2018 HEFF / DevMan user group
The 2-day Higher Education Fundraising Forum (HEFF) / DevMan user group was held at the historical University of Cape Town. Attendees enjoyed an informative session focussed on innovations in technology and the latest developments in information sharing. Representatives of 16 Institutions attended, offering their valuable insights and experiences.
We would like to extend a big thank you to our guest speakers, to UCT for hosting the event and the Resource Alliance for partnering with us on this initiative.
HEFF and 2017 DevMan user group hosted by UWC
DevMan partnered with Sarah Scarth (Resource Alliance) to sponsor the second Higher Education Fundraising Forum (HEFF), followed by the 2017 DevMan user group.
Special thanks to UWC for hosting, and to our co-presenters Samantha Castle (Alumni Relations Manager, UWC), Annamia van den Heever (Director: Institutional Advancement, UFS), Josiah Mavundla (Senior Manager: Research and Information Systems, UCT) and Melanie Jackson (Director: Words that Count).
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KFC Add Hope launches DevMan online application
The KFC Add Hope team has used the DevMan funding application framework to cater for requests submitted via local franchise stores. Local store marketers are now able to assist applicants to apply for funding online, saving time, reducing the paper work and ensuring that all funding applications are completed consistently and stored in a central point for quick and easy reference.
Add Hope brings KFC and its customers together to make a real difference to the lives of over 100 000 children every day, so that they can learn, grow and thrive. Partnering with ECD (Early Childhood Development) creches and school feeding programmes, Add Hope supports 110 beneficiaries across the country to provide children with nutritious meals every day.
REAP perfects DevMan’s Pastel accounting and EFT integrations
The EFT integration functionality on DevMan has assisted us greatly in streamlining our financial processes and putting various checks and balances in place for the uploading, authorisation and automated payments of transactions. It has proved to be a huge time-saver, which would otherwise have been spent on making individual manual payments. EFT integration has paved the way for greater transparency, accountability and efficient management of each transaction, from start to finish. Time stamps for each activity makes auditing easy and helps us to identify and resolve errors quickly. The customisable search function and reporting templates make financial reporting accurate and stress-free. All in all a huge leap forward, with ever-present support from Kidz Africa.
Anél Wesson - Communications Manager
In an attempt to eradicate poverty and empower young people to improve the quality of their lives, the Rural Education Access Programme (REAP) assists students from poor rural areas across all 9 provinces of South Africa to access tertiary education.
2015 DevMan user group
DevMan hosted its 2015 User Group session at the UCT Graduate School of Business. Aimed as an information sharing and networking gathering for fundraising & advancement centric clients, the programme included demonstrations of new developments and integrations, informative case studies from flagship clients on how they’ve leveraged the system to their benefit and open Q&A sessions. With a great turnout, productive day and the group deciding to meet annually, we look forward to a growing and connected community of DevMan users.
A sincere 'Thank you' to UCT for hosting and co-sponsoring, and to all attendees, some of whom traveled from afar.
DevMan proudly sponsors the MACE 25 year celebrations
MACE has taken the lead within Southern Africa promoting the development of the highest quality practices among its members for 25 years. We are proud to sponsor the celebration of the results obtained by these professionals dedicated to ethics and excellence. Our most sincere congratulations and admiration to all participants in the MACE National Congress 2014.
MTN and EXP Moving forward with DevMan
We recently visited the MTN Foundation office along with EXP Agency. Our discussion focused around using an online application page powered by DevMan for sponsorship requests. This online page enables MTN and EXP to process applications quickly and efficiently, as well automating some of the process and stream line tasks.
MTN is South Africa-based mobile telecommunication company, Operating in many African countries and EXP is a sponsorship agency that brings brands to life through experiential sponsorship activation.
DevMan and Ackerman Pick n Pay Foundation - 10 years of Partnership
Leonora Sauls, Foundation manager at the Ackerman Pick n Pay Foundation and Hilary Cloete, the Administrator, recently visited the Kidz Africa offices for a brief overview of recent DevMan developments.
Pick n Pay was one of the first companies in South Africa to make a strong commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility. The Foundation's primary objective is to enable South Africans to provide for their own needs, while aspiring to better themselves and contribute to their communities.
Wits celebrates 15 years on DevMan
A DevMan team visited the Development & Fundraising Office (DFO) at the University of Witwatersrand. Wits DFO has been a DevMan partner for more than 15 years. We are deeply grateful for their commitment which has been crucial in helping DevMan reach the current levels of quality and functionality.
University of the Witwatersrand is a research university founded in 1896, committed for academic and research excellence.
A Long Journey
It’s with mixed feelings we write this post. Sadness tinged with excitement for Zaid Israel, who leaves the OSFSA after 16 productive years to expand his horizons, where he will no doubt apply his considerable talents in his new venture. Our association with Zaid goes back to the beginning of his tenure with the OSFSA in 1998. The OSFSA had opened their doors in South Africa in 1995 and required a grant management system. Zaid took up the challenge when he joined the Foundation and provided business analysis skills with founding CEO of Kidz Africa, James Kydd, who provided programmer/developer skills for the much needed system. Sixteen years have gone by and the system remains a vital part of the OSFSA daily operation. More than that has been the friendship forged between Zaid and James and other members of the two companies.
From those early beginnings DevMan has undergone non-stop enhancements necessitated by the changes in philanthropy, the relentless IT industry changes and of course the needs of our ever growing user base. It is now the eminent philanthropy web software tool in South Africa. Uniquely, this South African product serves both sides of the spectrum including bursary management, grant making and fundraising.
Mediclinic recognizes Kidz Africa as a Top Service Provider of the year 2013
For the second year Mediclinic has selected Kidz Africa to be recognized for outstanding service. Taken into account are such things as quality, service, commitment and cost effectiveness.
Mediclinic Southern Africa is a private hospital group operating in South Africa and Namibia focused on providing acute care, specialist-orientated, multi-disciplinary hospital services and related service.
Devman a co-sponsor of the Southern Africa Fundraising Awards 2013
The Southern Africa Institute of Fundraising (SAIF) with endorsement and support by the Resource Alliance (UK) have created the Southern Africa Fundraising Awards (SAFA). DevMan is proud to be part of this initiative, which for the first time gives recognition to people and organisations in the region for their achievements.
The awards celebrated outstanding achievement in fundraising across five well-chosen categories namely: Big Idea, Small Budget - Innovative Fundraising Campaign - Social Enterprise of the Year - Southern Africa Fundraiser of the Year and Outstanding Volunteer.
Leading CSI fund manager in South Africa goes live with DevMan
Tshikululu Social Investments exclusively using DevMan to manage their CSI portfolio. June 30 the official day that Project TREE team migrated the last fund to DevMan. It was a year and a half earlier when Tshikululu made a thorough investigation and took the decision to replace the system they have been using for the past ten years. To quote: “Part of the process that resulted in Kidz Africa’s appointment was due diligence regarding their stability, expertise and reputation, so we’re confident that they will be excellent partners for many years.”
What can we say but a very big Thank You for the vote of confidence and the privilege to work with some wonderful people!
MEDICLINIC recognizes Kidz Africa as a Top Service Provider of the year 2012
Mediclinic selects only a handful from its hundreds of suppliers to be recognized for outstanding service. Taken into account are such things as quality, service, commitment and cost effectiveness.
To be recognized for good service is particularly satisfying to us, as Kidz Africa is a small company when compared to most of their other service providers.