Non-profits deliver vital aid in the Covid-19 pandemic and need our support

Anika Berning
Non-profit organisations provide vital services to marginalised communities while employing roughly 800,000 people. But due to the economic challenges of the pandemic, South African NPOs have been struck by severe cutbacks in donations and other sources of income. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought with it many challenges that affect all of us in different ways. Although the devastation caused by Covid-19 has also been challenging for humanitarian organisations, it has highlighted again the important role they play, especially in times of crisis.

News for NPOs

News in brief: 1 - 15 November

Finance Minister Godongwana gives # MTBPS2021; Dismal voter turnout at South Africa’s municipal elections; Petrol prices approach R20 per litre; Will load shedding impact matric exams?

Featured Resources

Ricardo Wyngaard | The NPO Lawyer

Five agenda items for NPO Boards

Ricardo Wyngaard | The NPO Lawyer

Governing through a crisis

Feryal Domingo | Inyathelo, The South African Institute for Advancement

How to banish burnout at NPOs

Ziyo | Accountants with heart

Top 5 tax myths for non-profits

Ruen Govinder | Hashtag Nonprofit

Developing a basic comms plan

Communications Resources

Stop wasting your time on social media

Ruen Govinder | Hashtag Nonprofit
If you are not working within an overall communications strategy, you are wasting your time on social media. It goes further than this: your website is likely ineffective as well. If you don’t know...

Mental Health and Wellness Resources

[Pre-recorded webinar] Vicarious & Secondary Trauma

Watch this recording of an NPOwersa webinar where Clinical Psychologist, Penny Mathumba, and Laura Bergh from The Greenlight Movement discuss Vicarious & Secondary Trauma. They provid...

Legal Considerations

NPOs & Fixed Term Contracts

Ricardo Wyngaard | The NPO Lawyer
In 2016, the Labour Court (the Court) delivered a judgment in which it held that a non- profit organisation’s dismissal of an employee on the grounds of operational requirements was procedurally a...

Human Resources

Tips for hosting virtual international interns

James Sleight | Hashtag Nonprofit
The Covid workplace has changed the way we think about office productivity. It is now clear that we have many of the tools at our disposal to manage large parts of our jobs remotely. So while Covid...

Tax and Financial Management

Acting outside your objects - Tax and other consequences

Nicole Copley | NGO Law
Some people believe that trading is prohibited for PBOs, and others that all income of PBOs is tax exempt. Neither of these is true, and the answer lies somewhere between the two extremes: Under Se...

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