The South African Institute for Advancement have put out a call for nominations for the Inyathelo Award for Philanthropy in the Arts.
From the press release: “The Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards were established in 2007 to acknowledge, celebrate and profile the full spectrum of diversity in South African philanthropic giving. They are seeking nominations in various categories for people who have committed their personal resources towards social development in South Africa. One of the Award categories this year is the Inyathelo Award for Philanthropy in the Arts. This Award recognises an individual who has demonstrated long-term commitment to, and financial support for, organisations and initiatives in the Arts, a seriously underfunded sector. “How do we turn the stream of philanthropy in SA into a flood to support civil society and therefore protect our democracy?” asked Gaby Ritchie, Inyathelo Programme Director. “One way is to showcase the ranging shapes and sizes of philanthropy in South Africa through the Awards, and we recognise the Arts as a critical player in civil society in South Africa,” she added. The core aim of the Awards is to inspire South Africans at all economic levels to take responsibility for South Africa’s social development by giving and contributing what they can. Inyathelo believes that by highlighting the achievements of the Awardees and showcasing innovation and best practice in philanthropy, others will be inspired and encouraged to make their own contribution. Being an Awardee carries many benefits besides recognition. In support of the incredible work being done by the Awardees, Inyathelo has put together a package that will be of real value to awardees or to the organisations they support. These include a consultation with Inyathelo’s non-profit advisory clinic to get assistance and support for either the awardee’s own non-profit organisation or a chosen beneficiary. Attendance at an Inyathelo advancement and fundraising workshop is also part of the award, as well as a session for awardees or their chosen NGO with Tshikululu Social Investments who will also provide communications, marketing and branding advice to each awardee or their chosen NGO. Other awards categories include Support of Philanthropy in the Media, Youth in Philanthropy, Family Philanthropy, Community Philanthropy, Lifetime Philanthropy, International Philanthropy to South Africa and Philanthropy in Health. Nomination forms are available online at www.inyathelo.org.za. You can submit your nomination online or post the material to: Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards Inyathelo – The South African Institute for Advancement 2nd Floor Fairweather House 176 Sir Lowry Road Woodstock 7925 If you would like more information or assistance, please contact the Awards Team: Tel: 021 465 6981 E-mail: About Inyathelo: The South African Institute for Advancement (Inyathelo) was established as a non-profit trust in October 2002 with two core mandates: to promote philanthropy in South Africa and to develop the capacity of institutions and non-profit organisations (NPOs) to achieve their objectives in a sustainable manner through the development of local advancement knowledge and practice. Inyathelo’s application of Advancement practice is based on an integrated and inclusive approach through which organisations, in partnership with key stakeholders and supporters, move together” towards achieving long-term sustainability.