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  • Nonprofit Sustainability is the Responsibility of Leadership
    In this article, the author shares few tips on sustainability, leadership and everything that could help NPOs to sustain their development interventions 
    Money in the bank does not necessarily mean that your organisation will be sustainable.

    A strong sense of being mission-driven, measuring impact and sharing results is what leaders of charities and nonprofit organisations (NPOs) should strive to embed into the consciousness of everyone involved in the organisation, this is how an organisation can shift the status quo from fretting over money to creating future plans. 
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    Author(s): 
    Ann Bown

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  • Naidoo Faces Damaging Scandal
    Greenpeace head faces a series of damaging scandals at the global environmental watchdog, according to a newspaper report

    Greenpeace head, Kumi Naidoo, is facing a series of damaging scandals at the global environmental watchdog, according to a newspaper report.

    And to make matters worse the human rights activist, who is the executive director of the Greenpeace, a non-governmental organisation with a budget of R4-billion, is mourning the loss of his father in South Africa.

    Source: 
    Times Live

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  • Govt to Boost Marikana NGOs
    The Department of Social Development to provide full capacity building support to NGOs in Marikana

    Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Marikana, North West, will receive full capacity building support from the Department of Social Development.
     
    Social Development Minister, Bathabile Dlamini, points out that, "New and existing NGOs will be incubated for 12 months receiving technical and administrative training from the department to help them better meet the needs of the community they serve."
     

    Source: 
    News 24

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  • Voluntary But Liable
    Increasing expectations of good governance could make you vulnerable to financial loss if you join a NPO and something goes wrong. However, through careful management, the risk can be minimised
    Nonprofit organisations (NPOs) feature large in the lives of many South Africans. There are the multitudes on the receiving end, such as those benefiting from our charities. But there are probably just as many givers: donors, which range from large corporations to anyone dropping a few coins in a collection tin, and the many who give of their time and expertise to run these organisations - and who form the backbone of the NPO sector.
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    Author(s): 
    Martin Hesse

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  • 11 Tips When Pitching Your Social Enterprise
    In this article, the author offers 11 tips of everything there is to know when social entrepreneurs approach potential funders to present their ideas for development projects
    The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science’s class of social entrepreneurs presented their social enterprise ideas and ventures to a panel of funders. Entrepreneurs had two minutes to explain their complex work and define their tasks to a panel of corporate social investment (CSI) managers, personal brand experts and foundation heads.

    We have captured the lessons below, as they provide insight into how to pitch your social organisation to people who largely have different agendas and needs to yours.
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    Author(s): 
    Kerryn Krige

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