Entries by We Are Durban

Impact Zone – NPO Conference

“Let’s go surfin’ now…..Everybody’s learning how….Come on and safari with me…” With a surfing themed NPO Conference, how could we not begin this report with lyrics from the iconic Beach Boys! It was perfectly titled “Impact Zone” and lived up to its name in every way.   It was a conference on setting a NPO for […]

Sawubona

As I reached the summit of the umpteenth hill on my afternoon run there was a lady waiting for her lift.  I timed my words with the exhale, as a pant is all I could do at this stage. “Morning”. We looked each other in the eyes.  “morning”, she replied.  A smile clearly in her […]

Amashova 2017

We had a small team of 17 cyclists rode the Amashova Cycle Race, on Sunday 22 October, in our beautiful jerseys to raise funds and awareness for the work we do. This year, the funds they raised, will be used to develop a We are Durban Volunteer App to make volunteering in Durban easily accessible […]

Volunteering: You at your Best

Volunteering: Part 2 With our Volunteer induction having just happened on Monday 2 October, it felt fitting to post another article on volunteering well. In eThekwini we have about 3500 registered NPO’s.  That is not including all the charities that are not registered as they are going on quite nicely without the paperwork.  There is […]

It’s Time to Grow Up

Being a mom of three I have read the same books numerous times, but there is a firm favourite (so much so that I can recite the entire book!). It is called “Cave baby”, by Julia Donaldson.  In it, the cave baby paints on two sets of cave walls; his parent’s and a grey woolly […]

Considering myself a Volunteer…

VOLUNTEERISM: Part 1 There is a certain amount of joy that comes from giving.  Whether it is financially or of your time and effort.  When we invest in someone and they succeed there is a deep feeling of satisfaction that comes over us.  On the other hand, when we invest and they do not succeed […]

Let’s get Professional: Not just a NPO

On Friday, 18 August we held our 3rd NPO Conference.  This time it was entitled “Let’s get Professional: Not Just a NPO”.  The history behind this is the unfortunate excuse that so many NPO’s make when they fail to deliver their services, or reports in the expected time or to the expected standard; “But we […]

Mandela day ideas

For those who would like some ideas on what to do for Mandela Day, follow the link below.  These are all based at organisations we have worked with in the past… http://mailchi.mp/c10fa07f6c53/mandela-day-volunteer-opportunities-july-2017 

June Volunteer Induction

One of We are Durban’s goals for 2017 is to link more qualified professionals with heads of NPO’s to help encourage and develop their organisations to reach their full potential.  Regular conferences are hosted for Durban organisations and they are given the opportunity to request assistance in areas they believe are most pertinent for them and […]