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Ithembalethu Professional Fundraising (IPF) is a small, established fundraising company that provides public benefit organisations with guidance and support with their fundraising initiatives.

Our Hope

The name Ithembalethu comes from the isi-Xhosa words “ithemba lethu” which means “our hope”.

About Ithembalethu

Started in September 2000, IPF is managed by its founding member, Cindy Buské. Cindy has extensive experience in the areas of fundraising strategy development, project planning, proposal writing, budget preparation, report writing and donor relationship management.


Ms Buské and her team have successfully raised money for many of our projects and have maintained and developed excellent relationships with funders through meticulous reporting and regular contact. I regularly refer other non-profit organisations to Ithembalethu Professional Fundraising based on my personal experience of working with them.

Mrs Nomvuyo Baba

During her time working as a consultant for us, Cindy raised substantial funding for a variety of projects including the refurbishment of the Out-patients Eye Clinic, Post Graduate Community Eye Health Diploma and various pieces of equipment. She is extremely organized, self-motivated and professional and her work has always been of an exceptionally high standard.

Professor Colin Cook

Cindy’s impeccable diligence, her attention to detail and her well-planned approach were successful in keeping our much needed funding stream growing. It also gave me comfort as CEO that she was covering this critical aspect of our business and allowed me to focus my energy on other priorities.

Mr Saul Kornik

Cindy Buské has been contracted as Soil for Life’s Fundraiser since 2006. Meticulous in her preparation of proposals and reports, skilled at liaising with our corporate donors and persistent with researching and identifying new donors, Cindy has put her back into our work and never balks at ‘going the extra mile’. Over the years she has become a true Soil for Life team member, embracing our work with enthusiasm and passion. She has always been available to help in whichever way possible. I personally have used her as an astute sounding board when planning new programmes for the organisation and…

Mrs Pat Featherstone