Notice is hereby given that the 26th National Annual General Meeting of the Southern Africa Institute of Fundraising as well as the SAIF Gauteng Branch will be held at 11:30 on Thursday, 27 September 2012 at Endangered Wildlife Offices, Pinelands Office Park, Building K2, Ardeer Road, Modderfontein, proceeding the Gauteng Branch seminar.
Proxy & Nomination forms are given below. Should you not be able to attend the AGM – please consider submitting your apology by return e-mail and please consider nominating a Proxy to represent you at the AGM. Thanks so much – this would be highly appreciated.
Stefanie de Beer has studied widely in the field of Visual Communication. Under this broad concept, she studied BA (Fine Arts) at the University of Pretoria, then Entertainment Technology at the Tswane University of Technology and later Visual Communication (also referred to as Graphic Design) at the Open Window School of Visual Communication.
Date: Thursday, 27 September 2012
Time: 09:30 for 10:00 – approximately 13:00
Venue: Endangered Wildlife Offices, Pinelands Office Park, Building K2, Ardeer Road, Modderfontein
Seminar cost: SAIF Members R200.00 / Non-members R280.00 (including light luncheon and refreshments)
Spaces limited – please book early by returning the booking form below
RSVP by 25th September
Voluntary governance codes applicable to the non-profit sector have been established in South Africa and internationally1. In South Africa the King Report on Governance for South Africa, 2009 and the King Code of Governance for South Africa (King III, King III Report or King III Code as applicable) are generally accepted as the source documents for what constitutes sound governance2. However, there is also other guidance on and requirements for good governance applicable to non-profit organisations. These include: SANGOCO’s Code of Ethics for Non-profit Organisations (1997), Department of Social Development’s Code of Good Practice for South African Non-profit Organisations (2001) and The Independent Code of Governance and Values for Non-profit Organisations in South Africa (2012). This Practice Note is primarily based on King III but references to other guidelines and requirements mentioned above are included. Please note that referencing of these does not denote an endorsement by either the IoDSA or the King Committee.
The King Report and Code can be publically accessed, free of charge at the IoDSA website at www.iodsa.co.za.The King Code and practice notes can be printed and the full King III Report viewed in i-paper format.
This practice note is a living document and its aim is to continually accommodate developments in the non-profit sector.
The recently staged NPO Summit hosted by the Department of Social Development may have been another song and dance routine had it not been for the substance of the programme? But will the hoped for resolutions go forth? The theme ‘Working together to fight poverty, unemployment and inequality’ wasn’t just about the role ofgovernment in addressing social issues but formation of secure partnerships with non-profit organisations and the private sector.
The Q1/2012 (first quarter) SAIF survey certainly raised some interest and was highly participative. The key question we were asking: Are you reaching your fundraising target?
More than 5% of the target group (2800) representing non-profit organisations from around the country, eagerly responded to the questionnaire with less than half stating they had reached their fundraising targets during 2011. The majority of participants are current members of SAIF and only 11% were non-members.