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Do you have an idea that could positively impact life but don't know where to start?

Well, Africarerafiki Creative Solutions is a multi-sector social venture that aims at offering and providing freelance consultancy services to individuals, philanthropists, small businesses, Non-Profits, and the social sector development in general.

Whether the Public or the private sector, we work and touch all areas of life from Education, Health, Agriculture, Human Rights, Water and Sanitation, Environment, Habitat,Transportation and Infrustructure, Culture, businesses, and Technology.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Learn about Socialbakers and how it can help you to grow business

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Data driven social marketing tool for the growth of your organisation

Socialbakers is a user friendly social media analytics platform which provides a leading global solution that allows brands to measure, compare, and contrast the success of their social media campaigns with competitive intelligence.

Socialbakers’ suite of solutions helps brands large and small ensure their investment in social media is delivering measurable business outcomes. With over 2,500 clients across 100 countries, Socialbakers is one of the industry leaders in social media analytics, tracking over 8 million social profiles across all major social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, Google+ and VK.com.

With Data, Passion and Science, Socialbakers empower you to maximize the potential of social media to build personal customer relationships and accelerate growth.

With Socialbakers you get access not only to Facebook and Twitter insights but also across other major networks including Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram and vKontakte - with more in development.

This is a really great, easy to use, feature packed product. I would have no reservations about recommending the product. My team use it daily and rarely have any questions about how to use it, it's so simple that a new starter can be given access and we know they will be able to figure out what they need without any problems.

Evaluate your need for social content: if you're looking for pure analytics, then Social Bakers could be a great fit. If you're after social listening, then you might want to look elsewhere for a different dashboard solution.

Get to learn more about the product here

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Why helping others lead to success through the give and take method

Layoffs or 'Downsizing'? 4 Tips for Speaking Strategically.

For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. It turns out that at work, most people operate as either takers, matchers, or givers. Whereas takers strive to get as much as possible from others and matchers aim to trade evenly, givers are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything in return.

Wharton professor Adam Grant has researched the power of givers and shares his findings in his book Give and Take. On average, Grant found, givers produce 50 percent more revenue than those who are less focused on helping others succeed. An innovative, groundbreaking book that will captivate readers of Malcolm Gladwell, Daniel Pink, The Power of Habit, and Quiet

Managing Teams for Innovation and Success

Program Dates: June 18 - 23, 2017
Application Deadline: May 5, 2017

In six highly intensive and experiential days, you'll work with world-renowned Graduate School of Business faculty to explore evidenced-based research and discover the counter-intuitive findings of team building. You'll explore how to leverage diversity, stimulate engagement, influence without authority, harness collective intelligence, and implement change. You'll use design thinking principles to foster team innovation.

Key Benefits:

Learn to create, motivate, and lead local, global, and virtual teams.
Accelerate team innovation using design thinking principles.
Define and communicate manager and team member roles.
Learn methodologies to manage the complexities of group dynamics, including decision-making, power, and conflict.

Who Should Attend:

Executives or senior managers who are responsible for the performance of teams, task forces, or autonomous work groups
Team leaders or small teams of three or more participants from the same company


Saturday, December 3, 2016

Meaning of accountability and its importance to NGOs and other key members

Meaning of Accountability
The growth and development of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) has brought with it not only crucial issues of their ability to perform but also issues of accountability which continue to plaque it. As donors continue to fund NGOs, there has been increasing demand for accountability from NGOs. But the extent to which NGOs balance effective performance and accountability depends on the ironing out of the ambiguities of the word accountability.

Accountability basically refers to an organization being answerable to a third party. It refers to the obligation of an individual or organization to account for its activities, accept responsibility for them, and to disclose the results in a transparent manner.

'Accountability' means explaining what you have done and taking responsibility for the results of your actions. This includes explaining how you have used funds.

Some define accountability as the “means by which individuals or organizations report to a recognized authority or authorities and are held responsible for their actions. They proceed to state the requirement in terms which demand a statement of goals and mission which is clear, transparency in resource use as well as in decision making.

Accountability is a very large term and encompasses several issues of an NGO; some of these may include organizational management structure, financial procedures, human resource policies etc. Experts suggest that organizations with high accountability and credibility are often preferred by donors and are more likely to get funded.

Two types of accountability Downward accountability
NGOs recognise that they have to be accountable to the people they aim to help. This is known as 'downward accountability'. NGOs work effectively when they work closely with beneficiaries. Upward accountability
'Upward accountability' to senior managers, trustees and donors is also very important, as these people provide funds and are responsible for making sure that money is used effectively.

The following points will help you understand the importance of accountability.

Improved relations with donors and funders: Most donor agencies prefer organizations that have well built accounting mechanisms.

Financial security: With proper accounting and audits you are can ensure that all your transactions are secure and you are able to keep a check on money.

Greater involvement of communities: Local communities tend to get involved with NGOs that have shown accountability in the past. Communities will support your cause and will participate in your project implementation.

Facilitates partnerships and collaborations: Proper accountability tools will facilitate in developing partnerships with other organizations and agencies.

Greater employability: Your staff will continue to work with you as they would feel secure to work for an organization that is credible.

Improved performance: Accountability tools help you to keep check on your activities thereby improving your performance. Research reveals that NGOs with regulatory mechanisms are more effective in terms of their performance and impact.

The issue of NGO accountability has recently gained popularity and in the coming time will become a very important aspect in NGO management. Although International NGOs and few regional NGOs have been using various methods to enhance accountability for quite some time now; it is only recently that accountability questions are also being raised for small entities as well.

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