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TSI and the Sustainability Development Goals (SDG’s).

 There are 17 Sustainable Development Goals which were adopted after a Resolution was passed by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 25 September 2015.

Third Sector Insights partners with and empowers Non-Profit and Social Impact Organisations who are contributing to address all the goals, however we have a particular focus on Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

We have a specific focus on the highlighted targets below.

  • Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere.
  • End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children.
  • Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all.
  • By 2030, significantly reduce illicit financial and arms flows, strengthen the recovery and return of stolen assets and combat all forms of organised crime.
  • Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms.
  • Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels.
  • Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels.
  • Broaden and strengthen the participation of developing countries in the institutions of global governance.
  • By 2030, provide legal identity for all, including birth registration.
  • Ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements.
  • Strengthen relevant national institutions, including through international cooperation, for building capacity at all levels, in particular in developing countries, to prevent violence and combat terrorism and crime.
  • Promote and enforce non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development.

If you are a corporate, non-profit or social impact organisation, please contact us to explore how we can partner with you in strengthening your board leadership and applied governance on behalf of your stakeholders and beneficiaries you are privileged to serve for improved social impact. Looking forward to having a discussion with you.

Workshop on unpacking governance in non-profit organisations – 18 November 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 directors 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
  • Governing Body Members roles and responsibilities
  • Codes of Good practice
  • Board effectiveness
  • The five phases of growth of an organisation.

Date:         Monday, 18 NOVEMBER 2019

Venue:     Toyota, Waterfront Terraces Block 1 (4th Floor)

                    Carl Cronje Drive, Tyger Waterfront, Bellville

Time:        Registration: from 09:00

Workshop: 09:30 – 12:30

Cost:          R950.00 per person. A 10% discount is offered for those organisations who wish to send three or more participants.

Faciltated by Malcolm Boyd who is widely known by the South African SME support fraternity, especially for his role as founding CEO of NAMAC Trust, which he developed from inception to employing well over 200 staff. NAMAC became internationally known and recognised as the leading Small Enterprise Development Agency. During his many years as a consultant in the field of business development, he has been director of numerous non-profit organisations in South Africa.

His experience ranges from owning his own consulting business, to being a director of a leading information supply company, to management consulting. He is currently the Managing Trustee and CEO of Third Sector Insights NPT.

His exposure to both for profit and non-profit organisations has allowed him to develop a greater understanding of the differences and similarities that exist between them and to apply this knowledge in these fields. He has a passion for excellence in the non-profit sector with particular focus on to Corporate Governance, Board Leadership, Executive Management as well as measuring the impact of interventions in this sector. He lectures at Stellenbosch University Business School and presents the governance module for the USB-ED NPO Management programme. In addition he facilitates the one day co-branded TSI and Institute of Directors in Southern Africa’s (IoDSA) one day programme on NPO Governance.

He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Newport University (USA), and has completed post-graduate studies at Harvard Business School, Boston USA, in the area of Governing for Non-profit Excellence and Strategic Perspectives in Non-profit Management. He graduated from Stellenbosch Graduate School’s Centre for Business in Society as a Certified Sustainability Assurance Practitioner. He holds a certificate in the psychology of leadership from Cornell University.


Tel: Cell: +27 72 630 5129                                                                                          

To register please email Yvette at



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.

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: for more information.

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