NPO website
14 Mar
  • By Dayle Kavonic
  • Cause in

4 Tips for Creating a Powerful NPO Website

Success as an NPO today is highly dependent on having a strong online presence. This means setting up a captivating website that’ll help you to raise awareness, recruit new volunteers and attract new donors. This also entails engaging in digital marketing efforts. Fortunately, Google offers a number of free tools to help in this department, […]

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fundraising
12 Feb
  • By Laura Parker
  • Cause in

Why Fundraising is Like Dating

Fundraising is like dating, you don’t get married on the first date… With Valentine’s Day coming up, I want to share some of my personal experiences about fundraising, as I always laugh about how similar it is to dating. Because I, like most, don’t “like” fundraising (or dating!!), I do my best to make sure […]

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Governing Body Performance
07 Dec
  • By Malcolm Boyd
  • Cause in

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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Giving Tuesday SA
27 Nov
  • By Laura Parker
  • Cause in

Black Friday, Cyber Monday… #GivingTuesdaySA

Today is the big day. Today is #GivingTuesdaySA. Today is the global day of giving celebrated on the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday.   “USD301M (R4.2B) was raised in 2017 in 24 hours around the world.”   Giving Tuesday harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage local philanthropy and […]

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Giving Tuesday SA
13 Nov
  • By Laura Parker
  • Cause in

What is #GivingTuesdaySA About?

Giving Tuesday SA encourages all South Africans to give to a cause in whichever way they choose leading up to #GivingTuesdaySA on 27 November 2018. It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or organisation to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about […]

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NPO governance
02 Nov
  • By Malcolm Boyd
  • Cause in

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
  • Cause in

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
  • Cause in

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
  • Cause in

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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