do_action Cape Town

Cape Town Nonprofits: Apply for a FREE WordPress Website!

“do_action is a charity hackathon that uses WordPress to uplift local communities

do_action hackathons are community-organised events that are focused on using WordPress to give deserving charitable organisations their own online presence. Each do_action event includes participants from the local WordPress community coming together to plan and build brand new websites for a number of local organisations in one day.” – Source: do_action Cape Town

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CPT Social Media Bootcamp

November 2017 Cape Town Nonprofit Social Media Marketing Bootcamp Recap

Thank you to all Nonprofits that joined us at our Cape Town Nonprofit Social Media Marketing Bootcamp on the 22nd November 2017!

We had the pleasure of teaching Social Media newcomers and pros new strategies and techniques! Here are some of their posts:

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NetSquared Cape Town

NGO Event: Google Analytics and your Nonprofit

“NetSquared brings together nonprofits and activists, tech leaders and funders, and everyone who’s interested in using technology for social change.“

Please join us for a free Netsquared Cape Town training session titled, Google Analytics and your Nonprofit.

When: 10th November 2017
Where: Plumstead Methodist Church Hall, Cape Town
Time: 09H30 to 12H30

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#Net2Cpt : Introduction to Digital Marketing for Civil Society – 29 September 2017 Recap

Carmen recently hosted our first NetSquared Cape Town [#Net2Cpt] event in Plumstead and welcomed Western Cape Nonprofits to discuss Civil Society Digital Marketing.

In case you missed the event, here is a recap of what was shared on the day:

Digital Marketing Tips for Civil Society 

1) Create a plan for each Social Media Channel

• Your organisation needs to have a mini plan for Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Pinterest etc as a part of an overall Marketing Strategy
• If your Organisation is just starting, keep it your Social Media Channels small…. have 3 or less channels to focus on

2) Post Consistently

• As Twitter and Facebook is fast paced ,1 tweet on Twitter per week is way too little to keep your Audience engaged, the same applies to Facebook.
• Need to post , share , like , tweet , retweet all day.
• Instagram however allows for slower posting schedules
• Create a routine, to help you remember what to post and when to post it
• Be consistent!

3) Be Picky about what you share

• Make your content relevant to your audience
• Make your content is easy to read and helpful
• Make sure it’s entertaining to keep your audience interested

4) Post More Images

• Status updates with photos get more engagement online
• Are you aware of the implications and rules about posting pictures of children / abuse victims?

5) Measure and Analyze

• Keep monthly track of: How many visits / mentions / views / actions / likes / comments / re-tweets/ shares etc [measuring your efforts is crucial to future planning]

6) Interact on your platforms with your audience

• Be social and engage with others – don’t only post / share / retweet YOUR content, treat Social Media as a two-way conversation

7) Give people a reason to follow your Channels

• Why should we follow your Organisation online?
• Share discount vouchers / run competitions – have lead magnets to attract new followers

8) Get your entire team involved

• Social Media posting and content creation does not have to be executed by your marketing department only, get your entire team involved!

9) Introduction to E-Mail Newsletters

• Word choice should be loud, vocal, bright
• Don’t be Boring!
• Engage your audience
• Send yourself a test email before sending

A warm thank you to all that attended and to Zena, for capturing fantastic pictures!


If you would like to find out about our next NetSquared Cape Town event, please contact Carmen directly here.

NetSquared Cape Town

NGO Event: Introduction to Digital Marketing for Civil Society

“NetSquared brings together nonprofits and activists, tech leaders and funders, and everyone who’s interested in using technology for social change.“-

Please join us for a free Netsquared Cape Town training session titled, Introduction to Digital Marketing for Civil Society.

When: 29th September 2017
Where: Plumstead Methodist Church Computer Room, Cape Town
Time: 09H30 to 12H30

• Social Media for Nonprofits – featuring Adobe Spark
• Introduction to Email Newsletters
• Online Fundraising and Crowdfunding

Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

To book your seat, please RSVP here – bookings close on 27th September.

Connect with us online by using our hashtag: #Net2Cpt

NGO Event: GlobalGiving Online Fundraising Workshop in Nelspruit, South Africa 2017

NGO Event: GlobalGiving Online Fundraising Workshop in Nelspruit, South Africa 2017

“GlobalGiving is the first and largest global crowdfunding community that connects nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country around the world. We make it possible for local organizations to access the funding, tools, training, and support they need to become more effective and make our world a better place.”

During this workshop, GlobalGiving will be sharing with you the best practices for improving your online fundraising and how to optimize your use of GlobalGiving. You will also have the chance to network and share knowledge with other nonprofits!

This first workshop will be focused on online fundraising strategy building, including trainings on:

  • What online fundraising is and how can it help your nonprofit raise more money
  • How to build an online fundraising strategy that is SMART
  • How to best use important tools in your fundraising efforts

Date: Wednesday, September 20 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm SAST
Where: Mbombela Library Hall
Nelspruit, Mpumalanga
South Africa

To Register your seat please click here, or contact contact Celine Morolong at with questions.

Tech4Good Mthatha

NGO Event: Tech4Good Day in Mthatha, 29 June 2017

SANGONeT, through SANGOTeCH Programme, invites you to Tech4Good NGO Day in Mthatha. The event will showcase and demonstrate how NGOs can benefit from latest technology donations available on SANGOTeCH Programme including cloud technology. The programme has different donating partners amongst them Microsoft, Google, Autodesk, Bitdefender, Symantec, Veritas, etc. We will unpack some of our initiatives aimed at linking NGOs through the use of ICTs.

Participants will have an opportunity to discuss ICT challenges during the event. We encourage NGOs in and around Mthatha area to join us at this event.

Date: 29 June 2017

Time: 09h00 – 12h00

Venue: Botha Sigcau Building, Basement, Manzezulu Offices, Corner of Leeds and Owen Streets, Mthatha, Eastern Cape

Participation is free of charge and lunch will be served.

To confirm your participation, forward your name & surname, NGO name and contact number to Arnold Netshambidi,, Tel: 011 381 3408

About SANGOTeCH Technology Donation Programme:

SANGOTeCH is a partnership between SANGONeT and TechSoup Global, a San Francisco-based NPO technology capacity building organisation. The programme is open to South African NPOs with formal NPO status and libraries. In addition to meeting the general programme eligibility criteria, NPOs also need to meet the specific requirements of each donating partner. Click here for a full listing of the eligibility requirements.

To join SANGOTeCH Programme, register here, validate the email account, thereafter register the organisation profile.  

Enquiries: Tel: 011 381 3408, E-mail:

For more about the SANGOTeCH Programme, refer to

Cloud and Nonprofits

Event: How CLOUD will shape the future of Nonprofits in South Africa

Join our Marketing and Training Manager, Sam Posselt at the SANGONeT “How CLOUD will shape the future of Nonprofits in South Africa” event in Cape Town this June, as she discusses the role of using Social Media to reach more donors.

Other Speakers include:

  • Colin Habberton, Relativ Group > The Future of Non Profits.
  • Wynand du Toit, Optimise CRM > CRM in the Cloud. (Customer Relationship Management)
  • Pramod Daya, Mindspring Computing > Cyber Security – a dark Cloud?
  • Sam Vos, U-turn Homeless Ministry > Pros and cons of an IT consultant
  • James Hedley, Quicket > How to use Quicket to raise funds for your Non Profit
  • Peter Adolphs, Project Isizwe > Innovation in community engagement bring Khayelitsha online
  • Arnold Netshambidi, SANGONeT > How to access cloud solutions for NPOs?

Booking is ESSENTIAL as only 100 seats are available. To book your seat please complete the form found here:

How CLOUD will shape the future of Nonprofits in South Africa

  • Cost of admission: FREE
  • Date: 21 June 2017
  • Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm followed by a light lunch

If you need any assistance, please contact Arnold Netshambidi on 0113813408 or

Detailed Directions to Isivivana Centre:

NOTE: On Google Maps search for: Equal Education Khayelitsha or Home Affairs Khayelitsha (Isivivana Centre or Mzala Street NOT on Google Maps)

Follow the N2 from Cape Town towards Somerset West. Take exit 29 (Spine Rd/M32). Turn right and continue for 0.8 km on Spine Rd, take a sharp bend to the right, continue a further 0.8 km. At the traffic light, continue straight for a further 0.8 km where you will find a roundabout. Take the first exit into Walter Sisulu Road and continue for 0.5 km to the next roundabout. Take the second exit and continue for 0.5 km to the next roundabout. Take the third exit into Steve Biko Rd and continue for 0.2 km until you reach a traffic light. Turn right into Julius Tsolo Street. Continue for 0.1 km and you will see the Isivivana Centre on your right. Enough parking will be available behind the building.

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Blogging Workshop: Port Elizabeth | Claim Your NPO Discount

Join our Marketing and Training Manager, Sam Posselt at the Overall Events & Communication 2017 “How to set up a Blog for your Brand” Workshop in Port Elizabeth on the 6 and 7th June 2017.

Explore all of the most important aspects of having a Website and Blog for your NPO in a hands-on, practical two day workshop. See why delegates rave about the #OverallEvents Workshops – get results and grow your skills with an engaging Trainer.

Day One

  • Building a Website / Blog with WordPress
  • Registering a Domain for your Brand
  • Creating Email Accounts from your branded domain
  • Uploading WordPress onto your branded domain
  • WordPress Theme Installation
  • What is CSS?
  • What is a Widget?
  • How do I customize my WordPress theme?
  • How do I add a new page onto my Website / Blog?
  • The best WordPress Plugins to activate for your Website / Blog
  • Graphics Creation for your Website
  • Social Media Platform Integration
  • Beginners SEO setup and management
  • Setting up Google Analytics on your Website / Blog
  • Management of Google Analytics – what do those stats mean?
  • Creating an email subscriber account to capture leads from your Website / Blog

Day Two

  • Website / Blog Marketing and Maintenance
  • Blogging 101
  • How to upload a Blog Post on your WordPress Website
  • Blogging SEO – what you need to know
  • What should I blog about? [Practical Session]
  • Email Newsletter Tips and Hacks
  • Social Media Marketing 101
  • Which Platforms should I be using for my Website / Blog?
  • Social Media Marketing Tips and Hacks
  • Practical sessions on all modules including Q&A

We’ll show you how to effectively set up and maintain a Blog / Website for your Cause to help keep you on the leading edge of business change.

More about your trainer

Sam Posselt

Update your skills and learn how to get business results from your Website.

Who should join us?

  • NPO Representatives
  • Business Owners/Entrepreneurs
  • Bloggers/Social Media Influencers
  • Social Media Marketing Managers
  • Community Managers
  • PR & Communications Practitioners
  • Sales Representatives
  • Marketing Managers

Why you should join us

  • You need to implement a digital media marketing plan but don’t know where to start.
  • You are a business owner / fundraiser who doesn’t fully understand how Blogging can attract new leads.
  • You want to keep your skills relevant and position your organization for growth.
  • You want to stay up-to-date on the leading topics in business management.
  • You are tired of outsourcing your digital marketing and think that you can do a better job.
  • You want to get better results from your current website / blog.

What others had to say?

Cheryl Reynolds | Marketing & Communications Manager | Wilderness Foundation

Brilliant Content and effective delivery.

Lecia Amaral | Owner | L.A Designs

You rock

Julie Rathbone | Qualitative Quarter

Absolutely awesome! Huge amount to digest and practice, but I feel very informed! Thank you Sam!

Jacqui Holmes | Owner | Classy Glassart Studio

Provided much better understanding re marketing your business, how others on social media see you / your product. Lots of information by creating simplicity across media networking platforms. Great content and interaction.

Brett Atkinson | Graphic Designer | i4africa

Good stuff, informative, love the resources

How to book

Register your Organisation for a 10% Discount by completing the form below so that Claire may contact you directly:

Alternatively, contact Claire to request more information: