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The three leading challenges facing Nonprofit Organizations are board governance, funding, and impact evaluation!

You may be interested in the link below to the survey from Stanford University on leadership and management in the NPO sector. Which I believe is well worth reading.

The executive summary mentions, and I quote:

“The Stanford Survey on Leadership and Management in the Nonprofit Sector was conducted in collaboration with the Centre for Social Innovation at Stanford Graduate School of Business, the Stanford Centre on Philanthropy and Civil Society, Stanford Social Innovation Review, GuideStar, and BoardSource. In this survey, more than 3,000 stakeholders from the nonprofit sector—including nonprofit executives and staff, board members, and donors—provided detailed information about the leadership and management practices of a nonprofit organization with which they are involved.

“This comprehensive survey generated highly informative empirical data that highlights our observations from decades of experience in the sector. In order to be best in class, a nonprofit needs to excel in all areas of nonprofit leadership and management. And our survey found that most nonprofits fall far short in their efforts to achieve significant impact,” explains Meehan.

Statistical analysis of responses from executives, staff, and board members at nonprofit organizations revealed that only 11% of these organizations are strong in all seven elements of strategic leadership. The analysis also found that More than 80% of nonprofit organizations struggle with at least one of the seven fundamental elements of nonprofit leadership and management, thus hampering their overall performance and their ability to achieve their goals. More than 28% of respondents indicated that their organization performs well in two or fewer of these areas. Analysis of responses from nonprofit executives, staff, and board members revealed that the three leading challenges facing their organizations are board governance, funding, and impact evaluation. In each of these areas, more than half of respondents indicated that their organization struggles to perform well. End quote.

https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/faculty-research/publications/survey-leadership-management-nonprofit-sector

TSI presented “A Crucial Collaboration – The Relationship between the Board Chair and CEO”.

TSI’s Malcolm Boyd facilitated a session on “A Crucial Collaboration – The Relationship between the Board Chair and CEO” at the #ThinkGood2019 day on the 17th September 2017

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 — together focused on mission through different perspectives and actions.

The free day of training for people working in the non-profit sector, hosted by the NPO Service Providers’ Network at Inyathelo, Woodstock, Cape Town, was a huge success with great feedback by attendees

This was the fifth annual #ThinkGood event and has 15 learning and sharing sessions planned. Topics will include NPO leadership, governance, financial management, fundraising, HR management, communications, branding, and more.

You can visit the thinkgoodnonprofit Facebook page on: https://www.facebook.com/ThinkGoodNonProfit/ for more information.

Governance for NPO’s – An Introduction to Corporate Governance – Second Johannesburg programme now scheduled for the 4th September 2019.

Co-branded programme offered by the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa and Third Sector Insights NPT and Facilitated by Malcolm Boyd

This one day programme is aimed at equipping governing body members of non-profit organisations, often referred to as the “third sector” with an overview of governance and how it relates to their environment. Corporate Social Investment practitioners in South Africa understand that having professional, knowledgeable, competent and dedicated directors of non-profit organisations is essential. The donor / funder community is becoming more stringent before funding a non-profit organisation especially when conducting their due diligence, which makes it imperative that all directors have the competencies to meet these expectations.

NB. Second Johannesburg programme on the 4th September 2019 now open for registration. Book early to avoid dissapointment: https://www.iodsa.co.za/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1231439&group=

 

 

 

Governance for NPO’s – An Introduction to Corporate Governance – 30/05/19 – Johannesburg – Fully Booked. Second programme now scheduled for the 4th September.

Co-branded programme offered by the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa and Third Sector Insights NPT and Facilitated by Malcolm Boyd

This one day programme is aimed at equipping governing body members of non-profit organisations, often referred to as the “third sector” with an overview of governance and how it relates to their environment. Corporate Social Investment practitioners in South Africa understand that having professional, knowledgeable, competent and dedicated directors of non-profit organisations is essential. The donor / funder community is becoming more stringent before funding a non-profit organisation especially when conducting their due diligence, which makes it imperative that all directors have the competencies to meet these expectations.

NB. Johannesburg programme on the 30th May 2019 is fully booked, book early for the second one in Johannesburg on the 4th September 2019: https://www.iodsa.co.za/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1231439&group=

 

 

 

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