conscious business
27 May
  • By Camilla Marsh
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4 Steps to Being a More Conscious Business

A few weeks ago we tackled the trendy topic of conscious consumerism, this week we turn the tables and investigate how to run a more conscious business. But what exactly do we mean by a conscious business? A conscious business is very simply one that has a clear purpose beyond simply making a profit, and […]

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pay employees to volunteer
28 Mar
  • By Dayle Kavonic
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Embrace CSR Like Google: Pay Employees to Volunteer

Google has long been a leader in the realm of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Aside from giving NPOs free access to premium digital products, the company has also, through its philanthropic division, Google.org, donated millions in grants and offered critical advisory services and technical expertise to a range of social organisations in need of support. […]

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new power
26 Mar
  • By Laura Parker
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Understanding the Concept of New Power

“Old power works like a currency. It is held by few. Once gained, it is jealously guarded, and the powerful have a substantial store of it to spend. It is closed, inaccessible, and leader-driven. It downloads, and it captures. New power operates differently, like a current. It is made by many. It is open, participatory, and peer-driven. It […]

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Governing Body Performance
07 Dec
  • By Malcolm Boyd
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How To Evaluate NPO Governing Body Performance

As NPOs we may too often hear statements such as:   “What?! You want to conduct a performance evaluation on me as a governing body member?… You should just be happy that I am on your governing body (board) in the first place.”   However, it’s vital to conduct timely evaluations of governing body member’s performance. […]

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NPO governance
02 Nov
  • By Malcolm Boyd
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NPO Board Governance Orientation

So, you have accepted a seat on a nonprofit board (governing body), and have never sat on a governing body before. Here’s everything you need to consider about your new role.   Whose responsibility is it? Whose responsibility is it to orientate new governing body members; yours, or the organisation? Well it is both; however, the […]

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NPO governing body
29 Jun
  • By Malcolm Boyd
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Understanding NPO Governing Body and Committee

The optimum size for an NPO governing body varies. In South Africa the Companies Act, 71 of 2008 s66 specifies that non-profit companies require at least three directors, but sets no maximum number. Stakeholders of a small NPO with a tightly focused organisation might regard a large Governing Body as an expensive luxury, while a […]

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NPO governing body
31 May
  • By Malcolm Boyd
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Understand the Expectations

In this post Malcolm Boyd of Third Sector Insights takes us through the roles, responsibilities and standard of conduct for an NPO governing body Non-profit organisations need strong, active and committed governing bodies. These play a critical role in ensuring financial sustainability and accountability to internal and external stakeholders. In fact, it is a strongly held […]

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