Income Generation for Non-Profit Organisations

This 7-day programme will support your non-profit to develop income streams in order to become financially sustainable and create long-term social impact.




Previous Programme


7.45am (for prompt 8am start) - 3pm


7 days

Many non-profits in in Lesotho and around the world are looking for ways to generate income in order to decrease their reliance on donor funding and become more financially sustainable.

Through adopting social enterprise models, non-profit organisations can be empowered to create social impact in the long term. Through a unique approach of peer-led learning and development, this programme will support you in your journey of increasing your organisation’s financial sustainability.


During this programme you will:

  • Identify income streams that will support the long-term sustainability of your organisation
  • Develop a robust business model and actionable business plan
  • Explore how to market your business to potential customers
  • Calculate an accurate pricing model and cash flow forecast so you can manage finances well
  • Learn collaboratively with others at a similar stage of development
  • Create an actionable business plan to support your social enterprise idea
  • Learn collaboratively with others at a similar stage of development

Programme structure

Identifying Income-generating Opportunities

21, 22 & 23 August

Change Leadership & Building Your Social Enterprise

18, 19 & 20 September

Social Enterprise Pitching

22 November



This programme has space for 20 participants - up to 2 participants per organisation. You will only be invited if you qualify to attend.

Learners must have attended previous programmes, attended mentorship sessions and submitted their Sustainability Plans on time in order to be considered.

All NPOs are required to attend all 7 days of this programme. The same learners need to attend all sessions.



With the generous support of the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) we are able to offer this unique programme to participants at a 100% subsidy.

tick Internationally renowned facilitators will join from Scotland. Picture4

tick South Africa's best facilitators will join from around the country. 

tick 12-15 young changemakers who are already making an impact in their communities will be hand-chosen by the SEA team to participate. 

tick This programme is led by Social Enterprise Academy Africa, a leader in transformational learning and development in South Africa since 2012. 



Untitled design 28In 2022 I attended facilitation for transformation. I was selected as the youngest participant with people who had so much experience in facilitation. Now am using the experience I’ve gained to impact Wildfire youth in my community church every Friday night. In 2023 I will study fashion design at Fedisa which was always my dream to study fashion, this was through Social Enterprise Academy because I received certificates that allowed me to get accepted with the short training I’ve attended.Untitled design 29 - Sikelela Kwatsha  


Why sponsor? 

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Untitled design 27Section 18A certificate: your donation is tax-deductible. 

Untitled design 27Recieve a custom package of social media, including a 1-minute video to show the world your support (Programme sponsors only).


To sponsor this programme or for more information, please get in touch - we look forward to hearing from you! 


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