Nedbank Auditorium, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, Thursday 4 April 2019

The Western Cape NPO Collaboration Dialogue committee cordially invites all ‘for-purpose’ sector leaders, decision-makers and professionals to join us at our next meeting on the 4th of April 2019.

Our next session, What donors want, will provide the opportunity to ‘step into the world of a donor’ and understand their perspective, challenges and constraints, and importantly, what lessons and opportunities this holds for you. A selection of funder types will share their thinking and experience with you and allow a platform to explore how you can better target and position yourself for different types of funders to streamline your efforts and help them to say ‘yes’.

About the Collaboration Dialogue:
Since their launch in 2012, the collaboration dialogues have continued to provide a platform which facilitates sharing and learning across our ‘for purpose’ sector, with curated content featuring a broad range of topics and specialists. Nedbank Private Wealth generously supports our events to ensure that that they are accessible to all organisations.

Audrey Elster, Chief Executive of the Raith Foundation

Audrey has over 25 years senior management experience in the NGO sector in South Africa and internationally. She has been the Executive Director of the RAITH Foundation for the past 10 years. RAITH is a private South African Foundation working to promote social justice. Prior to working for RAITH, Audrey spent 6 years working for the UNFPA in New York and Geneva, providing funding and technical support to a multi-million dollar adolescent SRH programme in four African countries. Audrey has led and consulted for both local and international NGOs, has worked for and with a range of different donors and is an experienced Board member. Audrey was educated at Glasgow University, the National University of Mexico (UNAM) and at the Harvard School of Public Health (Centre for Population and Development Studies).

Belinda Bowling, Social Impact Director of Naspers

Belinda is the Social Impact Director of technology investment giant Naspers, and the co-founder of Naspers Labs, a disruptive 21st century solution to South Africa’s youth unemployment crisis. More of a brindle than a pure-bred, her career started with a foray into the private sector in law and investment banking, followed by 15 years in international development in Asia and Africa in a variety of sectors from public health to natural resource management to legal employment, working for the UN, non-profits and social businesses. One of only 3 foreign women ever to be awarded a Presidential Medal by the Government of Afghanistan, where she worked for 7 years, Belinda’s academic background is law, and she holds a BA LLB LLM.

Mokgadi Malahlela, Senior Manager at NACOSA

Mokgadi started her career as a teacher and holds Higher Diplomas in Education and a Bachelor of Education in Adult and Community Education. Mokgadi joined NACOSA after three years as Head of Community Services Cluster at Kheth’Impilo, an HIV/AIDS service organisation. Before that, Mokgadi worked as Director of Child Services at Absolute Return for Kids (ARK) and at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation’s South African mission as Education and HIV/AIDS Programme Manager and as the Executive Director of Learning for All Trust. Mokgadi represents NACOSA on national structures such as the South African National AIDS Council’s Civil Society Sector and leads the organisation’s community systems strengthening and small grants programme, funded by the Global Fund.

Henry Mathys, Programme Manager for Social Inclusion and Placemaking at the V&A Waterfront

Henry oversees social and economic inclusion projects which includes Supplier, Enterprise and Socio-Economic Development at the V&A Waterfront. This centres on creating meaningful partnerships with economic and academic interests from across the V&A Waterfront precinct for the benefit of meaningful job creation and inclusive economic growth. He focuses on breaking down barriers to entry for new market entrants and ensuring access to business development opportunities and support tools for SMEs. Henry holds qualifications in Marketing Strategy from Red and Yellow Academy as well as Shared Value from GIBS. He has more than 10 years’ experience in Social Development, Events and Public Space Management

Kirstin O’Sullivan, Programme Officer at ELMA Philanthropies Services

Kirstin has experience in the corporate, non-profit and philanthropy sectors, both in South Africa and internationally. She is actively managing a portfolio of 26 grants across South Africa, Zambia and Namibia that focuses on early childhood development (including early stimulation and learning, nutrition and digital health), as well as data systems, after-school tutoring, children with disabilities and policy development. Her work includes developing and sustaining relationships with key stakeholders, including local and international funders, government officials and civil society leaders. She is always looking for opportunities to promote collaboration and increase impact. Before joining ELMA, Kirstin was the External Relations Manager at LEAP Science and Maths Schools, worked as Operations Manager for GreaterGood South Africa, and was a Business Analyst at Deloitte Consulting.

Event Details

Date & Time


Thursday, 4 April 2019
08:30am for 09:00 - 12:30pm




Refreshments & Snacks Included




V&A, Portswood or Ulundi Parking facilities. Nedbank Private Wealth apologises that
there will not be parking available at the venue itself (Clocktower / Silo1 parking) due to
the number of attendees. The public parking areas mentioned are a minute walk away.
Parking is for your own cost.



Nedbank Auditorium (previously known as BoE)
Nedbank Clocktower
Clocktower Precinct
V&A Waterfront
Cape Town




Leaders of Not-for-profits, For-purpose organisations, Social Enterprises,
CSI Managers and Organisations incl. Board Members,
Executives, Funders and Fundraisers

Seats are limited.

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