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Blogs

Shadow Report Reveals that Gauteng DSD’s Funding of Shelters is Inadequate

The Minimum Standards on Shelters for Abused Women recognises that ‘shelters represent an absolutely critical point of crisis intervention’ and places a duty on the Department of Social Development to ensure that shelter interventions are able to meet basic needs and provide support, counselling and skills development to women. In order to deliver quality services however, shelters must have adequate resources.

De-registration of NPOs in South Africa – What You Need to Know

In the past few weeks many NGOs have discovered that their “NPO registration status” with the NPO Directorate has changed to 'de-registered' or 'non-compliant' 

How Performance Auditing Can Help Your NGO

Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) performance audits provide an impartial assessment of the compliance level of an NGO with international best practices and establish a framework towards continuous improvement.

Trading PBOs: Advantages of Tax Exempt Status

I have, after a while of not serving on the Board of a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO), looked at the South Africa Revenue Services (SARS) Guideline for PBOs. Of course the major change regarding trading will have many positive and negative repercussions.

CSOs and Accountability

I have attended many conferences, where various organisations provided attendees with well covered and attractive annual reports. These reports are also very often made available on their websites, making them accessible to a larger audience. This effort aimed at encouraging transparency and accountability is well-intended and applauded. It is essential that the nonprofit sector not only preach accountability, but also walk the talk, leading by example.

Great Stories Will Help Our Country Grow

One of my favourite storybook characters as a child was Mrs Tiggywinkle from The Tale of Mrs Tiggywinkle by Beatrix Potter. She was a hedgehog who miraculously reinvented herself daily - without ever compromising her true identity - into an industrious entrepreneur who ran a laundry service! There she was bustling across the rolling green hills of the English countryside, a world that for me existed only in storybooks, the conversations of my parents and birthday cards from relatives.

Introducing info4africa…A New Identity for HIVAN

The Centre for HIV/AIDS Networking (HIVAN) has a long history of working in the field of HIV and AIDS and TB:

A Matter of Trust

A case study of the Children’s Hospital Trust’s fundraising success
 
The Children’s Hospital Trust (the Trust) is widely considered to be one of the most successful fundraising organisations in South Africa, having raised over R420 million for the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and Paediatric Healthcare in the Western Cape since its inception in 1994.
 

Request for Sponsorship: Laptops

Living through Learning is a non-governmental organisation working in the education sector. Living through Learning run a bridging college incorporating practical STEM learning and technology. Our students are bridged into technical tertiary degrees at University.

Living through Learning is in urgent need of 35 laptops for our students for TEACH.

We have a service provider able to offer the following:

Video: A Crucial Component in Raising Awareness and Attracting Investment

Charities and voluntary organisations play a pivotal role in society, and yet, inevitably, often face financial challenges which threaten both their causes, and continued existences. In order to raise awareness and generate funds amidst a plethora of other organisations all asking members of the corporate and private sectors to “dig deep”, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), nonprofit organisations (NPOs) and related associations need to make their unique stories and needs stand out in a crowd.