Trusts, non-profit organisations, public-benefit organisations and NGOs need to meet the stringent funding requirements of donor institutions.
Donors are often major companies whose boards and management recognise and appreciate the application of healthy business practices. They expect good governance and meticulous reports which detail the results obtained with the funds and other support furnished by them.
ABPLAN's Built for Results Programme, slightly adapted, fits the bill and leads to the results which donors are keen to support.
Main public-benefit organisation which ABPLAN serves
The Stellenbosch Community Development Programme (SCDP), a non-profit, donor-funded, public-benefit organisation: I have been actively involved with the SCDP as a consultant since November 2008. I facilitate their strategic and operational planning, provide marketing inputs and provide coaching. I also serve, in a voluntary capacity, on two of its committees. This involvement gives me much personal satisfaction as the Vice-Chairperson, the Manager and the staff members of this organisation are clear about their purpose and what they wish to achieve on a monthly and daily basis. They practice good governance and deliver important outcomes to the intended beneficiaries. The SCDP makes a difference in this community.
The SCDP specialises in providing nutritional programmes at two primary schools in Kayamandi, Stellenbosch, while also running, with the assistance of mothers, large vegetable gardens at these schools, and a crafts club. In 2011, it extended its nutritional programme to 24 crèches in Kayamandi.
It also sponsors parenting and youth programmes aimed at imparting knowledge and skills to mothers and life skills to the youth of Kayamandi.
The SCDP in 2012 initiated a sustainable livelihood programme. This programme is destined to become an important pillar in the work of the SCDP.
The SCDP is a model of good governance, of responsibly working with donors' funds and of getting nutritional results for 1600 young children at two schools, for approximately 750 children in 24 crèches and for 100 families.
Visit the SCDP's website... love2give2children.
Trusts or public-benefit organisations served by ABPLAN in the past decade
- Huis der Nederlanden, now SACNAF (South African Centre for the Netherlands and Flanders), a cultural foundation which is also involved in community training programmes, which repositioned itself to increase its sponsorship base and its own revenue-generating capacity. (I subsequently served on the foundation's board for 5 years.)
- The Peace Parks Foundation, a non-profit foundation created by Dr Anton Rupert, specializing in facilitating and funding the creation of transborder conservation areas in Africa and between South Africa and her neighbouring countries
- The Greater Stellenbosch Development Trust (GSDT) is a resource centre and development co-operation organisation in Stellenbosch. It strives to bridge the divide in means and in outlook between communities, to find common interests and to strengthen civil society. It runs development programmes to nurture children, youth and human rights in the greater Stellenbosch.
- Partners in Sexual Health (PSH), Parow, an NGO that empowers Youth, Women and Men by means of educational programmes in South Africa to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health and rights, including about HIV/Aids. PSH runs programmes in 24 high schools.
Last modified: 12-05-2012
"Albert provides a key service to our organisation, and we have benefited greatly from his ongoing work with us. He is insightful, quick witted, creative in his thinking and initiates new ways of thinking and working. He is very personable, and all our staff really like him. He has made a tangible positive difference to our programme."