In 2018, 56% of non-profit organisations (NPOs) surveyed by Trialogue reported having risk management plans in place, while 53% of companies said that it was a prerequisite for NPOs to access funding. These are relatively low rates, despite the vast number of risks that can hinder effective delivery of social impact in the development sector – including logistical challenges, fraud, reputational risk, corruption, arson, war, political obstacles, procurement issues, natural disasters and more. Nozuko Nkumanda of Social Impact Partners shares how social impact organisations and donors can navigate these risks.
Read more: Risk Management in Development
With so many worthy organisations and causes in South Africa, it can be daunting to decide which ones to support. There are many considerations that should inform this decision, including ensuring alignment between the funder’s and recipient’s objectives, and how best a sustainable impact can be made.
Read more: How to select a beneficiary organisation
There are several ways to support an NPO, including financial support (e.g. grants, bequests, loans, equity capital) and non-financial support (e.g. donation of goods or services, volunteering, bartering).
Read more: Types of support for non-profit organisations
This is a general guide to the tax consequences of giving directly to non-profit organisations and is not intended to be comprehensive. It is important to seek advice applicable to your own circumstances.
Read more: Guide to the tax consequences of donating directly to non-profit organisations