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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
Our second NPO Conference was hosted on 26 May 2017, with a great success. Forty different NPO’s from the Durban area came together for a day of mutual learning and networking around the topic of Marketing. The conference was TARGET themed, creating an environment which helped the NPO leaders to start figuring out what their own […]
On Friday, 11 November 2016, We are Durban partnered with 10 organisations from Durban to present the Together Towards Tomorrow conference. The heart behind the conference was to bring hope and life to the heads of organisations that Durban desperately needs to function to capacity. We have so much need in Durban but we also […]
We Are Durban held their annual Potjie Competition on Heritage Day, 24the September. The competition was hosted in partnership with Buyisithemba GD community Development, a Non-Profit Organisation in KwaMashu, Durban. Teams started arriving from 08:00 and it wasn’t long before gazebos were up, deck chairs were out and 21 potjies were on the go […]
I have been meeting with a person who is homeless and a heroin addict for the past 3 months, twice a week, every week. The man is my cousin. He is 28 years old and either sleeps on the streets or in a shelter when he can afford it. My purpose in meeting with him […]