David Barnard's blog
Storytelling is an integral part of human behaviour and increasingly relevant to the strategic communication and awareness-raising activities of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) globally.
Stories help people to better remember specific experiences. Stories shape our identities. With a great story, you can ensure that donors and supporters understand your work.
June 2013 is my last month as Executive Director of SANGONeT and as part of our special focus on NGOs this month, and celebrating the work and achievements of NGOs in South Africa, I will be running my final race as part of the annual SANGONeT "No Pain No Gain" fundraising and awareness-raising campaign.
The Right2Know Campaign calls on all freedom-loving South Africans and democrats across the world to contact President Zuma and appeal to him to stop the Secrecy Act and either return the Bill to Parliament for redrafting, or send it directly to the Constitutional Court for review.
In 2012 we introduced a "NGO Profiles" feature on the NGO Pulse Portal in conjunction with our annual “No Pain No Gain” fundraising and awareness-raising campaign.
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'
Invitation to Comment on the Draft Practice Note on the Application of King III in the Non-profit Sector
Corruption and inefficiency in government contracting will probably always be with us. But by introducing greater transparency in the the contracting process, we can dramatically reduce this burden. This idea is at the heart of Open Contracting, a movement to advocate for publishing of government contracts.
First established as the SANGONeT NGO Portal on 24 October 2005, it raises the profile of South African NGOs both locally and internationally, and supports the process of repositioning and strengthening the sector in response to the development challenges facing South Africa.