‘NGO’ stands for ‘Non-Governmental Organisation’. The term doesn’t have any legal meaning, which is why we use it to refer to all civil society and community organisations, whether registered or not: NPCs, charitable trusts, voluntary associations, not-for-profits, social enterprises, CBOs, NPOs, PBOs, CSOs, CYCCs, “Foundations”, Professional and Sporting Associations, Home Owner Associations, private and public schools, educational institutions, human rights activist movements, funders, clubs and many more.
KEEP IT TIDY
Because you need to keep registrations up to date, don’t have time for admin and need to be able to find your latest docs easily, we offer a comprehensive compliance service which deals with all of your legal annual reporting and updating requirements.
KNOW YOUR OPTIONS
Knowledge is power and in a mess of acronyms and miscomprehensions, we clearly articulate the available structures and options.
MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE
We pay attention to your organisation’s specific objects, activities and funding levels, and provide tailored, detailed advice to steer you in the right direction.
BUILD TO LAST
Our decades of experience in consulting to NGOs means we take the long view, and are focused on governance, ethics, credibility and sustainability. We steer you away from quick fixes and help you build/renovate so that your organisation outlasts you.
Nicole and NGOLaw were instrumental in the setup of Open Data Durban, and continue to be a source of advice and guidance on matters across our organisational functions and outputs. They consistently go above and beyond in their service, have …Continue reading →
NGO Law has efficiently and cost-effectively advised and assisted the Drakensberg Boys Choir School Educational Trust to review its legal governance structure, register the Drakensberg Boys Choir Foundation and update our Trust Deed. Her office has consistently travelled the extra …Continue reading →
“Working with Nicole and her team has been an absolute pleasure. We have been incredibly impressed with her professionalism, insight and willingness to guide us through the founding of our organisation both as an NPO & PBO. She was able …Continue reading →
There was a time during our first year of operation when the pressures of governmental departments, city by-laws and regulatory agencies began their steady crushing pressure on us as a fledgling organisation. Because what we do is a unique and a …Continue reading →
We used NGO Law to assist with a number of things, including drafting agreements between our non-profit trust and company, drafting the MOI for the company and submitting reports and name change requests to the NPO Directorate. We found them …Continue reading →
The Wildlifesos Trust could not have come about without the attention to detail, efficiency and helpfulness of Nicole. She has been with us through every step of the way and continues to be available for any help we need. Her …Continue reading →
Future Farmers –“We have had some difficulty with becoming registered as a PBO. It was a huge relief to meet Nicole who is able to assist us in a meaningful way. We are hoping to have the PBO registration before …Continue reading →
We have been very lucky to work with NGO Lawyer Nicole Copley over the last seven years. Her skills and diverse knowledge has helped us out of difficult situations many times. She always speedily answers our questions and will look into things …Continue reading →