Launching an NGO in South Africa

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Tuesday, 30 January, 2007 - 06:50

The A-Z of Start Up and Sustainability

The process of starting up and running an NGO can be a daunting task. Although many people launch NGOs with good intentions, very few see the task of meeting the organisation's mission to fruition. To help get you going and keep you on track, the Non-Profit Consortium (NPC) has published a booklet.

The NPC booklet acts as toolkit for ensuring that all the building blocks are in place for the development and sustainability of a non-profit organisation.

The booklet provides the reader with a detailed overview of the legal and other requirements for setting up an NGO. To begin with, it asks the most crucial question to consider when contemplating the establishment of a non-profit, “Why do you want to start an NGO?” The authors make it abundantly clear that this first step is vital to the development of the organisation.

Once the philosophical issues have been dealt with, the book provides detailed information about legal regisration, establishing a governing body, developing a mission, mobilising resources, setting up administrative and accounting systems, as well as developing monitoring and evaluation systems.

The booklet is a very useful resource for someone thinking about starting up an NGO,  but  is also helpful for NGO executives who are in need of a reference point for general institutional development.
 
Acquire the Booklet

The booklet is available in hard copy from the NPC. Alternatively you may download an electronic version, simply by clicking here (PDF file).

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