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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.

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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. 

Nearly there – relaunch of ourGOVERNANCE © RSA!!!!!

Hi Folks, thank you for your patience around the ourGOVERNANCE © RSA goverance e-learning relaunch. The final quality checking and technical testing is taking rather longer than anticipated. For those of you who know me I want everything to have been done yesterday already!!!  The good news is that we have settled on the price to market at R1200 per registration. HOWEVER, the even better news, is that we wish to make this an extremely exciting re-launch, and will, therefore, decide over the weekend on what a fair introductory registration fee will be……… Once decided, we will hold the price until the end of november. Our passion is to at a cost effective fee, empower the executives and governing body members of nonprofit and social impact organisations to be more effective and efficient in the discharging of their duties on behalf of their stakeholders and more especially, their beneficiaries. Have a look at our website on for more information.

Good things come to those who wait – ourGOVERNANCE © RSA!!!

A quick update…. We are carrying out the final quality control checks and ironing out some of the technical challenges we found over the week end. As soon as we are ready to go live  we will inform you. Thank you for your patience. 

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