NPO/NGO Services

Welcome to our NPO/NGO support services page. As a research and management consultancy, we have worked with several organisations in South Africa and across the region providing various services and solution for the betterment of societies. These organisations include Conservation South Africa (CSA), Ultrasound Foundation, Hand-to-Hand Foundation, the New Jerusalem Children’s Home and Zimbabwe National League of the Blind (ZNLB).

“Together we can do great things.”― Mother Teresa

We work with not-for-profit organisations (NPOs) also referred to as non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to create strategic, operational and intellectual output required in the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects. Our strengths in research and strategic management enables us to provide professional management consultancy services to the NPO sector through leveraging the synergies between the two fields (research and strategic management). Our implementation and post-implementation support services include impact and process evaluation research and documentation.

We assist NPOs with the following services:

Funding Proposals

We write funding proposals for NPOs to local and international funders. We are familiar with various funding proposal formats and requirements. We have assisted many NPOs to make solicited and unsolicited funding application proposals to USAID, PEPFAR, UN agencies, The Global Fund, Lotto South Africa, among others. For proposals without a pre-determined structure, we use the following general guide:

  1. Designed full-colour Cover Page
  2. Table of Contents/Lists of Tables and Figures
  3. Acronyms
  4. Executive Summary
  5. Introduction
  6. Background and Situation Analysis
  7. Problem/Opportunity Statement
  8. Objectives/goals
  9. Program/Project Activities/Operations/Processes
  10. Logical Framework or Implementation Plan
  11. Sustainability Plan
  12. Impact/Outcomes
  13. Budgets
  14. Conclusion

Some proposals follow the exact structure that is provided by the benefactors. We abide by such structures to ensure your submission will be compliant to the benefactor’s requirements. 

We ensure that you proposal is easy to understand. We include colour images, infographics, tables in the proposals to give them a perfect, professional edge. We can prepare your proposal in video format.

Special Reports

We prepare various types of NPO reports including sustainability reports, impact assessment reports, feasibility reports, budget analysis reports, amongst others. 

  • Feasibility reports
  • Sustainability reports
  • Budget analysis reports
  • Implementation plans
  • Impact assessment reports
  • Situation analysis reports
  • Strategic plans
  • Operational and divisional plans
  • Events plans
  • Research methodology plans
  • Research and policy papers
  • Annual reports

In addition, we also carry out any research work that is required in the production of these reports. For reports that need to be published through printing, we format and structure the documents into print-ready manuscript. We do all the graphic designing and the desktop productions required for reports that need to be put into e-book format. 

Presentations and Pitching 

We assist NPOs with high-powered presentations and brand communication processes. We offer the following services:

  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Video-graphic presentations
  • Animated presentations
  • E-learning and E-presentation
  • Other multimedia modes
  • Organisational and company profiles
  • Booklets and magazines

We also assist NPOs to enhance their online presence through the designing of high-quality websites and Apps.

With so many organisations in existence and with fewer financiers relative to potential recipients the grants market has become quite competitive. Competition for funding amongst recipients of grants has in turn resulted in more vigorous screening processes by the funders.  Basically, the following complexities have increased grant-writing challenges for South African organisations:

  • The internationalisation of grants sources and processes
  • Increasing screening rigorousness due to funds misuse and abuse
  • Increasing competition amongst grant seekers
  • Donor and financier fatigue on some causes (especially those that appear to have no progress)

A new risk is that organisations that have the potential to positively reach out to thousands of South Africans can be screened out-not because  they do not have the capacity to work for the betterment of South African society, but simply because they fail to get through this competitive maze.

For more information about grant-writing services please contact us at email address: consultants@afregarde.co.za.

Why choose us?

As a professional firm, there are various reasons why you might consider using our services:

Quick turnaround

We endeavour to provide a quick turnaround time for all work submitted to us without compromising the quality of the output. Whilst every work is unique, we agree with our clients on a suitable completion deadline. We always meet these deadlines.

Quality output

Our work is of high quality. We make sure that reports and publications are well-edited and that all the facts are cross-checked.  Furthermore, we ensure that they are in the format and structure requested by the client. Our reports consist of:

  • Relevant, adequate, complete and objective content
  • High resolution, full-colour images
  • High-resolution graphs, charts
  • Well-structured format to give a professional touch
  • Graphically-designed cover pages

Skills amalgamation

Despite being a relatively small firm, we have a wide array of NPO-critical skills and talents. We have a team of qualified and experienced experts who can work on a complex project within a short space of time. Skills immediately available in the team are:

  • Strategy crafting and report writing
  • Primary and secondary research skills
  • Statistical and mathematical analysis
  • Financial analysis and management
  • Presentation skills

Goal orientation

Our handling of a particular work is driven by the need to ensure that as an organisation you meet your objectives for ordering the particular work. Be it for funding, monitoring and evaluation, etc. We take it upon ourselves to understand your objectives and ensuring that our output will put you closer to achieving these.

Affordability

We offer affordable services and believe ourselves to be amongst the best-priced consultants in South Africa. Our prices reflect the time, effort and resources it takes to prepare to complete a high-quality project that you as the client will be proud to be associated with. Such output will also impress your target audience enhancing your probability of getting funding or other forms of support you require.