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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#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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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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give more
27 Jul
  • By Camilla Marsh
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How to Learn to Give More

As I was walking down Main Street in Somerset West I saw a beggar sitting beneath the Standard Bank sign, crutch tucked into his arm, a destitute dimness in his eyes. Edging nearer, I felt a tug on my heart and a sudden urge to give him whatever money I had. My heart battling my […]

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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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NPO governing body
31 May
  • By Malcolm Boyd
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Understand the Expectations

In this post Malcolm Boyd of Third Sector Insights takes us through the roles, responsibilities and standard of conduct for an NPO governing body Non-profit organisations need strong, active and committed governing bodies. These play a critical role in ensuring financial sustainability and accountability to internal and external stakeholders. In fact, it is a strongly held […]

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NPO governance
02 May
  • By Malcolm Boyd
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The Concept of Governance in NPO’s

So, what is governance? There are many different definitions and forms of governance, from corporate to public governance. When it comes to non-profit governance, we refer usually to non-profit governing bodies. In my experience, governance gets a bad rap, being viewed as a hugely complex structure. It’s amazing how often people’s eyes glaze over when you […]

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calculated generosity
25 Apr
  • By Camilla Marsh
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The Calculated Generosity of Giving

“Calculated generosity” –  the words sunk to the bottom of my heart like two heavy weights. Sometimes the truth is too hard to handle so we ignore it in hopes it will go away. But in two stinging words my mother had called it – the people I’d let into my life, the ones I […]

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