NPO Finance Know How

20 October marked the start of the three part NPO Know How course on Healthy Finances. A small group of Non Profit leaders joined facilitators Phil Bowyer, Renske Fitzjohn and Romie Govender in exploring what a Living Wage is, what the bible says about it, and how paying a Living Wage would affect the way we run our non-profit organisations. Romie Govender, a registered debt counsellor, shared in the afternoon about what healthy finances look like; including understanding bank accounts, bank sta...
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Coaching vs Training

Over the last year I have worked a lot with individual leaders in the network through an individual coaching process of 12 sessions. At the same time we offer a lot of training within the Center of Excellence. A question one might have is which one is more important or more effective; training or coaching? I believe training and coaching should go hand in hand for any leader or manager in an organisation. A process of individual coaching is immensely helpful in clarifying what is important to y...
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Do you like to be rewarded?

Research on how to manage children’s behaviour points to the fact that rewards are more effective than punishments in motivating children and young people to behaviour appropriately. “…rewards rather than punishments could be the way to encourage good behaviour and discourage bad behaviour because attention is likely to increase its frequency.” (Institute of Education 2008) “For children who seek attention, being given it even through punishment will be rewarding.” “A better solution is...
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Equip training – planning & preparation

This year we’re gathering 40 leaders connected to the Soul Action Network that work with children and youth. In February we focussed on creativity. At the last session on May 27th we looked at planning & preparation in a way that encourages creativity. The teaching element of May’s Equip highlighted how children’s attention span is limited when purely listening, and that active learning methods are vital in helping children to pay attention and learn. Leaders recognised that learning must b...
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