There is immense pressure on business, government and
civil society to respond creatively to the complex and demanding social,
economic and environmental issues facing society. The importance of
well-equipped, well-managed and governed NPOs in delivering quality services
in every society is recognised worldwide. In South Africa, there are
about 100 000 registered NPOs and billions of rands are channelled
through them annually. However, the success and sustainability of NPOs
depends to a large extent on leaders who have the capacity to deal with
the myriad of challenges they face on a daily basis, and on the quality
of the strategic partnerships that are formed with different sectors in
order to unlock and harness scarce resources.
The aim of the Imbizo is to explore strategies for NPOs to achieve greater
sustainability through attracting support and investment together with
strengthening the capacity of leaders. This full-day event is being
hosted by USB Executive Development in partnership with The Africa-America Institute (AAI) and The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation (TCCAF).
USB Executive Development's Centre for Business in Society (CBiS)
is a laboratory for co-creating transformative management solutions for
all sectors of society. One of the key social sector areas we focus on
is NPOs. USB-ED has been privileged to offer the NPO Leadership & Strategy Programme (NPO LSP)
as part of the Africa America Institute's broader initiative called the
Transformational Leadership Programme (TLP) through which the institute
builds capacity in the social sector. We have seen over 80 TLP alumni
graduate from the South African programme. This initiative involves
two other African partners based in Kenya and Nigeria.
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