Opportunity 1: Implementation Experience


Hands-on Learning Issue 15

Through our Hands-on Learning publication, we hope to play a helpful role in synthesising information from innovators and implementers in civil society, supporting them to share what they have learned so that others are able to draw from and build on their experiences. In this issue: In addition to its core business, the Renewable Energy […]

Posted on 11 Oct 2019

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Hands-on Learning Issue 14 – Networks as amplifiers of social impact

Dynamic networks are amplifier strategies that enable social innovators to achieve two vital objectives: scale and impact. DGMT supports a number of initiatives that use strategies to mobilise large, ever-growing networks of people. A social network is a connected group of people who interact in different ways to inform, influence and mutually benefit each other. […]

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Posted on 8 Jul 2019

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Hands-on Learning Issue 14

Through our Hands-on Learning publication, we hope to play a helpful role in synthesising information from innovators and implementers in civil society, supporting them to share what they have learned so that others are able to draw from and build on their experiences. In this issue: Dynamic networks are amplifier strategies that enable social innovators […]

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Posted on 24 Jun 2019

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Setting up a computer laboratory on a shoestring budget

Digital technologies provide new opportunities for learning, and experience using a computer is a pre-requisite for most jobs in today’s economy. However, in low-income and rural communities, the cost of setting up a computer laboratory is often insurmountable.  This blog explains how Johannesburg-based non-profit Streetlight Schools set up a computer lab for less than R1 000 per […]

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Posted on 3 Mar 2015

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Understanding Quality Assurance in a social franchising context

In the nonprofit sector where critical knowledge is often tacit, the process of ensuring consistent delivery of a quality service can be challenging.  This learning brief considers how Quality Assurance might be understood in a social franchising context.  It introduces processes and tools that one might expect to see included in a quality assurance system and […]

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Posted on 19 Feb 2015

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Learning from experience – Building a Monitoring and Evaluation system for FunDza

The FunDza Literacy Trust aims to improve reading for pleasure and access to interesting books for “book poor” teens and young adults from poor communities.  In early 2013, FunDza commissioned a literature review to investigate the current practice of measurement and evaluation in the fields of literacy and mobile learning to inform aspects of their […]

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Posted on 31 May 2013

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Exploring the factors that stimulate agency

In this learning brief Lucca Leadership South Africa looks at the factors that awaken and develop agency – the drive within an individual, organisation or community to make a difference that uplifts others around them in order to make the world a better place for all. They consider the key factors and barriers to creating […]

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Posted on 31 Jan 2013

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Reflecting on the Network Action Group Future Leaders Programme – a model for building social capital in poor communities

Social capital: a brief background In the last two decades, the concept of social capital has filtered into the field of development practice. No one single definition captures what is meant by social capital – some describe social capital as being about the resources (both actual and virtual) that are associated with individuals and groups. […]

Posted on 5 Oct 2012

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