Nicole Copley is managing editors of this series of handbooks, to be published by Juta. The first in the series, written by Nicole is called “NGO Matters- a practical legal guide to starting up”
- Is a practical, systematic guide for founders, board members, donors, and legal advisors to NGOs
- Provides critical information on structures and registrations, while explaining key concepts
- Includes extracts from relevant legislation and forms, in one useful volume.
- Contains a foreword by Richard Rosenthal, a well-known legal advisor in the NGO sphere
- Can be purchased online at juta.co.za/products/ngo-matters, or contact Juta Customer Services – email@example.com, tell. 021 659 2300.
The forthcoming volumes (watch this space!) will be:
- NGO MATTERS: Governance for nonprofit boards by Ricardo Wyngaard; and
- NGO Matters: Guide to Basic FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT for Non Profits by Cathy Master and Paul Tyler
They will be followed by volumes on Tax, Financial reporting, VAT, B-BBEE and Social Enterprises.
All volumes will demystify and provide clear and simple guidance, and include useful resources and links.
Governance is a hot topic, especially in the nonprofit world, where those who govern do so for the benefit of others, and are accountable to funders and beneficiaries for the proper discharge of their duties.
In this practical and engaging handbook Ricardo Wyngaard, who has worked with nonprofits on governance for nearly twenty years, answers crucial questions like:
• Who is in charge?
• What is a ‘fiduciary duty?’
• What about King IV?
He also provides clear guidelines for organisations to put in place the governance practices that will protect them and their leaders.
Each topic covered includes pitfalls to avoid, sets out practical steps to take and refers to both King IV and the non-profit sector’s Independent Code. The guide includes extracts from King IV and the Independent Code, as well as sample documents to be used, and is an essential reference source for boards, leaders and members of established and new organisations.