Corporate Social Investment Manager @ Amalgamated Beverage Industries Ltd.
Co-Founder and CEO @ UMSINDISI FOUNDATION
Independent consultant @ Self employed - Social development consultant
University of KwaZulu-Natal
The world of corporate social investment (CSI) has certainly changed. In the past ten or so years, the involvement of corporates in social giving has moved from the paternalistic handing out of cheques to a far more engaged, empathic and integrated approach that draws the combined input of government, communities, NPO’s and other relevant stakeholders. As CSI
The world of corporate social investment (CSI) has certainly changed. In the past ten or so years, the involvement of corporates in social giving has moved from the paternalistic handing out of cheques to a far more engaged, empathic and integrated approach that draws the combined input of government, communities, NPO’s and other relevant stakeholders. As CSI continues to evolve, so too arises the need for the evolution of a particular breed of CSI practitioners. CSI practitioners no longer fulfill the marginal role of being mere grant makers, their role has now evolved and developed into not only assessing grants but they are now required to possess specialist knowledge in whatever development sector they are involved in. This means that, over and above the traditional requirements of a CSI practitioner such as good communication and writing skills a CSI practitioner now has an added responsibility of informing policies and funding strategies of corporate funders. It is quite an expirience to have not only seen the evolution of CSI but to have been part of it and evolved with the sector.
Specialties:Community engagements, Writing policy documents and strategy document, Balancing business imperatives with strategic social development focus areas, government engagement,
Corporate Social Investment Manager @ From January 2015 to Present (10 months) Linbro Park, SandtonCo-Founder and CEO @ This is a newly registered entity with the following objectives:
a. Providing financial assistance to indigent and deserving learners in predominantly disadvantaged communities in across South Africa through the creation and management of a bursary scheme.
b. Promoting enterprise development to disadvantaged communities and individuals that demonstrate an above average business acumen through providing funding for the upliftment and creation of different business ventures.
c. Creating investment and other measures which in the opinion of the Board of Trustees comply with the advancement of the aims and objectives of The Foundation.
key performance areas include but are not limited to:
* Establishing and registering this entity
*Determining the strategic focus and direction of the Foundation.
*Business development (optimising the visibility of the brand to potential funders, this includes making presentations to different organisation that share in our vision)
*Staff recruitment and board selection.
*Leveraging with other entities perfoming similar work who can help us optimise our influence and scope. From July 2011 to December 2014 (3 years 6 months) Johannesburg Area, South AfricaIndependent consultant @ Focus areas:
- Strategy development
- Client and community liaison
- Project management
- Monitoring and Evaluation
- Grant assesment and management
- Proposal writing and fund raising From June 2009 to August 2011 (2 years 3 months) Indepedent Consultant @ Conducting internal audits
Liasing with the commujnity and the organisation From August 2010 to January 2011 (6 months) Independent Consultant @ Brief: Creating training manuals and conducting capacity building workshops in Makhado and Vhele districts in the Limpopo province on BBBEE and its impact on the communities where CoAL Africa had acquired mining rights. From September 2009 to February 2010 (6 months) Johannesburg Area, South AfricaProgramme manager - Sustainable livelihood programme @ Initially the main focus of the position was grant assessment and management, with time and with the evolution of the entire CSI space it developed into:
- Asssiting the funder in creating and developing funding strategies.
- Building the financial and other aspects of organisations we wetre funding
- Monitoring and evaluation
- Selecting NGO's to be funded in line with the funding strategy.
- Aligning focus areas of funding with the diffrent funds' business imperatives
- Project management which included managing the yearly budget to be allocated to diffrent organiosations in your programme.
Note that all these key performance areas were executed concurrently across the following Funds: Anglo-American Chairman's Fund, De Beers Fund, Wesbank Fund, FNB Fund, Momentum Fund, The First Rand Foundation and the Discovery Fund. From December 2006 to April 2009 (2 years 5 months) Johannesburg Area, South AfricaCommunity Liaison Officer @ Focused mainly on managing relationships and expectations between the group and the different communities where the group was implementing SED projects. From April 2004 to May 2006 (2 years 2 months) Johannesburg Area, South Africa
LLB, Law @ UNISA From 2001 to 2004 Bjuris, Law @ University of KwaZulu-Natal From 1994 to 1997 Masilo Molebatsi is skilled in: Corporate Social..., Capacity Building, Policy, Government, Non-profits, Proposal Writing, Strategic Planning, Nonprofits, Program Management, Business Development, Strategy, Business Strategy, Project Management, Fundraising, Grants, NGOs
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