Helping achieve sustainable development goals

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Cogill Philanthropy Management acts as a professional service conduit between benefactors and beneficiaries.

Our clients are made up of philanthropists, businesses, NGO’s and families, each of whom are serious about sustainable social and environmental change. CPM considers the whole picture and then we break it down into achievable parts.

We offer our clients expertise, professional services and resources all under one roof, this saves them time and money, but most of all, it puts the beneficiaries first.

"You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things." - Mother Teresa

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Services

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Impact Advisory

Our impact advisory division consults to both corporates and individuals who are serious about their social impact strategy.

CSI, ED Programme Management

We work closely with corporates in order to understand their current requirements, the impact of their CSR and ED programmes on their triple bottom line is of high importance to us and we are serious about a culture of impact in organisations.

Project Management

The impact sector needs implementation support in order to grow, similar to the railway industry or construction sector, successful sustainable projects are the lifeline of developing any sector.

Capital Raising

We engage the market in terms of raising capital for impact businesses and initiatives. We raise philanthropic funding through the SA Impact Entrepreneurship Fund, a pooled fund made up of private and corporate donations, dedicated to seeding high impact businesses with start-up capital.

Donor Management & Admin

We manage an active database of impact projects as well as private and corporate donors. Once donors have nominated a project to fund, we will perform a complete due diligence based on international best standards prior to investment.

Impact Recruitment

We offer our clients a select pool of global impact specialist and local talent. We take our time to understand your strategic objectives as a company and our recruitment partner is driven to find that missing piece of your puzzle.
Impact Recruitment

We offer our clients a select pool of global impact professionals and candidates. We take our time to understand the strategic objectives of each project. Our recruitment partner is  driven to find that missing piece of your puzzle.

Focus areas:

  1. Placement of strong executive female candidates.
  2. Placement of social and environmental impact professionals.
  3. Repatriation of talent back to SA.

The sustainable growth of the impact sector requires the acquisition and retention of talented individuals, this means keeping them in the sector and not loosing them to other sectors. We take this responsibility very seriously. We also offer training resources and information on mentorship programmes as part of our candidate programme.

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Capital Raising

We engage the market in terms of raising capital for impact businesses and initiatives. We raise philanthropic funding through the SA Impact Entrepreneurship Fund, a pooled fund made up of private and corporate donations, dedicated to seeding high impact businesses with start-up capital. We also offer equity and debt structures within our projects.

Why fund or support impact businesses and projects?

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Donor Management & Admin

We manage an active database of impact projects and beneficiaries. We engage with private and corporate donors in terms of funding these projects. Once benefactors have nominated a project from our list (or their own) to support, we will perform a complete due diligence based on international best standards prior to investment.

We also engage relevant stakeholders throughout the disbursement process and handle all administrative functions and requirements. Scheduled site visits throughout the year post investment are all part of the donor management package customised according to your needs.

We encourage a healthy connection between donors and the project beneficiaries, thus dates are booked well in advance in order to accommodate busy schedules.

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Project Management

Project Management has long been seen as a vital tool for the accountable delivery of capital and infrastructure development projects. The impact sector needs implementation support in order to grow, similar to the railway or construction industry, successful sustainable projects is at the core of development. With the need for alternative energy solutions the impact sector is booming, times are changing and more people are embracing the use of reliable professional services to help execute their social and environmental development work.

Our team of project professionals stem from across the globe, they are respected leaders in the field of project management, social development and environmental development. We pride ourselves in setting global standards for philanthropy management right here in South Africa. Throughout our interactions with investors and entrepreneurs, there is a constant advisory role that we play and we adopt each venture as if it was our own personal mission, as we believe that each stakeholder has a vital role to play in making an impact.

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CSI, ED Programme Management

We offer our corporate clients affordable solutions for compliance based programme management. The Amended BEE Codes of Good Practice, gazetted on October 11th, 2013, has was adopted in October 2014 with an extension to 30 April 2015. This means that each company operating in SA has to spend a certain percentage of their NPAT on CSR and Enterprise Development initiatives.

The most obvious change in the scorecard is the reduction of elements from seven to five:

Ownership
The target is set at 25% which means there is no change in the target and the weighting is still set at 25.

Skills Development
Weighting changes can be seen in the Skills Development element. With the points increased to 25, skills development is taking priority. Target changes can also be seen with the new target goal being six percent.

Management Control
Employment Equity and Management Control have been combined. The points have been lowered from 29 when the two elements were added up, to 19 for the new single element.

Socio-Economic Development
The element is unchanged at five points.

Enterprise & Supplier Development
Up to now the Codes showed Preferential Procurement & Enterprise Development as elements. The two are now combined into a single element and the points have been increased to 44 points. It may be particularly difficult for businesses to reach their targets because of the complex definition of empowering suppliers.

We work closely with businesses in order to understand their goals and the impact of their Corporate Social Responsibility and Enterprise Development programmes on the triple bottom line. We then adopt a project management approach towards implementing and maintaining the end strategy. While there is a focus on the bottom line, we also have a strong focus on Social Return On Investment (SROI) reporting as a critical tool in illustrating the real impact of ED and CSR.

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Impact Advisory

Our impact advisory division consults to private business and individuals who are serious about their social impact strategy. We draw our expertise from a local and global platform of philanthropy and impact investment professionals. What sets us apart from the rest is that as active market participants, we work on local and global projects. We constantly introduce innovative capital raising solutions and thus we are closely connected to what is happening in the global and SA social and environmental development marketplace.
Our goal is to adopt global best practices within each project and to provide our clients with current industry information and trends. Our strategies are based on proven approaches and we are committed to understanding your needs before we recommend a strategy or investment project for your impact portfolio. Cogill Philanthropy Management offers a range of investment options to serious impact investors and we are dispelling myths by proving that impact businesses provide not only a great ROI, but an equally great SROI. For more on our impact investment choices please visit our Project page.

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