Governing Body Performance
07 Dec
  • By Malcolm Boyd
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How To Evaluate NPO Governing Body Performance

As NPOs we may too often hear statements such as:   “What?! You want to conduct a performance evaluation on me as a governing body member?… You should just be happy that I am on your governing body (board) in the first place.”   However, it’s vital to conduct timely evaluations of governing body member’s performance. […]

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Tshemba Foundation
29 Nov
  • By Brownie Points Team
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Unique Voluntourism Opportunity for Doctors in South Africa

As a medical professional, how would you like to lose yourself in Africa’s wildest nature while rediscovering a love to help those in need? Well here is your chance. Tshemba Foundation offers a unique opportunity for doctors to seek well-deserved refuge and refind their passion for the profession. As part of their voluntourism initiative, the […]

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Governing Body Performance
06 Nov
  • By Brownie Points Team
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Card4Change: Changing Lives with Shell

Introducing their new Card4Change initiative, with Shell you can now fill up your tank with good intentions.   What is Card4Change? When you fill your tank at participating Shell outlets, you now have the opportunity to donate money easily and effectively to your chosen charities. All you’ve got to do is contact Shell to receive […]

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NPO governance
02 Nov
  • By Malcolm Boyd
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NPO Board Governance Orientation

So, you have accepted a seat on a nonprofit board (governing body), and have never sat on a governing body before. Here’s everything you need to consider about your new role.   Whose responsibility is it? Whose responsibility is it to orientate new governing body members; yours, or the organisation? Well it is both; however, the […]

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22 Oct
  • By Brownie Points Team
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NPO Festive Fundraising with Shoprite & Checkers

NPO’s, with Christmas around the corner, it’s time to get festive with your fundraising! Don’t miss this once-a-year offer from Shoprite, Checkers and Checkers Hyper to jump on the sleigh and up your donation count! Here’s how to connect your cause this Christmas.  The tradition of charities wrapping gifts in exchange for customer donations has […]

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NPO chairperson
03 Oct
  • By Malcolm Boyd
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Why to Appreciate Your NPO Chairperson

The governing body chairperson is the senior governance leader of the organisation and presides over all meetings of the governing body, as well as other meetings as required. Accepting the role of the governing body chairperson should not to be taken lightly. This role has huge responsibility and can be a very lonely place. Most individuals may not […]

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board chair
30 Aug
  • By Malcolm Boyd
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The Relationship between Board Chair and CEO in an NPO

The Board Chair and Chief Executive Partnership The partnership of the board chair and chief executive provides a structure for accomplishing the tasks of the organisation.   Governance and management complement and support each other — focused together on mission through different perspectives and actions. The partnership itself is critical in providing a communications HQ […]

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NPO codes of good conduct
02 Aug
  • By Malcolm Boyd
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Codes of Good Conduct For NPOs

Governance codes of good practice and their relevance – the value based approach The Harper Collins dictionary states that – “A code of practice is a set of written rules which explains how people working in a particular profession should behave.” When visiting an organisation, how often do we experience and observe the beautifully framed ‘Code of Good […]

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NPO governing body
29 Jun
  • By Malcolm Boyd
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Understanding NPO Governing Body and Committee

The optimum size for an NPO governing body varies. In South Africa the Companies Act, 71 of 2008 s66 specifies that non-profit companies require at least three directors, but sets no maximum number. Stakeholders of a small NPO with a tightly focused organisation might regard a large Governing Body as an expensive luxury, while a […]

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social enterprise profit
21 Jun
  • By Carrie Leaver
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Social Enterprise: Let’s Talk About Profit

Profit in a not-for-profit organisation? For many in the traditional not-for-profit sector, talking and even thinking about making money is considered a conflict of organisational mission and spirit. Many firmly believe that making money in the not-for-profit sector is utterly unethical (it’s in the name!). However, the time to step down from our moral righteousness […]

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