FAQ DONORS

What is NGO Advisor?

NGO-Advisor, is a website providing a quality marketing platform to NPO’s in SA.  NPO’s submit basic compliance documents which are uploaded to the website.

The compliance information that the NPO supplies will be available to the donor.

NGO Advisor will endeavour to determine that documents speak to the NPO’s Scope of Work, we do not judge individual documents, we confirm that the NPO has them in place. We do not perform an audit function.

See Rating Table for all the basic compliance documents. (Click here to view Rating Table)

Why do I need NGO Advisor?

Your charitable monies are too precious to waste on organisations that are not transparent.

As a donor, you will be able to determine which NPO’s are worthy of further investigation as all NPO’s who signup to NGO Advisor will be listed and rated according to compliance documents submitted.  This information will be made available to all donors.

Registered donors will be able to view additional information such as:

  • Contact person and telephone number/s
  • Email Address
  • Income listed on most recent AFS
  • Expenses listed on most recent AFS
  • Annual planned budget amount

Click here to register as a donor

Won’t the charity provide me with all the information I need to make an informed giving decision?

Indeed, they should provide all the information requested by donors.  Unfortunately NPO’s do not always have the compliance documents in place.  NGO Advisor aims to address this challenge and assist NPO’s to become more donor compliant.

As a donor you will be able to first scrutinise the NPO’s Rating Table of documents which will give an indication of the compliance of the NPO.

Why is NGO Advisor necessary to the donor?

NGO Advisor assists the donor to select transparent NPO’s.  This website serves as a research tool for donors.

How can I, as a donor, join NGO Advisor and what information can I get?

Donor Membership is free. (Click here to register)

The following information is freely available to view from NPO’s signed up to NGO Advisor:

  • Name of organisation
  • NPO Registration Number
  • Rating Awarded
  • Date of Membership
  • Sector of operation
  • Certificate Type
  • Physical Address
  • Province
  • Number of years in operation
  • Website of organisation and link to organisation website
  • Mission and Vision of Organisation
  • 50 Word description of Organisation
  • Rating Table detailing the names of the documents submitted

The following information will be available to donors only:

  • Contact person and telephone number/s
  • Email Address
  • Income listed on most recent AFS
  • Expenses listed on most recent AFS
  • Annual planned budget amount

There is no further obligation to the donor. 

Who funds NGO Advisor?

NGO Advisor is registered as a Non Profit Organisation: 223-593 NPO and depends on the support of NPO’s by way of a registration fee of R350 per annum as well as funding from donors.

Does NGO Advisor sell, rent, or exchange its members’ names and contact information with other organisations or businesses?

No. NGO Advisor has and never will sell, rent or exchange contact information about its members and has no plans to do so.

How does NGO Advisor decide which organisations to Rate?

All registered South African NPO’s can apply to NGO Advisor for the Rating of their documents.  See Rating Table

NGO Advisor will assist NPO’s to obtain the documents they do not have.

How often does NGO Advisor update a charity’s rating and other information?

Non essential Rating documents that have been acquired by the NPO after submission of the essential documents for Rating can be submitted to NGO Advisor at any time.

General information about a charity will be updated on the NGO Advisor website when instructed by the organisation that their address, website, phone number, contact person/s or email addresses have changed.

How did NGO Advisor calculate the NPO’s Rating?

NGO Advisor will score submitted documents and information in accordance with the Rating Table which details the number of points allocated for each submission.

NGO Advisor will endeavour to determine that documents speak to the NPO’s Scope of Work, we do not judge individual documents, we confirm that the NPO has them in place. We do not perform an audit function.

Does the donor have any obligation to NGO Advisor?

No, no obligation whatsoever.  The donor may use the information on the website for research purposes.

This website is a quality platform for NPO’s to market themselves to donors by means of organisational transparency.