An International organisation wants to know what makes South Africans so generous

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South Africans are known as some of the worlds most heartwarming and generous people especially when it comes to being charitable. That is why an international organisation is so curious about our giving nature.


With over 150 000 charity organisations in South Africa, it is clear to see why we are known as a warm-hearted nation, but with so many non-profits doing their part to elevate their various causes we are losing track of the bigger picture. A new survey put together by Non-profit Tech For Good’ is hoping to provide insight into our budding non-profit sector through 2018 Global Trends in Giving Survey.

The survey, available in five languages; Arabic, English, French, Portuguese and Spanish, aims to crowdsource the largest global survey of individual donors ever, partnering with 21 Non-profit organizations to better understand generosity in the charity space.

Donations based crowdfunding platform, BackaBuddy, has been chosen as the official South African partner for the survey which is already in circulation and concludes on the 17th of  September 2018.

“The goal of the 2018 Global Trends in Giving Survey is to gain a better understanding of how donors worldwide engage with causes and charities that resonate with them” – says Non-profit Technology Trainer, Heather MacDonald

Heather mentions a particular interest in South Africa.

“As one of the strongest emerging economies in the African continent, philanthropists and NGOs worldwide are very excited to learn more about what inspires giving in South Africa. There’s something happening there and we are interested to learn as much as we can. We are proud to have BackaBuddy on board as a strong crowdfunding contender in social giving having raised over R65 Million for causes.” – says Heather MacDonald

“We would like to encourage South Africans to join the conversation and lend their voice to the report which will allow our charities an opportunity to learn from each other and align themselves with latest market trends to better serve our community” – says Zane Groenewald, BackaBuddy Public Relations Officer.

The survey is 100% anonymous and only takes 5 minutes to complete. Join the conversation. If you would like to take the survey, you can do so here:

Sources: Supplied (Press Release)
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Tyler Vivier
Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy. Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

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