Team

Jill Ritchie has spent over three decades raising money for and advising causes as diverse as anti-apartheid organisations, environmental projects and the performing arts. She has raised over R2 billion for South African and SADC region. Combining a background in commerce and marketing as well as extensive experience as a writer, Jill consults on all aspects of fundraising, capital campaigns and resource mobilisation planning. She spends her time between Papillon’s Cape Town and London offices. Jill has written 27 books, mainly on fundraising. She holds the London City & Guilds International Diploma in Teaching and Training and is qualified as a fundraising trainer and was the first person in South Africa to be certified by SAQA as an assessor of fundraising training. She lectures in Fundraising and Marketing at the University of Stellenbosch Business School. Jill is a member of the Council of Tshwane University of Technology. She served as Chairperson of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Western Cape, and as Vice-President of the Southern Africa Institute of Fundraising (SAIF). She also headed its ethics committee. She has attained the level of Advanced Toastmaster (Gold) and is also a member of the Venerable Knights of the Order of St John of Jerusalem. Jill is a board member of the New York based Global Sourcing Council (that has been awarded a United Nations Charter)She chairs the UK Fund for Charities and the SA-UK Trust Network, both London based. Jill was awarded the South African Chamber of Commerce, UK inaugural Giving Back Award in 2015.

Jane Mills has extensive public relations and communications experience in agency, corporate and NPO environments. A passionate networker, she has secured extensive sponsorship and media coverage for her diverse social development clients in early childhood development, older persons and the advocacy and lobbying sectors. Jane is a successful event organiser and has conceptualised and executed many events. Passionate about education and training, she has taken up various part-time lecturing roles at colleges in Cape Town and always aims to share knowledge with her clients in order that they are able to function independently.

Marieta Greyling has been involved in the Non Profit sector for almost 20 years. She has substantial experience in the fields of safe houses for the vulnerable as well as skills development. Having been an event manager for almost 15 years gives her the ability to help NPOs to host the best events possible. A born entrepreneur, (in fact a social entrepreneur before the term was coined) one of Marieta’s greatest talents is her ability to recognise potential income generating initiatives for NPOs. With her business experience, coupled with her knowledge of navigating the minefield of SETAs, she has advised many NPOs on accreditation of their courses. Her experience in the development of skills courses gives her a unique insight into practical adult education and skills training.

James O’ Brien is a Chartered Personnel Practitioner (CHRP) and is registered with The South African Board of Personnel Practice. He holds training and development qualifications from London City and Guilds, Rand Afrikaans University (now University of Johannesburg) and Natal Technikon (now Durban University of Technology). James also earned Labour Law qualifications from the Graduate Institute of Management. In addition, he is a CCMA accredited Bargaining Conciliator and Arbitrator. He served as HR Director of a listed company for 16 years. He cares deeply about the non-profit sector and has initiated staff volunteering projects in the corporate world. James offers South African NPOs cost-effective HR and labour law advice. His speciality is advising organisations – early, before labour problems occur – in order to ensure legal compliance and guidance with all aspects of employment of staff members. In addition, James can assist in the final staff selection process.

Lungelwa Mangesi is a graduate of the Raymond Ackerman Golf Academy (RAGA), which does way more than coach golf. www.ragaclovelly.co.za She is currently enrolled at the University of the Western Cape and has changed to being a part-time team Papillon member. This dedicated, hardworking young lady brings two key elements to her work – passion and attention to detail. Lungelwa assists on a broad array of levels from the retail and wholesale of Papillon’s publications to providing general admin support. Her talents in matters financial are a great asset in assisting clients with budgeting issues. The youngest member of the team, this ‘go-getter’ will go far and Papillon Press and Consultancy is lucky to have her, albeit as a stepping stone on her career path.

Paddy Clark runs Papillon’s office. Her excellent organisational skills ensure that clients’ records are kept meticulously and no potential donor is missed. She manages all donor relationships and plays an invaluable and key role in Papillon’s services to its client organisations. She also oversees all donor research. Paddy has spent many years in South African and international non-governmental organisations, particularly in the field of human rights. Her extensive experience includes working for the Institute for Democracy in Africa (IDASA), The Equal Opportunity Foundation and Justice in Transition. She was also PA to the deputy chairperson of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Paddy has arranged numerous workshops and conferences. Her eagle eye for proofreading, vast and varied experience and calm can-do manner make her an invaluable team member in Papillon’s dynamic and busy offices.

Alice Gevers brings over a decade of experience in communications, specialising in social media. She has worked in the UK and South Africa across many marketing disciplines. Alice holds a degree in Media & Film as well as a Post-grad degree in Marketing Management (UCT). She is also a passionate photographer. She brings the added experience of NPO board service. Like all of the Papillon team members, Alice is passionate about South Africa and wants to channel her skill set toward working with people who are working to make a difference. Alice advises NPOs, faith-based organisations and tertiary institutions on their social media/digital strategy in order to ensure synergy and maximum output across the different platforms. She also undertakes the creation of a content strategy across all social media platforms. Alice assists Papillon clients in creating messaging to specific target audiences. Alice also trains and mentors NPOs in marketing and optimal use of the social media to support NPOs’ fundraising.

Mbali Mahlangu is a social entrepreneur who is passionate about the non-profit sector and driving development in communities across Africa. Mbali focuses on the coordination of skills development and job creation projects and assisting organisations to create a culture and brand. She also assists in implementing systems and procedures to ensure the success of projects. Ever the entrepreneur, Mbali helps NPOs to recognise and create opportunities for income generation. In addition, she helps with creativity and innovation in planning fundraising events.

Papillon guest trainer, Yolandi Greyling, has been facilitating courses for the past seven years for ECTA Creative Solutions and the Drum Beat Academy. Yolandi also regularly runs workshops for Cape Peninsula University’s Event Organising students. This teaching includes the use of the social media for publicising events. She assists Elect Effect, a non-profit organisation specialising in training in starting and running skills training and job creation initiatives. She also manages clients’ social media platforms, providing planned solutions across various platforms.