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  • Money Alone Not Enough for NGOs
    Thousands of nonprofit organisations around the country receive large amounts of money from various donors which make little impact, argues News24 User

    According to a News24 User, thousands of nonprofit organisations around the country receive large amounts of money from various donors.

    The User argues that while this is a great thing, the problem lies with not monitoring the impact of the future outcomes of their donations.

    The User further states that NPOs should exist for the purpose of improving people’s lives for the better. In South Africa, argues the user, donor funds end up having little impact because NPO managers lack the capacity to utilise them properly.


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  • Ten Things to Prevent Constitutional Drift Within NPOs
    This article encourages and shares tools with NPOs on how to understand, compile and utilise a constitution 
    1. Defining the constitution 
    South African nonprofit organisations (NPOs) can essentially be established through one of three structures, being; voluntary associations, nonprofit trusts and nonprofit companies. Each of these NPOs have different founding documents, namely: constitution for the voluntary association, trust deed for the nonprofit trust and memorandum of incorporation for the nonprofit company.
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    Ann Bown

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  • CAFSA’s Response to ‘Country’s NGOs in Crisis’ Blog on NGO Pulse
    CAF Southern Africa responds to ‘generalised and negative’ statements made by MACS Media on behalf of the Orion Organisation and the Cape Town Society for the Blind regarding the NGO sector in South Africa

    Everyone who is at all interested in the well-being of the South African non-governmental organisation (NGO) sector is aware that the past few years have been challenging.

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    Colleen du Toit

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  • #Storymakers2014 Africa Tweet-Chat - Share Your NGO Storytelling Experiences on 4 September 2014

    Storytelling is an integral part of human behaviour and increasingly relevant to the strategic communication and awareness-raising activities of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) globally.
    Stories help people to better remember specific experiences. Stories shape our identities. With a great story, you can ensure that donors and supporters understand your work.

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  • NGO Merger Will Benefit Africa
    Merged NGOs say they need to pool resources if they are to make a significant difference

    Merged non-governmental organisations (NGOs) say they need to pool resources if they are to make a significant difference.

    The merger of Irish NGOs, Gorta, and Self Help Africa has created one of the largest nonprofit agricultural organisations in Ireland and Britain.

    Gorta was set up in 1965 as an Irish response to a United Nations hunger campaign; Self Help Africa had its genesis in the Ethiopian famine of 1984 and together they will implement programmes in Ethiopia, Zambia, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Burkina Faso.

    Irish Times

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