s all about innovation in design, and how shrewd design promotes human development. He’s devised an oddity that many may find useful – a way to ‘beg’ without begging.
From the Harvard Business Review, we have a story about how too much harmony kills creativity. It’s no secret that hardship stimulates some of the most creative outpourings –we see this every day in South Africa. Not that we wish to promote hardship – but we do, as a country, want to reap the benefits of creativity and innovation in the workplace. As the saying goes, ‘a little grit in the oyster produces the pearl.’
Book your ticket to the conference – here
As always, it’s a pleasure to have you here with us – enjoy the space.