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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Further Education and Training Certificate: Fundraising 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
48854  Further Education and Training Certificate: Fundraising 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Marketing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
SERVICES - Services Sector Education and Training Authority  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Further Ed and Training Cert  Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies  Marketing 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  141  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
This qualification is designed to enable people to embark on a career in fundraising. It enables the learner to come to terms with:
  • The basic principles and approaches to fundraising
  • The planning required for effective fundraising
  • The approach adopted by experienced, successful fundraisers
  • The supporting knowledge required for effective fundraising

    The qualification provides a mixture of theory and practice. It requires learners to understand the elements required for effective fundraising while at the same time giving them an opportunity to learn within an active, successful fundraising environment.

    Prospective participants in the qualification will include:
  • Persons involved with non-profit organisations
  • Persons seeking a career in fundraising
  • Fundraisers in smaller NGOs
  • Fundraisers for newly established non-profit organisations
  • Persons doing fundraising for Section 21 organisations and schools

    Given the fact that our democracy requires an active, vibrant civil society, successful fundraisers will always be in demand. The purpose of this qualification, the first step on a career path much in demand, is to provide the initial introduction to the field both experientially and theoretically.

    The FETC in Fundraising: Level 4 supports the objectives of the NQF in that it gives the learner access to a Qualification registered on the National Qualifications Framework. It will ensure that the quality of education and training is enhanced and of a world-class standard.

    It will provide the broad knowledge; skills and values needed in the Fundraising sector and will facilitate access to, and mobility and progression within, education and training and aid progress along a learning path for learners who:
  • Were previously disadvantaged or who were unable to complete their schooling and were therefore denied access to Further Education and Training.
  • Have worked in the Fundraising Sector for many years, but have no formal Qualification in this area.
  • Wish to extend their range of skills and knowledge of the industry so that they can become competent workers in the fundraising Sector.

    The Qualification has building blocks that can be developed further and will lead to a more defined learning path in Fundraising at more complex NQF levels. The intention is:
  • To promote the development of knowledge, skills and values that are required in the Fundraising sector.
  • To release the potential of people, in order for them to grow and develop.
  • To provide opportunities for people to move up career paths by being more valuable to their organisation, the economy and themselves.

    Rationale for the qualification:

    South Africa with its well-developed non-governmental sector has always had a demand for effective fundraisers, to raise the money required by organisations to keep operating and to provide a high quality service to their target markets. In recent times this need has grown because of the expanded range and reach of non-profit organisations in addressing the full spectrum of social and developmental issues in our society. Additionally, the move to create a greater degree of financial autonomy within the schooling sector at the level of the individual school has also increased the number of fundraising organisations considerably. It is estimated that there are well over 100 000 organisations of various kinds who fall into the category of "fundraisers". Since 1994 various bi-lateral governmental organisations and international foundations have also established a presence in South Africa. Appropriate training for effective approaches to these and to South African government organs has become increasingly important.

    This Qualification has been developed to meet the needs of a large number of organisations and individuals for a learning pathway that adequately prepares persons working in a wide variety of organisations, particularly in the non-profit sector, to engage in fundraising or to be supported in their fundraising activities.

    The Further Education and Training Certificate in Fundraising: Level 4 is the first Qualification in a learning pathway that will end with a Certificate and Diploma at NQF Level 5, that provides both a learning and career path for persons involved and interested in fundraising.

    The Certificate in Fundraising: Level 4 is intended to introduce learners to the field of fundraising, but it will be very effective for persons who have worked in the fundraising sector for some time. The emphasis in the qualification is on an appropriate mix of theory and practical hands-on learning. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners wishing to follow this Qualification should be competent in:
  • Communication in a first South African language at NQF level 3
  • Communication in a second South African language at NQF Level 2
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    The structure of this Unit Standard based Qualification makes the Recognition of Prior Learning possible. Learner and Assessor will jointly decide on methods to determine prior learning and competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in the Qualification and the associated Unit Standards. Recognition of Prior Learning will be done by means of an Integrated Assessment.

    This Recognition of Prior Learning may allow for:
  • Accelerated access to further learning at this or higher levels on the NQF
  • Gaining of credits towards a Unit Standard in this Qualification
  • Obtaining this Qualification in whole or in part.

    All recognition of Prior Learning is subject to quality assurance by the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The Qualification consists of a Fundamental, a Core and an Elective Component.

    To be awarded the Qualification, learners are required to obtain a minimum of 141 credits as detailed below.

    Fundamental Component:

    The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards in:
  • Mathematical Literacy at Level 4 to the value of 16 credits.
  • Communication at Level 4 in a First South African Language to the value of 20 credits.
  • Communication in a Second South African Language at Level 3 to the value of 20 credits.

    It is compulsory therefore for learners to do Communication in two different South African languages, one at Level 4 and the other at Level 3.

    All Unit Standards in the Fundamental Component are compulsory.

    Core component:
  • The Core Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 75 credits all of which are compulsory.

    Elective Component:
  • The Elective Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 26 credits. Learners are to choose Unit Standards to the minimum of 10 credits. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    Qualifying learners will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate a clear understanding of fundraising.
    2. Develop the characteristics of an able fundraiser.
    3. Analyse successful fundraising strategies and determine whether an organisation is ready for fundraising.
    4. Apply effective fundraising strategies in an organisation.
    5. Participate in actual fundraising events and activities.
    6. Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
    7. Perform mathematical computations correctly.
    8. Make use of computer hardware and software for fundraising.

    The following Critical Cross-Field Outcomes are addressed by the Unit Standards in the qualification to varying degrees:

    1. Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.
    2. Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group organization and community.
    3. Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.
    4. Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information.
    5. Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation.
    6. Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others.
    7. Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
    8. Contribute to the full personal development of the learner. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.
  • An understanding of the basic principles of fundraising is demonstrated through listing and explaining each of them while relating them to an appropriate context.
  • The principles of legislation governing non-profit organisations can be clearly articulated with reference to the appropriate legislation and the demonstration of how compliance should be achieved.
  • The various elements comprising the fundraising system are outlined and related to fundraising activities.

    2.
  • The characteristics of a successful fundraiser are researched and a profile compiled through reading of references and articles, through internet searches and through interviews with experienced fundraisers.
  • A programme to develop the characteristics of a successful fundraiser is outlined for the learner in a particular fundraising context.
  • Specific elements of the profile are used to improve competence in the context in which the learner finds him/herself, or plans to be in.

    3.
  • The fundraising strategies of significant, successful, non-profit organisations are analysed and related to the context in which the learner is operating.
  • The way in which organisational readiness for fundraising is established, are outlined through discussing the characteristics and measurement relating to organisational readiness for fundraising.

    4.
  • A strategic plan for fundraising is developed for particular fundraising activities.
  • Research into the nature of donor funding in South Africa is conducted and conclusions drawn as to which are most appropriate for a particular fundraising venture or organisation.
  • Effective follow-up strategies are devised for particular fundraising activities.

    5.
  • Letters of appeal are designed and sent to potential donors for fundraising purposes.
  • A special event is arranged by assisting in the planning, preparation, execution, and follow-up of an event.
  • Appropriate sponsorships for an organisation are actively sought and acquired by participating in sponsorship raising activities.
  • Detailed documentation of all activities is compiled for the purposes of record-keeping in the context of fundraising for an organisation.

    6.
  • The learner is able to express him/herself clearly and correctly in the style appropriate to situations a fundraiser would find him/herself.
  • Verbal and written communication skills can be utilised in a first and a second language, making correct use of tone, style, register and vocabulary appropriate to the fundraising arena.
  • Grammatically correct, persuasive written documents are produced that can be used for fundraising.
  • Clear, motivating presentations are compiled and used together with appropriate audio-visual aids.

    7.
  • Mathematical calculations relating to the learner's work are performed correctly and in the appropriate time.
  • Mathematical calculations relating to the learner's personal life work are performed correctly and in the appropriate time.

    8.
  • Correct, accurate, well-formatted documents are produced which are relevant and useful for the purposes of fundraising or related activities.
  • Spreadsheets are used appropriately for keeping track of income and expenditure relating to fundraising.
  • Documents are stored and retrieved in an organisation's system.

    Integrated Assessment:

    Because assessment practices must be open, transparent, fair, valid, and reliable and ensure that no learner is disadvantaged in any way whatsoever, an integrated assessment approach is incorporated into the Qualification.

    Learning, teaching and assessment are inextricably lined. Whenever possible, the assessment of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values shown in the unit standards should be integrated.

    Assessment of the communication, language, literacy and numeracy should be conducted in conjunction with other aspects and should use authentic Fundraising contexts wherever possible.

    A variety of methods must be used in assessment and tools and activities must be appropriate to the context in which the learner is working. Where it is not possible to assess the learner in the workplace or on-the-job, simulations, case studies, role-plays and other similar techniques should be used to provide a context appropriate to the assessment.

    The term 'Integrated Assessment' implies that theoretical and practical components should be assessed together. During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies.

    Assessors and moderators should make use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.

    Assessment should ensure that all specific outcomes, embedded knowledge and critical cross-field outcomes are evaluated. The assessment of the critical cross-field outcomes should be integrated with the assessment of specific outcomes and embedded knowledge. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    There are few if any qualifications on an NQF-type structure that were available to the working group. Extensive consultation was made of the literature available internationally and the elements included in the Qualification incorporate what is seen to be international best practice.

    Foreign qualifications with which this qualification compares positively, include:
  • The Diploma in Fundraising at www.fia.org.au
  • A Certificate in Fundraising management at www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk
  • Various fundraising qualifications at www-icdl.open.ac.uk 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification will articulate horizontally with the following qualifications:
  • National Certificate in Business Administration Services: Level 4
  • National Certificate in Project Management: Level 4
  • National Certificate in Management: Level 4
  • National Certificate in Marketing Communications: Level 4
  • National Certificate in Customer Management: Level 4

    The Qualification will articulate vertically with the following:
  • National Certificate in Fundraising: Level 5
  • National Diploma in Fundraising: Level 5
  • National Certificate in Management: Level 5
  • National Certificate in Marketing Communications: Level 5
  • National Certificate in Customer Management: Level 5.

    Successful mastery of the Fundamental Component of this Qualification will enable the learner to access Qualifications at NQF Level 5 for which matriculation exemption is required, subject to the individual entry requirements of the organisations offering the learning programme. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the Qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual Unit Standards as well as the integrated competence described in the Qualification.

    Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Assessors for this Qualification should:
  • Be in possession of a qualification in fundraising at NQF level 5 or above or have a minimum of three years practical and relevant occupational experience in fundraising
  • Be declared competent in all the outcomes of the National Assessor Unit Standards registered on the NQF
  • Be registered with the relevant ETQA as an assessor. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    NOTES 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  115215  Analyse the fundraising strategies of a successful non-profit organisation  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  115214  Arrange a special event  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  115210  Conduct research into the nature of donor funding in South Africa  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  13940  Demonstrate knowledge and application of ethical conduct in a business environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  115211  Design and send letters of appeal  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  115205  Determine organisational readiness for fundraising  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  115206  Determine the basic principles of legislation governing non-profit organisations  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  115213  Devise effective follow-up strategies for fundraising  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  115208  Establish the basic principles of fundraising  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  115209  Participate in the development of a strategic plan for fundraising  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Core  115212  Profile a successful fundraiser  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  115207  Seek appropriate sponsorships for an organisation  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  9302  Access information in order to respond to client enquiries in a financial services environment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9303  Communicate verbally with clients in a financial environment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8969  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8970  Write texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9015  Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8974  Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8977  Evaluate literary texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8975  Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  9016  Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7468  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8976  Write for a wide range of contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  7567  Produce and use spreadsheets for business  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  7570  Produce word processing documents for business  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  10013  Identify and utilise marketing resources to meet objectives  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  10023  Identify internal and external stakeholders  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  10024  Liaise with a range of customers of a business  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  10027  Monitor marketing information flow and collect process marketing data  Level 4  NQF Level 04 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


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