NGO Management

You Can Shape the Way We Bring Transparency to Public Sector Contracting

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.

Southern Africa Trust: Project Manager

The Southern Africa Trust is an independent nonprofit agency that supports deeper and wider regional policy engagement to overcome poverty in Southern Africa. It works across fifteen countries in Southern Africa through generating learning about the policies, practices, and attitudes that work best to drive down poverty in our region, and by giving financial support to organisations that represent the voices of the poor in policy dialogue.

The Southern Africa Trust seeks to appoint a dynamic, experienced, and skilled Project Manager, based in Midrand, Johannesburg.

SANGONeT: Project Manager - Mobile Solutions

(This is a re-advertisement, people who have applied before don't have to re-apply)

The Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT) is a dynamic NGO providing a wide range of information communication technology (ICT) services to NGOs and other development organisations in the Southern African region.

SANGONeT seeks to appoint a Project Manager for a major multi-year Mobile Solutions for African Agriculture project.

NGO Bookkeeping Tips

I recently hosted a successful NGO governance seminar and had quite a bit of questions relating to the right accounting package and where to begin with regards to good record keeping. I have audited a couple of NGOs and the main reason NGOs outsource their accounting is because it is often too costly to hire a full-time accountant or just fear of having to do bookkeeping in-house.

Here are some of the questions I have been asked and my best response to it:

I need to start recording the NGO’s income and expenses. Where do I begin?

Institute for Security Studies: Deputy Executive Director

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) is an independent, non-profit applied policy research organisation. Its mission is to advance human security in Africa, through evidence-based policy advice, technical support and capacity building. The ISS has offices in Addis Ababa, Cape Town, Nairobi, Pretoria, and Dakar.

ISS seeks to appoint a Deputy Executive Director, based in Pretoria.

Report Back on Lotto March

Many thanks to the 450 NGOs who marched to the National Lotteries Board (NLB) offices in Pretoria and the hundreds who signed our petition and supported us. NGOs from throughout South Africa i.e. Eastern, Western and Northern Cape, Mpumalanga, North West, Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State and Gauteng. People travelled from as far as Secunda, Nelspruit, Vereeniging to voice their outrage – one only has to look at the posters to gage their opinions.

Lotto Funding Crisis: Struggle to Hold NLB Accountable

The frustrations experienced by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) when applying for lotto funding came under spotlight when a group of NGOs marched to the National Lotteries Board (NLB) offices on 27 January 2012 in Pretoria.

The march highlighted NGOs’ concerns regarding the Lotto which are well-documented in a study undertaken by the Funding Practice Alliance, the class action to the Western Cape High Court and other related issues.

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