Collaboration key as NPOs do more with less for struggling South Africans
Pandemic teaches cash-strapped organisations how to survive with few resources as demand grows
Despite their coffers running dry, the Covid-19 pandemic has taught non-profit organisations (NPOs) how to stretch their dwindling resources to continue providing relief to SA’s most vulnerable communities.
A survey of more than 870 NPOs carried out by social impact initiative Nation Builder last year painted a bleak picture of increased need, decreased funding and struggling organisations that had not been able to access any of the various government relief efforts, particularly during lockdown 2020.
It also highlighted that increased social investment, awareness of social issues and changes in funding practices were critical to the long-term future of the sector...