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Governance for NPO’s – An Introduction to Corporate Governance – 09/05/19 (Fully Booked)

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. Please register early to avoid disappointment for the Cape Town programme on the 9th May 2019. The Johannesburg programme is already fully booked for the 30th May and we are looking to hosting a second one in Johannesburg on the 4th September 2019. 

Unpacking governance in the Third sector – Workshop 30 April 2019

Governance is becoming one of the key issues that funders and donors are looking at whilst conducting their due diligence, especially before funding non-profit organisations. This workshop is designed to allow staff, managers, executives and governing body members of NPO’s to gain an understanding of these issues and positively apply them in their organisations.

The workshop covers: 

•     The Third Sector Landscape

•     The concept of governance

•     NPO organisational structures

•     Codes of Good practice

•     Board effectiveness

•     The five phases of growth of an organisation.

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205 527 registered Nonprofit organisations!!!! Who governs them?

As at today’s date of the 25th January 2019 there are 205 527 Nonprofit organisations currently registered on the Department of Social Developments NPO Register in South Africa. The sector estimates that there are as many as 50 000 not registered.

Each of these organisations, whether they are a voluntary association, nonprofit trust or nonprofit company have some form of governing body (Board). Globally the average size of these governing bodies is between 8 and 12 governing body members.

Let us take 10 as the figure we will use for this illustration….. That translates into over 2 500 000 individuals who have a ‘governance’ responsibility on behalf of the stakeholders and beneficiaries. Let us be fair and say that maybe they have a seat on two of these governing bodies. That still translates into a staggering 1 250 000 governing body members. TSI’s experience over the past twenty years is that over 80% of these wonderful individuals who accept a seat on these governing bodies may not have sat on a governing body before. What an amazing opportunity to engage, empower and evolve with these governing bodies and shine the light into their board rooms.

Third Sector Insights is committed to work with them to empower them to be more effective and efficient in the discharging of their duties on behalf of the stake holders and beneficiaries.

Partner with us in being of service to them, by funding these organisations to begin the journey of empowering their governing body members to register and complete the ourGOVERNANCE © RSA e-learning programme.

Read the full article in the Brownie Points blog: 



The purpose of the World Institute for Governance of Nonprofit Organizations is to address the concern on the growing number of reports on the amount of charitable funds wasted globally by reviewing, rating, educating, and vetting non-profits on their ability to govern and manage funds effectively.

​The Institute is a volunteer led-effort spearheaded by Norman Terret, a respected businessman and philanthropist who has assembled a high-caliber international management team for the World Institute of potential non-executives who are currently dedicated volunteers, including Malcolm Boyd, founder of Third Sector Insights (South Africa). Through the activities of not only Norman Terret and Malcolm Boyd, but also the dedication and voluntary support of a number of key individuals, the World Institute is now positioned to transition from a volunteer driven organization to one of professional capacity. Watch the video below and visit the World Institutes website for more information.

20th November 2018 – Last day to claim your discount for the ourGOVERNANCE © RSA e-learning programme!!!!

The main objective of the ourGOVERNANCE © RSA e-learning programme is to promote improved governance and performance by equipping executives and governing body members of non-profit and social impact organisations to be more effective and efficient in the discharging of their duties on behalf of their stakeholders and beneficiaries and implement best practices in governance with a commitment to providing optimal social return on investment.   Third Sector Insights is offering this e-learning personal development experience valued at R15000 for only R1200. However, we are excited to announce that until the 20th November 2018 we will be offering the programme at an introductory price of R650 to the first 1000 registrations. Avoid disappointment and register now…….. Click here and follow the help buttons, and when requested enter code: 8645B5C8F7 to claim your discount. 

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