Frank Julie


Master of Philosophy in Adult Education and Training (UCT)

Frank Julie is the founder and executive director of YoungPeople@Work and is an organizational development practitioner, activist, consultant, advisor, strategist, facilitator and author (

His journey in the development sector started in the late 1970’s as a volunteer, organizer and programs manager for various community based organisations. In the early 1990’s he launched the Resource Action Group (RAG), a youth development agency focusing on building capacity amongst young marginalized youth to access sustainable livelihoods. He was the executive director for 10 years.

Frank acts as strategic advisor for many non-profit organizations. He is a founding trustee of the Youth Development Network (YDN), a consortium of 6 youth development agencies where he served for 5 years ( He is also the co-founder and chairperson of People First Foundation, a group of highly experienced development practitioners sharing their skills and experiences with survivalist and marginalized community based organizations ( 

Frank is also a co-founder and ex-trustee of the Southern African Fundraising and Leadership Academy (SAFULA) and the founder and current chairperson of the Master Fundraising and Mentoring Forum.
He is the author of amongst others "The Art of Leadership and Management on the Ground" and "The Roots of the NGO Crisis in South Africa - A Look Beyond the Surface".

He studied social science at the University of the Western Cape and Adult Education and Training at the University of Cape Town where he obtained a Masters Degree. He studied fundraising and development at the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) in Washington, USA.

  • Frank Julie : Consultant - Author - Strategist - Advisor - Facilitator
  • Master of Philosophy in Adult Education and Training (UCT)
  • Executive Director: Frank Julie and Associates
  • Co-founder and chairperson: People First Foundation