For NPOs to succeed and thrive in today’s society, they usually need a mix of passion, skills, resources and networks. Over and above these basics, it’s also important to have the support of individuals and organisations that believe in the work that we do and are passionate about our cause. This support is wide ranging from advice, financial support, strategy development or just an open door for bouncing ideas.
Over the past ten years, BYM has partnered and connected with many individuals who truly buy into the work we do and are as passionate about bringing about positive social change in our society.
One of the organisations is Etana Insurance. BYM and Etana Insurance connected in 2012, and since then our engagement has enthusiastically been driven by Carel Nolte, Head: People and Brand . As an organisation, BYM identifies with the values that Etana upholds: Be Open, Know, Grow, Give and importantly, Make It Happen.
We are continually inspired by the dedication of the Etana Staff to a collaborative, innovative working environment and the support of its leaders in developing the next generation of leaders in South Africa. We’re also inspired by Etana’s commitment to uplifting and developing their staff through initiatives such as the Etana Academy, and applying futures thinking through the Etana Scenarios which serves to empower Etana, and the broader South African business and insurance community, to cope with a number of alternative eventualities.
Our New Home
As a partner, BYM is thankful to Etana Insurance for providing us with new office space, based in Houghton, Johannesburg. In addition to the physical space, Etana has also been generous in supporting the BYM secretariat by providing resources, meeting space, advice and training !
BYM is partnering with Etana for the BYM/Etana Jam, happening on 9 May (tickets available here).
We look forward to making change happen in South Africa through this awesome partnership.