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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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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#MyGivingStory
17 Oct
  • By Laura Parker
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Win R20 000 for Your Favourite Cause with #MyGivingStory

How does winning R20,000 for an NPO of your choice sound? If you’re interested, keep reading!! As Giving Tuesday South Africa, we’re excited to launch this contest! We’re keen to hear more from all of you about why you give, what you give towards, and how you give. We want to know more about the causes […]

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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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Giving Tuesday South Africa
04 Sep
  • By Laura Parker
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Introducing Giving Tuesday South Africa

In keeping the spirit and the vibe of Mandela Day alive, I’d like to introduce you and South Africa to another amazing initiative focused on giving back: #GivingTuesdaySA. Pop this into your diaries for 27 November 2018 and start planning! As the more impactful sister to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this is the most […]

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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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collaboration
17 May
  • By Carrie Leaver
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How to be Strategic about Collaboration

For many NPOs, ‘collaboration’ is often synonymous with ‘donation’, ‘funding’ or ‘sponsorship’. Many organisations in the social sector still struggle with a strict charity mindset and limit themselves to the true opportunities collaboration may bring.   Collaboration is in fact about partnerships, alliances and working together, and there are endless opportunities for what this could […]

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