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Pathways to Sustainability

This programme focuses on creating sustainable alternatives to donor dependency for Non Profit Organisations (NPO's). 




Past Programme


10am - 4pm


10 days

In order to support non-profit managers to create impactful, sustainable enterprises, the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship (a specialised unit at UCT’s Graduate School of Business), and the Social Enterprise Academy are launching a series of Pathways to Sustainability workshops for Non-Profits in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

Kicking off in April 2016, the workshops will provide practical guidance on the journey from donor-dependency to income-generating activity for each participant. The workshops run until September and will end at our annual Pathways to Funding ‘Do-ference’ in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town.


Modules on this programme:

Module 1: Understanding Social Enterprise

This module fully explores the Social Enterprise model, the imperative to transition from donor-dependency to income generation and the focus within a social enterprise on blended value.


Module 2: Identifying Income-Generation Opportunities

This module enables learners to explore income-generation opportunities, building on their organisation’s strengths and assets.


Module 3: Change Leadership

This module equips learners with the principles of leading a change process.


Module 4: Building your Social Enterprise

This module explores the principles of marketing and finance that are essential to the successful running of a social enterprise.


Module 5: Social Enterprise Planning

This final module completes the process of business planning such that learners are able to pitch their business plan to a panel of experts who will provide feedback. Learners will also be introduced to the concepts of innovative finance, assessing options available to them in light of their business plans.



Are you a director, finance manager, operations manager etc. of a non-profit organisation, interested in moving towards a social enterprise model? Then the workshop programme is for you.