South Africa

Third Sector Insights NPT

At Third Sector Insights NPT we are committed to bridging the divide between the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds.

Our vision is for responsible stewardship in Non-profit Organisations resulting in an extremely successful, professional and credible Third Sector with strong working relationships with their for-profit partners.

The core business of TSI is the overall improvement of corporate governance and executive performance of Not for Profit Organisations through:

Applied Corporate Governance with a view to empowering individual directors and executives through personal director and executive development. Open dialogue and strong partnerships between for-profit and not-for-profit organisations clearly articulating the mutual benefits.
Creating a platform and central access point for for-profits to identify and engage with not-for-profit organisations, through investing in the director and executive development of these organisations.
Creating an open dialogue through a dedicated forum to explore and discuss core critical issues effecting not-for-profit organisations and inhibiting their impact on behalf of their stakeholders and beneficiaries

The desired outcomes:

Not for Profit Organisations with sound structured informed Board of Directors and executives who have an in-depth understanding of their roles and responsibilities and the positive effect of their efforts on the impact of the organisation.

For-profit Organisations able to quantify their corporate responsibilities efforts and impact through success stories of the organisations lead by the directors and executives empowered by their personal development investment demonstrated through improved impact outcomes.

Please list links to your Website and Social Media Platforms here: 

www.thirdsector.co.za
https://www.facebook.com/thirdsectorinsights/
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3741445/
https://twitter.com/malcolmb_tsi
https://plus.google.com/+MalcolmBoydThirdSectorInsights

Describe in detail what your Organisation does: 

Third Sector Insights NPT bridges the divide between the corporate world and the ‘Third Sector world’, by engaging with for-profit and non-profit organisations. We understand the dynamics at play in the both environments, and create a platform from which both can understand and engage with each other for shared benefits. The Main Objective of the Trust is to promote improved governance and performance by equipping governing boards of non-profit organisations to implement best practices in governance with a commitment to providing optimal return on revenue. This is achieved by focusing service delivery in the following areas:
Non-profit organisations
 Creating opportunities for directors and executives to invest in personal development with an applied corporate governance aspect and a view to empowering them to become more effective and efficient in discharging their duties.
 Facilitating a non-profit leadership forum for opening up the dialogue around key issues effecting the governance, leadership and management of their organisations. Distributing a regular Third Sector Insights electronic brief with the latest local and international third sector information.
 Ensure that the governance structure and executives have access to personal development opportunities and become fully informed of their roles and responsibilities as directors. Plus create a platform for operational and practical issues to be dealt with, through a forum network. Both of these primary services are designed to add value to the effectiveness of the organisation, and its ultimate impact.
For-profit organisations
 Creating opportunities through their corporate responsibility ethos and due diligence when funding these organisations, and engaging with non-profit organisations, thus enabling directors and executives of these organisations to be more effective and efficient in discharging their duties on behalf of the stakeholders and beneficiaries.
 Reduce the risk of their corporate social investment by strengthening the corporate governance aspect of the non-profit organisations they fund, and supporting more effective social impact.
 Establishing an environment for corporates to embark on important efforts to create shared value by re-conceiving the intersection between society and corporate performance.
Third Sector Insights further enhances the corporate governance experience of NPOs through our-governance © an e-learning programme for executives and governing body members of Non Profit Organisations In addition TSI conducts board induction workshops, board performance evaluations and executive coaching – ceo’s, directors and chairpersons.

How long has your Organisation been operational? 

5 years

In your opinion, what has been the most challenging aspect of running your Organisation? 

Creating awareness of the importance of organisations budgeting for board development around applied governance in the social impact sector.

Describe your Nonprofit Journey in three words: 

Challenging, encouraging, rewarding.

Do you collaborate with other Causes? If yes, would you like to mention them? 

Yes.

If you had one Organisation wish, what would it be? 

Organically scale and grow into Africa and other regions then globally.

In your opinion, which skills do Nonprofits in your Country lack? 

Governance oversight and training
Financial Management
Funding proposals
M&E and impact reporting

Looking back at your Cause Journey, what advice would you give a newbie Organisation? 

Research the geographic area you are going to be operating in. Identify if there are already existing organisations doing what they want do. See if it would be more cost effective to engage with them first before embarking on setting up their own organisation.

If you could change one thing about the Nonprofit Landscape, what would it be? 

More cohesion between service provision and meeting the true needs of the sector.

Which Cause achievement are you most proud of? Feel free to elaborate on why and include any links: 

Through the hard work which TSI has conducted in South Africa, Lesotho and Malawi we have been identified as a founding member of the World Institute of Governance for Nonprofit Organisations (WIGNPO) – www.wignpo.org

Last question, if your friends had to describe your Organisation in three words, which would they use? 

Focused, dedicated and professional.

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