One of the biggest challenges facing non-profit organisations in South Africa today is that many lack accountability and transparency, which makes it more difficult to procure funding and remain sustainable in today's economy.
To combat this, the Department of Social Development (DSD) established the Directorate for Nonprofit Organisations, a body responsible for facilitating the process of developing and implementing policy around the reporting practices of NPOs. Registering with the DSD is the first step in creating an NPO that is sustainable and effective - but too many of SA's social entrepreneurs aren't aware of this, and often lack functional knowledge around many of the other intricacies involved in starting and maintaining a successful NPO.So you want to start an NPO? Kick your project off on the right foot with the UCT Nonprofit Organisation Management online short course.
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