Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I register on NGO Pulse portal?

  • On the NGO Pulse homepage, click "Register" on the top right hand corner of the page
  • Create a new account by completing the fields required. (We need your email address to verify your contact information).
  • Once you complete the form, you will see the text "Thank you for applying for an account. Your account is currently pending approval by the site administrator". In the meantime, your password and further instructions have been sent to your email address" at the top of the homepage.
  • You will immediately receive an email (to the address you provided) allocating you a password which you can use to login to the site.
  • Within in an hour you will receive an email indicating that you have been successfully registered as an NGO Pulse user outlining what rights you have - which include uploading vacancies.
  • You can then login using your username and password.
  • Registering on the NGO Pulse portal is free.

2. What will I be able to do once I have registered?

Upon registration, you will be able to login using your username and password. Your registration makes you an NGO Pulse user. As an NGO Pulse user, once logged in, you are able to:

  • Add an opportunity (e.g. vacancies, awards, request for proposals)
  • Add an event (e.g. training, workshops, seminars and other events)
  • Add a blog
  • Add a press release (e.g. NGO Media Releases)
  • Add a comment

3. How do I add a vacancy to the portal?

Once you have logged in to the NGO Pulse portal using your username and password, you can add content using the left hand menu which will appear on your user page (dashboard). Put your mouse in the blue background (Top-right) where your USERNAME is displayed. A drop-down menu will appear, you will need to select the 'Vacancy or Opportunities' option in the add content menu. Complete the form by adding text for the advertisement and provide the deadline for the vacancy. There will be a 48 hours delay in it being published, as the administrator will do a final format check.

4. How do I add an event to the portal?

Once you have logged in to the NGO Pulse portal using your username and password, you can add content using the left hand menu which will appear on your user page. You will need to select the 'Events' option. Complete the form by adding text and select the start and end date of the event. The advertisement will not display on the portal immediately, as the administrator will be doing a final format check in line with SANGONeT's editorial style guide.

5. How do I add a blog?

Once you have logged in to the NGO Pulse portal using your username and password, you can add content using the left hand menu which will appear on your user page. You will need to select the 'Blog post' option. Complete the form by adding text for your blog. The advertisement will not display on the portal immediately, as the administrator will be doing a final format check in line with SANGONeT's editorial style guide.

6. How do I add a comment?

To add your comment to, scroll down to the bottom of an article and click on "Add new comment." Complete the form by adding text. The advertisement will not display on the portal immediately, as the administrator will do a final format check.

7. How do I add a press release?

Once you have logged in to the NGO Pulse portal using your username and password, you can add content using the left hand menu which will appear on your user page. You will need to select the 'Press Release'. The advertisement will not display on the portal immediately, as the administrator will be doing a final format check in line with SANGONeT's editorial style guide.

8. What is the NGO Pulse newsletter?

The NGO Pulse e-newsletter is sent out every week to more than 65 000 subscribers (compromising of development practitioners and consultants) with vested interest in South Africa's civil society. The newsletter features articles, resources and newsflashes, among others, that appear on the NGO Pulse portal.

9. How do I subscribe for the NGO Pulse newsletter?

To subscribe for the NGO Pulse newsletter, click on subscribe/unsubscribe found beneath the three articles on the homepage next to the blogs. Alternatively, send an email request to editor@sangonet.org.za with the subject 'subscribe me'. If you have the time to elaborate in just a line or two, we are keen to find out about your professional and development interests.

10. How do I unsubscribe from the NGO Pulse Newletter?

To unsubscribe from receiving the NGO Pulse newsletter, send an email request to editor@sangonet.org.za with the subject 'unsubscribe me', along with your email address. Subscribing for the NGO Pulse newsletter is free of charge.

11. What is SN Announce?

SN-Announce is an email advertising service with a readership of more than 5 000 people. It is a communication and marketing tool for the South African development sector.

For Subscribers: SN Announce allows NGOs, other development practitioners and interested parties to receive targeted news and information via email. Traditionally, job vacancies have been the most popular announcements. Subscription to the service is free.

For Advertisers: SN Announce still remains one of the most cost-effective and efficient ways to reach nonprofit organisations, development practitioners, academics, researchers, unions, grantmakers, and others working in the development sector. SANGONeT has provided this service reliably for more than six years and established the brand within development circles.

12. How do I subscribe for SN Announce?

To subscribe to the SN Announce mailing list, click on subscribe/unsubscribe found beneath the three articles on the homepage next to the blogs. Alternatively, send an email message to pulsepremium@sangonet.org.za, with the words 'Subscribe to SN-Announce' in the subject line. Subscription to this service is free!

13. How do I advertise on SN Announce?

You can email your announcement advert to pulsepremium@sangonet.org.za with your billing details and option, refer to http://d7dev.ngopulse.org/advertise for more information on options.

14. What does it cost to post an announcement?

Nonprofit organisations can post an announcement for R1 320 - R1 800 (excl. VAT) and for-profit organisations R1 875 - R2 160 (excl. VAT). You can repeat an announcement for R500 (excl. VAT) per repeat.

15. What are the guidelines for posting announcements?

  • Send announcements not exceeding two A4 pages in a Word format, along with you organisation's logo;
  • Provide the date of the event or deadline for applications, a contact person, a contact email address and telephone number;
  • Include your billing details at the top of the message;
  • Announcements must be forwarded to: pulsepremium@sangonet.org.za
  • Announcements will only be published once payment/proof of payment is received.

16. Questions regarding SN Announce?

For more information contact Lumka Bovungana on +27 11 403-4935 or email pulsepremium@sangonet.org.za.

17. What is Prodder NGO Directory?

Prodder is the most comprehensive directory of NGOs and development organisations in South Africa. To view the directory, click here.

18. What is SANGOTeCH?

SANGOTeCH online technology donation programme is a partnership between SANGONeT and TechSoup Global, a San Francisco-based nonprofit organisation that assists nonprofits globally to access technology to deepen the impact of their work. For more information about SANGOTeCH, click here.

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