Cause profile

Partnering to engage, empower and evolve with boards of non-profit organisations

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 their duties.
  • Facilitating a non-profit forum for opening up the dialogue around key issues effecting the governance and management of their organisations. Distributing a quarterly 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 to engage with non-profit organisations, thus enabling directors and executives of these organisations to embark on personal development in corporate governance.
  • Reduce the risk of their corporate social investment by strengthening the corporate governance aspect of the non-profit organisations they fund.
  • 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 by conducting board induction workshops, board performance evaluations and executive coaching – ceo’s, directors and chairpersons.