Lockdown Lessons: Basics of NPO Accounting

Written by on April 9, 2020 in Nanima Foundation


Presentations LINK: Lockdown Lesson Basic NPO Account and Covid Implications

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Register on Department of Social Development for NPO Status
accounting and other packages

Free software for NPOs accounting etc
recommended by Farida from TPC
Regarding the free software the organisation I was referring to is called
Google for NPOs.

Join NPO Network facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NPONetwork/ but there is also

Join the discussion on facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/NPONetwork/

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About Lockdown Lesson

Many of us NPOs are doing amazing work but we are struggling with our book keeping, accounting. I must confess, I do my bread pledge tracking with pencil and paper. I am not organised at all with my accounting.
We don’t know how to maximise our donations with section 18s. What are PBOs, DSDs, CIPCs etc?

As I am a section 18 Public Benefit Organisation last year I was looking for a specialised NPO accountant and found Turning Point Chartered Accountant. My financial statements are up to date and SARS stuff all sorted so I can relax and breathe. Currently busy with last financial year end stuff. I started using FNB instant accounting as well to better allocate my transactions but eish!, it is tedious and needs discipline. I am still not confident that I am maximising my NPO and thought we need to have some Lockdown Lessons on the Basic of NPO accounting.

  • Are you NPO and the book keeping and accounting is making you deurmekaar and your head spin?
  • You doing amazing work but you are running around like a headless chicken to account for everything?
  • You can’t make head or tail of what PBO, Section 18, CIPC, SARS, and all these altruistic acronyms.
  • Are you using your section 18 certificates and maximising donors donations for them?
  • Uncertain regarding COVID 19 implications on your NPO

My NPO accountant Farida Lavangee qualified (CA)(SA) (RA) Bcom, Bcom Honours (Acc) will be presenting to us a free online session on Basics of NPO accounting

Based on South African context but all international NPOs welcome to gain some basic NPO accounting insight.


  1. Types of NPO – what are they governed by depending on type of entity, legislation that they need to be aware of such as SARS – Income tax, employee taxes, VAT, DSD requirements & CIPC requirements
  2. Current affairs – COVID19 and the impact on NPO’s – the UIF benefits, TERS, ETI and highlight issues that the PAYE deferral and soft loans are currently not applicable to NPO
  3. Very brief basic Current Tax matters introductionQuestions
  4. Questions

Register Now for free session in form below

(download Zoom android or apple app on phone or PC before meeting for quick easier access)

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