Join us for the Introduction to NPO Sector training – start your journey towards understanding and engaging with civil society. Gain insight on how you can be better prepared to contribute to positive social change and become an informed, active participant in shaping the world around you.

Applications Open

10 November 2023 – 6 December 2023

Programme Start Date


Tuition Fees




The capacity to adapt and evolve is vital for Non Profit Organizational success.

This introductory training aims to provide participants with the basic knowledge about the non-profit sector, its structure, functions, and the critical role it plays in addressing societal issues. Whether considering a career in the civil society sector, volunteering, or just interested in learning more about multifaced sector, this training will equip you with the knowledge and insights needed to engage effectively in this sector.

Minimum Requirements

    • No formal education qualifications are required

    • Non-Profit Founders and/or Functional specialists working in lead roles; and individuals who are driven by social impact.

    Note: These are the tentative schedules and the confirmed schedules will be sent to all accepted students closer to the start date of the programme. These formats are subject to change and applicants will be notified of any changes timeously.

    Special Requirements

    Special Needs: If you have a special need or disability, NGOConnectSA will make every effort to provide appropriate accommodations. However, we kindly request that students supply medical certificates and any necessary supporting documentation as requested by We strongly advise contacting the Admissions Office prior to submitting your application to discuss your individual requirements.

    Religious Observance: For students with specific religious observance needs, it is recommended that you reach out to the NGOConnectSA Admissions Office before commencing your application. This will allow us to determine how best to accommodate your unique requirements.


    More Information

    How will you benefit

    • Enhanced Governance

    • Increased Impact

    • Networking Opportunity

    • Sustainable Growth

    • Professional Development

    • Innovation

    • Contribute to Positive Change

    Who Should Attend

    • Aspiring Nonprofit organization founders and leaders
    • Board members of nonprofit organizations
    • Individuals involved in nonprofit management and administration
    • Grant writers and fundraisers for nonprofits
    • Community Leaders
    • Anyone looking to start a nonprofit organization and seeking foundational knowledge in capacity building for the nonprofit sector

    Key Focus Areas

    • Introduction to Non-Profit
    • Type of Non-Profit Organisation
    • Legal and Regulatory Considerations
    • Non-Profit Sustainability
    • Ethical Considerations
    • Starting a Non-Profit
    • Annual Obligations and Reporting


    Get Started

    Step 1

    Submit Online Application.
    Click here to complete your application.

    Step 2

    Successful Applicants will receive a letter of acceptance and an invoice to secure seat.

    Step 3

    Course Material and communication is issued once payment is made.