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Shelagh Gastrow

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Shelagh Gastrow is the executive director of the South African Institute of Advancement, known as Inyathelo.

Better known as the author of five editions of Who's Who in South African Politics, Shelagh has spent the past five years building up the South African Institute for Advancement as the "home of South African philanthropy" and as a major resource for non-profit organisations and anchor institutions such as universities in their quest for long-term financial sustainability.

Shelagh's understanding of all aspects of institutional and organisational advancement enables Inyathelo to provide support and mentoring services to many organisations to ensure the development of professional and sustainable approaches and strategies for mobilising resources to advance their objectives.

She is currently involved in developing a long-term strategy to promote philanthropy in South Africa in line with Inyathelo's mission to build an enduring culture of "giving" that results in a strong and stable society and democracy in South Africa.

Could a UDF ever emerge again?

Over the last week issues have been highlighted in the press regarding support for political parties by the non-profit sector, particularly public benefit organisations. Even…

When philanthropy and politics mix

What happens if you have given a donation to a public benefit organisation and then find it is using its resources to support a political…

Training social entrepreneurs

The Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards have once again highlighted the role of philanthropy in South African society. They revealed inspiring examples of individuals who have become…

When can donors ask for their money back?

I have been following the saga of the donation by Count Natale Labia to the Department of Public works and Iziko Museums of his father’s…

Press freedom and philanthropy

Philanthropy has spearheaded major movements globally including the women’s movement, the environmental movement, the hospice movement and now the fight against Aids. In the recent…

What makes a philanthropist?

What makes a philanthropist? What do philanthropists do? Is it about money or does it include time and skills that are donated for the betterment…

Thoughts on philanthropy in South Africa

My area of interest is that big word “philanthropy”. We in South Africa take the thousands of organisations that contribute to our democracy for granted.…