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World Giving Index 2018

The CAF World Giving Index 2018 is primarily based upon data from Gallup’s World View World Poll, which is an ongoing research project carried out in more than 146 countries in 2017 that together represent around 95% of the world’s population (around 5.2 billion people).

Indonesia tops the CAF World Giving Index for the first time.

John Low, Chief Executive of the Charities Aid Foundation, an international charity which helps people and companies give worldwide, said:
“It is forever humbling to see how people across the world continue to be moved to help others, giving their time, donating money and helping strangers. It is a basic human instinct to lend a helping hand, and it is always amazing to see how people in countries which have suffered conflict and natural disasters are stirred to help those in need.

World Giving Index 2017

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) World Giving Index looks at how and why people around the world give to charity. In this, the eighth edition of the CAF World Giving Index, we've collected data from 139 countries, which represents an incredible 95% of the world's population. The report includes questions about three different types of giving behaviour: Helping a stranger, Donating money and Volunteering time.


"The questions that make up the Index focus on the universal - do we give money or time or do we help strangers in need. It confounds traditional views of the link between wealth and generosity, confirming what we all surely know: that giving is about spirit and inner motivation, not about financial means." - Sir John Low, Chief Executive, CAF.  



Groundwork for Global Giving Campaign 2017

This September 2017, Charities Aid Foundation Southern Africa (CAFSA) is proud to release the 'Laying the Groundwork for Global Giving' campaign on behalf of Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) in the United Kingdom. To download the report and related documents, as well as watch the video, click the relevant links below:

World Giving Index 2016

This #GivingTuesday Charities Aid Foundation Southern Africa (CAFSA) is proud to release the 2016 World Giving Index on behalf of Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) in the United Kingdom. To download the report and related documents, click the below links:

NPO Collaboration Dialogue Report - September 2016

The report from the September NPO Collaboration Dialogue, which focused on "proposed changes to the NPO Act and implications for the sector", a topic critical to all civil organisations, is now available. CLICK HERE to read the report.

Beyond Integrity - Exploring the role of business in preserving the civil society space - September 2016

In producing this report, the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has been able to identify four case studies where actions have been taken by the private sector to support civil society independence and interview key protagonists from both sides of the relationship.

Read the report by clicking here.

Business must help fight bill

Read our article on new NPO Bill by Colleen Du Toit in the Business Day, CLICK HERE.

Reports and Rumours About a New NPO Act – What Should Civil Society be Doing - June 2016

Read CAF Southern Africa's article suggesting mobilisation in regard to the impending new NPO Bill, HERE.

Accountability to stakeholders a ‘legislative obligation’ - April 2016

South Africa’s Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng argued that "ethical leadership is not an option, it is a national imperative." He aimed his call not only at the government but also at the business sector. CLICK HERE to read the article.
The article is also available for download HERE.

Coutts Releases its 2015 Million Dollar Donor Report

CAF Southern Africa contributed to the report’s South Africa findings. To read an overview of the report, conducted in eight countries and one region, CLICK HERE. To read the South African findings, CLICK HERE.

CAF World Giving Index: Which country comes top for giving - November 2015

On behalf of the Charities Aid Foundation in the United Kingdom, CAF Southern Africa is proud to release the 2015 World Giving Index. CLICK HERE to download the report and related documents.

NPO Collaboration Dialogue: Fundraising Trends and Processes – Improving your Donor Engagement - August 2015

Fundraising Trends and Processes – Improving your Donor Engagement, this was the theme of the dialogue which featured Elizabeth Ngonzi, CEO of Afrika Tikkun USA, lecturer in fundraising at New York City’s Heyman Centre for Philanthropy and Fundraising, and Entrepreneur in Residence at Cornell University. Ngonzi shared her insights and tips on fundraising for Non-Profits and covered subjects such as online presence, technology and new ways of approaching raising funds. CLICK HERE to read the report.

I Believe I Can Make a Difference - April 2015

CAF Southern Africa has launched a pilot study report on individual giving by ordinary people living in Gauteng Province, South Africa. CLICK HERE to read the report. CLICK HERE to read the infographic.

NPO Collaboration Dialogue Report:How NPOs can benefit from the new B-BBEE Codes - February 2015

The new B-BBEE Codes promulgated in 2013 and to become law in May 2015, present some potential threats as well as opportunities for civil society. CLICK HERE to read the report.

Hollard's Payroll Giving Challenge: Lessons in gving - September 2014

Strengthening giving in South Africa through reflection and learning. To read CAFSA's 'good practice' case profile CLICK HERE.

CAFSA's Response to 'Country's NGOs in Crisis' Blog on NGO Pulse - September 2014

Read CAF Southern Africa's article on strengthening the NGO sector HERE.

CAFSA on Employee Volunteering - September 2014

The JSE Supplement Magazine spoke to Colleen du Toit about employee volunteering and CSI in South Africa, CLICK HERE, to hear what she has to say.

CAFSA Code Of Practice - Ethical and Effective Grantmaking

Charities Aid Foundation Southern Africa has adopted this Code and applies it when advising clients on ethical and effective grantmaking practice. CLICK HERE to read the code.

Message From Colleen du Toit, CEO of CAFSA - June 2014

Colleen du Toit shares an update on CAFSA’s work in the June 2014 Isiphala Online Newletter. CLICK HERE to read the article. 

Eugene Saldanha Memorial Fund - Social Justice Journalism Seminar Report - June 2014

CAFSA, in partnership with the Mail & Guardian and Section 27 hosted a breakfast seminar with 64 attendees on the need for greater media coverage of social justice issues in South Africa on 24 June 2014 in Johannesburg. Read the semina report HERE.

NPO Collaboration Dialogue Report - June 2014

Building effective relationships with SARS and the NPO Directorate was the focus of the second Gauteng NPO Collaboration Dialogue held on 30 May 2014 at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) in Johannesburg, South Africa. To read the event report CLICK HERE.

Looking Beyond Ethics to Social Justice - 26 March 2014

Nearly 120 prominent South Africans launched their Five Plus Project last week, publicly pledging to give at least 5% of their taxable income to poverty-alleviation initiatives. To read the full article by Colleen du Toit in the Business Day CLICK HERE.

CAF SA CEO Colleen du Toit blogs for Alliance Magazine on the recent ‘Emerging Societies - Emerging Philanthropies' conference in Russia - 19 July 2013

This was my very first visit to Russia so the combination of the excitement of new places and my expectations regarding the meeting itself meant that I arrived at the conference venue in Peterhof, Russia brimming with anticipation. CLICK HERE to read the full article.

CAF Southern Africa urges all South African NGOs to endorse our submission on the Lotteries Bill. - 6 June 2013

At the level of policy CAF Southern Africa has, since inception, provided strong leadership to influence a more enabling environment for giving and consequent civil society action. CLICK HERE to read the full article.

NGOs to rescue as city stalls - 18 January 2013

With reference to the article, "Eviction nightmare on Main Street", (January 11 to 17), I am writing to comment on the complete absence of the institution that should be the key player in this situation – the City of Johannesburg. CLICK HERE to read the full article.

New BBBEE codes will harm the poor and marginalised - 13 December 2012

By Colleen du Toit, CAF Southern Africa CEO:
TRADE and Industry Minister Rob Davies has published draft amendments to the existing broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) codes. CLICK HERE to read the full article.