Harnessing the Power of Community: How NPOs Can Make a Difference

What Is a Community? A community is a formal or informal association of people gathered around a shared interest. The interest could be location-based (eg. the community of a town), interest-based (eg. an artist community or a community of ABCD practitioners), identity-based (eg. a religious community), organization-based (eg. SACSSP) or intentional communities (eg. eco-villages). The […]

Maximizing Efficiency: A Comprehensive Guide to Facilitation Methods and Tools in NPOs

Facilitation in non-profit organizations Facilitation plays a vital role in the success of non-profit organizations (NPOs). It involves guiding groups through processes that enable effective communication, collaboration, and decision-making. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the importance of effective facilitation in NPOs and provide insights into various facilitation methods and tools that can maximize […]

Asset Based Community Development

What is Asset Based Community Development? Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) is a method of development whereby a community asserts (owns) freedom to act to reach its highest level of ability (development) through what it already owns or has (assets). Put simply, the community takes ownership of its own development through realizing the full potential […]

The Difference Between NPC And NPO In South Africa

The difference between an NPC and NPO is not immediately apparent, even in my post where I compare NPO types. Let’s make an attempt to delve a little deeper into the meaning of each, and then compare the differences. What is an NPC? The Companies Act, 2008 (Act No. 71 of 2008) replaced the previous […]

How to Register an NPO Online in South Africa

NPO registration in South Africa is free and easy to do yourself, whether online or at a DSD office. The provisions of the Nonprofit Organisations Act, 1997 (Act 71 of 1997) are simple to follow while drafting the constitution. Skip to How to Register an NPO in South Africa What To Consider Before Registering Will […]

Comparing NPO Types

There is no NGO Registration in South Africa Non-Profit Organisations can register as a combination of NPO, NPC, Trust and PBO. NGO is a collective name for all of those. There is currently a scam whereby non-profit organisations are promised funding, but only if they are registered as an NGO. This registration does not exist. […]