South Africa’s breathtaking flora and fauna are under threat from poaching, conflict with farmers and encroaching human development. The Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation
, run by wildlife lovers Paul Oxton and Carina Crayton, is fighting to save this heritage for future generations. The two founders are the only full-time employees.
They partner with ethical wildlife rehabilitation centers to rescue injured or threatened animals. They also provide veterinary care through a network of consultant veterinarians and equip wildlife clinics nationwide. They also supply consumables, including the food and formula needed by these rehabilitation centers.
Crayton and Oxton do most of their own administrative work and finances, taking pride in their low overheads and careful stewardship of public money. Sage Accounting allows them to automate finances and save time so that they are able to focus on fundraising and wildlife rehabilitation rather than handling administrative tasks. The software is provided through the Sage Foundation NPO Success
product discount program, making it easy for Crayton to capture financial data from anywhere.
She can spend her time in the field helping animals rather than in the office doing administrative tasks. She has also benefited from the free online training courses made available to non-profits through Sage Foundation NPO Success. The training has equipped her with better insight into the specific requirements that come with accounting in the South African NPO sector, as well as the tools and processes that help organizations stay on top of their administrative tasks.
“We are equally at home doing our finances as we are in the field. We conduct snare and anti-poaching patrols, clean wounds, hydrate stricken animals, and strap broken wings. We also work in urban areas where human & wildlife conflict continues to escalate – always with the primary goal of returning the animals to safety and freedom. It helps that I can manage our finances on the fly.” – Carina Crayton, Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation founder