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Management Programme for NPOs


​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Management Programme for Non-profit Organisations (NPOs)  is a corporate social initiative programme which aims to develop the managerial skills of NPO managers. The programme is a joint initiative of the Alumni Association of the University of Stellenbosch Business School, USB Executive Development and the University of Stellenbosch Business School.
The objective of this programme is to promote social development in South Africa by enhancing managerial effectiveness, service delivery and good governance in the NPO sector. In order to be sustainable, NPOs must be managed efficiently and have the ability to attract, secure and retain funding. They need to apply sound management principles and good governance to enable effective delivery to their clients. Studies by the Centre for Civil Society have shown that only 2% of welfare organisations are viable in the longer term. This programme strives to remedy this situation.



Target Audience

You will benefit from this programme if you are a current or aspiring manager of a non-profit organisation (NPO), who has no formal qualifications in management.
Corporates committed to the development of human capital are invited to fund the studies of candidates.

What does it cover

The following modules will be covered:

  • Strategic management and sustainability
  • Governance
  • Leadership and team dynamics
  • Labour law
  • Fundraising with a marketing approach
  • Financial management
  • Project management




Please note: In order to keep the structure and content of this programme relevant it is subject to change.


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