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Wednesday, 6 June, 2018
Quote of the week
"Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree. It's about widening your knowledge and absorbing the truth about life"
- Shakuntala Devi
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Schooling, Leadership, Events…
“So often, we leave the selfless side of ourselves for nights and weekends, for our charity work. It is our duty to inject that into our day-to-day business, into the work that we do, to improve corporations, to improve civil society, and to improve government”
In this week’s NGO Pulse, we look at what defines a good school for children and what makes good leadership in nonprofit organisations.
In an article published in the Times, it is stated that the real division in South African education is how actively involved the children’s parents are and between good and bad schools and not between public and independent ones. In a report by the Institute of Race Relations titled “Achievement and Enterprise in School Education” ‚ written by policy fellow John Kane-Berman, it is said that strong parental involvement reinforces teaching-focused leadership. Kane-Barman also states that the quality of education provided‚ whether the focus is exclusively on academic results or also on sport and other activities is what counts.
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The sustainability of nonprofit organisations (NPOs) depends on the ability of the boards and management to ensure that these organisations live up to their mandates. Also, the inability of NPO boards and management to share a similar vision for the organisation could threaten its sustainability in the long-term.
The article mentions legal good standing and compliance, organisational capacity and expertise to do the work, financial viability of the organisation, among others, as some of the dimensions for nonprofit sustainability, which could be used as a guideline by Nonprofit Organisation (NPO) leaders. It is noted that while few board members work closely with fundraisers, the financial sustainability of NPOs is unquestionably the responsibility of the board. Financial viability of the organisation and its programmes; a revenue plan with financial projections for at least two to three years should be in place and approved by the board, such a plan will include diverse income sources and avoid reliance on a single or few streams.
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