On the 23rd July, DPI Country coordinator for South Africa, Mr. Lancelot Thomas, attended a workshop on “effective volunteer management” in Pretoria. This was organized by an NGO called Fundraising Forum which seeks to better equip people heading up NGO’s to more effectively do their work. The course was very insightful though the time allocated (one day) was way too short for the wealth of information they had to offer. Fortunately they had everything in a very useful booklet for the participants. We thank Sandra and Ansa for their important initiative.